2021

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How Consumer Data will Shape Retail Experiences in 2022

Retail TouchPoints

Consumer habits changed drastically last year as people went online to shop. According to McKinsey , 75% of consumers tried a new shopping behavior due to economic pressure, store closings and changing priorities, and the data we are seeing internally shows 50% of shoppers now intend to shop both in-store and online. That’s more than double the historical average.

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Don’t miss out – it’s now or never for digital transformation

Inside Retail

We’re living in an era that has seen profound technological advances change the face of retail. Just a decade ago, Instagram and Afterpay were barely in their inception phase – now, it’s hard to imagine any B2C business not taking advantage of these tools. As new tech continues to emerge, it’s becoming increasingly clear that businesses keeping pace with progress are setting themselves up to thrive, while those struggling to keep up will inevitably fall behind.

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Living in the Future: NIO ET5 Sedan Designed for the Autonomous Era With NVIDIA DRIVE Orin

Nvidia

Meet the electric vehicle that’s truly future-proof. Electric-automaker NIO took the wraps off its fifth mass-production model, the ET5, during NIO Day 2021 last week. The mid-size sedan borrows from its luxury and performance predecessors for an intelligent vehicle that’s as agile as it is comfortable. Its AI features are powered by the NIO Adam supercomputer , built on four NVIDIA DRIVE Orin systems-on-a-chip (SoC).

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How to Respond to Apache Log4j using Cisco Secure Analytics

Cisco Retail

IT and Security professionals worldwide are working to assess and mitigate their exposure to Apache Log4j vulnerability (CVE-2021-44228). The following guide has been put together for current Secure Network Analytics and Secure Cloud Analytics customers, providing suggested ways to leverage your deployment to assist in your detection and response efforts.

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Get MACH Ready: Preparing Your Business for Digital Transformation

Adopting MACH technology means more than implementing new platforms. This type of digital change affects your organization at every level and requires a thoughtful approach to navigate challenges that crop up. The Get MACH Ready report, co-authored by MACH Alliance member Scott Canney in collaboration with Orium, commercetools, and Contentstack, will provide you with strategies to prepare your organization for a digital transformation.

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Dezeen's top 10 shop interiors of 2021

Dezeen

As part of our ongoing review of 2021 , Dezeen rounds up the top 10 most remarkable and intriguing shop interiors of the year – from a cannabis dispensary made to look like an old-fashioned grocery store to a makeup boutique arranged around a large, mossy mound. Apple Via del Corso, Italy, by Foster + Partners. UK architecture firm Foster + Partners refurbished and converted Rome's historic Palazzo Marignoli into the largest Apple Store in Europe.

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15 Best Apps for a Business Selling Clothes

Small Biz Trends

If you happen to do some spring cleaning or did a little closet purge to declutter and happen to have a pile of old clothes that you have no need for? Well, the good news is this pile of clothes can be a good money-making opportunity. There is a huge demand for vintage clothes, shoes, and accessories, and tapping into this untapped demand can prove lucrative.

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The Shortest Customer Service Keynote Speech Ever!

Hyken

I’ve written about today’s topic before. The idea I’m about to share is really common sense. Even if you didn’t read my past articles or watch my videos about this, you still know and understand it. Yet, it’s worth bringing up again, as I have a new twist on it. In my latest book, I’ll Be Back: How to Get Customers to Come Back Again and Again , I share a story about the shortest customer service keynote speech I’ve ever delivered.

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Reebok was meant to be a 'Nike killer.' How the brand lost its No. 1 spot

Retail Dive

In the '80s, Reebok was the top sports brand for a time. Now it's dwarfed by Nike and Adidas. We take a look at the history of the brand, through the lens of the people who were there.

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Top 10 Contactless Trends to Watch in 2022

Retail TouchPoints

As it did with many other aspects of retail, COVID-19 gave a major boost to touchless technology applications — and enthusiasm for these solutions will continue even after the pandemic has waned, according to Greg Buzek, Founder and President of IHL Group. “The desire is still there to do touchless, but for different reasons than COVID safety,” he said during a presentation at the 2021 retailX conference in Chicago.

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Luxury brand Hermès targeted by animal rights protestors

Inside Retail

The backlash toward leather-good brand Hermès has sparked protests around the world from affiliates of PETA after footage emerged last week of the “barbaric” conditions of its crocodile farm suppliers. In Paris, London and New York, PETA activists stood outside Hermès stores in crocodile masks, holding bloodied handbags and signs, protesting the business to stop the poor treatment of animals.

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How Retailers Are Transforming Customer Experiences with Data & AI

Speaker: David Azoulay, Marc Stracuzza, Román Tejada, and Guest Speaker Sucharita Kodali

Imagine a retail landscape where every interaction is personalized, every decision informed, and every opportunity maximized 🤔✨ Join us for an exploratory journey into the heart of AI-driven retail innovation. We’ll unveil the transformative potential of AI and data analytics in shaping the future of omnichannel personalization and e-commerce.

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What Can and Should Retailers Do About Climate Change?

Retail TouchPoints

The risks of climate change took center stage during 2021, as UN scientists linked global warming directly to human activities. With global attention focused on mitigation, adaptation and resilience, how are retailers managing related risks and considering possible business opportunities? In 2021, Breckinridge Capital Advisors completed a program of engaging with retail sector issuers in the dollar store/general merchandise and aftermarket auto parts subsegments to learn about how they are respo

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Protecting against Log4j with Secure Firewall & Secure IPS

Cisco Retail

The Apache Log4j vulnerability (CVE-2021-44228) has taken the Internet by storm in the past few days. This blog details quick ways Secure Firewall Threat Defense (FTD) and Secure IPS users can protect against attacks leveraging this vulnerability while patching their infrastructure. Talos first released updated Snort rules on Friday, December 10. For customers inspecting ingress traffic— with decryption if traffic is TLS (Transport Layer Security) encrypted — these rules will alert and can bloc

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Cisco Purpose Report: Measuring and reporting impact along our purpose journey

Cisco Retail

With the calendar year coming to a close, it’s time for us to once again report our annual efforts to positively impact people and the planet. This work has been described as corporate citizenship, corporate social responsibility (CSR), environmental-social-governance (ESG), or social impact over the years, but all of it has been grounded in creating impact as part of our larger purpose to Power an Inclusive Future for All.

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Simplifying the hybrid cloud journey using Cisco SD-WAN with AWS Cloud WAN

Cisco Retail

There is no doubt that the future of work for almost everyone is hybrid, but the reality of keeping a hybrid workplace up and running is a complex endeavor. Whether your business has 100, 1000, or 100,000 employees, keeping them connected and secure from wherever they choose to work, is no small task. The race to keep ahead of this hybrid workforce has also accelerated the journey to the cloud for many enterprises.

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an

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The Network as the First Line of Defence for Securing Critical Infrastructure

Cisco Retail

The Commonwealth Government in Australia recently announced imminent changes to reporting obligations related to critical infrastructure security. The changes have been under consideration for some time and the subject of widespread consultation among owners and operators of 11 sectors which have been identified as high priority. Referred to as CISONS – or critical infrastructure and systems of national significance – these high priority infrastructure assets have the potential to cause enormous

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Reflecting on twenty years of NetHope

Cisco Retail

NetHope is a journey that we needed to take. Cisco started the Networking Academy program in 1997 with the intent of teaching students – whether they were in the technology field or not – to design, install, and maintain networks. Most importantly, we wanted the program to help people around the world gain a seat at the digital economy table. By the early 2000s, we realized the impact the program was having and wanted to expand it.

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NVIDIA to Build Earth-2 Supercomputer to See Our Future

Nvidia

The earth is warming. The past seven years are on track to be the seven warmest on record. The emissions of greenhouse gases from human activities are responsible for approximately 1.1°C of average warming since the period 1850-1900. What we’re experiencing is very different from the global average. We experience extreme weather — historic droughts, unprecedented heatwaves, intense hurricanes, violent storms and catastrophic floods.

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5 Things You Should Know About Cisco ISE on AWS

Cisco Retail

Cloud is an essential element of a digital enterprise, and the pandemic has made this fact indisputable. Gartner predicts businesses to spend a total of $480 billion on public cloud services in 2022 , a 21% increase compared to 2021. Besides accelerating the speed of innovation, cloud technologies enhance employee experience by efficient delivery of software services.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Secure Code Warriors – Final Battle Winners

Cisco Retail

We have arrived at the third and final blog post around Secure Code Warrior. In the first two blogs… So, You Can Code… But Can You Write Secure Code? Finding Cisco DevNet Elite Secure Code Warriors. … we introduced you to the Secure Code Warrior tournament held during Cisco DevNet Create 2021. In this final blog post, I wanted to report back about the final battle between the crème-de-la-crème – the DevNet Secure Code Warrior Top 25.

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Cisco Secure Firewall named Best Next Generation Firewall in SE Labs 2021 Annual Report

Cisco Retail

Cisco is proud to be the only vendor recognized by SE Labs as Best Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) in their 2021 Annual Report. We’re honored to receive industry recognition for excellence in the network firewall market and for making security less complex, more agile, and better able to defend against today’s and tomorrow’s threats. I couldn’t be prouder of our Cisco Secure Firewall team and our amazing customers who continue to develop their network security around our firewall, and who have

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[Re-]Introducing the Cisco Certified DevNet Expert

Cisco Retail

On a typically cool June 10, 2019, in San Diego, CA, we introduced a transformation in our network engineering certifications, with software, automation, and security woven throughout. We also announced a brand-new set of DevNet certifications that focused on a software-first approach to Cisco’s products and technologies. We had an Associate-level certification, various Specialist-level certifications, and a Professional-level certification.

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An Open Security Ecosystem with Shared Signals is the Future of Zero Trust

Cisco Retail

Zero Trust : as the name implies, is the strategy by which organizations trust nothing implicitly and verify everything continuously. This industry north star is driving different architectures, frameworks, and solutions to reduce an organization’s risk and improve their security posture. Beyond the need to enforce strong authentication and authorization to establish trust of an endpoint, how can we verify continuously?

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Exploring the Advantages and Hurdles of Direct Store Deliveries

Direct Store Delivery, or DSD, is a common practice among global suppliers and retailers – like PepsiCo, Frito Lay, CVS, and Dollar General – and its popularity is growing, with the global DSD market expected to reach $1.19 trillion by 2027. Download this eBook for exclusive insights into direct store deliveries, challenges, benefits, and future trends.

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Diversity Matters in Cybersecurity

Cisco Retail

It’s as serendipitous as it seems designed that there are two important worldwide recognitions in October: Global Diversity and Cybersecurity Awareness. The intersection is a powerful reminder for the security industry that diversity fuels innovation. The more varied the experiences and thinking of its people, the better the outcomes. We know instinctively that Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) matters.

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Steam-bent timber tunnels through Melbourne showroom by Woods Bagot

Dezeen

Architecture studio Woods Bagot has used sculptural timber battens to create pathways through this immersive showroom space in Melbourne , designed for local cladding manufacturer Sculptform. The mixed-use space is located at the ground level of a tower in central Melbourne, where it serves as a "billboard to the street" and shows off the brand's manufacturing capabilities.

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PTP serviceability – time is money!

Cisco Retail

“Time is money!” A quote that can’t be truer and more crucial for modern industrial networks where timing, precision, and synchronization pave the way for fast-paced current and future services. And in the middle of it all, PTP (Precision Timing Protocol) serves as one of the critical timing protocols making it all possible. It may be logical to think that protecting time, services, and revenue is the goal of building a resilient and secure infrastructure.

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Welcome to Enhanced Programmatic Management of Enterprise Devices

Cisco Retail

Systems administrators in enterprise companies who are constantly upgrading, repurposing, and managing thousands of switches, listen up! Starting with release 17.7 of Cisco IOS XE, is support for a suite of Google Remote Procedure Call (gRPC)-based microservices that will simplify and lighten your workloads. . The Evolution of Remote Procedure Calls .

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Disruption Reimagined: How to Conquer, Not Crumble, During Supply Chain Instability

Speaker: Robyn O’Brien - Founder of Sirona Ventures, Adjunct Professor at Rice University’s Business School, Supply Chain Optimization and Logistics Expert

Today’s supply chain leaders are required to stay strong in the face of disruption and not only accept it, but embrace it – after all, progress is made outside of your comfort zone. While it’s easier said than done, conquering the fear of instability in your supply chain is within your reach. Thanks to the advancement of technology and AI, we now have more tools and resources at our disposal than ever before to conquer, not crumble, in the face of uncertainty.

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Cybersecurity Jobs: 5 Tips to Help You Get Hired

Cisco Retail

Before joining Cisco, I spent a lot of time wading through the resumes of potential cybersecurity candidates to hire for my teams. I was looking for individuals from a variety of backgrounds and experiences but finding candidates with zero to three years of experience was the most difficult to find. Many find it challenging to get a job, but I will let you in on a little secret – it’s even more challenging for a hiring manager to find quality cybersecurity talent.

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Cisco DevNet Expert: Your career-changing certification

Cisco Retail

One thing we have learned over the past 18 months is that change is constant. Business happens at an incredibly fast pace, which means our technology must advance equally as fast. So, what does that mean in the IT industry? We must continually educate ourselves to stay ahead of the curve. Cisco Learning and Certifications is committed to upskilling and educating people to stay relevant and ahead of technological advancements.

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Cisco named a leader in The Forrester Wave™: ICS Security

Cisco Retail

Interest in industrial control systems (ICS) security has shot up in response to cyberattacks on organizations like the city of Oldsmar’s water utility , Honda , Merck , Maersk , and Johannesburg’s electric utility. New technologies have matured over the last few years to help build more advanced industrial security architectures. Assessing emerging solutions is always challenging—and ICS security is no exception.

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Celebrating One Million Cisco Community Members

Cisco Retail

Today’s customers don’t just want a great product, they demand an elevated experience. Customers want a clear path to installing, using, and optimizing their purchases so that they can accelerate their time to business value. Increasingly, customers want to control their experience – when they access information and from which sources. One of the most frequented places our customers turn for the information they need is the Cisco Community , where customers share best practices, find useful reso

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The Flawless Clarity® Intensive: Create a New Vision for Your Business

Join DeAnna McIntosh for an experience in ideating, journaling, and strategic planning, accompanied by a physical box with tools, to help you create the vision and growth plan for the future of your business.