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Empowering Modern Retail Series: Part 1

The retail industry is in a period of unprecedented change - discover secrets to empowering your retail business in this webcast series:

Part 1 - Identify Sales Priorities and Discover Opportunities Quickly in Retail: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/14265/206275
Part 2 - Keeping Information Secure While Being Productive in Retail: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/14265/206277
Part 3 - Quickly Analyzing Complex Data in Retail: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/14265/206279
Part 4 - Accessing, Completing and Sharing Work Anywhere in Retail: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/14265/206281
Part 5 - Empowering Modern Retail Teams: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/14265/206283
Recorded May 13 2016 12 mins
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