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Quick news from around the Web... Dick's Sporting Goods gains 24.4% in second quarter e-commerce sales Target's $100M EMV migration shows just how tight the deadline is Why Walmart is putting...

Dairy Queen protects franchisees with new firewall solution

With a new firewall solution, Dairy Queen is strengthening network security and Payment Card Industry compliance to better protect customer data.

Walmart gets new neighbor in Tyco Retail Experience Center

Walmart is the key customer for many companies, and a large number of them have established offices in Northwest Arkansas—an estimated 1,500 at last count. Tyco Retail Solutions took the branch office concept one step further this week and opened a 5,000 sq. ft. Retail Experience Center for Walmart in Bentonville.

Gilt saves 85% on data storage costs with cloud-based solution

Gilt Groupe, a flash-sale e-commerce retailer, saved 85 percent on data storage costs by switching to an enterprise storage-as-a-service system. The system gives Gilt the agility to support its rapid business growth, which was lacking in its legacy system.

Neiman Marcus, Macy's double down on digital

Omnichannel retailing is a big digital success for at least two department store chains, as Neiman Marcus and Macy's recently reported.

Kohl's CIO lawsuit shows the power of IT in the enterprise

Never has the role of CIO been more important to retailers. This is evidenced by the recent tussle between Kohl's and its former CIO Janet Schalk.

Google restructures, creates new parent company Alphabet

In a move as idiosyncratic as the company itself, Google announced a restructuring this week, creating a new parent company, called Alphabet. The two business entities established include the now slimmer Google subsidiary, which will continue to focus on the firm's search and advertising business, and the Alphabet holding company, now home to Google and ventures farther afield from the core endeavor.

Kohl's sues former CIO for joining Hudson's Bay

Former Kohl's CIO Janet Schalk announced she is leaving to join Hudson's Bay Company as CIO. Kohl's is suing her based on a noncompete clause in her contract that bars her from working in a similar position with a competitor for one year.

Whole Foods promotes CIO to exec team

Jason Buechel is the newest member of Whole Foods Market's executive team after being promoted from global VP and CIO to exec-VP and CIO. He remains responsible for all aspects of information technology.

IBM Watson Infographic

CVS Health has a new partner for its care management services: IBM's Watson computing platform, which will provide predictive analytics for patients with chronic disease. The partnership will enable health care practitioners to use Watson to advance care management beyond the programs and services that are typically available today. Story