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Predictions for retail, payments, and mobile in 2017

The point of sale and retail industries have been shaken up in recent years with the rise of new payment technologies. From mobile wallets to on-demand apps, and consumer demand for a more personalized and interactive shopping experience, merchants big and small are facing a new wave of expectations from customers… Making strides in mobile payments: In 2017, consumers will …

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McDonald’s to launch mobile order and pay next year

McDonald’s is planning to launch a mobile order and pay service in up to 25,000 restaurants worldwide by the end of 2018, starting in the US next year, the fast food giant has told NFC World. The company plans to “accelerate our digital efforts” in its top 10 markets within the next two years, with investments in-store and in its …

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Health Care, Banking Industries to Drive Mobility Revenues

The report projected the banking industry would lead the way at the worldwide level with mobility investments forecast to surpass $100 billion by 2020 [. . .] Overall, the industry that will deliver the fastest revenue growth over the 2015-2020 forecast period is health care, boasting a 5.1 percent CAGR, followed by telecommunications, professional services and utilities. The report predicts that …

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Future of Banking: IoT, Retail & Mobile Banking Industry Trends

Banking is becoming more convenient thanks to the Internet, and the future of the banking industry is growing increasingly digital. Whether discussing the future of retail banking or the future of mobile banking, technology is playing a larger role in our everyday transactions. The Internet of Things (IoT) is part of this rapid evolution toward the bank of the future, …

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ArmorActive Announces Partnership with EMS Software for Conference Room / Hoteling Wo...

DENVER, CO–(Marketwired – September 08, 2016) – EMS Software™, the leading provider of meeting and room scheduling software, today announced it has partnered with ArmorActive, a global leader in hardware solutions for tablet deployments within business applications, to provide complete digital room sign solutions for customers. “Our customers appreciate how EMS-enabled room signs contribute to a seamless digital office experience …

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4 New Ways to Use Retail Tablets

Tablets are game changers for small business owners seeking a more cost-effective way to handle retail sales transactions. But if that’s all you’re using these devices for, you’re missing out. There are a slew of other opportunities to deploy store tablets to improve your retail enterprise. 1. Tablet Kiosks Expand inventory without taking up another inch of space using tablet …

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Wearables Boost Best Buy’s Q2 Sales

Best Buy Inc. reported a surprising positive same-store gain in the second quarter, thanks in part to strength in fitness wearables. In its domestic business, Best Buy’s same-store sales grew 0.8 percent versus guidance of approximately flat comps. This was on top of comparable sales growth of 3.8 percent last year. Similar to last quarter’s trends from an overall merchandising …

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The Device-as-a-Service Model Beckons Companies as They Deploy PCs, Tablets

Small business owners and IT leaders have an array of tasks, including managing inventories and avoiding cyberattacks. By outsourcing device procurement and lifecycle management to their vendor partners and IT solutions providers — a trend known as Device-as-a-Service (DaaS) —small businesses (and even larger firms) may experience some relief and save money in the process. The idea of DaaS is …

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THE LATEST POINT-OF-SALE TECHNOLOGIES MEET CUSTOMERS ANYTIME AND ANYWHERE

Retail point-of-sale (POS) systems, which long ago made a big leap beyond the cash register, are again evolving to the next level. The latest technologies in the space not only track sales and inventory, but will also work hand-in-hand with retail marketing and merchandising initiatives and customer relations. Mobile, omni-channel and cloud-based POS systems are other fast-growing trends in the …

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