Retail Critical Issues

Critical issues are thought provoking articles relating to strategy, legislation, technology, best practice and some of the most challenging business topics in the world of retail information technology. The articles in this section have been contributed by leading vendors, industry leaders, research analysts, trade associations and consultancies.

 

This collection of articles cover a variety of topics relating to IT equipment, hardware & software being used in a wide variety of retail and retail supply chain environments across Europe. They look at market trends, improvements in technology and some thought provoking comment on all aspects of optimising and improving efficiencies in store and across retail supply chains.

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European Retail Theft Barometer

Monitoring the Costs of Shrinkage and Crime for Europe's Retailers.

The future of retailing

How retailers and shopping centres need to fight back against online sales sites.

Selling Like Hot Cakes Online

Selling Like Hot Cakes Online

What do you do when local supermarkets are squeezing the life out of your family business? One option is to refocus on an area where these giants can't compete.

Ensuring A Successful RFID Implementation

This white paper help readers determine if RFID is right for their organizations by succinctly describing how RFID works and how it is used, and provides tips for starting an RFID project.

Women 4 times more likely to give away passwords than men for chocolate

Women 4 times more likely to give away passwords than men for chocolate

A survey of 576 office workers have found that women far more likely to give away their passwords to total strangers than their male counterparts.

UK retail sales monitor march 2008:

Sales values fall for first time in two years.

HMV launches Asia's first in-store digital kiosks

In this era of digital music distribution, CD sales have been in terminal decline.

Internet rivalling TV in media consumption stakes

Key audience segments now show internet as most used media

A fifth of employees store corporate files on memory sticks

A fifth of employees store corporate files on memory sticks

A recent survey reveals that 49% of employees store work-related files in multiple locations posing serious security threats and exposure as well as compliance and information management issues.

End of the IT department' predicted by 2013

The days of the traditional IT department are numbered - that is the stark prediction of Charles Black, CEO of Nasstar.