Bob Johns

Bob Johns

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Bob Johns is a contributing writer focusing on the retail, hospitality, and food industries

ARTICLES BY BOB JOHNS

  • IP Video — Today And Beyond

    IP Video is taking the retail world by storm, replacing older analog systems at an increasing rate. A lot of this has to do with reduced costs and improved ROI from coverage, resolution, and analytics. Here, I sit down with Mark Collett, GM of Sony Electronics’ Security Systems Division and Sanford Green, Director, USA Sales & Operations, VSA Division, ImmerVision to discuss the total cost of coverage for IP video.

  • IP Video — Fisheye Vs. Panamorph

    IP Video is taking the retail world by storm, replacing older analog systems at an increasing rate. A lot of this has to do with reduced costs and improved ROI from coverage, resolution, and analytics. Here, I sit down with Mark Collett, GM of Sony Electronics’ Security Systems Division and Sanford Green, Director, USA Sales & Operations, VSA Division, ImmerVision to discuss the total cost of coverage for IP video.

  • IP Video — Defining Total Cost Of Coverage

    IP Video is taking the retail world by storm, replacing older analog systems at an increasing rate. A lot of this has to do with reduced costs and improved ROI from coverage, resolution, and analytics. Here, I sit down with Mark Collett, GM of Sony Electronics’ Security Systems Division and Sanford Green, Director, USA Sales & Operations, VSA Division, ImmerVision to discuss the total cost of coverage for IP video.

  • Mobile User Data — The Key To Target Marketing

    Mobility is driving changes in retail though purchases, but one of the places it really is beginning to benefit retailers is through data.

  • Capitalizing On Back-To-School Earlier

    Retailers are in the end-run for back-to-school, but they started earlier than ever to get a leg up on the season.

  • TCxGravity — A Solution For the Omni-Channel Retailer

    The world of retail is rapidly moving to become channel agnostic with omni-channel retailing. This can only be accomplished with the proper solutions in place, though. This is why Toshiba created TCxGravity, a transformational POS solution for the omni-channel retailer.

  • Can Omni-Channel Cost Brick-And-Mortar?

    Many retailers’ brick-and-mortar rents are tied to sales volume. As more sales begin and end in different channels, the figures used to calculate percentage rents begin to become fuzzy.

  • Together Commerce — Connecting Retailers And Customers

    Retail is a rapidly evolving business, heavily impacted by the economy, e-commerce, mobile technology, and consumer choice. Now more than ever, retailers are working to eliminate internal silos to allow companies to function as one holistic unit. This creates a seamless experience for the customer and associates across channels. This is one of the reasons Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions created Together Commerce.

  • The Impact Of Mobility

    Mobile devices are making their way into all aspects of retail, from consumers to associates and managers. This is causing a shift in everything from online marketing to workforce management.

  • Smart Safes Put The “Quick” In Quick Serve For Sonic

    Sonic franchises are known for roller-skating associates and quick service. By deploying smart safes, the associates no longer have to spend any time counting money and can make drops more often.