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Chivas Brothers drinks to better IT processes

Wednesday December 16 2009

Leading Scotch whisky and premium gin producer to automate application workload and enhance enterprise resource planning (ERP)  


New Look signs up for major till systems update

Tuesday December 15 2009

New Look has awarded a contract worth £2.4 million for the supply of point-of-sale (PoS) systems and service implementation   New Look one of Europe’s largest fashion retailers has upgraded all of its existing and new store formats with the DigiPoS Retail Blade PoS system. This now brings all stores on to a consistent platform with 4,500 systems in the UK and Europe.


Survey: Nearly half RFID users to increase budgets in 2010

Tuesday December 15 2009

Annual comprehensive survey of companies currently using, deploying, or piloting/evaluating radio frequency identification (RFID)   This year more than 115 qualified organisations from across the world responded to ABI Research’s annual RFID end-user survey.  


Shavlik delivers first agentless XPe device patching system

Tuesday December 15 2009

Shavlik Technologies has debuted a new agentless system to manage patching Windows XP Embedded (XPe) devices commonly used in a host of thin client devices common to retail, hospitality and entertainment industries  


New EPoS system helps get world SNOG-ing

Tuesday December 15 2009

PXtech has won the contract to supply a complete scalable electronic point-of-sale (EPoS) system for the new chain of SNOG Pure Frozen Yogurt stores.  


Sporting Index selects high performance grid

Tuesday December 15 2009

Global sports spread-betting firm, Sporting Index has selected Platform Computing for high-performance grid computing to support its risk and analytics systems   The company is using Platform Symphony grid management software to increase the volume of transactions and event updates that it is able to handle, in order to underpin its expansion plans.  


United Biscuits extends procurement services contract

Tuesday December 15 2009

United Biscuits has extended its procurement services contract with procurement solutions company, 4C Associates, expanding its total spend management for the company to over £170 million a year across UK and Northern Europe  


Robert Dyas printers become fixture in-store

Tuesday December 15 2009

Home and gardenware retailer, Robert Dyas has standardised its UK store printing estate, in preparation for major signage and ticketing deployment.   The retailer has just completed the roll out of 110 B6500 A4 mono printers from OKI Printing Solutions. OKI channel partner, Azurri installed one of the devices in every Robert Dyas store in the UK.  


Comet PPC initiative wins 2009 Econsultancy innovation award

Tuesday December 15 2009

Judging panel says Summit achieved “truly innovative integration with a traditional retailer” for paid search initiative   Summit, strategic online marketing and e-commerce agency for retailers and Comet, the electrical retailer, have won Econsultancy’s 2009 Innovation Award in the paid search and pay-per-click (PPC) category.  


Blacks Leisure picks Empathica to deliver customer insight

Tuesday December 15 2009

Leading outdoor goods retailer embarks on customer insight programme with customer experience management expert   Blacks Leisure Group’s programme with Empathica will cover 208 of its Blacks and Millets stores in an effort to gain valuable customer feedback that will enable it to improve its customer service offering.  


Mobile coupon poised for growth, analyst reports

Tuesday December 15 2009

Mobile apps revolution helps push mobile coupons market to tipping point, says Juniper Research  


Sluggish websites threaten UK retail Christmas bonanza

Tuesday December 15 2009

70% of UK shoppers plan to spend more than £200 online in the run up to Christmas, but only if the sites work