Archive: 2016

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Dec2016

B is for “Business”

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Bringing IT engineering closer to "The Business", one of the principles of Agile, is something we keep talking about. You've already heard about how Scrum teams have a "Product Owner", (usually a person from Marketing) totally devoted to translating real business ... Read More
December 9, 2016Lewis Williams

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Nov2016

eCommerce Trends 2017

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  People keep asking me, “come on tell me what’s going to trend in 2017”? I have read a number of different articles from different sources who are predicting anything from seeing the end of Black Friday & Cyber Monday to Real Time ... Read More
November 30, 2016Lewis Williams

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Nov2016

Project Warning Signs

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We often get asked to look at projects that have lost their way with the intention of looking to bring these back on-track.  The truth is that planning and organisation up-front in 99% of cases would mitigate issues; and this is perhaps ... Read More
November 23, 2016Lewis Williams

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Nov2016

The Problem with RFP’s

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Evaluating technology suppliers has long been conducted through the RFP process but is this really the best way to evaluate one technology supplier against another? We have run dozens of these processes over the last few years for a range of ... Read More
November 16, 2016Lewis Williams

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Nov2016
Do you know these guys? Maybe not, here’s a hint: they were some of the first people launched into Space. These men were part of the Mercury project launched in the 1950s by the then President John F. Kennedy. Some made it ... Read More
November 9, 2016Lewis Williams

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Nov2016

eCommerce Delivery Survey

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The delivery of mission critical eCommerce related IT projects has never been so important to retailers, yet many organisations struggle to deliver new features and solutions with high quality, at a fast pace.  Meanwhile many organisations offer the promise of “Agile ... Read More
November 2, 2016Lewis Williams

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Jan2016

The single view architecture

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Technology has changed the face of retail over the last 15-20 years and the pace of disruption is now quickening with digital transformation being a top priority for many retailers. But does technology change really deliver the benefits retailers expect and desire. Technology without a doubt is the key enabler ... Read More
January 20, 2016Lewis Williams

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Jan2016
While recently eCommerce has taken the spotlight for advances in mCommerce, personalisation, rich content, and social, the bricks and mortar retail store is likely to be the next channel to undergo significant change on a mass scale. This article looks at three current developments in the field of in-store ... Read More
January 14, 2016Lewis Williams

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Jan2016
  A 3PL supplier evaluation guide for eCommerce retailers considering outsourcing their warehousing and distribution or moving to a new 3PL supplier. Utilising the services of a 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) supplier for warehousing and distribution is becoming more widespread in UK eCommerce as retailers are looking to capitalise on the economies ... Read More
January 7, 2016Lewis Williams