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Zynstra Hybrid IT Blog

Transforming Real Estate Branch IT Event Roundup

Posted by Ifan Kaldain on Mar 30, 2017 11:00:00 AM


Real Estate has been left relatively unscathed by the rapidly expanding advancement of disruptive tech, but the tables are beginning to change. New methods of construction, customization, virtual tours and maintenance sensors are fast approaching on the horizon, and have already raised the expectations of the average customer. As with other industries, such as retail, customers will come to expect a new level of convenience and service from property services, and those that do not adapt now may eventually cut themselves out of the market. Zynstrarecently held an event at the Gherkin in London, to discuss the main drives and effects of Proptech. Read on to get the highlights, or register for our catch-up webinar.

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Topics: Hybrid IT, IT for Retail, Multisite

What is Endless Aisle and Why is it Vital for Scaling in Retail?

Posted by Ifan Kaldain on Mar 10, 2017 12:49:01 PM


Endless Aisle is the answer to the omnichannel retail conundrum: consumers are shying away from the larger department stores, and yet they expect the smaller stores to have everything in stock. This could be attributed to the prominence of online shopping, however the instant gratification that online shoppers have become accustomed to has left the expectation that the smaller stores should have exactly what consumers are looking for, so they can walk in and get what they want now. Not next week, not next month; now.

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Topics: Hybrid IT, IT for Retail, Multisite

Transforming Retail & Hospitality Branch IT Event Roundup

Posted by Ifan Kaldain on Mar 3, 2017 10:59:34 AM

Storm Doris had been unleashed, and London was besieged by an aggressive bout of wind and rain. And yet, even the weather wouldn’t dissuade those representing a variety of retail and hospitality companies from joining us at the Gherkin. The eye-catching tower swayed from side to side, giving many the feeling of sea-sickness, but the attention of the attendees was drawn towards Miya Knights, from Planet Retail, and Roger Sowerbutts, from Zynstra. They provided key insights into the modern consumer's buying habits, how to provide them with a seamless omnichannel experience, and what IT systems you need to meet these demands. This post provides a roundup of what happened, for those who could not attend.

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Topics: Hybrid IT, IT for Retail, Multisite

[Lunch & Learn] Transforming Retail & Hospitality Branch IT: 23rd February at The Gherkin

Posted by Team Zynstra on Jan 6, 2017 9:20:08 AM

Join Miya Knights, from Planet Retail, and Zynstra for a free lunch & learn: Transforming Retail & Hospitality Branch IT at The Gherkin, London.

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Topics: Hybrid IT, Events, IT for Retail, Multisite, Omnichannel

New retail Omni-channel strategies cannot be supported by old in-store IT solutions

Posted by Team Zynstra on Oct 4, 2016 1:54:58 PM

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Omni-channel customers spend 3.5 times more than other shoppers, while 84% of customers believe that retailers should be doing more to integrate their online and offline channels.

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Topics: Hybrid IT, Retail, IT for Retail, White Paper, Omnichannel

[Breakfast Briefing] Managing Retail Branch & Office IT: What The Future Holds - 8th November

Posted by Team Zynstra on Sep 26, 2016 12:42:47 PM

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Join Retail Champion, Clare Rayner and Zynstra for a breakfast briefing Managing Retail Branch & Office IT: What the Future Holds where you have the opportunity to network with your peers, and join the discussion about the challenges faced by IT leaders who are tasked with managing a distributed IT network.

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Topics: Hybrid IT, Events, IT for Retail, Multisite