The thing to watch in retail information technology next week will be Target and whether its e-commerce site can take the demand on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
In 2009, Target announced plans to separate from a partnership with Amazon.com, which used to run the retailer’s site. That 10-year deal expired in 2011, and now Target controls its own fate. Strategically, the breakup makes sense, but Target is winging it a bit when it comes to its e-commerce operations and managing demand spikes.
Meanwhile, the stakes for the 2011 holiday shopping season are high. Why the worry? Target’… Read more