To BYOD or Not BYOD? The Retailer's Mobile Enterprise Question
- While Mobile POS might be the highest-profile, most buzz-generating application of mobile technology in retailing, the use of mobile devices in the remainder of the Retail Enterprise is where more game-changing activity is underway, and quite often under the radar. It is in this setting that BYOD (short for Bring Your Own Device) is heavily at play, regardless of whether or not it has been authorized. This report looks at the current state of Enterprise Mobile in the North American retail setting, the extent to which BYOD is occurring, and the associated IT spend. We also provide a forecast of what the Enterprise Mobile profile will look like in the future, as well as estimates of the IT Spend-related savings due to various levels of BYOD adoption of employee-owned Non-Rugged Handheld and Tablet devices.
Mobility Meets Retail's Big Data - 10th Annual Store Systems Study
- Most retailers had a solid 2012 and are now looking to expand their businesses with new IT Spend, Store Growth, and IT Hiring going into 2013. Along the way they are planning to accelerate the use of mobile tablets, innovative loyalty programs, RFID, Omnichannel, and a dash of Big Data in their operations. In our 10th Annual study with RIS News we interviewed retailers on their future store systems buying decisions. It covers everything from POS, to mobile to payment, to printers, to scanners, to big data, to workforce management and overall IT Spend and Store Growth plans. It is the first research of 2013.
Consumer Mobile: The End of the Store As We Know It?
- The rise of the smartphone and tablet is radically changing the shopping experience...and traditional brick and mortar retailers are hopelessly behind at the moment. Amazon's 2011 sales through mobile devices was 262% of the combined total of mobile sales for the Top 100 traditional retailers. This study looks at the challenges being faced by retailers, from showrooming, to cross-channel, to the impact on the sale of traditional POS terminals.
Mobile POS: Hype to Reality
- Mobile in retail is now a $5.7 Billion business worldwide and one that continues to grow rapidly. It is the single fastest moving trend in retail since Internet was added to the stores. Mobile and The buzz about Mobile in Retail has been increasing ever since Apple began using it in their stores. Of the various store functions that can be performed using Mobile technology, one of the most interesting is that of Mobile POS. This report looks at the current state of Mobile POS in North America, the adoption rates of the various retail verticals, and the shipment and installed base details by type of device (Rugged Handheld, Non-Rugged Handheld, and Tablet). We also provide forecasts for shipments and installed base of these devices, as well as an estimate of the impact that these devices will have on the use of traditional POS hardware.