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  • Blog Post: jcpenney enlists Office 365 in its mission to reinvent retail

    Leading national retailer, jcpenney is deploying Office 365 to more than 177,000 employees. jcpenney has more than 1,000 stores nationwide recently underwent a closely watched reinvention of their business. The company emerged with a bold statement expressing the desire to reinvent retail and become...
  • Blog Post: Making Omni-Channel Retailing A Reality

    Leading retailers are leveraging technology to fuel growth and scalability in today’s omni-channel world By Michael Griffiths, global product industry director, Retail & Distribution, Microsoft Business Solutions Just about everyone in the business is talking about “omni...
  • Blog Post: Retailers Increase Consumer Engagement with Microsoft Advertising

    By Shelby Healy – Microsoft Advertising In the past, retailers had a linear, predictable and controlled marketing channel to consumers that went from ads, to mailer, to catalogue, to call, to store visit, to sales representative, to purchase. Today it is all about multi-channel and community...
  • Blog Post: Intelligent Systems Defining New Retail Experiences

    This guest post is by Kevin Dallas, general manager of Windows Embedded at Microsoft There’s been a tremendous amount of change in the retail industry the last few years—much of it at the expense of brick-and-mortar retailers whose chief competitors play by a slightly different set of...
  • Blog Post: Conversations, eCommerce and the New Rules of Engagement

    This guest post is written by Nate Barad , product marketing director at Microsoft Partner Sitecore . Technology improves customer relationships — right? Today, with the majority of consumers rating online purchasing as their “overall favorite,” “easiest” and “most...
  • Blog Post: Intelligent Systems Changing the Face of Retail

    Microsoft announces preview availability of Windows 8-based platform for industry devices. It can be hard to work in retail these days. With information so readily available, customers can research products at home, check on a store’s reputation, compare prices right in the aisles and ultimately...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Makes In-Roads with the Retail Industry

    The National Retail Federation kicked off retail’s BIG Show this week and Microsoft is happy to be a part of providing technology solutions announced at the event as retailers are vital to today’s economy supporting more than 41 million jobs in the United States alone. With consumers having...
  • Blog Post: Retail - Delivering the Future Today

    Driving customers to your brand by offering a complete shopping experience By Michael Griffiths, global product industry director, Retail & Distribution, Microsoft Business Solutions Today’s retail landscape offers unprecedented opportunity even as it presents new challenges. Economic...
  • Blog Post: Retailers Weather Economic Storms in the Cloud with Office 365

    From Microsoft’s General Manager for Worldwide Retail Tracy Issel Retailers are vital to the global economy. Retail is directly or indirectly responsible for 18% U.S. GDP and supports more than 41 million jobs in the United States alone. That’s why the monumental shifts facing the retail...
  • Blog Post: Create a Better, Faster, Smarter Shopping Experience through the Perfect Shelf!

    This guest post is written by Rose Grabowski, global industry marketing, at Microsoft Partner Dassault Systèmes Social media growth has led to consumers having a greater voice and seeking stronger connections with brands. Introducing them to the product development process is one way to connect...
  • Blog Post: Infusion at NRF: Big innovation at the BIG show

    This guest post is written by Peter Rivera, vice president and creative director at Infusion This week, retailers, innovators and influencers will gather in the Big Apple to hit the BIG Show - the 102 rd National Retail Federation’s flagship industry event for the retail community. The four...
  • Blog Post: European Retailer Tesco Embraces a Cultural Shift with Office 365

    Tesco, a UK-based grocery and merchandise retailer, has chosen to deploy Office 365 across its workforce. Tesco is the largest private employer in Europe and third-largest retailer in the world. Tesco has operations in 14 countries which serve millions of customers every week. As Tesco grew internationally...
  • Blog Post: Office 365: The right fit for global retailer, Helly Hansen

    Helly Hansen, the globally recognized Scandinavian outdoor brand, has chosen Office 365 as their company's communication and social platform. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, the company operates 39 retail outlets and employs 350 full-time employees across five continents. As we've seen the retail industry...
  • Blog Post: Top Technology Trends for the Retail Industry in 2013

    Microsoft’s Managing Director for Worldwide Retail Brendan O’Meara shares technology predictions for the New Year This article appeared in Retail TouchPoints As we’ve seen in the last few years, the consumerization of IT and customer expectations are now the driving force behind...
  • Blog Post: Kinect for Windows Shopping Solutions Showcased at National Retail Federation Expo

    Microsoft Kinect for Windows has been playing an increasingly important role in retail, from interactive kiosks at stores such as Build-A-Bear Workshop, to virtual dressing rooms at fashion leaders like Bloomingdale's, to virtual showrooms at Nissan dealerships. This year's National Retail Federation...