The Wireless Registry wants to create a global registry for wireless names and devices, making it easier to associate content to these names and provide meaning when they are detected.
The IT industry is likely to experience moderate growth in 2014, according to the IT Industry Outlook 2014 released today by CompTIA.
Survey: 99 percent of IT pros asked to provide business insight, just one-third confident in doing so
IT professionals must be prepared to not only manage an increasing array of technologies, but also step outside their traditional role by leading strategic business initiatives.
That's the message from Solar Winds' new IT survey that charts the evolving role of IT professionals in the business environment. The provider of IT management software released the results of its new IT survey and the results reveal increasing infrastructure complexity has affected the role of nearly all IT professionals, creating the need for new skillsets, including the ability to help companies make informed, strategic business decisions.
Shoppers could soon be able to pay via a proprietary payment system on Apple devices as the company builds an internal team to address payments.
Target almost avoided being the victim -- along with more than 70 million of its customers -- of the largest data breach in U.S. retail history. It had a chip-based smart card program but failed to successfully roll it out.
Retailers are facing tough questions and an uphill battle in the fight to lower debit card transaction fees.
eBay Enterprise has launched a Ship-from-Store SaaS solution that turns physical retail locations into virtual distribution centers.
Amazon filed a patent for "anticipatory package shipping," a system that predicts what a customer will buy and sends items to the closest warehouse near that shopper's shipping address. The goal of the system is to send items to shipping hubs in areas where it believes they will sell well, which leads to shorter delivery times.
Apple has not finalized its iBeacon API spec yet and the FCC needs to approve any radio wave-emitting devices for mass consumer deployment in the US. So, which iBeacons have been certified by Apple and approved by the FCC? What are the consequences? IndoorLBS has conducted a survey and asked vendors for answers.
Cybercrime firm, IntelCrawler, has confirmed that at least six retailers have been hit with data breaches similar to the one affecting Target.
The National Retail Federation has issued a statement addressing recent security breaches and its efforts to help retailers be better protected in the future.
"We believe it is critically important to share with you some information related to the issue of data theft, particularly in light of the most recent, high-profile media coverage of the criminal fraud committed against retail customers," said Mallory Duncan, NRF senior vice president and general counsel.
Sears Canada is outsourcing operations from three internal call centers to IBM. The move to a third party will enable Sears to realize significant capability upgrades which will result in better processes, controls and tracking and an overall improvement in the customer experience. The transfer of responsibility, designed to be seamless to customers, will take place over the next nine months and affect 1,345 associates.
The company is also initiating a reorganization and simplification of its logistics organization intended to drive optimal performance by leveraging tools and technology that will streamline business processes, which will result in an additional staff reduction of 283 associates effective immediately.
Tesco and Verizon are partnering up, with Tesco migrating to a single global network infrastructure, which will underpin its ongoing application and infrastructure centralization program.
Retailers are now able to track exactly where shoppers navigate within their stores using in-store activity caught on video. This data is also helping retailers identify what ShopperTrak calls "power hours."
Not all data that's valuable is internal and proprietary. New initiatives by governments including the United States and Mexico are opening the spigots of readily usable public data.
New sources of open data could help unlock $3 trillion to $5 trillion in economic value annually across several sectors including retail, on a global level, according to new research from the McKinsey Global Institute, the McKinsey Center for Government, and McKinsey's Business Technology Office.
Retailers are investing in IT like never before as priorities shift and systems integration becomes the key to omnichannel success.
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