Everyone seems to agree that the deployment of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology will result in a massive explosion of data. This, of course, brings up an important question: How are organizations going to solve the analysis challenges presented by the deluge of data flowing from manufacturing, point-of-sale (POS), distribution, and inventory management systems by way of RFID tags?
Electronic catalogues, or e-catalogues, are an essential tool for driving costs down and improving the efficiency of Canadian retailers and their trading partners, according to a report in May produced by the Retail Council of Canada, IBM Business Consulting Services (Canada) and Industry Canada.
Business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce network operator Global eXchange Services Inc. (GXS) is joining with UCCnet to provide its trading partners with the ability to synchronize product data, which it says will save its partners money and speed their time to market.
An Ipsos-Reid poll of 1,000 randomly selected adult Canadians conducted on behalf of NCR Corporation has revealed that 64 per cent are likely to shop at stores with in-store self-service technology that allows them to conduct transactions, or obtain product information and service without the assistance of a store employee.