The WAN plays a critical role in moving toward a cloud-centric IT environment. A hybrid IT environment will only work if the networks connecting the different pieces are reliable and meet application performance requirements. High performance WANs are critical as enterprises are increasingly placing a huge focus on cloud connectivity.
It wasn’t that long ago that you had one wide area network (WAN)—typically MPLS—and everyone was expected to make the best of it. But now, fast emerging technologies and business challenges are driving enterprises like yours to investigate diverse cloud-based applications that are delivered over public Internet networks. This shift in how your applications are consumed is putting unbearable pressure on your traditional network design.
Interface Security Systems, a leading North American provider of Internet Protocol (“IP”) Bundled Managed physical security and secured managed network services announced last March that it has been selected by Family Dollar, Inc. as its IP Managed Service Provider across its entire retail platform. Family Dollar, a Fortune 300 company, recently completed a major initiative to modernize and refresh critical technology in each of its retail stores. The technology makeover, or Flat Rate Managed Service Project, as it is referred to, was launched in collaboration with Interface in July 2014 and completed in May 2015.
Once seen as a threat to brick-and-mortar retailing, smartphone-assisted shopping has proven to be a significant contributor to in-store experience and is driving customer loyalty. Retailers that embrace WiFi to deliver on the spot information to employees and customers are at the forefront of new forms of omni-channel engagement that can mean tremendous competitive advantage.
Agility has become a major challenge as leaders struggle to modernize their businesses. To anticipate disruptions and stay ahead of the curve, companies are investing in data analytics, digital, and security technologies. The cloud has become a critical part of this transformation. But one of the major delivery vehicles of the cloud— the network—is often merely an afterthought, if it’s given any thought at all. To better understand these weaknesses in cloud strategies, Boston Consulting Group conducted a study on the future of networking in the cloud.
By marrying traditional retail and interactive, innovative technologies, The Dandy Lab delivers a useful, memorable customer experience that’s redefining the industry.
As the groundwork for enterprisewide data visibility falls into place, a game of connect-the-data dots is playing out in stores.
Long live telephone sales, especially when $2.4 billion in sales are riding on them. At Advance Auto Parts, MPLS over high-speed DSL ensures every call reaches a destination.
Mobility is making a huge impact on how retailers deal with everything from inventory visibility to customer experience — with the ultimate goal of increased sales.
Retailers are collaborating to fight the rising level of retail crime through LP/AP organizations and by leveraging the huge amount of data new LP/AP technologies supply to benefit operations, sales, and the bottom line. See how the latest technologies are enabling this in The Annual Resource Guide To Loss Prevention.
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Mission-critical cloud applications demand that networks perform at unprecedented levels. Connectivity, bandwidth, speed and throughput make or break the employee and customer experience. Learn how smart network technologies like SD WAN and NaaS support cloud strategy today and in future. Hear retailer Genesco’s real-world insights on deploying smart network services.