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  • Is RFID our best bad idea for in-store fulfillment?

    The role of the store is changing in the new omnichannel order, but the technology needed to fuel it is still underutilized. Case in point, RFID and in-store fulfillment for online orders. It's the most popular feature being made available for online orders, and the most perplexing for retailers.

West Coast port dispute tentatively over, challenges remain

The labor dispute involving West Coast dockworkers that stalled international trade at 29 ports that handle an estimated $1 trillion in cargo annually was tentatively resolved with a new five-year contract proposed on Friday, but many challenges remain.

How will IoT benefit retailers?

While the term the 'Internet of Things' leaves the average person befuddled, it represents the latest frontier in leveraging data and analytics to better fuel business performance, according to Gib Bassett, CPG and retail industry principal, Oracle Corp., writing in that company's blog.

MasterCard, Visa up ante in battle for data security

MasterCard and Visa are adding more firepower in their fight to combat data security abuses. The plans were revealed separately by each company, and coincided with last week's White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection at Stanford University.

Apple's Cook promotes privacy, government Pay functions at summit

Against the backdrop of growing losses to cybersecurity breaches and a technology industry frustrated by the federal government's lack of action on surveillance activities, Apple CEO Tim Cook proved Friday that he was more than a warm-up act for President Obama.

At summit, President orders cybersecurity efforts, PCI applauds

President Barack Obama signed an executive order Friday tasking the National Institute for Standards and Technology to work with the private sector to identify existing voluntary consensus standards and industry best practices and build them into a cybersecurity framework.

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