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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ECM evolution: Improving efficiency and patient care in the healthcare industry

Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is one example of an IT solution that is having a great impact on the healthcare industry and how it operates. ECM is a tool to capture, store and manage content across an organization. ECM started as a departmental document management solution in administrative and financial departments. What was initially referred to as “imaging and document …

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McDonald’s Spending €500 Million To Bring ‘Restaurant of the Future’ To Germa...

The Golden Arches are about to get a little more golden in Germany as McDonald’s has announced a €500 million ($557 million) initiative to remodel its locations into the ‘restaurant of the future’. Modeled after the company’s flagship German store in the Frankfurt airport, the renovated restaurants will take on a more modern design all around, including the kitchen, ordering process, dining …

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How Tablet Computers Changed the Construction Industry

Robert Kipp’s must-have tool when he steps onto a construction site isn’t a walkie-talkie or a hard hat, though you’ll never spot him without them. It’s an eight-inch Apple iPad Mini on which he stores blueprints, field documentation, and other relevant information. “Carrying blueprints under your arm while climbing up a ladder at a dangerous, high-story construction site just wasn’t …

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Samsung’s HITEC Hospitality

NEW ORLEANS–Samsung Electronics America, a hospitality solutions leader, is sharing its latest innovations at HITEC 2016 designed to empower hoteliers to offer the ultimate hospitality experience for their guests. Samsung is showcasing a lineup of products for the hospitality market featuring advanced technology, including its new lineup of hospitality SMART TVs featuring the world’s first built-in DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem, …

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World's biggest Apple Store in travel retail in Dubai..where is it?

Apple last week unveiled its largest travel retail stores in Dubai, just in time to cash in on the expected summer vacation rush at the airports. On June 14, Dubai Duty Free (DDF) officially opened two Apple store programmes at Dubai International T3, with the stores representing the largest Apple experience in travel retail. DDF sold close to 50,000 iPhones …

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Making An Impact With Mobility

For both businesses and consumers, we are living in a mobile-first world. The technology has permeated virtually every industry, providing immeasurable productivity and efficiency gains. For the modern and skilled manufacturer, mobile technology is the key to a successful shop floor and back office. A recent survey conducted by Motorola found that 7 in 10 IT decision-makers in the manufacturing …

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Samsung launches $200 Galaxy Tab Iris, an eye-scanning tablet for authenticating Indi...

Samsung has announced a new tablet that features iris-recognition technology, built specifically for government and enterprise bodies in India. Priced at INR 13,499 ($200), the Android 5.0 Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris sports a 7.0” WSVGA (1024×600) display, 1.2 Ghz Quad Core processor, a 3,600mAh battery, and other average specifications. But the real kicker here is, of course, the onboard Iris …

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eForms Beyond Your EHR: Making it Possible for ALL Clinical Forms to be Paperless

Many healthcare organizations today go through the costly and time-consuming process of implementing an Electronic Healthcare Record (EHR) in the hopes of becoming a “paperless” hospital.  Unfortunately, many hospitals have discovered that even with an EHR in place, paper documentation – and the associated risks and costs – are still present. Hospitals implement EHRs with very specific objectives in mind. …

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