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

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Mobile Gamers: Fun-Seeking but Fickle

CTOvision

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.

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.

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.

Sustainability: A Million-Dollar Opportunity for the CIO

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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.

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.

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.

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.