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Wed, April 02, 2014 - Getting new products to market on time is critical, especially for a business that is seasonal. In order to improve new product development and delivery Trek Bicycle implemented a project management tool that is keeping teams better connected, collaborating and creative.
Tue, April 01, 2014 - Pebble has cut itself another retail deal, with Target now selling the smartwatch in its stores.
Mon, March 31, 2014 - IDG Communications CEO Michael Friedenberg offers his take on the latest IDC predictions about retail customers, big data, supply chain and more
Mon, March 31, 2014 - Chico's, a women’s clothing retailer, is adding in-store 'tech tables' and a digital magazine to flesh out its omnichannel strategy .
Sun, March 30, 2014 - One of the two banks suing Target and security vendor Trustwave over responsibility for one the largest data breaches in history has pulled out of the lawsuit.
Sat, March 29, 2014 - It was a loony week in Silicon Valley. Four major technology companies announced expensive and risky programs to become less like themselves and more like their competitors.
Wed, March 26, 2014 - A lawsuit filed by two banks against Target and Trustwave Holdings, the retailer's security assessor and service provider, could lead to more rigorous evaluations of a company's security for protecting payment card data, experts say.
Wed, March 26, 2014 - Two banks that claim to have suffered losses from the recent data breach at Target have sued Trustwave Holdings Inc., the company that was responsible for validating Target's compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.
Tue, March 25, 2014 - The evidence keeps mounting that companies that put out mobile apps are not paying nearly enough attention to security. Even big companies with large and experienced IT staffs are guilty.
Tue, March 25, 2014 - Boston-based restaurant chain b.good started its customer loyalty program with email 12 years ago because, well, it couldn't afford much else. As the chain has grown, so has its rewards program, which now has 53,000 'Family' members using keycards and smartphone apps to connect with b.good.
Mon, March 17, 2014 - Target's failure to act when alerted that malware was in its network is a reminder that spending large amounts of money on technology is a waste without the right people and processes.
Fri, March 14, 2014 - Target paid the price for its apparent failure; other big firms follow the same pattern and could face the same fate, analyst say.
Tue, March 11, 2014 - The attack that planted malware on Target's point of sale (POS) terminals in November's huge data breach used inside knowledge of the network rather than a vulnerability in its retail software, McAfee has said in its latest quarterly analysis.