Latest retail publications

PoSeidon malware targets retailers and swipes customer credit card data

Researchers at Cisco’s Talos Security Intelligence & Research Group have discovered a new sophisticated breed of Point-of-Sale (POS) malware dubbed ‘PoSeidon’. The malware has been designed to incorporate the capabilities of other infamous bugs such as Zeus banking Trojan and BlackPOS malware, which were deployed in the cyberattacks on US retail giants Target and Home Depot…. Read More

To fight back against ‘Dataliaths’, small online merchants need to borrow from Uber’s playbook

By Jack Noppé, Chief Product Officer at Terapeak The Big Data craze has given rise to massive online retailers I call ‘dataliaths’ (the Goliaths of data science), and they seem bent on devouring a once-vibrant ecosystem of small online merchants. As their name implies, the dataliaths have gained a nearly unassailable position in ecommerce using… Read More

Tesco: Speed, Scale and Data

Tomas Kadlec, group technology director at Tesco, discusses how the traditional grocery retailer is introducing digital strategies and exploiting its data centre and cloud potential to bring its store experience into the online space. Kadlec will be speaking at Data Centre World at London ExCel on the 11th and 12th March. Tesco is currently trying to… Read More

Oracle sets sights on cloud push into retail and hotel sectors

Tech giant Oracles’s acquisition of retail and hotel systems business Micros Systems could kick off a new drive for the major’s cloud business in to these vertical sectors. The deal, valued at about $5.3bn and Oracle’s largest since its $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems in 2010, has been broadly welcomed by the financial community… Read More