PERSPECTIVES

What will drive retail in 2023?

What will drive retail in 2023?

Analysis

What will drive retail in 2023?

January 14, 2023  |  BY

Agnostic Networks will never be mistaken for an economic think tank. We’re experts in technology, not dollars and cents. That said, the state of the economy is critical to how we advise our clients about which technology to deploy. And for the retail sector in particular, 2023 will be shaped by the current, unpredictable economic outlook. Retailers are recovering from the pandemic-induced shake-up that changed how they sell – and how customers shop. Inflation continues…  MORE

SHARE THIS

The pandemic ignited the remote work revolution, providing office employees with new levels of flexibility in their schedules. But with that flexibility came scrutiny from management: How much are they really working? Thus the growing trend of companies implementing software than monitors keystrokes and mouse movement to track worker productivity. Typically those being monitored sit in marketing, finance, sales, operations, and other key departments. Interestingly, the folks responsible for installing and maintaining the monitoring systems…  MORE

SHARE THIS

When you work in the telecommunications and technology industry for over two decades (like we have), you can forget that what you do impacts essentially every part of society. For example, we’re responsible for a large amount of energy use and carbon emissions. But with that awareness, we can take action when it comes to sustainability and the increasing drive for a net zero future. Indeed, the telecommunications industry is critical for promoting a sustainable…  MORE

SHARE THIS

The COVID 19 pandemic changed society in ways we couldn’t have expected. We have new hobbies, we spend more time with our families, we order take-out more often, and millions of us now work from home. “The Great Resignation” also caught us off-guard. That’s when thousands and thousands of people walked away from their jobs, leaving employers scrambling to find replacements – and often failing at the task. Now retail, hospitality, and transportation companies –…  MORE

SHARE THIS

Not so long ago, environmental legislation and pressure from activists forced the business community to be more sustainable in their operations. But companies no longer have to be pushed to do the right thing. Whether it’s due to genuine environmental concerns or simply to create positive public perception, enterprises are now proactively contributing to making a cleaner planet for everyone. Much of these efforts come from the IT department, who are part of the organization’s…  MORE

SHARE THIS

It’s no secret that today’s CIOs have to bring a wider array of expertise to the table than they did in the past. No longer can their days be merely focused on networks, databases, software upgrades, connectivity and troubleshooting. In 2022, the CIO must have a business perspective for everything they do. They have to be business leaders. While the goal is clear, the path to get there isn’t so obvious. How do tech executives…  MORE

SHARE THIS

Anyone who’s purchased enterprise software understands the potential rewards and risks involved in the decision. On one hand you’re hoping your choice delivers what’s been promised: More efficiency, higher productivity, increased cost savings. One the other hand, in the back of your mind, no matter how confident you may feel in the choice, you wonder if it might end up to be a complete financial and business disaster. We never like to bring up the…  MORE

SHARE THIS

If there’s one thing most people can agree on, it’s how uncontrollable forces can affect our lives and jobs. And probably no one understands this phenomenon better than today’s CIOs. The remote work revolution, combined with strides in digital transformation, has altered what goes to the top of a CIO’s to-do list. Whereas the CIO’s main priority used to be the implementation and maintenance of IT solutions, they now must focus primarily on innovation across…  MORE

SHARE THIS