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Major UK retailer reshuffles data operations

8 Jun, 2016 10:00 am

With a significant high street presence and an increasing online business, major UK retailer John Lewis is reshuffling its IT stack to form a more data-centric business operation.

John Lewis has provisioned as much as £500m to dedicate to IT spending over the next five years. The firm will combine its expenditure on both in-house resources and a variety of service-based elements, which it will outsource.
With so many changing trends impacting the way companies handle their data storage, core software applications and online web presence these days, John Lewis will move to embrace the so-called 'DevOps' methodology that combines both (software) 'developer' needs and those of (IT) 'operations'.
TAKEAWAY THOUGHTJohn Lewis has taken a proactive approach toward embracing the newest thinking in data-centric business-technology theory. Firms who fail to consider how new technology platforms could impact their business risk growth, opportunity and ultimate market failure.
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