Microsoft Brings Rich, Connected Experiences to Digital Signage Market

At NRF this week, Microsoft announced a strategic alliance with Intel to deliver a new validated platform optimized for the digital signage industry. For some time, the retail and hospitality markets have needed a more high performance and reliable platform for digital signage – this new platform will help OEMs create the next generation of…


New Microsoft Dynamics ERP Retail Solution Unveiled @ Retail’s Big Show 2010

Building on its Dynamic Business vision and continued investment in key industries such as the retail industry, Microsoft today introduced Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail, a new end-to-end solution designed for mid-sized specialty retailers. The new solution, expected to be available this summer, offers retailers a deep level of integration across point of sale, store…


Interesting pre-NRF reads/info

Container Store CEO: "I learn something every time I’m around another retailer. Several thousand of the top retail leaders in the world are at this NRF event." LINK This year, Retail’s BIG Show is going to be huge. As of yesterday, the number of retailers registering for the Convention was tracking 27% higher than last…


Leverage the Flexibility of Cloud Computing to Differentiate Your Organization

I will be talking about Cloud Computing and Software as a Service at the Big Ideas Session at NRF. Please drop by and catch me at the session or in booth #836.   DETAILS OF THE SESSION   Leverage the Flexibility of Cloud Computing to Differentiate Your Organization Tuesday, 01/12/2010 9:30AM -10:00AM , Room EXPO…


Tweets from NRF

The Microsoft Retail team will be at NRF next week and we will be twittering any interesting information from the show floor using #NRF10. Follow our tweets via 76 of the Top 100 Retailers are Attending Retail’s BIG Show. See who else is attending. Visit Microsoft in Booth #836 January 10-13, 2010 New York,…


Connecting the Physical World to the Digital World using Tags

I usually prefer researching information about products on my PC at home to delve through the details, comparisons and customer reviews. However, the problem with online buying is that you don’t get to touch and feel the product like you do when you walk into a brick and mortar store. With mobile phones getting more…


Countdown to NRF

   The NRF Convention and Expo begins on Sunday at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. I have been working this week in getting the material and demos ready for the expo. I worked with Avanade and Profitbase to build out a Data Warehouse for reporting Sales and Performance to the…


NRF 98th Annual Convention & EXPO

The Convention is open January 11-14 and the EXPO Hall Floor and DESiGN STUDiO January 12-13. Registration is open at : LINK Now Reading : Competing on Analytics (Excellent book on understanding the power of analytics in business)