August 4, 2015

Retail is becoming an increasingly hot market for hosted cloud computing providers. Some of those providers, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Aliyun cloud division of Alibaba, are operated by retailers.

August 3, 2015

Newly launched Amazon rival Jet.com promises to deliver the lowest prices available online through a dynamic pricing system that constantly scans the Internet for the best possible deals.

July 29, 2015

A week after unveiling a cloud protection plan and releasing more than 60 new cloud products and solutions through its cloud computing subsidiary Aliyun, Alibaba is not standing still.

July 28, 2015

Amazon.com continues its evolution into a full-service technology platform with three services essentially designed to help retailers do everything.

July 23, 2015

The future of technology looks cloudy, and IT professionals should be pleased.

July 22, 2015

If idle hands are the tool of the devil, then Chinese e-commerce platform Alibaba Holding Group Inc. has very righteous hands.

July 21, 2015

Simon Venture Group, the corporate investment arm of Simon Property Group, is among the companies saying yes to light-based data collection.

July 13, 2015

Oracle is enabling retailers to fulfill orders in the cloud with two new product releases on the Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud platform.

July 7, 2015

Even smaller retailer still have to handle big issues relating to effectively managing workforce management processes.

June 30, 2015

Amazon.com is heading east with its Amazon Web Services (AWS) hosted cloud computing platform – all the way to India.

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.