How to Securely Backup and Store Your Retail Files

Securely Backup and Store Your Retail Files

Retail files need to be stored and backed up securely. They help engineer retail marketing campaigns around actionable insights. Files that contain data on past purchases, social media responses, customer location and more can all help with these objectives. But there is more to your retail data than just messaging.

The information you collect can also improve the efficiency of your supply chain and core operations. It helps you optimize retail pricing and staff scheduling, for example. Safely storing and backing up retail files ensures that you are compliant with federal and state regulations. It also enables the careful analysis of data that can assist you in every area of your retail operation. From competitor sales alerts to fraud prevention, this data is invaluable. It is essential that you know how to securely backup and store all of your retail files for these reasons.

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Retail File Archiving: A Cost Effective Alternative to Traditional Data Storage

Retail File Archiving

Your retail business has always relied on data, but not like it does today. The amount of information that you rely on for your day-to-day business operations has exploded. This drives your business (and can cost a fortune)!

With so much retail data now at hand, you can no longer rely on slow, unwieldy, and expensive traditional data storage. Your best alternative is cost effective retail file archiving.

Here’s how retail file archiving can save on costs and performance slow-downs.

The Disadvantages of Legacy Archiving

The old method of traditional tape-based archiving may have made sense once, but not any longer. Though it may be relatively inexpensive to send your archive tapes to off-site storage, retrieval is time consuming. It requires that you maintain the original equipment and applications that created the tapes in order to restore data. There is a risk of the media itself losing its integrity as a result of age.

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How to Maintain Retail Productivity to Effectively Compete

Retail Productivity

How to Maintain Retail Productivity to Effectively Compete

Retailers have the same end goal as any other business – to make money. But the retail environment is different. Your business model requires a greater emphasis on productivity. Your mission is to maximize sales while minimizing investments in inventory, space, people, and time. The best way to do that is to increase your retail operation’s efficiency.

Though there is much to be said about inventory management, effective utilization of space, and the impact of mobile applications on sales, technology is what drives productivity most today. A technologically savvy staff that is well-trained and fairly compensated is a retailer’s most valuable asset.

Here are some tips on how focusing on employee enablement and advocacy can boost retail productivity and help you beat the competition.

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