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

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    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...
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    .mobi registration is now open to everyone

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    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...
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    PayPal Payment Wizard (for Outlook and Outlook Express)

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    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...
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    CompUSA Gets a Business Intelligence Boost with ProClarity and Microsoft SQL Server 2005

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    CompUSA saw opportunity in the ability to be the first to recognize - and act on - fast-changing sales trends in the computer industry. The company required a data warehouse and BI system to link its disparate legacy databases, as well as a flexible,...
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    BI Home Runs

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    ComputerWorld features a series of stories of 15 organizations that use BI to make better business decisions. Especially interesting is the report on Virgin Entertainment Groups BI system . The system churns out analyses of sales data that store managers...
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    Store Surveilance

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    Inventory shrinkage, a combination of employee theft, shoplifting, vendor fraud and administrative error, cost United States retailers over $31 billion last year according to the latest National Retail Security Survey report on retail theft, which analyzed...
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    Smarter Shelf

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    Interesting article from RFID in Japan : The shelf monitors RFID tagged products and collects information about how many people stopped in front of a product, how many did not, how many times it was picked up by a customer and for how long. Other RFID...
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    TabletKiosk launches UMPC model

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    CPU Intel Pentium® M 1.0GHz w/ 2MB L2 cache System Memory 1 x SODIMM DDR2 Slot with 1024MB Hard Drive 1.8" 60GB, 4,200 rpm VGA Chipset Intel 915GMS with Embedded 3D Engine DirectX 9 Compliant Supports Dual-Display Option with Cradle VGA Resolution 800x480...
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    VoIP Meets RFID In a Japanese Dressing Room

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    From StorefrontBacktalk : Workers at the $8.5 billion retail Tokyo-based chain traditionally waited outside dressing rooms, listening for instructions to bring more clothes. In the new experimental system, the workers can stock shelves while waiting...
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    Data Mining for the Retail Industry

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    Data Mining is frequently described as "the process of extracting valid, authentic, and actionable information from large databases." In other words, data mining derives patterns and trends that exist in data. These patterns and trends can be collected...
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    Free Web Seminar: Key Data Visualization Techniques for Business Analysis with SQL Server 2005 and ProClarity

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    Click Here Date: Tuesday August 29, 2006 Time: 2:00 pm ET/11:00 am PT Duration: 1 hour
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    Podcast: Store of the Future

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    From Defining a good retail service experience is a challenge...especially in the store of the future. Find out how emerging technologies will translate into consumer satisfaction in the coming years, and why the cost-benefit analysis of certain technologies...
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    Retail Industry Glossary: Market Basket Analysis

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    Market Basket Analysis is an algorithm that examines a long list of transactions in order to determine which items are most frequently purchased together. It takes its name from the idea of a person in a supermarket throwing all of their items into a...
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    Competitive Advantage in Retail Through Analytics: Developing Insights, Creating Value

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    From Without utilizing the powers of analytics, the ROIon the large amounts of data collected will always be suboptimal. Analytics goes beyond the preformatted logic in BI tools by analyzing the problem in a given context and then using as large an...
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    Accelelarated Analytics Solution for Retailers

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    I received an email today from the RainMaker Group with information of their offering for the Retail Industry: Accelerated Analytics , a Point of Sale data analysis tool. Retailers and suppliers have struggled for years with working together to optimize...
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    B.O.S.S. shopping cart follows you around

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    From It looks almost like any other shopping cart, except sensors allow it to follow the shopper around the supermarket and slow down when needed so items can be placed in it, and it never crashes into anyone's heels. Gregory Garcia dreamed up the...
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    Microsoft Executive Circle Resources for the Retail Industry

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    Microsoft has partnered with luminaries from academia and industry to develop exclusive thought-leadership and best-practice insights delivered through unique experiences, resources and connections : Efficiency is Overrated Delighting customers is...
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    Business intelligence in retail: Bringing cohesion to a fragmented enterprise

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    If asked, many retail executives cannot fully quantify the effect one department’s actions and activities have on another within their particular enterprise. This unfortunate situation is a consequence of a company having multiple sets of business analytics...
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    Retail Glossary: Planogram

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    A planogram is a diagram of fixtures and products that illustrates how and where retail products should be displayed, usually on a store shelf in order to increase customer purchases. A planogram is often received before a product reaches a store, and...
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    An Idea from Minority Report

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    Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. is taking impulse shopping one step farther with technology that allows passersby to purchase clothing they see in the windows of one of its New York stores by tapping on the glass. From SelfService.Org A projector beams...
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    Lowe's implements new cost information provider

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    Lowe's has hired Acorn Systems , a profit solution provider, which the retailer said it will use to make "faster" and "more effective" business decisions, regarding costs and profits. Acorn's Microsoft-based platform meets the scale and speed needed for...
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    Develop without Borders Challenge

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    Beyond the confines of your cube is a big world. It's full of charities waiting to benefit from a technology solution designed by you. Help an organization that's close to your heart (maybe one you started). Or search for a cause near home or across the...
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    Office 2007 Developer Conference Videos

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    Videos 2007 Office System Video: Windows SharePoint Services Platform Download this series of developer-oriented videos to view conference breakout sessions that give you the comprehensive baseline needed 2007 Office System Video...
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    Intelligent carpet

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    A new kind of floor covering has been invented at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Japan that determines the weight, age, and sex of the individuals strolling across. Aside from allowing hiring managers to make snap...
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    Self-Checkout Killing Impulse Items

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    An interesting article in eWeek focusing on how the introduction of technology such as self checkout lanes in retail stores actually caused a drop in sales of impulse items such as chewing gum and breath mints, chocolate candy, chips and salty snacks...
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