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November 11, 2013

Information technology outsourcing (ITO) enables organizations to cut labor and infrastructure costs, improve operating efficiencies and increase flexibility in the IT department.

Information technology outsourcing (ITO) enables organizations to cut labor and infrastructure costs, improve operating efficiencies and increase flexibility in the IT department. Although certain aspects of retailing are ideally suited to out-of-house automation via ITO, the retail industry as a whole has not embraced ITO as much as some other industries.

September 16, 2011

The outsourcing of real estate and facilities management (REFM) activities is expected to expected to hold steady or increase, according to the inaugural KPMG 2011 global real estate and facilities management outsourcing pulse survey.

New York City -- The outsourcing of real estate and facilities management (REFM) activities is expected to expected to hold steady or increase, according to the inaugural KPMG 2011 global real estate and facilities management outsourcing pulse survey. Among the buyers of REFM services, 50% said they plan to increase outsourcing over the next one to two quarters. Longer term, over the next 12 months, 44% of buyers plan to increase their REFM outsourcing

December 9, 2010

Today, retail companies have realized that projecting a consistent and positive brand image to their customers is a major factor in achieving customer satisfaction.

By Jay Leyden, jay.leyden@fmfacilitymaintenance.com

Today, retail companies have realized that projecting a consistent and positive brand image to their customers is a major factor in achieving customer satisfaction. That means everything from lighting standards and cleanliness to HVAC and exterior landscaping are potentially as important to their brand as, say, their advertising campaign or the quality of their products. 

June 30, 2008

Facilities management is gaining status as a key component of a retailer’s overall brand...

September 30, 2007

More companies are considering green credentials when selecting outsourcing companies, according to a recent study...

April 30, 2007

The small-box construction track at SPECS/2007 was designed for retailers with smaller store formats. Sessions...

February 28, 2007

Much to Ultimate Electronics’ delight, shoppers spent $20.1 billion on consumer electronics and appliances during...