Black Friday kicks off the peak-selling season each year. For the 2014 peak season, the National Retail Federation (NRF) reported a 4.1% increase over 2013 to $616.1 billion for retail sales. These sales results were welcome news to the retail industry. For the 2015 peak-selling season NRF predicts 5% uplift from 2014.
Is your network ready for the 2015 peak-selling season?
Join our webinar on June 17th, 2015 at 8:30am PDT/11:30am EDT to learn how to maximize your network infrastructure and management operations to get the most out of the 2015 season.
Attendee will learn how:
•WiFi can offer greater control of the customer experience
•4G LTE failover can keep your network’s busiest days of the year running (because uptime is money)
•Implementing instant networks and new marketing strategies can enable maximum revenue
•Cloud-managed networks reduce costs, complexity and enable PCI Compliance
•Best-in-breed security applications and best practices can keep your networks safe from data breaches.
NRF 16 attracted over 33,000 attendees and focused on retail technology, trends, and areas of focus for the coming fiscal year. Hortonworks and Microsoft were visible booth presences, hosting large volumes of visitors. Together, the partnership is uniquely qualified to accelerate retail data collection and management.
Join Hortonworks VP of Industry Solutions, Eric Thorsen, and Microsoft’s Retail Industry Solutions Director, Shish Shridhar, to learn how Data-Centric Retail Trends can impact your business and how Hadoop can help you gain actionable insight from your data. Understand how your peers are using data to drive new levels of customer centricity, real-time inventory predictions, and personalized marketing. Learn about how consumer goods companies are using Hadoop to gain insight from demand signals and analyze data flow.
"As much as 41% of sales during Thanksgiving weekend take place online, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). In fact, online holiday sales generated $78.7 billion in revenue in 2013, and showed yearly increases of 15%.
For retailers, that means you need to do all you can to ensure your web site is available, high-performing, and able to handle peak capacity However, not all traffic is the kind your business desires. During the 2013 holiday season retailers saw a 5x increase in Black Friday attack traffic compared to the beginning of November, and malicious traffic is only expected to increase in the coming retail season.
To learn how to overcome the challenges of the upcoming holiday season, sign up for this webinar today!
During this event, attendees will receive the following strategic insights, tips and tactics:
• Best practices for scaling to meet peak demand;
• How to tackle the complexities of delivering high-quality user experiences across different networks; and
• Strategies that offer scalable protection without compromising performance.