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  • King of the Mountains: how Mark Neale has scaled his outdoor retail business with tech

    King of the Mountains: how Mark Neale has scaled his outdoor retail business with tech

    It can be a real challenge to read about the retail sector these days, with so many high street names struggling to adapt to the new digital landscape. But when a retailer reports vigorous sales...

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  • Research report: Beyond Digital Transformation

    Reality check for European IT and Digital Leaders

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  • Socially Savvy: coping with customer stampedes fuelled by the new breed of online influencers

    Socially Savvy: coping with customer stampedes fuelled by the new breed of online influencers

    The growing importance of social influencers on consumer purchase behaviour is changing the nature of traffic flow to retailer websites. The role didn’t even exist five years ago, but the value of...

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  • It's a date: new 'shopping festivals' filling the retail calendar with tech

    It's a date: new 'shopping festivals' filling the retail calendar with tech

    Shopping festivals such as Singles’ Day, Black Friday, and Amazon Prime Day are a relatively new phenomenon, but they are grabbing the headlines and driving impressive revenue gains for retailers...

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  • Ready, Steady, Grow: how technology is putting struggling retailers back in the race

    Ready, Steady, Grow: how technology is putting struggling retailers back in the race

    Expectations for the future were fading for Patisserie Valerie at the end of last year. But now under new management, plans are on the table again to bring the coffee and cake chain back to what it...

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  • High Velocity Retail: a new way of thinking around speed of delivery

    High Velocity Retail: a new way of thinking around speed of delivery

    Last week the World Retail Congress (WRC) opened its doors in Amsterdam to over 180 speakers and 1300 industry leaders from around the globe...

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  • From Store to Stage: how retailers are turning their physical spaces into showrooms and slowrooms

    From Store to Stage: how retailers are turning their physical spaces into showrooms and slowrooms

    According to PwC last month, a record net 2,481 stores disappeared from the UK’s top 500 high streets in 2018 – 40% more than in 2017 – prompting fears for the future of the high street. It’s a...

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  • #ReimagineRetail

    #ReimagineRetail

    “We now consider technology as being a strategic driver to top line growth and no longer purely a cost centre.” See how the best retailers are developing their business tech in this special report

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  • Driven Update: All together now

    Driven Update: All together now

    For many businesses, effective and responsive IT is now about pulling different specialist teams together…and that requires strong leadership. In this issue of DRIVEN Update, we explore the issues.

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  • DevOps Exposed: because we all need to move fast and stay secure

    DevOps Exposed: because we all need to move fast and stay secure

    DevOps approaches have become a fixture in most businesses. But integration with security operations is lagging behind.

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  • New thinking around DevSecOps [VIDEO]2:22

    New thinking around DevSecOps [VIDEO]

    Catch up with delegates at IP Expo last month to gauge awareness and understanding around this new way of working.

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  • The DevSecOps Mindset: a quick guide to "shifting left and shifting right"

    The DevSecOps Mindset: a quick guide to "shifting left and shifting right"

    The key word for DevSecOps is continuous, with checks at all stages: planning, coding, pre-production, and even decommissioning. It all makes for a very different culture of collaboration.

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  • Tools of the Trade: achieving DevSecOps with open-source tools

    Tools of the Trade: achieving DevSecOps with open-source tools

    DevSecOps requires a cultural change which promotes the “secure by default” culture and is the only way to handle “security at scale”.

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  • Cloud Culture: key conversation starters to define your migration

    Cloud Culture: key conversation starters to define your migration

    Whether implementing a Cloud strategy for the first time or moving more workloads into the Cloud, having the proper expectations is key.

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  • Inhibitors to Change: twelve reasons why Cloud migrations fail

    Inhibitors to Change: twelve reasons why Cloud migrations fail

    Here are 12 key issues encountered by Cloud adopters, and how to overcome them.

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  • How to transform and run your applications on any Cloud9:22

    How to transform and run your applications on any Cloud

    In this short video, hosted by Claranet's cloud experts Stephen Old and Tom Marsh, we help you by summarising where you start if you're in an organisation looking to move to or harness the cloud.

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  • New Kid on the Block: SD-WAN myths explored

    New Kid on the Block: SD-WAN myths explored

    If you are involved at all in the communications business, you cannot avoid the new hot topic on the block, SD-WAN.

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  • Destination Points: six ways to differentiate an application transformation project

    Destination Points: six ways to differentiate an application transformation project

    You understand your applications, you've got the team in place to handle the change in internal operations and governance. So what's next?

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  • 100 years in the making: the end of PSTN and ISDN networks

    100 years in the making: the end of PSTN and ISDN networks

    The start of a new year is always a good opportunity to take a moment to look back at the 12 months just past, and to consider the future.

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  • The big switch off: how the transition from PSTN and ISDN may play out

    The big switch off: how the transition from PSTN and ISDN may play out

    The big switch off: how the transition from PSTN and ISDN may play out

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  • Future scope: the shape of communications post-2025

    Future scope: the shape of communications post-2025

    In this final post, I’d like to look ahead at the world post-2025, positing a few ideas for what our communication world will look like and feel like, for both residential and business services.

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