Imagine the coolest place to go to work, one where it felt as though you could dedicate all your time to creating something awesome and were rewarded for it. As one of Canada’s most recognizable brands Lululemon is that kind of place. With headquarters in Vancouver that look like a temple for aspiring Yogis it’s hard to imagine this athletic wear powerhouse is a multi-billion dollar global enterprise
As innovators in athletic wear customers expect inspiration in their in-store experience that moves away from traditional line-ups and displays at Lululemon. To provide their customers a better experience the company was looking for a way to take payments from staff anywhere in the store, an idea not yet implemented in other retail stores at the time.
For the IT department this challenge presented a few risks, how would they secure the devices and network access to safeguard customer and corporate information. What operating systems would they support and how would these integrate with the existing applications and network?
Key challenges in selecting a vendor were to provide: