NRF 2023 Recap: The Next Generation Retail Experience

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No commercial sector has the power to radically change our communities like retail. The 113th annual convention of the National Retail Federation, NRF 2023: Retail’s Big Show, packed in over 175 sessions, more than 350 speakers, and 1,000 exhibitors during the three-day event. In collaboration with Google Cloud, Woolpert Digital Innovations discovered new inspiration, new […]

New Google Maps Platform Address Validation API Brings Clarity

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Google Maps Platform has been used by companies for years to solve many location-based challenges. One particular application of Google Maps Platform has been validating street addresses. Retailers rely on accurate addresses to ensure their customers’ purchases reach the correct destinations. Shipping companies want to deliver packages efficiently. And organizations that correspond via traditional mail […]

Recapping FinTech’s Biggest Event: Money 20/20 Key Takeaways

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Money 20/20 has been shaping the future of fintech for a decade now, with thousands of leading companies, high-profile speakers and dynamic event experiences. The Woolpert Digital Innovations team was among those who attended Money 20/20 in Las Vegas.  During the event, a great deal of emphasis was placed on digital payments, cybersecurity and fraud […]

Embracing the Voice of the Customer to Create Proactive Business Practices

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As a Google Premier Partner, our job is to provide solutions for our customers. We support their cloud and location-based service needs, help them maximize their investment across the major Google platforms, and empower them to overcome challenges like growth, scaling, improving efficiencies and keeping costs under control. To ensure we are optimally serving our […]

Food on Demand Conference Conveys Hunger for Location-Based, Digital Technologies

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1P, 3P, DSP, drone delivery, ghost kitchens and autonomous robots delivering food on the campus of The Ohio State University… this is just a sample of the terms and conversations heard above the din of networking restaurant owners, franchisees and technology providers at the recent Food on Demand Conference in Las Vegas. (These terms apply […]

Google Maps and the Traveling Salesman Problem

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Known and loved as the de facto standard for finding directions from point A to point B, the Google Maps Platform Directions API can do so much more than just find simple directions. It also can tackle what’s known as the traveling salesman problem (TSP)—the need to determine the most cost-efficient route across multiple destinations. […]

How GeoAwareness Optimizes Customer Pickup Service

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we shop. With mandated stay-at-home orders and generalized concern for exposure to the virus, consumers have increasingly turned to self-service models to buy food, household goods and all sorts of other products. Restaurants and retailers, many of whom are traditionally dine-in/shop-in-store establishments, have been scrambling to meet the […]

10 Google Workspace Tips to Work With Remote Teams

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1. Hold video meetings and remote events with team members. If you work on a team that’s spread across the globe, Google Meet lets you stay connected from anywhere in the world, at any time—all from a computer or mobile device. Join a video meeting to brainstorm ideas, work on team projects, hold virtual events […]

Google Workspace: Innovation Times Three

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Innovation, by definition, is “a new idea, method or device.” In short, innovation means change—and not just any change, but a change for the better. The new Google Workspace is innovation times three. With the introduction of Google Workspace this month, three distinct areas of innovation stand out: new branding, new features and new pricing plans. And […]

Lock It Up: Protecting Your Cloud Network

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Several large-scale trends are shaping the modern IT workplace. Today’s workforce is decentralizing by shifting away from traditional office settings in favor of remote locations. At the same time, cybersecurity incidents are on the rise and new ransomware attacks hit our news feeds regularly. While a decentralized workforce does provide many management benefits, it also […]