Kroger has introduced a new enterprise IT architecture called Retail Site Intelligence (RSI), that essentially creates a "21st century store."
Big Data promises to pave the way to success for today's retail organizations, but there are big problems: technology is getting in the way.
Organizational, operational and technology challenges are hampering retailers' omnichannel efforts; 40 percent of retailers report they are having difficulty integrating back-office technology across all of their channels.
Target is looking to fill critical IT roles following the resignation of CIO Beth Jacob, as it seeks to overhaul security and IT in the wake of its massive data-breach.
The U.K.-based John Lewis Partnership has joined a growing list of retailers to launch technology incubators. The retailer announced JLAB, a partnership to identify and develop technology innovations that will provide the retailer with future strategic advantages with customers' needs at the core of each idea.
Google has snapped up SlickLogin, an Israeli security start-up that created new sound authentication technology to replace online passwords.
After much speculation Microsoft has named Satya Nadella as its new CEO, succeeding Steve Ballmer, who is retiring. In his new role, Nadella will develop a mobile-first cloud-first strategy to grow the company.
Gary Maxwell has joined the Supply Chain Management Research Center at the University of Arkansas as an executive in residence.
Thomas Nielsen has joined ArcherPoint, a Microsoft Dynamics Gold ERP Partner and provider of integrated business solutions for retailers, as presales consultant to the retail delivery team. For nearly 20 years, Nielsen has held leadership roles in private industry and within Microsoft Dynamics NAV Partners, working exclusively with retail organizations and specializing in Dynamics NAV and LS Retail installations across Europe, Asia and Australasia. As presales consultant with ArcherPoint, Nielsen will support the retail sales team in driving new business.
The IT industry is likely to experience moderate growth in 2014, according to the IT Industry Outlook 2014 released today by CompTIA.