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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Understanding the value of outsourcing network security services

Understanding the value of outsourcing network security services

This white paper will examine the many new challenges that are facing todays retail network owners, the pros and cons of using in-house resources and outsourcing for your network assessment and day-to-day monitoring, as well as guidelines to help select and maximize the value of outside resources.

Didital storage specialist launches new hardware encryption devices

Didital storage specialist launches new hardware encryption devices

iStorage, a leading specialist of portable data storage devices and digital encryption, has launched a new range of devices offering real time hardware encryption.

UK retail sales industry could save Britain from recession despite swine flu

UK retail sales industry could save Britain from recession despite swine flu

The latest figures released from retail giants in the UK - including Marks and Spencer, Next and HMV - have declared better than forecasted financial growth and profits for both June and July 2009.

"We're all in this together" say women in technology

There are many changes that need to take place to make women a more powerful force in the IT industry, but this is something that needs support from all sides including men, women, the government and the business world.

When it comes to price cuts, retail just reached rock bottom

When it comes to price cuts, retail just reached rock bottom

Nearly six in ten retail marketers say they can't discount any deeper according to a new study by retail knowledge transfer firm Mohive.

Mitchells & Butlers gets hungry for customer feedback

Mitchells & Butlers gets hungry for customer feedback

Mitchells & Butlers, a UK operator of managed pubs and restaurants, has expanded its customer insight programme with Empathica.

Curbing Internal Theft - Best Practices in Loss Prevention

Download this white paper and discover why addressing internal shrinkage is such a huge priority in the current economic climate.

Become more efficient

The recession may be tough, but there has never been a better time to ditch outdated practices and implement modern approaches to management, according to Phil Brown, Managing Director of Youmanage.

Adding value is key to e-tail success

Adding value is key to e-tail success

How much longer can businesses survive in the retail space without dipping a toe in the e-tail pool?

Cloud Confusion Amongst IT Professionals

The findings of a survey has revealed that 41% of senior IT professionals admit that they dont know what cloud computing is.

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