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Give the Gift of Connectivity with Cisco DNA for Retail

November 21, 2017

‘Tis the season for giving—and the madness that is Black Friday is just around the corner. If you’re anything like me, I will do pretty much anything and everything in my power to avoid a crowded mall if I can find it online.

I’ll admit it: shopping for friends, family, coworkers, pets (the list goes on) gets a bit overwhelming in the weeks leading up to the holidays, and it’s always a big sigh of relief once everyone’s finished. Then it’s onto the fun, relaxing stuff!

Settling for ‘good enough’ can sometimes seem like the fastest and easiest route, but when it comes to your network investment, is cutting corners really worth the risk? Just ask this Network Manager for a popular Toronto-based retailer:

Retailers like Brad need to ensure that providing customers the best experience possible is more critical than ever to an organization’s success…and reputation. Online is the new reality of commerce, and it goes alongside a mentality of “I-want-what-I-want-when-I-want-it”—so speed, time, and instant access to information and products is crucial to meet growing demands.

‘Always-On’: Companies with the strongest omnichannel strategies retain an average of 89% of their customers, as compared to 33% with weak or non-existent omnichannel plays.

Let Cisco DNA be your foundation for digital transformation. It helps speed and simplify networks, while reducing operational costs through automation, analytics, and security so you can focus more on growing the business, and less on troubleshooting. Imagine being able to…

• Seamlessly manage the unprecedented amount of devices and traffic to deliver services faster,
• Offer rich, personalized experiences for your shoppers that comes from understanding their preferences,
• Empower your associates to be customer-first, while decreasing labour costs,
• Improve scale and flexibility, while reducing TCO and providing deeper insights

Don’t be a Brad. It’s time to rethink retail, and innovation starts with a network that’s constantly learning. Constantly adapting. Constantly protecting. This is the new era of networking.

Happy shopping! (with precisely T-minus 34d left ’til Christmas.)

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