The modern retailer is more connected than ever. Driven by the need for digital signage and synchronised messaging across multiple locations, many retailers are re-evaluating their site bandwidth requirements. Broadband lines are being replaced by high-speed Ethernet-based MPLS networks that are used to carry all voice, video and data traffic. Overnight batch transfers are now too slow; real-time interaction is now the norm. Rather than pay for expensive “hub and spoke” leased line configurations, retailers are using Six Degrees Group’s connectivity portfolio to enable IP-VPNs to link head office with branches and to bring home or mobile based regional management into the fold seamlessly.
The idea of “clicks and mortar” seems almost clichéd today, yet many small and mid-sized retailers are struggling to replicate their high street footprint online. At Six Degrees Group, we use our platforms to manage e-commerce for retail customers. This saves the expense of building a web-hosting environment and we can handle all compliance issues (such as PCI) on your behalf. Contact us for more information about how we’re helping retailers to cope with the challenges of the Internet Age.