It’s Open Season in Retail Technology

Intel® Responsive Retail Platform can lead Technology Providers to where the fish are biting.

Intel has committed to invest more than $100 million over the next five years in the retail industry with the new Intel Responsive Retail Platform. The goal is to enable retailers to be able to connect every physical and virtual component of retail operations. This investment reinforces Intel’s overarching effort to integrate the Internet of Things, and other technologies, into retail.

The Intel Responsive Retail Platform is aimed at helping transform how people shop and how shops can better serve them. It will deliver a deep understanding of how stores and people interact. And, with an eye to Generation Z, this gets really important, really fast.

Need proof that this opportunity is real?

Just look at the three dominant trends that emerged during the National Retail Federation’s Retail Big Show 2017:

  1. Customers will rule 2017
  2. Technology will continue to transform the retail experience
  3. Leadership will be marked by moving quickly on smart innovation

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How Technology Providers Can Get Retail Customers Started

Every technology provider knows customers can derive savings and increase manageability and security of client PCs via remote management solutions. In retail though, the advantages are especially profound. Retail businesses require the highest level of productivity from POS client machines to maximize profitability and deliver exceptional customer service.

What’s most important is that the security environment is especially demanding in retail. POS systems are at constant risk of attack by sophisticated criminals. In fact, 70 percent of all retail breaches happen at the point of sale, according to research from Gartner and CompuCom.

Technology providers and MSPs working in the retail sector can deliver immediate gains in efficiency, manageability and security with solutions made possible by Intel® Active Management Technology (AMT). This is built into all new 7th Generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor family platforms. This unique hardware-based solution operates below the operating system. This allows the provider to service a computer even if the OS is not booting.

By activating Intel® vPro™ technology on customers’ current systems, or upgrading to systems employing current 7th generation Intel® Core™ vPro™-enabled processors, retailers can be ready. With this level of support, you can help your customers solve every day IT issues faster and more efficiently. Better yet, you are setting them up to leverage the next era of retail and set their sights on a really big haul.

Learn more about building great retail solutions and the Intel Responsive Retail Platform here.

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