Real store fronts still account for 94 per cent of consumer spending and provide a solid foundation for mixed-use urban development
By Frank O’Brien
Published July 10th 2017 on Western Investor.
If you want to see how bricks-and-mortar retail can withstand the onslaught of the Internet, look to the eyeglass business.
In the past few months, several new eyewear companies have opened street-front locations in Vancouver, including outlets by French lens manufacturing giant Essilor, the parent of Clearly, which also has two stores in the city despite making most of its money with online sales.
The Ollie Quinn brand has expanded to five Metro Vancouver stores since March while Bailey Nelson has confirmed its first two store openings this summer and “unconventional” retailer Warby Parker is said to be scouting locations, as is Montreal-based BonLook.
Ollie Quinn CEO Michael Andersen operated three eyewear stores in Metro Vancouver under a partnership with Bailey Nelson until March. He then rebranded the stores as Ollie Quinn, and the company opened a fourth store on Main Street. It then opened a fifth Ollie Quinn on West 4th Avenue on May 2.
Warby Parker, in particular, shows how retailers are harnessing online data to improve brick-and-mortar performance, according to U.S. retail analyst Soumya Das of Inpixon.
Warby Parker uses a “showrooming format” at its storefronts, Das explained. Such bricks-and-mortar innovations leverage technology and online data to “improve the customer experience […]
Published July 6th 2017 on IoT Evolution.
TMC, a global, integrated media company helping clients build communities in print, in person and online, today announced the winners of the 2017 Security Excellence Award, presented by IoT Evolution Magazine.
The award honors the best, most innovative security products and solutions released in the last twelve months as judged by the editors of TMC’s IoT Evolution World magazine.
“Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017 IoT Security Excellence Award,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “It excites us to see the latest innovative products and solutions in the IoT Security industry, as we look forward to seeing their future successes!”
Winners of the 2017 Security Excellence Award will be announced online and highlighted in IoT Evolution Magazine.
2017 Security Excellence Award Recipients
Avaya Surge Solution
|BullGuard||Dojo by BullGuard|
|CENTRI Technology||CENTRI Internet of Things Advanced Security – IoTAS|
|Dell (News – Alert) Technologies||EdgeX Foundry Project hosted by Linux Foundation|
|Gemalto||Gemalto Trusted Key Manager for LoRa|
|HARMAN Connected Services||IoT Gateway|
|Machine-To-Machine Intelligence Corporation||IoT Security Suite|
|Maxim Integrated (News – Alert)||MAXQ1061 DeepCover Cryptographic Controller|
|Zipit Wireless (News – Alert)||Zipit IoT Platform|
For more than 20 years, TMC has been honoring technology companies with awards in various categories. These awards are regarded as some of the most prestigious and respected awards in the communications and technology sector worldwide. Winners represent prominent players in the market who consistently demonstrate the advancement of technologies. Each recipient is a […]
Published June 27th 2017 on HealthcareBusinessTech.
Over the next decade, hospitals will continue increasing their adoption of IoT devices, and see more coming through the doors. It’ll be crucial for IT leaders to identify technology solutions that enable scalable technology infrastructure, risk mitigation and management, and effective ways to draw insights from collected data. In this guest post, Soumya Das, CMO of a provider of data analytics and location-based solutions and services, will explain how indoor positioning analytics can make a meaningful impact.
Hospitals look drastically different than they did 20 years ago. Instead of relying on paper work and fax machines, healthcare systems now depend on connected devices and sensors to capture, translate and store critical information. IoT has become pervasive. In fact, nearly 60% of healthcare organizations have now introduced some sort of IoT device or connected system into their facilities.
With nearly everyone carrying a mobile device and the number of internet-connected “things” skyrocketing – the security threats surrounding wireless devices have become a top concern. In addition to managing risk, healthcare organizations are also trying to capture, and intelligently analyze, the large amount of data from connected devices.
Over the next decade, hospitals and other healthcare organizations will continue increasing their adoption of IoT devices, and see more coming through the doors. […]
90% of all data ever created was created in the past two years.*
This astounding fact alone is enough to make IT managers look for the closest exit. When you’re overwhelmed by a lack of resources and budget, leveraging big data with an antiquated IT infrastructure can seem like an impossible task.
No doubt your business data is on par with the rest of the industry, growing in volume, velocity, and variety at a staggering rate. While managing your massive data sets may seem like an overwhelming undertaking, consider these potential benefits to be gained by harnessing your data:
- Improve decision-making ability and operational intelligence by predicting outcomes based on previous actions taken
- Increase transparency by providing access to greater amounts of data and numbers of users
- Help prevent wasteful spending, fraud, and abuse by flagging questionable expenses or erroneous payments
- Respond to issues immediately with on-demand access to business insights
Creating a comprehensive big data strategy that leverages advanced technology, analytics, and proven best practices will enable you to answer your business challenges with strategic data insights.
Deploy a big data plan to boost productivity
Creating a strategy to unify business data, from both the digital and physical worlds, will provide transparency in all aspects of your business. Applying advanced analytics to your data will enable you to unlock business […]
Designing, installing, and maintaining your company’s infrastructure can be one heck of a job. I’ve been doing network architecture for about 20 years now and the best explanation I’ve ever found to tell people what I do is still, “I make sure packets go from point A to point B, and back again”. Horribly simplified, but if I start going down the rabbit-hole about L1-L4 design ideas and trade-offs, they immediately look like they just stepped on a rake and knocked themselves silly. Seriously, if I ever want my kids to go to sleep right away, I just pick a random page out of “TCP/IP Illustrated” and start reading it to them. “Forget counting sheep, I’ve got a subnet mask for you to work on…” But one of the things that keeps me up at night is security. I’ve had plenty of clients who’ve back-burnered security and woke up the next day to an encrypted file system and demands for bitcoins. I’ve got others who are now starting to realize that everybody accessing their IP/sensitive docs internally maybe really isn’t a good thing and those emails from Mr. Nairbobi? Ya know, the ones that say you’re rich and can you please open this PDF as well […]
Sysorex Global Holdings Corp. to Announce 2014 Fiscal Year End Financial Results and Provide a Company Update on March 5, 2015
PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sysorex (NASDAQ:SYRX), a global leader in big data analytics and location-based mobile solutions, announced today that it will issue 2014 fiscal year end financial results for the period ended December 31, 2014 and provide an update on corporate developments following the market close on March 5, 2015.
Management will host a conference call on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at 4:30pm Eastern time to review financial results and corporate highlights. Following management’s formal remarks, there will be a question and answer session.
To listen to the conference call, interested parties within the U.S. should call 1-866-652-5200. International callers should call +1-412-317-6060. All callers should ask for the Sysorex Global Holdings Corp. conference call. The conference call will also be available through a live webcast at Sysorex.com.
A replay of the call will be available approximately one hour after the end of the call through April 6, 2015. The replay can be accessed via Sysorex’s website or by dialing 1-877-344-7529 (U.S.) or +1-412-317-0088 (international). The replay conference playback code is 10061604.
Through focused, custom technology solutions, Sysorex (NASDAQ:SYRX) provides cyber security, data analytics, cloud solutions, Mobile/BYOD solutions and strategic outsourcing to government and commercial clients in major industries around the world. From identifying security risks to helping clients realize value […]
PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sysorex (NASDAQ:SYRX), a global leader in big data analytics and location-based solutions, announced today that Nadir Ali, CEO, will present at the 27th Annual ROTH Conference on March 10, 2015 at 4:30pm Pacific time at The Ritz Carlton Hotel Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, CA. Mr. Ali will also be available for one-on-one meetings during the three-day conference. Additional details about the conference can be viewed at http://www.rothconference.com.
Through focused, custom technology solutions, Sysorex (NASDAQ:SYRX) provides cyber security, data analytics, cloud solutions, Mobile/BYOD solutions and strategic outsourcing to government and commercial clients in major industries around the world. From identifying security risks to helping clients realize value from their big data strategies, Sysorex has the experience, technology, partners, and agility to be your trusted IT partner. Visit Sysorex.com, follow @SysorexGlobal and Like us on Facebook.
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PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sysorex (NASDAQ:SYRX) (the “Company”), a global technology leader specializing in big data analytics and location-based mobile solutions for the private and public sectors, today announced a management change.
The Company has appointed Wendy Loundermon as its interim Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Loundermon replaces Will Frederick, who has resigned to pursue other interests, and management has begun the search for a permanent successor.
“We thank Will for his contributions during his time with the Company and wish him well,” said Nadir Ali, CEO of Sysorex.
Ms. Loundermon, age 44, comes to the position with over 20 years of financial experience. Ms. Loundermon joined the Company in 2002 and had been the CFO until October 2014. Prior to her re-appointment as Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Loundermon was serving as the Company’s Vice President of Finance and Secretary and continues to serve as President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of its Sysorex Government Services subsidiary. Ms. Loundermon is a CPA, and holds a Masters in Taxation and a B.S. in Accounting from George Mason University.
“Wendy is a veteran on our team since joining the Company in 2002 and was instrumental in our 2014 IPO on NASDAQ. Her previous Sysorex experience also includes our rapid expansion during 2011 through 2014, and I am confident that she will help […]
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Airpatrol CEO Cleve Adams to lead discussion at Data Privacy Day 2015