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.
Stores Reinvented - 11th Annual Store Systems Study with RIS News
- Retail IT is expanding at breakneck speed in 2014 with huge movement to the Cloud and convergence of systems that were once in separate silos. In our 11th Annual Store Systems Study with RIS News, we delve deeply into the impact of OmniChannel and Mobility on store systems and the impact of these trends on traditional vendors like IBM, NCR, Toshiba, Fujitsu, Motorola, HP, and others.
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.