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Real Business Value? : Or is your retail tech just digital lipstick on an analogue pig?
Last year Retail Week published, Three reasons why stores need to digitise. It’s well worth a read, but this did catch our attention: “Lift and learn solutions, self-service kiosks, POS projection...
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: how pop-up stores are helping retailers to test before they build
Zara’s parent company Inditex is the world’s largest fashion retailer and its profitability is legendary. Operating through the Zara brand, as well as Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Zara Home...
Riding the Waves: how Seasalt have turned its fashion website into a Cornish folk story
Selling the dream has always been an important part of retail. So, it’s no surprise that great quality web content has become a vital way for retailers to improve the customer experience, tell...
Tech Natives: 5 ways retailers are gearing up for the new generation of customers
Fashion retail is gearing up for a seismic generational shift in 2019. This is the year that members of Gen Z (born between 1995 and 2005) will outnumber Millennials as the most populous generation...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
“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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
Inhibitors to Change: twelve reasons why Cloud migrations fail
Here are 12 key issues encountered by Cloud adopters, and how to overcome them.
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.
New Kid on the Block: SD-WAN myths explored