Robot Cell Phone Retailer

The Age from Australia reports that a japanese job referral company has started renting out robots as temporary workers. Ubiko,” a robot-on-wheels with a catlike face, is joining the crew of temporary workers that a Japanese job-referral company hopes will be used at stores, events and even weddings. Click here for images from:

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Photo2Search for visual searches

Searching for information using images/photos will soon be a reality with the project that Microsoft Research is working on: Photo2Search. That handy gadget you’ve been coveting is on sale at the mall. How does its price compare to those offered elsewhere? Take a picture. Photo2Search gives users a way to search a Web-based database by using…

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In-Store intelligence using VideoMining

VideoMining provides retail businesses with real-time customer intelligence for improving customer service, marketing, merchandize planning, loss prevention and security. VideoMining has some interesting scenarios in managing the store workforce: It allows you to monitor traffic trends and service levels in order to achieve the right balance of resources and customer service at the store, region and…

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XCelsius + Excel + MOSS 2007

Over the last few days, I was experimenting with ways to create a snazzy looking dashboard using MOSS 2007. Among the various options, I found a pretty cool option using XCelsius (Thanks Will, for the pointer). I downloaded the trial version to see how good it was and was pretty amazed with the quality of…

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Office Accounting Express 2007

Microsoft® Office Accounting Express 2007 is a financial management software designed for early startups and home-based businesses that currently use pen and calculator or spreadsheets to run their operations. Office Accounting Express 2007 consists of desktop software available as a free download and seven integrated online service. More Details

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Reference Application Pack for Supply Chain Management

Download the OBA (Pffice Business Application) Reference Application Pack for SCM. You can use this as an example of building OBAs in your own organization, or even use this as a starter kit to jump start building your own OBAs. DOWNLOAD HERE  Traditional business applications do not enable collaboration across functional boundaries – which forces…

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REI Improves Its Product Development Processes by Integrating Process and Project Management Tasks

REI needs to consistently develop high-quality products and decrease the time to market. REI is combining Microsoft .NET technology, the Microsoft® Office Enterprise Project Management (EPM) Solution, and software based on Microsoft Office Visio 2003 to create an integrated business solution it can use to model as-is business processes, experiment with what-if scenarios, and then…

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.mobi registration is now open to everyone

With mobile phones being more prevalent than PCs, retailers would benefit from extending their web presence to the mobile phone.  With four times more mobile phone users than PC users, and also the fact that you are most likely to access a site through a mobile phone than a pc when you are on the move, the…

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PayPal Payment Wizard (for Outlook and Outlook Express)

Using the Payment Request Wizard for Outlook and Outlook Express, you can quickly add PayPal payment buttons to your email messages. When your customers click the button, it takes them to the PayPal website to complete the transaction. Collect money quickly and easily. You don’t even need a website!The Payment Request Wizard lets you:  …

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