June 29, 2015

Oracle is enhancing its efforts to attract customers in the e-commerce sector.

June 26, 2015

While Mardi Gras celebrations ended earlier this spring, there are many software vendors that still have the Mardi Gras masks on as they pretend their cloud apps are SaaS – they are “SaaSquerading”(phrase coined by blogger Brian Sommer).

June 24, 2015

Oracle is going head-to-head with Amazon with a slew of more than 24 new additions to the Oracle Cloud Platform.

June 23, 2015

Deciding what customer data should be stored in the cloud and what data should be stored on-premises behind a company’s firewall is a question every retail company has to grapple with.

June 11, 2015

Google will provide a scalable and flexible technology platform via the cloud to support JDA’s future application development and delivery. 

June 10, 2015

Regency Centers, a national owner, operator and developer of 321 grocery-anchored retail centers, needed a secure, dedicated platform that would integrate Symantec LiveOffice, Cisco Unity Connection and eMailSignature with its email solution.

June 8, 2015

Etsy Inc. reportedly employs Big Data and artificial intelligence systems to better target individual customers with personalized offers.

June 1, 2015

Amazon  is facing increased competition these days. In some of the more publicized developments, subscription-based e-commerce site Jet.com is taking off soon, EBay is piloting a service to compete with Amazon Prime in Germany, and Google is reportedly planning to introduce a “buy” button that will turn searches into transactions.

May 19, 2015

Specialty accessory retailer Charming Charlie is supporting international growth by moving its POS operations to the cloud.

May 11, 2015

The ever-accelerating pace of change in retail puts pressure on everyone within the retail enterprise, but perhaps no one feels it more acutely than the CIO.

April 30, 2015

Smart retailers are using technology and collaboration to make their stores match the needs of the modern customer.

April 24, 2015

Increases in expenses including fulfillment, marketing and technology helped swing Amazon.com to a net loss of $57 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2015 from net income of $108 million the same quarter a year earlier. Amazon met Wall Street expectations with the loss.

April 22, 2015

eBay Enterprise, an eBay Inc. company, is releasing Magento Enterprise Edition 1.14.2. Magento’s new solutions include new automated product category sorting capabilities, integration of Google Tag Manager, and access to new automated functional tests.

April 8, 2015

Amazon.com styles itself as a provider of everything its customers need, and that extends to software development.

March 4, 2015

Aliyun, Alibaba’s cloud computing business, is opening its first overseas data center, in California’s Silicon Valley, in what seems to be a competitive move into the space currently dominated by Amazon Web Services.

February 25, 2015

Coach Inc. is the latest retailer to take a cloudy outlook on e-commerce. The luxury chain has re-platformed its flagship site on the Demandware Commerce Cloud.

February 24, 2015

IBM is releasing new hybrid cloud technology and services designed to extend clients' control, visibility, security and governance in a hybrid cloud environment similar to what they have in their private cloud and traditional IT systems.

February 24, 2015

Redmond Inc., a vertical retailer of agricultural products, is meeting the challenges of providing a seamless customer experience head-on by using a cloud-based WAN from cloud-based networking provider VeloCloud.

February 11, 2015

Family Dollar Stores Inc. is putting its head in a cloud in order to clear its operations.

February 10, 2015

U.K. digital department store retailer Shop Direct is moving to a hybrid cloud model, hosted by IBM, to increase flexibility and quickly respond to changes in demand as it grows.

January 30, 2015

EBay Enterprise, an EBay Inc. company, has selected IBM as a hybrid cloud platform to enhance its Magento Hosting Partner ecosystem.

December 5, 2014

Specialty entertainment applicance retailer Musimundo, which operates more than 200 stores in Argentina, deployed its e-commerce platform on the  IBM Cloud to meet increased customer demand on Cyber Monday.

October 8, 2014

As we barrel towards the holiday season, few retail IT executives have as much time as they’d like to work on the challenges that will be waiting for them in first quarter 2015 — including limited funding for IT innovation.

October 3, 2014

DinCloud, a cloud services provider that helps businesses migrate to the cloud through business provisioning, has released customized cloud services for the retail industry including hosted virtual desktops.