NRF 2019: Comm-Works Serving up Core Technology Solutions & Services

NRF 2019 Team Comm-Works

NRF 2019: Comm-Works Serving up Core Technology Solutions & Services

Comm-Works Covers Core IT Solutions at NRF 2019

Retail’s Big Show (NRF 2019) was held at the Jacob K. Javits convention center again this year in New York City. As the largest retail conference in the world, NRF is a marketplace for ideas and relationships in the retail space. A chance to forge new partnerships, try out best-in-class experiences, and learn from some of the biggest players transforming retail today.

With many topics on the agenda revolving around information technology, it only makes sense that Comm-Works, the leader in global branch network technology deployment and managed IT services, was there to share strategies around core IT services for 2019.

Many of these core IT services are top-of-mind for executives, which was visible in the fast number of presentations that revolved around the topic, such as these sessions from the show:

Creating Meaningful experiences: Inspired by design, driven by technology

Yogesh Bhardwaj from Arakmark discussed today’s shoppers expect rewarding, engaging and safe experiences. Digital natives are creating new business models by leveraging disruptive technologies.

The co-creation economy: How successful brands use technology to drive in-store sales

From MJD Interactive, Jeremy Duimstra talked about the deployment of innovative technology that profitably enables unique collaborations, spur sales, and delight customers by elevating the in-store experience with experiential technology.

Using technology to improve the in-store customer experience

Shweta Bhatia, VP of Technology from Kohl’s, spoke on learning how brands leverage technology to improve the in-store customer experience. Bridging the divide between the digital and physical, the tools retailers are using, how AI improves the customer experience.

Comm-Works’ Pop-Up Technology Café at NRF 2019

Comm-Works was serving up free Lattes, five core IT brews to be exact, personalized to meet the needs of each organization that stopped by.

  • Wireless Technology Services (Light Roast)
  • Physical Security Services (Medium Roast)
  • Managed IT Services (Dark Roast)
  • IT Maintenance Services (Decaf Roast)
  • Global IT Deployment (Espresso Blend)

Our experts were on hand to chat about specific challenges and solutions that are prevalent in today’s retail space, such as IT Project Management, Preventative Technology Maintenance, Business Analytics, Surveillance Systems, Loss Prevention, Inventory Management, Wireless Network Design, and more!

Wireless Technology Services: NRF 2019 Recap


If you are responsible for your organization’s wireless network, you are probably busy preparing for common retail WiFi issues you know you’ll encounter this year. Our wireless technology services experts were available to discuss how designing, maintaining, and securing a vast WiFi network has many retailers struggling to keep up. Here are a few of the common issues we see:

  • Poorly Configured Hardware
  • Radio-Frequency Interferences (RFI)
  • Short-Range Cyberattacks

Do these challenges sound familiar? Explore more resources around our enterprise wireless solutions here.

Managed IT Services and Preventative Maintenance: NRF 2019 Recap

Executives have Managed IT Services and Preventative Technology Maintenance top of mind for 2019. Our very own Doug Plooster was available, ensuring retailers had full insight on vital questions they must be asking this year:

  • What are my organization’s unique needs?
  • Who are my stakeholders?
  • What is my migration plan?
  • How much is it worth to my organization?

Explore more of our Managed IT Services here, and begin conserving assets, decreasing downtime, and assuring business continuity within your organization.

Physical Security Services: NRF 2019 Recap

Our VP of Security and physical security expert, John Ringis,  was on-hand with discussions around retail physical security and loss prevention, along with 2019’s biggest challenges and solutions for retail physical security leaders:

  • Full System Maintenance and Monitoring
  • Managing Legacy Physical Security Environments
  • Video-Based Business Intelligence

Check out further details on our physical security solutions here, helping you overcome key physical security challenges within your organization and bring your 2019 retail physical security goals to life.

Loss Prevention at NRF Protect 2019

Don’t miss John Ringis at the most important loss prevention show of the year, NRF Protect 2019 in June.

More than 2,500 retail security professionals will be attending the show this year in Anaheim, CA (June 12-13.) John will be readily available to discuss 2019’s biggest challenges in loss prevention around areas of video surveillance solutionsaccess control solutions, and alarm system IT services. Start the conversation with John early by filling out the contact form below. 

[FEATURED ARTICLE] Explore more information on loss prevention in this featured article by Ray Hartjen, Director of Marketing at RetailNext:

3 Inventory Management Tips for Reducing Retail Shrink

  1. Activate Loss Prevention modules on retail analytics platforms
  2. Integrate inventory management systems
  3. Train your staff

Read the article in its entirety, here.


If you missed the show, our experts are here to ensure you have answers to all of your challenges in 2019 covered, connect with us today and begin transforming your organization:

Matthew Dahly

Marketing Content Specialist at Comm-Works

Matthew currently serves as the Marketing Content Specialist for Comm-Works. He possesses experience in the marketing and communications space, and has worked in a variety of fields including technology, health, and franchising. He holds his Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Mass Communications from St. Cloud State University in MN and in his spare time, you’ll find him swimming, cooking, and spending time outdoors.