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Retail IT and technology news articles comprising case studies, product information, opinion articles, reports, new contract wins and product launches. The site hosts information from trade associations, government departments, research analysts and the vendor community. These articles are about specific industry IT solutions and topics relating to how improvements and efficiency gains can be made by the use of information technology in-store and in the retail supply chain. All topics are covered in these articles which include Mobile Computing, RFID, Automatic Identification/Datacapture (AIDC), Printing & Labelling, EPoS systems, Kiosk TechnologySurveillance & Security, Internet Retailing, Retail Supply Chain Management, Digital Signage, through to current news,informed opinion articles and key events on the retail calendar.

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Oracle Cloud the right accessory to support Kendra Scott’s growth

Oracle Cloud the right accessory to support Kendra Scott’s growth

In 2002, designer, philanthropist Kendra Scott took the jewelry world by storm with her fresh, fun designs and personal touch with customers.

Vista Global in revolutionary partnership with Collins Aerospace

Vista Global in revolutionary partnership with Collins Aerospace

The business aviation space is changing. With the advancements in technology comes a revolutionary partnership between Vista Global and Collins Aerospace. Part of United Technologies, Collins has stated it will provide “the fasted broadband speeds available within the United States” and it’s LuxStream offering will be the only service providing incredible bandwidth speeds of up to 25Mbs in the US and 15Mbs globally........

The top ten most relevant UK brands revealed

The top ten most relevant UK brands revealed

Global consultancy Prophet has announced the results of the fourth annual Brand Relevance Index (BRI) in the UK, a ranking of the most relevant brands in consumers’ lives today.

This year saw the NHS soar to the top for the first time, a spot that has been previously dominated consecutively by Apple. Following the NHS in second and third place sit the streaming giants, Spotify and Netflix. Lush and Samsung were new entrants into the top 10, replacing Amazon and Android.

Building an e-commerce platform from scratch

Building an e-commerce platform from scratch

By Ievgen Kustorovskyi, Head of Magento and specialist in eCommerce development, Ciklum.

Building a custom e-commerce platform may seem like a daunting task and building one from scratch is not an easy task. These days, it’s increasingly becoming the preferred choice of online retailers who wish to take total control of their customer experience.

Three quarters of businesses change tactics to protect against third party risk

Three quarters of businesses change tactics to protect against third party risk

Recent research carried out by Gurucul, a security and fraud analytics provider, has uncovered 74% of companies are being driven to actively take steps to mitigate security risks posed by third party vendors following recent breaches.

Comfort eating? Online shoppers put their money where their mouth is

Comfort eating? Online shoppers put their money where their mouth is

Office of National Statistics (ONS) retail figures for August highlighted the pre-Brexit wobble in consumer confidence, says the home delivery expert ParcelHero, with sales volumes down -.2% compared to July, and department store sales continuing to tumble -1.3% on the previous month and -2.5% on August 2018.

Huawei reveals Intelligent Campus Ecosystem Plan, collaborating with the industry to win a Trillion-Yuan market

Huawei reveals Intelligent Campus Ecosystem Plan,  collaborating with the industry to win a Trillion-Yuan market

During Huawei Connect 2019, Huawei introduced its Intelligent Campus Ecosystem Plan and the intelligent HiCampus solution jointly developed with partners for enterprise customers in China and beyond. The announcement came during an intelligent campus summit themed around "bringing digital to every campus for pervasive intelligence."

Epiq launches global information governance services to manage sensitive legal and corporate data

Epiq launches global information governance services to manage sensitive legal and corporate data

Epiq has introduced enhanced information governance services to help clients efficiently and compliantly manage their electronically stored information in all environments, including on premise servers, in the cloud, or in hybrid systems.

Atheon Analytics launches SKUtrak DataShare – a secure data sharing solution with Snowflake to boost accessibility of retail supply chain data

Atheon Analytics launches SKUtrak DataShare – a secure data sharing solution with Snowflake to boost accessibility of retail supply chain data

Snowflake, the data warehouse built for the cloud, has announced Atheon Analytics as the first UK Snowflake Data Sharing customer, and the launch of Atheon’s SKUtrak DataShare solution. By using Snowflake’s Secure Data Sharing, Atheon is driving daily data insights and visibility across the retail supply chain, automating the ETL process, and helping retail suppliers save time and money when gathering, accessing and analysing data.

Honing in on your differentiators rather than trying to compete with the might of Amazon

Honing in on your differentiators rather than trying to compete with the might of Amazon

By Matthew Robertson, Co-CEO, NetDespatch.I recently read an interesting report in Internet Retailing that shows the UK is leading the world in online shopping, with over a third of consumers buying online multiple times a week. I have to admit I was not surprised by these statistics and I had assumed this to be the case for some time now.

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