September 8, 2014

The retailers who “won” during the holiday season in 2013 were those that offered meaningful discounts on a sizable number of products on Black Friday instead of discounting a small number of door crashers.

March 4, 2014

The data security breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus have put a white-hot fire under the push for the adoption of microchip-based credit-card technology to replace the traditional (and, many would say, backward) U.S. standard of magnetic strip cards.

June 28, 2013

In a webinar on June 27, analysts from RSR Research presented insights gleaned from numerous retail IT-focused events they attended this past spring. Their findings focused on five key areas: next generation POS/store/commerce engine, buy side of omnichannel, user experience, high performance computing and cloud.

August 22, 2011

With summer winding down, retailers are now in the full throes of preparing for the 2011 holiday season. Implicit in their preparations is — or should be — the fact that omni-channel consumers are increasingly dictating the shopping experience and transforming the retail landscape in the process.

December 28, 2010

The retail industry may have been in survival mode for the last two years, but chains finally are loosening purse strings and allocating capital to new technology projects. A

September 30, 2010

Children learn the importance of “sharing” as early as their kindergarten years. Industry experts...

September 30, 2010

Call it the Phoenix syndrome: Out of the ashes of the Great Recession, dynamic...

September 30, 2009

The retail industry is experiencing a Mark Twain moment. Reports that consumer spending died...

October 31, 2008

In August, a majority of the National Retail Federation’s CIO Council members said a...

July 31, 2008

Shoppers are growing increasingly dissatisfied with the in-store shopping experience, making it harder for...

February 29, 2008

When it comes to loss prevention, the more things change, the more they remain...