Executive Briefings

So Many Retailers Still Operate with Outmoded Technology

A victim mentality seems to be sweeping through the retail industry. Every day, good retail organizations make horrible decisions (or, in some cases, do not make a decision) that even they know will have a long-term negative impact on their business.

"Tech Titans" don't exist in retail. There are simply those who willingly embrace IT as a core part of the their business and their overall value proposition and there are those who live with outdated sensibilities about IT's role.

If your organization is spending too much time and money maintaining legacy systems, it's because you either made poor decisions in favor of short-term gains or lacked long-term vision. If your IT leader (let's not even assume you have a CIO) is trapped working for your CFO or your IT budget is based on a percentage of your sales, you deserve the spaghetti diagram that is your IT infrastructure.

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Keywords: retail supply chain, supply chain management IT, value chain IT supply chain solutions, supply chain systems

"Tech Titans" don't exist in retail. There are simply those who willingly embrace IT as a core part of the their business and their overall value proposition and there are those who live with outdated sensibilities about IT's role.

If your organization is spending too much time and money maintaining legacy systems, it's because you either made poor decisions in favor of short-term gains or lacked long-term vision. If your IT leader (let's not even assume you have a CIO) is trapped working for your CFO or your IT budget is based on a percentage of your sales, you deserve the spaghetti diagram that is your IT infrastructure.

Read Full Article


Keywords: retail supply chain, supply chain management IT, value chain IT supply chain solutions, supply chain systems