Retail Week

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Author: Rebecca Thomson

Arcadia is continuing on its quest to overhaul its IT systems, this time announcing a contract that, it is hoped, will speed up and improve its supply chain overhaul.

The retail group, owned by Sir Philip Green, has started a multi-million pound migration to a new supply chain system and is working with suppliers including Oracle and Manhattan Associates.

Multichannel Merchant

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Author: Colin Armitage

A recent column on The Future of Commerce cited an eBay study which found that 77 percent of shoppers expect a seamless, integrated experience regardless of whether they’re in store, online or using a mobile device.

So software companies serving today’s technology-infused environment are racing each other to develop new applications, and upgrades to existing ones, while ensuring that their offerings don’t have bugs or errors.

Retail Technology

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Project aims to speed up project delivery and improve software quality ahead of multi-million pound supply chain migration

High street retailer Arcadia is streamlining its software testing and quality assurance to support an upcoming multi-million pound migration to a new supply chain system.


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Author: Mark Chillingworth

Retail sector innovation continues with N Brown hiring serial transformation CIO, while Arcadia and Selfridges ink tech deals.

Andy Haywood, formerly group CIO of The Cooperative and pharmacy retailer Boots has joined online and home shopping retailer N Brown Plc as its CIO and head of business change.

Retail Systems

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Author: Scott Thompson

Arcadia is working with Original Software to streamline its software testing and quality assurance (QA) function as it migrates to a new supply chain system.

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Author: Elizabeth Winspear

Elizabeth Winspear, consulting test manager at Marston’s PLC, and Capita ITPS, was originally engaged with Marston’s, an independent brewing and retailing business, 18 months ago to provide manual test leadership for a technical SAP upgrade project. Here, Elizabeth explains how the project changed from a manual world into automation…

Insurance Technology

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Author: Colin Armitage

Insurers want to avoid a debacle like the launch of the federal government’s healthcare website.

We’ve all seen it happen: An IT project plagued with delays, changes and complications goes so far off the rails that it becomes a liability. Seventeen percent of these so-called “black swans” end up threatening a company’s survival, according to McKinsey & Company and the BT Centre for Major Programme Management at the University of Oxford.

Information Age

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Author: Chloe Green

Many IT departments are underprepared for accelerated change in business applications.

Many corporate information technology (IT) departments may be unprepared for the accelerating pace of change in business software applications, according to new research by Original Software, a global software-testing solutions provider. Original Software conducted an online survey earlier this year, canvassing IT personnel at large and small organisations around the world about the role of software-testing technology in their businesses.

Grocer Gold Awards 2014

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Tesco was a pioneer in online’s infancy. In the opinion of the judges, its actions in 2013 showed not only how far it has come in the intervening years, but how forward thinking and genuinely innovative it continues to be.

The Grocer

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Author: Jon Yeomans

Aldi took home the Grocer of the Year award for the second year running at the 2014 Grocer Gold Awards last night.