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IHL Study: Retailers are focused on LAN/WAN Security and EMV Compliance – Part 2

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In the last blog, I shared IHL Group’s findings from the “2015 Store Infrastructure Study”. Primarily, I looked at the WiFi results and the realization that stores need to upgrade their networks to support new cloud-based internal and customer-facing applications. Now let’s dig into the security part of the results. According to the survey, 54% of respondents consider their WAN/LAN network security “currently ready.” Another 34% say they’ll be ready within 12 months. EMV compliance is clearly a driver for ... Read More »

IHL Study: Retailers ready to spend on innovation and its underlying architecture – Part 1

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As retailers head to the cloud with more of their applications, many have noticed an increased demand on in-store WiFi. Therefore, it’s no surprise that retailers are focused on upgrading their WiFi over the coming months. According to an IHL Group study conducted in the spring of 100 retailers, 36% of retailers are planning a major WiFi upgrade in 2015 and 80% of retailers will optimize their WAN bandwidth by 2016. IHL Group found that customer expectations for secure, in-store ... Read More »

Secure WiFi: The Ticket To A Better Customer Experience

Businesses need to incorporate free in-store WiFi.

When you're a retailer, the quality of the experience you provide your customers is often the deciding factor between whether they remain loyal to you or take their business elsewhere. Read More »