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 shoppers shun fingerprint scanners and facial recognition in favour of traditional passwords

UK shoppers shun fingerprint scanners and facial recognition in favour of traditional passwords

New research from global financial technology provider FIS has found that UK consumers remain wary of anti-fraud technologies like biometrics, while at the same time are growing increasingly worried about having their personal information hacked.

Société Générale Wins Best Global Deployment Award Powered by GigaSpaces

Société Générale Wins Best Global Deployment Award Powered by GigaSpaces

GigaSpaces, the provider of InsightEdge, the in-memory real-time analytics processing platform, has announced that Société Générale was honored at the 25th annual American Financial Technology Awards in New York as the winner of best global deployment powered by GigaSpaces in-memory computing platform.

Google/Looker Competition and Markets Authority enquiry

Google/Looker Competition and Markets Authority enquiry

Google/Looker Competition and Markets Authority enquiry: rival data CEO says Google deal `fair enough and makes perfect sense`.

The decision by the Competition and Markets Authority to consider an investigation of the acquisition of Lookers by Google, was announced yesterday.

Fashion chains invest in new POS software to modernise the customer experience

Fashion chains invest in new POS software to modernise the customer experience

Global POS Software 2019, the latest study by strategic research and consulting firm RBR, shows that there were more than 300,000 new POS software deployments in the year to June 2019. Most were store-driven, with new points of sale created either in existing or additional stores, but around a third was a result of retailers installing a different supplier’s software.

Uncertainty continues to impact supply chain risk, finds Dun & Bradstreet and Cranfield University

Uncertainty continues to impact supply chain risk, finds Dun & Bradstreet and Cranfield University

The ongoing uncertainty around Brexit is encouraging many manufacturers and retailers to consider other supplier locations in low cost, higher risk countries to avoid possible trade barriers. The latest analysis in the Global Supply Chain Risk Report, produced quarterly by Cranfield University and Dun & Bradstreet, found marked increases in Supplier Criticality (up 2%) and Global Sourcing Risk (up 4.8%) in Q3 2019.

Epson reaffirms its commitment to COP25

Epson reaffirms its commitment to COP25

Global technology firm, Epson, has reaffirmed its commitment to decarbonisation (reducing greenhouse gas emissions) in advance of the 25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25) to be held in Madrid, Spain from 2 to 13 December 2019.

Huge numbers of consumers would wait longer for goods if delivered ‘more sustainably’ - survey

Huge numbers of consumers would wait longer for goods if delivered ‘more sustainably’ - survey

A convenience trends survey commissioned by leading International branding and customer experience agency I-AM has revealed that almost three-quarters of consumers (74%) would be happy to wait longer for goods if the delivery method was more sustainable.

Barcoding, Inc. shares new research and resources for businesses migrating to Android mobile computing in 2020

Barcoding, Inc. shares new research and resources for businesses migrating to Android mobile computing in 2020

Barcoding, Inc. has released initial findings from its comprehensive research project that addresses Windows Mobile going end of life in 2020. Rugged device manufacturers have selected Android as the new operating system, requiring a tailored technological shift for all enterprises leveraging Windows Mobile devices for their automated data collection processes.

How to Keep Sensitive Documents Safe

How to Keep Sensitive Documents Safe

.... by James Daniels, freelance writer.

Every business has sensitive documents and data that they need to keep safe. This could be customer information, staff data, strategy plans, financial documents, or anything else which needs to be kept safe and away from outside sources. It is important that every business owner consider ways in which they can keep any sensitive documents safe particularly in a time where cybercrime is on the rise and a huge problem affecting businesses of all sizes and in all industries.

New report from One Identity spotlights significant gaps in third-party user access management oractices globally

New report from One Identity spotlights significant gaps in third-party user access management oractices globally

One Identity has released new global research revealing that many organisations across the globe fall short of effectively managing access for third-party users, exposing them to significant vulnerabilities, breaches and other security risks.

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