IDG Contributor Network: Apparel chains can fight back against Amazon, but it won't be easy

ComputerWorld IT Management

With recent reports that Amazon is preparing to make a major play in custom clothing — as well as apparel in general — clothing chains are panicking. The bad news is that those options are painful, and I'm not at all certain apparel chains are scared enough to actually take meaningful actions. To be fair, when many physical chain executives hear the word "Amazon," panic seems to be the default response.

Lululemon turns to digital transformation to support consumer community

Computer Weekly

Athletic apparel retailer’s executive vice-president of digital explains how the brand has used digital transformation to support its core value of a community ecosystem

Simparel ERP solution powers Veronica Beard Clothing Brand

IT Toolbox

Designed for the apparel, footwear, home furnishings and other consumer goods industries, Simparel’s ERP solution brings togetherAfter three years of more than doubling its business, women’s sportswear brand Veronica Beard has jettisoned the current enterprise resource planning system at its Manhattan headquarters and replaced it with the Simparel Enterprise solution.

Popular Danish fashion ERP provider opens service in New York

IT Toolbox

Admiral Consulting Group has concluded a partnership agreement to sell, implement and support the ERP solutions of Denmark’s TRIMIT Fashion, a multi-vertical integrated software system for the fashion and apparel industry based on Microsoft Dynamics.

Cloud Musings by Kevin L. Jackson: GovTech Innovator: Kevin.

Cloud Musings

Cloud Musings by Kevin L. Jackson. Personal comments and insight on cloud computing related technologies and their use in the public sector to support net-centric operations. Pages. Cloud Musings on Forbes. NJVC Cloud Computing. GovCloud Daily. GovCloud Presentations. GovCloud on Facebook.

Mobile Gamers: Fun-Seeking but Fickle


Want to advertise athletic apparel? Free mobile games sound like an advertiser’s dream. Smartphone owners like them because the applications download quickly, cost nothing, and are fun to play; marketers like them because they provide a huge, new space for promoting companies and services. Look to sports games. Want to sell cars? Look to games favored by young adults. But Swrve, a marketing firm specializing in mobile business, has reason to think otherw. To read more please log in.

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Shoptalk 2017: Retail is dead, long live retail!

The Investing Edge

Despite a rise in sports participation and an increase in overall sports apparel spend, Vestis blames the company’s failure to respond to consumers’ changing shopping preferences for its demise. Other sports apparel retailers have survived and grown as well.

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How to Ensure That Your WordPress Website is Prepared to Face the Future


She has co-authored a case study on SEO implementation in the apparel industry with a Tayloright consultant. Information Technology Blog - - How to Ensure That Your WordPress Website is Prepared to Face the Future - Information Technology Blog.

The Internet of First Responder Things (IoFRT)

Chief Seattle Greek Blog

The “Internet of Things” or IoT is a common buzzword in the technology community these days. It refers to the increasingly prevalent distribution of sensors throughout the natural world, and the connection of those sensors – as well as other machines – to the Internet.

Sustainability: A Million-Dollar Opportunity for the CIO

CIO Dashboard

For example, a leading international apparel maker reported that internal operations accounted for 15% of the economic value of its greenhouse gas emissions, whereas its supply chain accounted for 85%. The CIO is in a great position to lead sustainability initiatives at a corporation.

Can You Outsource Innovation?

CIO Dashboard

is an example of a new online clothing fitting service developed by ecommerce and apparel entrepreneurs and Estonian university professors. I’m writing this as I finish up a great week of vacation on the Baltic Sea with my wife and some friends. While our main destination was St.

Mastering the Art of Data and Analytics to Transform Customer Experience

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Lids Sports Group , a leading retailer of athletic headwear and apparel, transformed its omni-channel customer experience strategy by defining future-state capabilities for commerce, order management, marketing, customer experience, and business intelligence. “Art is never finished. Only abandoned.” – Leonardo Da Vinci.

Expanding the AWS Cloud: Introducing the AWS Canada (Central) Region

All Things Distributed

Lululemon Athletica is a Canadian athletic apparel company that is using AWS Lambda, AWS CodePipeline, and AWS CodeDeploy to rapidly build and deploy their digital marketing and e-commerce solutions for the upcoming 2016 holiday season.