If your business operates in the retail sector, you're probably well aware of how comprehensive IT solutions make up a significant portion of your daily operations. With the competitive nature of retail, it seems that top-performing business entities are changing the landscape of how customers purchase products/services in an ever-expanding market that demands adaptability.

At Ideal Networks, we understand the importance of evolving your IT solutions to stay ahead of the game--and ahead of the competition. Our individually-crafted IT solutions help your organization stay ahead of the curve in an agile environment by providing a myriad of services, including:

  • the customer experience
  • eCommerce solutions
  • administrative operations
  • advanced inventory management
  • mobile and wireless solutions
  • compliance (i.e. PCI-DSS, SOX, HIPAA)
  • and more

At Ideal Networks, we understand the particular IT needs that retail businesses demand to run an optimized organization, no matter what products or services you offer. In response, we've created tailor-made retail managed solutions that guarantee that your organization is functioning with the latest technology and best practices in the retail sector.

Before we cover how Ideal Networks can provide a multitude of IT solutions and create a comprehensive environment that meets today's retail requirements, let's take a look at the general overview of IT and retail in today's technological environment.

Quick Stats About Retail IT

  • According to the Thales Data Report in 2019, 95% of retail organizations in the United States will use sensitive data in an advanced technology environment (ex. big data, IoT) this year. With the completed digital transformation in retail, there are increased risks in handling customer data. In fact, 3/4 of all U.S. retailers have experienced a data breach in the past year.
  • According to the 2016 KPMG Consumer Loss Barometer, almost 1 in5 consumer said they would stop shopping at a retailer that had been a victim of a cybersecurity hack--even if the company took active measures afterwards to fix the problem.
  • Across all industries, retail businesses are reported to be the most susceptible to social engineering attacks, including baiting, phishing and vishing. (source: Security Scorecard 2018)
  • Cybersecurity remains a weak point for retailers, with16% of companies tallying more than $1 million in losses, due to POS breaches,DDoS (denial-of-service) attacks, and ransomware responsible as tactics among cyber criminals. (Source: OrderDynamics)

Benefits of Managed IT Solutions from Ideal Networks

Ideal Networks helps businesses in managing the digital transformation for the retail industry. From improving the shopping experience to optimizing your company’s overall technology performance, it is our mission to ensure that company can conduct business, engage customers, and maximize network uptime across your entire IT infrastructure.

Installation and Deployment for Retail Businesses

At IdealNetworks, we know that transforming your stores can be an overwhelming task, which is why we offer managed IT deployment services to coordinate the launch of new technologies, open new stores and revenue streams, and decommission old technologies with minimal disruption. This includes such measures as cash register integration, updating Bookkeeping/Accounting software, installing reliable alarm systems and CCTV systems.

IT Management Services

With the big data, cloud computing, and IoT becoming mandatory for retail businesses to stay competitive, Ideal Networks provides managed IT solutions (in-house and remote) to ensure that your day-to-day operations are working efficiently and without interruption 24/7.

Retail IT Security

Based on the above statistics, retail businesses must pay particular attention to cyber security across every facet of their organization. At Ideal Networks, we provide security solutions across Point-of-Sale (POS) systems, implement endpoint protection via encryption methods, bolster IoT security, assess the security of cloud-based networks, automate data backups, monitor network activity, and more to provide comprehensive security across your entire organization

Inventory Management and Shrink Reduction

Considering that inventory shrinkage costs the retail industry in the United States a staggering $48.9 billion per year, advanced IT solutions are needed to provide secure environment to combat this problem. That’s why Ideal Networks employs Advanced Inventory Management through helping businesses install state-of-the-art IT networking solutions, including video surveillance, access control, IoT-based solutions, and intrusion technology that allows your business to protect its assets and provide customers with competitive prices for your goods.

Retail IT Wireless and Mobility

With more and more customers relying on your stores in-house wireless network, today’s retailers need to take advantage of mobility and mobile operations within stores to drive operational efficiency, satisfy customers, optimize employee productivity, and increase profit margins. Wireless connectivity and mobile technologies from Ideal Networks can be sure that the latest technology guarantees these benefits and more.

Retail IT Compliance

To avoid compromising data from customers, staff, and company-based assets--as well as avoid fines and litigation--companies must ensure compliance with a number of industry-wide standards in the UnitedStates, including PCICompliance (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard), SOXCompliance (based off the Sarbanes-Oxley Act), and HIPAA (Health InsurancePortability and Accountability Act, for retail pharmacies). For companies that operate worldwide, retailers must also comply with GDPR, Korea’s PIPA andJapan’s APPI. By working with Ideal Networks, we ensure that your company is compliant and operating in-line with these regulations.

Retail IT Business Analytics

With the rise of Big Data, retail IT business analytics are essential for high-performing businesses. That’s why we provide secure and scalable analytic solutions that offers retailers the visibility into customer insights with real-time analytics, key performance metrics, and data reporting.By teaming with Industry Networks, your organization can use these powerful insights to make informed decisions and provide better operational decisions across your entire operation.

Contact Ideal Networks Today

If your retail business is ready to implement the best IT solutions and maximize its profits, contact Ideal Networks today. We offer a wide-variety of services in retail that meets and exceeds the needs for optimally-performing organizations, all in a cost-effective solution that can be tailored to any budget. Free retail network assessments are available to help determine how your business can take its networks and IT-based operations to the next level.

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