IT managers in retail businesses are overwhelmingly in favor of a cloud-based platform as it enables them to implement new technologies faster. A massive 98% of IT managers think the IT function is the department within a retail organization that benefits most from adopting the cloud, according to RSR Research.
IT budgets might be growing, but many retailers are reluctant to let go of their legacy systems and struggle to decide where to focus IT investment for future growth. These decisions cannot be delayed any longer because postponing critical technology upgrades and using out-of-date software hinders a retailer’s ability to operate efficiently
The series of bankruptcies involving major retail brands continues with the news that Diesel USA has filed for bankruptcy protection. Some may see the demise of Diesel and of so many other once high-flying retailers as further evidence that the High Street is doomed. But the reality is more complex. In
The decline in cash transactions provides obvious benefits for retailers, not least by reducing the time your associates spend each day counting cash and the potential for theft and errors. But the growth of digital payments raises broader issues about tomorrow’s cashless society that are only now beginning to be
In the early days of eCommerce, buying furniture online was not common and it was the retail category that seemed most resistant to the online tsunami. But the adoption of omnichannel strategies over the last few years has helped many furniture and décor retailers strike the right balance and boost both online and
Dubai is is at the heart of the Middle East’s dynamic retail sector and its reputation for retail innovation is well deserved. So we were not suprised when our colleagues in the new Openbravo office in Dubai told us about an ambitious project that is now taking shape in Dubai to build Sport
Cards have long dominated retail spending by value as very few consumers expect to pay for big-ticket items in cash. Nowadays, many more shoppers expect to be able to use cards for low-value purchases as well, so the share of transactions taken by non-cash payments is now growing rapidly. According