Association for Retail Technology Standards Hosts 10th Annual Pavilion During NRF’s BIG Show
Washington, January 5, 2010 – The latest and greatest in retail technology platforms and information on how retailers can leverage them to increase sales and profits will be featured front and center at the 10th ARTS Pavilion (booth 2037) during the National Retail Federation’s 99th Annual Convention and EXPO, January 10-13, 2010 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.
As IT is called upon to expand its presence into all facets of retail, the ability to support the opening of new sales channels, managing customer relationships and controlling inventory with accuracy, flexibility and security of applications and operations, becomes a critical business success factor. New technologies such as Cloud Computing, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and mobile brings all this and more into the realm of the affordable for retailers.
The Pavilion’s “Meet the Experts” discussion series offers an informal setting in which to ask questions and learn from experienced retailers such as Big Lots, BJ’s Wholesale Clubs, El Corte Inglés, Lowe’s Companies, Sonic Drive In and Peek…Aren’t You Curious.
In addition, Pavilion visitors may review the new ARTS Cloud Computing whitepaper, with all the information necessary to evaluate and implement this new method for delivery of IT services and preview the Mobile in Retail whitepaper now in development.
Visitors to this year’s Pavilion can:
Discuss Cloud Computing with experts from IBM and Microsoft
Learn about mobile technology already in place in Europe through demos by CellPoint Mobile
Find out how Digital Receipts can help manage customer information in a demo from Third Solutions
See Verizon Business’s vision for the future of mobile in retail
Review a Business Intelligence application that Profitbase built on ARTS standards
Explore a full function Merchandise Processing solution that imbeds the ARTS Data Model from ibs Soft Solutions
Disuss the PLM application from New Generation Computing (NGC) and the future impact of new ARTS standards
Learn how end-to-end encryption and secure scan can protect data from MagTek
Hear from Epson and Bizerba how the ARTS UnifiedPOS standard bridges the gap between hardware and innovative applications operating in a SOA architecture
Learn features of ARTS Data Model 6.01 from new data tools provider Embarcadero
Click here for more information about ARTS Pavilion.
ARTS, a division of the National Retail Federation, is an international membership organization dedicated to reducing the costs of technology through standards. Since 1993, ARTS has been delivering application standards and technology whitepapers exclusively to the retail industry. ARTS has four standards: The Standard Relational Data Model, UnifiedPOS, ARTS-XML and the Standard RFPs. Membership is open to all members of the international technology community — retailers from all industry segments, application developers and hardware companies. www.nrf-arts.org.
The National Retail Federation is the world's largest retail trade association, with membership that comprises all retail formats and channels of distribution including department, specialty, discount, catalog, Internet, independent stores, chain restaurants, drug stores and grocery stores as well as the industry's key trading partners of retail goods and services. NRF represents an industry with more than 1.6 million U.S. retail establishments, more than 24 million employees - about one in five American workers - and 2008 sales of $4.6 trillion. As the industry umbrella group, NRF also represents more than 100 state, national and international retail associations. www.nrf.com.