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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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.

An Introduction to Bar Code Technology

An Introduction to Bar Code Technology

This document gives an overview of bar code technology and how to use it.

Internet Retailing Getting Started Guide

Seven steps to e-Commerce

RFID - Scaling from Pilot to Implementation

This paper addresses relevant hardware and software considerations that companies will have take into account when attempting to scale from a small RFID pilot to a fullblown RFID deployment.

RFID: The Next Generation of AIDC

RFID has extended into manufacturing control and materials management, cargo logistics, pharmaceutical security, asset management, retail tracking, and many other areas.

Fighting for RFID track and trace standard

Fighting for RFID track and trace standard