M&T Bank Corporation

M&T Bank turns to HughesON™ managed network services to ensure business continuity and 24/7 customer care at its branches and ATM locations.

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Sponsor: Hughes




The Gift of Wow – Preparing Your Store for the Holiday Season

Today’s consumer expects a flawless shopping experience. So how do you wow a customer that already has soaring expectations? Here are three steps to prepare your business for this season’s holiday shopper, and beyond.

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Sponsor: NetSuite, Inc.




Analyst View: Managed SD-WAN – Delivering a Better Experience for Highly Distributed Organizations

Delivering a Better Experience for Highly Distributed Organizations

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Sponsor: Hughes


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How brick-and-mortar retailers can benefit from shoppers' e-commerce habits

Growth in e-commerce does not mean the death of bricks-and-mortar retail. Yet, that doesn't mean brick-and-mortar retailers can ignore the impact of e-commerce on the way consumers shop.

Picturing a more dynamic approach to digital back-to-school sales

Imgix CEO Chris Zacharias explains why retailers need to carefully consider the use and editing of images to improve the user experience and why beleaguered back-to-school shoppers will be thankful.

Avoiding a sticky customer experience: Webinar explains why retailers must pay attention to product labels

Sometimes it's the simplest things that can prompt a consumer to jump from one retailer or brand to another. One example is the annoying, frustrating product label experience.

Why protecting data is key in retail customer experience

Tim Critchley, Semafone CEO, explains why retailers, to protect customers' most sensitive data and their brand reputation, must step up data security efforts or risk losing customer trust, patronage and business.

Change management includes your people, too

Andy Huynh, CTO at BTM Global, explains why change management must not only be a core part of a technology implementation plan and is much more than just dictating the steps of a project. Rather, it's facilitating the journey from which you'll emerge better and stronger.

Be a marketing valedictorian: 5 tips to prepare for back-to-school season

Erika Jolly Brookes, CMO at Springbot, maps out the steps an online retailer should take to capture the committed and uncommitted online shopper for back-to-school shopping.

Look through the ‘motivational lens’ to better understand and influence customers

ICX Association Managing Director Christopher Hall provides scope on the traditional approaches and tactics of retail that continue to march toward commoditization and why it's time to have to look beyond brand and product stories to define shopping motivations.

Reimagining the power of your brand

Aimee Becker, VP of strategic services for Daymon, talks about the retail climate and the fact that not all the news is bad. What many may be surprised to learn is that leveraging brand power is making the difference for retailers and brands getting it right.

How to create a more balanced content diet

Coherent Path President and CEO James Glover maps out why marketers need to move away from serving up the same email campaigns and a reliance on heavy discounting to promote products. Marketers need to prioritize what customers are invested in and build a balanced email content "diet" for each consumer.

How Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods will disrupt the retail landscape

Sethuraman Janardhanan, practice head and client partner, big data analytics, at Happiest Minds Technologies, explores the multiple synergies that have made the Amazon-Whole Foods acquisition the most notable one in retail and one which holds power to redefine many existing models.

Solving the mystery of the non-buying consumer

Dan Chester, VP and retail practice leader at ForeSee, explains why it's more important than ever for retailers to improve conversion metrics.

As back-to-school looms: What retailers need to know to be ready year-round

Velocity Worldwide CEO Enda McShane explains why retailers must be conscious of the need to have actionable insights into who customers are, why they shop, and how best to connect with them. The failure to fully understand their own consumers, he says, leads marketers to lose valuable business and potential purchases.

Chris Petersen: Forget the 4Ps … 4Cs are not enough … the new 4Es of retail

Chris Petersen explains how and why raditional retail has transformed from product-centric to people-based.

Why store associates must play a critical role in customer experience

Consumers crave human interaction and the store associate represents a retailer's front line in delivering a rewarding and compelling customer experience. Yet retailers aren't giving the role needed attention and support, and that's not a good thing in today's competitive retail environment.

Kagan: How Amazon is transforming retail

As long as Amazon lets users continue to shop as they are used to, and adds a new way of thinking to the mix, Jeff Kagan believes the Whole Foods experiment could be successful.

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