Intelligent Vending: Smarter Than You Think

Posted By The Embedded Ninja In speaking to customers, one of the device categories that continually raises some of the most interesting progressive conversation is kiosks. Many of us, when asked, could probably do a great job describing the qualities of a kiosk solution. More importantly, however, is how many of those qualities could also…

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A Prediction for the Future of Retail Technology: The Rise of Vending Machines

Posted By The Embedded Ninja Congratulations to my fellow ninja followers. If you’re reading this, that means you made it out of the holidays and 2012. Happy New Year! All joking aside, happy 2013 to all of you readers that have come to enjoy the peek behind the curtain that the Embedded Ninja brings. The…

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A Sterling Case for Intelligent Systems in UK Retail

Posted By The Embedded Ninja My clan and I devote our lives to working with Windows Embedded customers to bring truth, justice and the Embedded Way in this technology-driven world. OK, maybe that should read ‘to bring Identity, Security, Connectivity, Manageability, UX, Analytics…and the Intelligent Systems Way’. After all, it is the implementation of a…

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Sneak Peek: Intelligent Systems Management Changes in System Center 2012 SP1

Posted By The Embedded Ninja More and more frequently corporate users are finding themselves in need of a robust management solution for their Intelligent Systems. For example, managing thin client devices to ensure the right VDI or Citrix experience is becoming paramount. In terms of POS devices or interactive kiosks that take payment, managing software…

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The Role of Intelligent Systems in Continuity of Healthcare

Posted By The Embedded Ninja As we’ve seen in previous posts, Intelligent Systems touch every industry whether it be banking, retail, manufacturing, or healthcare. Today’s post showcases continuity of care and how Intelligent Systems can have a positive impact. Authored and presented by a member of The Embedded Ninja clan, Ben Smith shares his thoughts…

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Sizing Up Intelligent Systems

Posted By The Embedded Ninja Over the past year, one of the more prominent discussion points surrounding in-store devices has been the ability for a retailer to properly size their customers. When you think about it, sizing is a difficult situation that customers are faced with every time they shop. There’s the issue of determining…

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A Ninja Sneak Attack: Strength in Numbers with Intelligent Systems

Posted By The Embedded Ninja During a recent trip, I had an unassuming conversation with someone where they asked – why do ninjas always travel alone? It was a great question, one that stimulated some wondrous thought. Contrary to popular belief, ninjas never travel alone, but rather always together with their clan. The magic is…

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The Door is Open for You to Kinect

Posted By The Embedded Ninja I’m not sure that many of you know this, but Kinect for Xbox 360 holds the Guinness Book of World Records for the fastest selling consumer electronic device in history.  Since its launch users around the world have been using Kinect in creative new ways.  We’ve dubbed this the “Kinect…

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Is it time to grow up our device management ways?

Posted By The Embedded Ninja Ninjas rarely let go of secrets of the universe. It’s universally looked down upon, much like the way a magician explains how he levitated himself or cut his girlfriend in half. But I’m going to let you in on a little secret – everyone has to grow up at some…