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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Showcases “The Future of Retail Today” at NRF 2012

    This week, New York will host the National Retail Federation’s 101st Annual Convention & EXPO at the Javits Center, with tens of thousands of attendees, hundreds of speakers, and a keynote from President Bill Clinton . With all eyes on the consumer - whose shopping, how much is being spent...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the Razorfish Connected Retail Experience Platform (code-named “5D”)

    This guest post is written by Luke Hamilton at Microsoft Partner Razorfish . Fresh out of R&D from the Razorfish Emerging Experiences team is a product code-named “5D”. 5D started out as an idea to re-invent personal shopping. Our goal was to create a retail experience platform for...
  • Blog Post: Go Shopping for Business Intelligence at NRF’s 101st BIG Show

    This guest post is written by Annie Bustos at Microsoft Partner Panorama Software . Given their increasing production of data and reliance on the insights it holds, retailers are among the most serious users of business intelligence technology in the world. From customer information and tracking the...
  • Blog Post: Guest comment: What’s in-store for retail?

    This article appeared in Internet Retailing Magazine Although online may have grabbed the headlines in recent years, the bricks and mortar store still has a vital role to play in the retail landscape. Because while today’s savvy consumers may research products online or chat with their social...
  • Blog Post: Guest Column: Building Loyalty in a Digital Age

    by Michael Griffiths, global product director of retail, Microsoft Business Solutions This article appeared in Integrated Solutions for Retailers It wasn’t that long ago that building loyalty for the typical brick‐and‐mortar retailer was fairly straightforward. Businesses could rely on...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Helps Industries Tame Big Data

    The rapid growth of data volume presents a real opportunity . It’s also a challenge that most industries are either wrestling with now, or soon will be. As the cost of storing data continues to fall and cloud-hosted storage is increasingly adopted, more IT departments are transitioning to a “save...
  • Blog Post: The Power of Place – Location Analysis for Retail

    This guest post is written by Simon Thompson, director of commercial solutions, at Microsoft Partner Esri . Technology and the great recession have changed retailing forever. Gone is Clonetown USA with its repetitive retail landscape replaced and redesigned to engage the customer on their own terms...