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Hammes bookstore introduces new tech center

first_imgThe Hammes Bookstore has upgraded their technology center in the form of the newly-opened Hammes Hub, which provides students and faculty with a central location for technology services, retail and assistance, said marketing manager for Notre Dame Retail Operations Kristin Blitch. Located in the northeast corner of the first floor of the Hammes Bookstore, The Hub carries a variety of Apple, Dell and Lenovo products, including laptops, tablets and desktops, Blitch said. Microsoft chose the Hammes Bookstore as one of only 25 University bookstores to carry its Surface tablet, she said.  The Hub also carries a variety of iPods, headphones, iHome clocks and speakers, printers and accessories for all of its hardware, she said. Blitch said the Hub does not, however, offer the iPhone, though it does sell iPhone accessories.  Blitch said the staff of the Hub makes all of the tablets, laptops, desktops and iPods available for in-store testing before purchasing, which creates a “try it before you buy it” atmosphere much like an Apple or Windows store.  She said students can easily order any product not in stock and can pick it up at the bookstore. The Hub sells the products at an academic price, which is discounted from retail pricing, Blitch said. Academic pricing also includes the popular Apple back-to-school offers, which give students a $100 App Store credit with the purchase of a Mac and a $50 credit with the purchase of an iPad.  In addition to being an all-in-one technology shop, the Hub provides service and assistance for broken computers and other products, she said.  “One of the things we’re able to do now is repairs,” Blitch said. “If you have any issue with your computer, the Office of Information (OIT) will run a diagnostic on it and let you know the next course of action.”  Blitch said OIT can still handle any service issues at their offices, located in the Information Technology Center (ITC) on Library Quad, but the Hub provides the same services in its convenient bookstore location.  Blitch said the Hub is a significant improvement on the bookstore’s old technology platform, which featured basic software and minimal hardware, such as flash drives. She said the improvements are part of the bookstore’s partnership with OIT. “We’ve really worked hard to expand [the technology platform], and that was through the partnership with OIT. They know what works for campus,” she said. “We’re working hand-in-hand every step of the way. It’s a full partnership.”  In a July press release, Director of Hammes Bookstore and Retail Operations Keith Kirkpatrick said the bookstore will continue to work with OIT on ways to serve the campus community “Collaborating with OIT to develop our comprehensive retail plan has been a great experience and we look forward to the opportunity to further serve the campus.” Kirkpatrick said.  The Hammes Hub is open during all regular bookstore hours and is accessible online at any time through NDCatalog.com.last_img read more

Tipp in the hat for Hurling & Football qualifier draws

first_imgThe Round 2B draw in the football qualifiers also takes place this morning with Tipp set to face either Wexford, Carlow, Offaly or Fermanagh.Both draws are expected just after 8.30am. Tipperary’s Senior hurlers will this morning find out who their opposition will be in the qualifiersThey will face either Dublin, Kilkenny, Westmeath or Offaly next Saturday evening.Tipp manager Michael Ryan says despite the Premier’s poor start to the season, it’s been a great Championship so far.last_img

Intilery agrees upon a new partnership with ProgressPlay

first_img Submit Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Fast Track’s Dan Morrison: Why now is the time to digitalise player engagement June 30, 2020 Share Optimove expands real-time dynamics to help betting meet new marketing demands August 27, 2019 The three C’s of digital customer experience within gaming July 6, 2020 Intilery has confirmed that it has agreed upon a new deal with ProgressPlay which will see them provide real-time customer engagement technology to the gaming platform.As part of the new partnership, ProgressPlay will have access to Intilery’s real-time, omnichannel AI CRM platform, which offers the chance to visualise and create real-time AI powered customer journeys. By using decision logic through a drag and drop interface and custom data sources, ProgressPlay can deliver messages tailored to their customers needs through Intilery’s real-time messaging systems, currently available to 130 brands.Gareth James, CEO of Intilery, commented on the new partnership:“Initlery are excited to have signed ProgressPlay, an Israeli Gaming Giant. Intilery has a proven track record and is at the forefront of real-time CRM in the gaming industry worldwide. Exciting times ahead.”In a bid to fully comprehend consumer behaviour, Intilery will fully utilise the integrated single-view of the customer to deliver real-time omnichannel messages.‘We chose Intilery due to their track record with leading gaming brands, their unique ability to deliver real-time messages and ease of use for managing our 130 brands. We look forward to building a long-lasting relationship with Intilery,” added Itai Loewenstein, CEO of Progress Play.last_img read more