Modern-day retailers know that the most effective way of storing customer data is through the cloud. Still, the process of migrating data over from on-premises computing infrastructure, and transforming raw data into rich customer insights, can be complex and time-consuming.
With businesses focusing on mirroring digital retail by personalising and removing friction from their customer experiences, cloud can be the key to crafting more tailored shopping journeys through rich insights extracted from data.
of people prefer retailers to personalise the shopping experience to each individual
The market for cloud computing in retail grew from $27 billion in 2022 to $31 billion in 2023
60% of retailers believe that AI will bring more efficiency in the supply chain
THE JOURNEY TO THE RETAIL CLOUD
THE NEED FOR FLEXIBILITY
Any systems used to store retail data must be able to flex to suit the organisation’s needs, including changes in bandwidth as supply and demand shifts, and evolving access controls. Cloud systems should also be able to keep retailers in compliance with standards like the PCI DSS.
While many retailers are aware that cloud migration is the simpler and most effective option for their business, many are put off by initial costs, perceived complexity, and the security risks that may arise from storing data in the cloud.
USING DATA EFFECTIVELY
Retailers also need to be able to take customer data and transform it into actionable business insights, allowing them to personalise each journey to purchase. And they need to be able to make these changes as quickly as possible to react to trends as they emerge.
HOW WE HELP
EXPLORE OUR SOLUTIONS & SERVICES
THE CDW DIFFERENCE
Our deep knowledge of both the retail and technology sectors allows CDW to tailor cloud solutions to each business’ unique requirements, with our industry leading hybrid and multi-cloud architects empowering retailers with cloud-native best practices. We are vendor-agnostic and highly consultative, with solutions offered to over 170 countries.
The CDW team have invaluable experience converting consumer data into insights you can action immediately, offering full-service cloud implementation. By reducing long-term costs and enabling accelerated innovation, CDW can guide your retail business into a cloud-first future.
360 DEGREES OF EXPERTISE
Our highly accredited teams work sideby-side with our Retail Partner Community covering everything from project planning to technical support.
24/7 multilingual ServiceDesk support staffed by over 350 professionals, with over 100 field engineers and a Service Operations Centre.
NATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTRE
Delivery to 98% of UK within 4.5 hours via 120,000sqft facility, shipping over 3.5 million items to over 170 countries each year.
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Stay ahead of the competition and drive success in your retail business by leveraging our deep industry knowledge and innovative technologies. By reducing long-term costs and enabling accelerated innovation, CDW can guide your retail business into a cloud-first future.
Contact us today to explore how our retail IT solutions can transform your business and keep you at the forefront of the ever-evolving retail landscape. Don't miss out on the latest advancements – connect with our team now and embark on a journey towards retail excellence.