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 complete Intelligent System that we all strive to share with you, our loyal ninja followers. A description of one such example of an Intelligent System in action comes from our ninja in the U.K., Simon Francis. Simon is a Windows Embedded Solutions Specialist who wanted to share his story about a retail success in a rather challenging environment. Over to you, Simon.
The number is staggering.
Approximately 25,000 people in the retail industry attend the National Retail Federation (NRF) Annual Convention & EXPO in New York. Countries from around the world are represented at this massive event taking place this week.
While many markets and regions will paint a picture of growth and prosperity in the sector, there are some spots on the globe that offer a more challenging retail scenario. One example is in the U.K.
Research from Deloitte this month shows that 194 U.K. retailers were forced into administration in 2012, compared with 183 in 2011 and 165 in 2010. Deloitte predicted further distress in the retail sector in 2013 as the U.K. high street continues to face economic and structural challenges – from muted consumer spending over Christmas to the increasing popularity of online retailers.
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