If your business's processes cover everything from maintaining data consistency to creating and keeping sales reports, you know how challenging data management can be. An integrated business solution can streamline operations across departments, but this kind of system may sound too complicated to deal with on a daily basis, especially in a fast-paced retail environment. New data integration technology can manage some processes automatically, making these systems simpler and more user-friendly -- not to mention profitable in the long run.
by Dr Will @ Iconic
Today, we’ll lay down the groundwork for a new blog series that will pinpoint various areas of your country club operation to streamline with technology. Instead of giving pure advice, however, we’ll begin with a few questions to help you discover any weak spots (or “pinch points” as we’d like to call them) in your assessment, and guide your search for the answer after each question.
Are you enjoying some success attracting customers to your establishment? Good. You’ll need these cost-effective tips to succeed even more in a world of fast-evolving technology.
In honor of our nation’s veterans who have most likely shot at least one automatic weapon about several hundred times on average protecting our Second Amendment rights (among the others specified in the Bill of Rights which we are so fortunate to possess), we will be exposing a few well-known arms for your brief consideration.
Before continuing our discussion of Taiichi Ohno's concept of muda as applied to the country club, there's one simple, but important distinction I want to make. Identifying an activity as waste does not always mean that activity should be eliminated or reduced. Every operation has to carefully distinguish between waste that is strictly waste and waste that is necessary auxiliary work, even if it doesn't directly add value. In the case of a country club, a certain amount of excess has to be sustained in order to keep up the aura of extravagance which is so essential to the members' experience. No matter how nice and well-kept everything is, a country club that doesn't maintain this aura is just a golf course with amenities.
No Apple follower who had been paying close attention to rumors rolling around August ahead of the traditional September release of the iPhone’s newest form factor could have seen a second, colorful, plastic-bordered sibling coming. Ever since the passing of Steve Jobs, however, its stock price hasn’t been the only variable in flux. As its established smartphone settled into a new tier with a first-of-its-kind 64-bit A7 processing chip, Apple aimed to bring in a new class of customers conscious about the 5S’s price by introducing a new line of “economy” iPhones. So far, it’s not clear that the 5C is being adopted as quickly as Apple anticipated. According to an analysis by Localytics, an analytics and marketing platform firm, the 5S is outselling the 5C in the 8 countries the two were released in.
Today's Tech Tuesday post will focus on how retailers can increase sales through inventory control methods. We'll be looking at an article by Rosemary Peavler for some of these methods.
Today's post on inventory management is taken from an article posted on Small Business. The article focuses mainly on inventory management for retail clothing stores, but the tips and practices outlined in the article can easily be adapted to any retail environment.
Last time we looked at some of the cast of characters in hackerdom and their motivations. This time we want to look at how they can attack you and what you can do to make yourself less of a target.