On Thursday we hosted December’s tweet chat on biometric technology where we welcomed Dan Jablons (@danjab) from Retail Smart Guys to talk about technology in retail. We touched on several topics including:
1. The importance of leveraging POS systems to maximize profits
2. Securing a POS system for PCI compliance
3. Mobile strategies to take advantage of this growing market for goods and services
4. Using technology to better manage inventory
5. The validity of using biometrics for employee ID to lower shrink and raise accountability
Dan shared a lot of good insight on these topics and also provided some helpful links to articles and resources that retailers can reference to understand more about each topic and optimize their environment for maximum profits. On biometrics, Dan is a staunch supporter of using biometric employee identification at point of sale saying that it “removes all confusion and secures sales” adding that “…it stops managers from wasting time finding out who did what.” He even went as far as to say that “…biometrics stops fraud.” He’s right – there really is no other identification technology that allows retailers to tell without a shadow of a doubt which employee is behind a transaction.
January’s biometric tweet chat will center on public safety where we will invite a security expert in as our guest and discuss how the use of biometric technology has grown in this sector, its value & performance and what we can expect to see in the future. Save the date — the next chat is scheduled for January the 5th, 2012 from 11 a.m. EST – 12 p.m. If you have any suggestions for tweet chat topic ideas please email me at: email@example.com
We welcome everyone to the chat and look forward to seeing you next month!