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SAP introduces service that lets retailers gather mobile data from customers physically in stores

Software giant SAP announced Thursday its SAP Digital Consumer Insight service that allows retailers to use customers' mobile data within the store to find out age and gender information and even where the shopper is coming from.

ProximiTel demos more than 7 million data points on customer behaviors, iBeacon tie-in, and other features at CES

ProximiTel, a backend system for hotels and retail businesses that  launched last June, is showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week. The big data platform provides over 7 million data points of consumers' demographics, hobbies, interests, and non-personally identifiable information, and allows clients to use iBeacon tech and mobile-pushed personalized ads. Its focus is on instant awareness, understanding of and responding to hotel and retail patrons and passersby.

PCI DSS delays plan to switch to secure TLS

The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council announced last week that it will delay the deadline for merchants to migrate from secure sockets layer encryption to transport layer security until June 2018.

Taggalo launches all-in-one video, Wi-Fi and Beacon product to digitize physical stores

Brick-and-mortar stores have long been behind online stores in the ability to gather and analyze data on shoppers. Physical stores have tried to even the score with a patchwork of technologies ranging from in-store cameras to tracking consumer phones. Now Taggalo has announced an all-in-one product that uses video, Wi-Fi and Beacon to more easily digitize the entire physical store.

Commercial, industrial use of IoT to fuel tripling of devices by 2020, says Juniper

The commercial, industrial and public services sectors are expected to fuel growth in the Internet of Things, with the number of IoT connected devices forecast by Juniper Research tripling to 38 billion units by 2020.

JDA beefs up mobile capabilities of its store operations platform for retail managers

JDA – a provider of cloud-based retail and supply chain planning and management products – announced Tuesday improved mobile capabilities for JDA Store Operations platform for retail managers.

What retail CIOs need: Predictive analytics

Mobile data is huge because of the rise in useage, leaving CIOs with a wealth of information they can use to help better understand customers and increase sales. Here are some of the benefits of predictive analytics taken from mobile data.

Target's transformation roadmap makes mobile the front door

Target has embarked on a multi-faceted transformation to grow business and CEO Brian Cornell has declared mobile "the front door."

Wearables in the Workplace: Workers worry about security, but see productivity benefits

Workers are concerned about the security and privacy implications of wearables, but think that they will make them more efficient and productive at work, according to a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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The top news stories for Sept. 17, 2014.