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Jennifer Ramstrom - VP Vertical Strategy and Business Development

Jennifer Ramstrom

Jennifer Ramstrom is VP Vertical Strategy & Business Development at Connection, with over 20 years of experience. She is a member of several professional affiliations including HIMSS, CHIME, NEHIMSS, Ingram Micro Healthcare Advisory Council, and the CHIME Fall Forum Planning Committee.

Articles by Jennifer Ramstrom


Satisfying Your Customers

3 Things Retailers Need to Know About Networking Technology

by Jennifer Ramstrom | 12.20.16

The retail industry is undergoing a rapid transformation as stores are being forced to evolve into “brick-and-click” operations that meet the demands of today’s mobile phone-wielding customers, make the most of their physical location and the internet, and embrace the networking technologies that best-fit their operations. The retailers that survive these far-reaching business challenges are the ones that can learn to adapt to these quickly changing times.

Without further ado, here are three of today’s most important networking technologies that retailers should consider adding to their digital toolkit, if they haven’t already.

Tags:CiscoConnectionIBMInternet of ThingsITNetworkingRetail IndustryRFIDWi-Fi


Retailers' Increased Cyber Security Budgets

The New Cost of Doing Business

by Jennifer Ramstrom | 11.21.16

Like nearly every business today, retail and consumer companies are under siege from a near-constant barrage of phishing emails, SQL injections, insider attacks, and other nefarious cyber threats.

We’ve all read about the high-profile attacks—like a massive security failure in 2015 when cyber criminals accessed the personal data of up to 15 million individuals, including names, addresses, Social Security numbers, birthdates, and more.

Tags:BiometricsConnectioncyber threatsCyber-attacksITphishing emailsRetailSecuritySQL


Pulling Out All the Stops:

Retailers Follow Customers into the Mobile World

by Jennifer Ramstrom | 11.18.16

With an estimated 80% of online adults using smartphones and 84% carrying them into stores, it’s not surprising that brick-and mortar retailers are adopting new ways to capitalize on the trend. Even if customers don’t make a smartphone purchase, the browsing they do on their phones often leads to a sale. Here’s a look at how today’s shoppers are using their smartphones and what savvy retailers are doing to accommodate them.

Tags:DesktopsMobile appsRetailRFIDSmartphonesSurveyTablets

Shopping with Smartphone in Retail Store

The retail industry is widely adopting cloud computing, with its investment in cloud technologies skyrocketing from $4 billion in 2011 to an estimated $15 billion last year, according to a recent Accenture report. Like the banking and manufacturing industries, retailers are recognizing the transformative role of cloud computing in today’s digital world.

Tags:CloudCloud ComputingCloud TechnologyConnectionDaaSDisaster RecoveryMobile devicesRetailWi-Fi


Software Changes the Face of Inventory Management

Stay Competitive with the Latest Technologies

by Jennifer Ramstrom | 10.06.16

Inventory is the lifeblood of a retail business. Managing it well is critical. Poor inventory management is one of the top 10 reasons small businesses fail, according to the SBA.

What goes wrong? Usually, a cascade of errors leads to bad decisions. In an environment of fierce competition and low margins, small businesses simply can’t afford such miscalculations.

If you overestimate demand, inventory builds up, costing money to store and eventually hitting the sell-by date or going out of style before it’s sold. Conversely, underestimating demand frustrates customers, who may give up and go elsewhere.

Tags:Digital SignageERP systemInventoryMobile devicesPoint-of-sale softwareRFID