Retail

In the retail space some things change and some stay the same, but retail is inarguably a hot space for technology and fertile ground for cloud implementations. Driven by the new, mobile consumer, the unrelenting competitive nature of retail results in a perennial need for digital innovation.  New business models and enhancements to existing offerings can be accelerated by the cloud.

The ever-changing nature of retail trends and the ‘fickle demand’ of the consumer means the agility for retailers to spin up new solutions quickly is critical.  Cloud empowers rapid development and deployment for retailers.

No industry is more subject to ‘extreme seasonality’ than retail, with the Christmas/New Year Sales peak time seeing anything up to 50% of annual revenue for most non-grocery retailers, and other annual events (Valentine’s Day, for example) creating abnormal demand.  Having systems which scale to cope seamlessly with spikes is mission-critical: cloud can be central to this.

SmartSites

SmartSites is our intranet in a box, it’s perfect for store workers and front of house, ensuring information can be shared across branches and improving employee retention by connecting the front-line workers back to the brand.

SmartSites

Azure

Since it’s launch in 2010 Microsoft Azure has been helping retailers connect their physical stores to their online environments, enhancing the customer and employee experience, both on and offline. Azure packs a powerful punch with machine learning and BI. Talk to us today about your Azure strategy.

Azure

Managed Backup

Retailers have a responsibility to protect and manage customer data, having a plan in place to ensure this information is protected and recoverable in cases of emergency will protect both the retailer, its reputation and their consumers.

Managed Backup

Mobility

As retailers move towards an ever increasing agile business model we are seeing an explosion in ‘Bring your own device” strategies, we can work with you to ensure your employees are free to collaborate across devices whilst ensuring the data on them is safe and secure.

Mobility

case studies

Bravissimo

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The Salvation Army

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