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E-Commerce & Technology Evaluation blog

07

Jun
On 1st June we held our first Technology Panel Event in central London.  The purpose of the event was to network and discuss a specific burning topic within retail architecture with the intention of educating but also to spot future trends and future opportunity.  We gathered a number of top ...

24

Mar
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 Delivery” as ...

15

Feb
  As we have written previously eComp conducted some research in Q4 2016 looking at the business and IT challenges the top 500 UK retailers were having with eCommerce development. Specifically, we looked at whether the development teams were in-house or outsourced ...

08

Feb
Bad habits die hard, so they say. Because we get caught up in ticking off our daily tasks, we as humans just learn to "get on with it", and rarely stop to take a hard look at how we are doing. ...

02

Feb
  One of the great things about Scrum is that you have pre-defined meetings and ceremonies that keep the cadence of your Sprints moving so that you are always feeding the development machine with appropriate and prepped activities. You are grooming and ...

25

Jan
  When it comes to contract negotiation we often find that only the large clients have in-house legal resource or use external lawyers. This leaves the majority of clients at a disadvantage. Technology and services contracts are often complex where the commercial ...

09

Dec
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 ...

30

Nov
  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 ...

23

Nov
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 ...

16

Nov
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 ...

09

Nov
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 ...

02

Nov
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 ...

20

Jan
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 ...

14

Jan
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 ...

07

Jan
  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 ...

03

Dec
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....

16

Oct
Too often the term ‘project audit’ has negative connotations, which in some ways is understandable given that an audit is usually put into action when something has gone wrong on a project. Despite this negative context, it’s worth remembering that a project audit can help to bring about a hugely ...

01

Jul
The eComp team moved offices today to our new state of the art location in Moorgate. The day was finished off with a table tennis competition and a few drinks. That's the second office move in less than a year due to our rapid expansion. Our sister company Validify ...

25

Jun
It’s a pleasure to announce our new site has gone live, check out www.ecompetency.co.uk. We will be adding lots of useful content over the next few months including a white paper on omni-channel platform selection (how to evaluate, select and negotiate your omni-channel solution), lessons learnt on our evaluation projects as ...