August RTG Newsletter

From the Principal’s Office Much has happened in the industry since our May Newsletter.  We decided to discuss a topic near and dear to many retailers; Omni-channel retailing from the systems perspective.  Many retailers, retail publications and CIOs talk about Omni-channel retailing as a necessity.  Omni-channel Systems simply provide the customer a consistent brand experience […]

May 2017 Newsletter

From the Principal’s Office Well, our beloved industry has been undergoing a lot churn and turmoil in the three months since the last newsletter.  This month we open with a commentary on technology, what’s appropriate, what’s out there pushing the envelope. And then there is the good, the bad, and the ugly of what is […]

RTG Newsletter November

RTG Newsletter Published quarterly by The Retail Technology Group November, 2016   From the Principal’s Office Didn’t notice this before but who gains the most from big eCommerce sales during the traditional holiday shopping season?  The delivery companies!  They get the business on the way out and on the way back!  It is an interesting […]

RTG August Newsletter

RTG Newsletter                                   Published quarterly by The Retail Technology Group                                   August, 2016   From the Principal’s Office In this issue, we offer a mixed bag of interesting tidbits going on in our industry.  Please enjoy this light reading. Bob Amster […]

RTG May Newsletter

From the Principal’s Office Doing something a little different this issue.  We are listing some products and trends that look interesting and poking fun at some other things. Bob Amster – Principal, RTG What are we seeing? Serious notes There are sufficient bankruptcy and threatening-to-fold events to give us pause.  To wit, Pac Sun filed […]

RFID as electronic article surveillance (EAS)?

By Philip Lassner – Overheer Systems, division of ITL In this brief whitepaper, we highlight the benefits of RFID as an effective EAS (Electronic Article surveillance) device/technology. The traditional EAS model is ‘dumb’. In a traditional EAS security model, a security tag is affixed to an item. The item is authorized to leave the store […]

SaaS and Business Continuity

From the Principal’s Office In this issue we take a look at software as a service (SaaS) from the perspective of the SaaS software delivery architecture as an enabler to business continuity in the event of a shutdown of operations at a business corporate headquarters. Bob Amster – Principal, RTG   SaaS and Business Continuity […]

Do you speak English well?

From the Principal’s Office In this issue we take a look at the future role, and longevity of the traditional CIO, and at the proper use of the English language (Amster’s pet peeve). Is there a future for the CIO? In discussing the current trends in information systems and technology, one of our very senior […]

A Mish-Mosh of Things

From the Principal’s Office This is the first Newsletter of the new year!  It will be an interesting year, indeed.  Enjoy and let us know what you are thinking, send us your comments. Bob Amster – Principal, RTG Well, we were at the NRF Conference and met old and new friends saw some new things […]

Item-level RFID Is Not Dead, It Is Essential

From the Principal’s Office This is our last newsletter before Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas, Chanukah, New Year, my birthday, and the NRF Conference.  To all our clients, friends, colleagues, we extend our wishes for a prosperous holiday season.  We’ll see many of you at the Jacob Javitz Center in New York in January. […]