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  • Personal scanners drive retail sales

    Personal shopping, which has been tested by retailers including Stop & Shop, is poised for growth because of its impressive top-line potential. 

  • Precision retailing

    In his monthly column, Jonathan Byrnes highlights five areas where CIOs in the retail industry can work to improve the bottom line. 

  • IDC: Verticals will get 5.8% boost

    IT spending in retail and wholesale industries this year is going to spike -- fueling an 6% increase across 17 vertical markets. 

  • Holiday e-tailers shift focus to functionality

    With online sales expected to increase up to 25% this year, tech upgrades at retailers like L.L. Bean and focus on back-end enhancements. 

  • Gartner: CIOs can't ignore technology convergence

    At this week's Gartner Symposium ITxpo, one expert said cutting-edge networking issues like MPLS and VoIP are transforming enterprises, paving the way for application convergence. 

  • A CIO Conversation: Lands' End's Frank Giannantonio

    Lands' End CIO Frank Giannantonio discusses how IT has helped lead change -- and improve -- the retailer. 

  • Tears for Sears – Retailer to say 'peace out' to PCs

    Sears says it guarantees the good life at a great price, but if you want a PC from Brand Central, you'll have to get a good life somewhere else. 

  • RFID: Obstacles and infrastructures

    Deployment of radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology is getting a little more static. But RFID should start making waves again once it clears a few hurdles. This Meta Group report spotlights some of the biggest obstacles to RFID adoption.