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.

August 6, 2014

It’s official. The cloud is here and it is not going away any time soon. Seventy percent of respondents to KPMG International’s Global Cloud Survey believe that the cloud is delivering efficiencies and cost savings today.

August 1, 2014

Reflexis has selected SoftLayer, an IBM company, to provide the infrastructure for its platform-as-a-service (PaaS) that will support retailers’ mobile and Web applications.

July 24, 2014

Retail websites are getting slower … fast, according to a report by Radware, a provider of application delivery and application security solutions for virtual and cloud data centers.

June 24, 2014

▲ Cloud computing, the remote hosting of applications on virtual platforms for on-demand, Web-based delivery, is on the fast track. Analysts estimate that during the next six years, 90% of new spending on Internet and communications technologies will be on cloud-based technologies.

June 10, 2014

Shopatron, a provider of cloud-based distributed order management solutions, is releasing a free inventory visibility API. Shopatron Retailer Inventory Lookup is a cloud-based solution that offers enterprise-wide inventory visibility and also provides retailers with actionable analytics to improve in-store operations, stocking, merchandising and product marketing.

May 23, 2014

Marathon Data Systems, which provides a cloud-based route management platform for companies with a mobile workforce, is launching its new delivery pick-up and drop-off feature.

May 9, 2014

SiteMinis, a mobile Web technology and services provider, has adopted IBM Cloud services including SoftLayer infrastructure, enabling dynamic mobile applications and Websites that offer consumers an enhanced mobile shopping experience while cutting cloud hosting costs by 35%.

March 28, 2014

Mobile cloud platform company MobStac has added a new set of mobile commerce features that are capable of providing consumers with a universal shopping experience across all devices.

March 25, 2014

Clark’s Americas Inc., a division of the global shoe brand with more than 300 stores in the U.S., is deploying the Yottaa Engagement Cloud to optimize user engagement and business performance on its U.S. e-commerce site.

January 17, 2014

IBM plans to commit more than $1.2 billion to significantly expand its global cloud footprint.

January 7, 2014

Technology trends are rippling through the retail real estate universe. Among the most important are new apps that dig deeply into data and automate tasks such as site selection, identifying and diagnosing underperforming stores and much more. Then there are apps that analyze what is going on inside shopping centers and stores. Technology is also helping to address a major change in lease accounting rules.

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How we use technology is changing

December 16, 2013

Home product e-commerce retailer The Yankee Retail Company has implemented Yottaa Engagement Cloud to optimize user engagement and business performance. Y

December 10, 2013

I certainly don’t have to tell you that the 2013 holiday retail season is upon us, since you’ve probably had to plan your technology all year to handle the imminent spikes in in-store and online traffic. And, in just a couple of weeks, you’ll start planning your technology budget for 2014’s holiday season.

December 2, 2013

Chain Store Age recently had the chance to discuss the increasing prevalence of information technology outsourcing (ITO) in the retail industry with Vijay Iyer, senior VP and global head at international technology and services provider HCL America Inc. Iyer explained how outsourcing various IT functions can help retailers better control technology cost and performance.

Is ITO becoming prevalent among retailers?