The universal focus area for retailers to provide innovative solutions within their regional markets is two-fold. First, there is the desire for innovation in order to meet the rising consumer demands around the shopping experience, for digitally savvy, on-the-go consumers. The second? To improve a retailer’s own IT architecture with these innovative solutions, alongside their ongoing digital transformation journey.
This video (12 mins) is part two of a discussion with our global retail panel, within the larger Retail video series (see episode 1 here). You will see how AI in particular, is taking an increasingly large role within the context of retail IT innovation.
Not every region across the globe is following the same formula for adopting specific digital solutions for their retail organizations. Consumers are dictating what the retail environments should look like, and different regions are therefore tailoring their efforts to what makes the most sense for their markets. Which calls for a larger conversation about what is top of mind for retail IT–globally.
This video starts our second set within this Retail video series (see episode 1 here). Part 1 (10 mins) of this global retail panel discussion looks at how respective geographies of the world are digitizing their physical brick & mortar stores. Simply put- what’s working, where?
What is the best way to simplify a retailer’s IT architecture? It comes down to two words: Programmable. Store. The objective is to leverage an expanding partner ecosystem alongside compelling services to deliver custom, digital experiences that are tailored to the retailer’s needs.
When developers come together with a holistic retail platform, new levels of programmability are made possible with plug-and-play options. In this way, lean IT teams can move fast to deliver experiences on top of Cisco’s programmable network and UCS.
Episode 4 (7 mins) continues the conversation around retail IT (see episode 1 here), and takes a different format with a special host. Let’s see how Cisco’s DevNet community is enabling agile IT for retailers.
Retailers are moving their data to a multi-cloud environment. This migration in practice quickly turns into a question of how to tangibly do so, while supporting ongoing edge compute for in their stores. Not to mention, does this impact the continual journey to simplify IT architecture. Episode 3 (11 mins) of this retail series about simplifying IT architecture for retailers (see Episode 1 here) dives into some best practices around edge computing and multi-cloud environments in today’s changing retail landscape.
Simplifying IT architectures is important for retailers, for scalability and technology efficiency at least. Episode 1 of this retail video series shows how SD-WAN can improve your physical store today.
Cisco's booth at NRF 2019 showed how retailers can leverage untapped data to optimize the right retail moments, through a programmable store. Read our top 3 takeaways on how retailers can deliver on consumer expectations.
Programmable networks bridge the chasm between CIOs and IT managers. Cisco's seamless, cross-architectural approach advances operability and lays the foundation for retailers to get ahead and stay ahead.