Achieving Strategic Agility Through IT Isn’t Guesswork
By Dan Berthiaume, senior editor, Chain Store Age
How does a company whose strengths are more on the creative and design side than the technology side achieve strategic agility through the use of IT? According to Michael Relich, executive VP and CIO of vertical apparel retailer Guess, a flexible approach that focuses more on solving business problems than on meeting technical specifications goes a long way toward getting the most business value from your IT investments.
Visa in deal with ROAM to increase retailers’ acceptance of mobile payments
Visa Inc. has entered into an agreement with mobile commerce provider ROAM, an Ingenico company, to enable merchants of all sizes to accept electronic payments using mobile technology.
POS terminal numbers continue strong growth, despite smartphone popularity
The overall penetration of POS devices continued to expand 3.9% in North America and 4.6% around the globe in 2012, according to The POS Vendor Shipments Database, released by IHL Group. Growth is expected to continue at 3.6% worldwide for 2013.
Security surrounding social media and m-commerce top IT priorities
Managing and classifying enterprise data is the number one security and privacy area in need of improvement, and remains a major challenge for IT departments, according to a survey about IT risk factors for 2013 published by global consulting firm Protiviti.
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Costco and IRI expand relationship
Investment firm Starboard Value, Office Depot’s largest stockholder with a 14.8% stake, revealed it has delivered a letter to the office supply retailer’s board of directors, expressing “strong disappointment at the board's failure to work constructively with Starboard to reconstitute the board.