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Fortnum and Mason bags its first CIO

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Retailer hires Whistles' director of IT and logistics David Mold
24 Jul 2014

It's a matter of distrust: Utilities in the age of transparency

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Neil Kinson, vice president EMEA, Redwood Software, examines why the utility sector is falling behind its retail and US counterparts
15 Jul 2014

Adidas uses MicroStrategy analytic insights 'to get closer to consumers'

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Michael Voegele, vice president of global IT and head of enterprise architecture for Adidas Group, explains how the sportswear firm uses MicroStrategy to bring consumers a better experience
08 Jul 2014

Pizza with precision – a taste of Domino's multiplatform strategy

Domino’s IT supremo Colin Rees gives Peter Gothard a taste of the multi-platform strategy that will one day enable pizza-lovers to get their favourite food delivered any time, any place
23 Jun 2014

Five-star service: an interview with LateRooms.com CTO Stuart Hughes

LateRooms.com CTO Stuart Hughes tells Danny Palmer how agile development, big data and a happy, motivated IT team are key to providing the best customer service to hotel room bookers
19 Jun 2014

Transform 14: ‘Fast data’ is the evolution of big data – and not just hype', says Tibco CTO

Tibco CTO Matt Quinn tells Computing that ‘fast data’ allows organisations to benefit from making almost real-time analytical decisions
18 Jun 2014

Marks & Spencer selects PTC solution to manage product development

Product lifecycle management solution forms part of M&S's four-year systems transformation programme
16 Jun 2014

Abercrombie & Fitch hastens international expansion with GT Nexus cloud solution

Supply chain management tool allowing distribution centres to become far more efficient
11 Jun 2014

Too open for business? Why attacks on PoS systems are escalating

Attacks against retailers are increasing as more and more malware aimed at point-of-sale systems is being produced
04 Jun 2014

Panda: Trojans account for three-quarters of all malware

Anti-virus software vendor claims there's more malware than ever being made – and they all want to take control of users' PCs
29 May 2014

Shoe retail chain Office latest victim of security breach

CEO Brian McCluskey urges customers to change their passwords for Office as well as other accounts
29 May 2014

Mobile payment app withdrawn over security fears

LifeLock digital wallet withdrawn and all customer data deleted after security flaws were uncovered
21 May 2014

Dixons and Carphone Warehouse merge in anticipation of Internet of Things boom

Deal worth £3.8bn sees two firms merge to become Dixons Carphone
15 May 2014

Google Glass to go on sale in the US in beta form

General public will be able to buy internet-connected eyewear while stocks last, says Google
14 May 2014

Point-of-sale malware becoming more sophisticated – report

PoS malware has been put under the spotlight since US retailer Target revealed its systems had been infected
13 May 2014

Cold store: Why retail chain Snow+Rock built its own ERP system

Specialist retail chain Snow+Rock is expanding both organically and via acquisition. IT director Shiva Kumar tells Graeme Burton how IT is supporting the company's growth – with an in-house developed ERP system
12 May 2014

Kingfisher to ‘revolutionise’ IT service desk with ServiceNow

Europe's largest DIY retailer deploying a proof-of-concept now, looks to roll out full system by September
06 May 2014

No 'immediate risk' in still running Windows XP - Kingfisher

Europe's biggest DIY retailer believes it has Windows XP security covered until upgrade is rolled out
01 May 2014

Infosec 2014: make IT security a personal issue for staff, say CISOs

People want to know how to protect their own devices, and this can help the enterprise
30 Apr 2014

Ocado – where sharp-eyed robots go to shop

Behind Ocado’s website is a technology operation that includes robotics with artificial vision to go with their artificial intelligence. Technology director Paul Clarke reveals more about Ocado’s eye-opening, high-tech developments to Graeme Burton
09 Apr 2014

How to achieve optimum IT service levels in the retail sector

Chloe Hersee, senior associate at law firm DLA Piper, explains the issues around agreeing service level agreements in the retail sector
08 Apr 2014

John Lewis Partnership rolls out Google Apps to 60,000 staff

Waitrose and John Lewis staff encouraged to collaborate with cloud office documents and collaboration tools hosted by Google
03 Apr 2014

Banks file lawsuit against Trustwave for Target data breach

Vulnerabilities were either "undetected or ignored by Trustwave", claim banks
26 Mar 2014

Ted Baker picks Microsoft Dynamics AX to support worldwide ambitions

Fashion company says Microsoft ERP will enable it to streamline operations
24 Mar 2014