November 24, 2008

How IT Could Prevent a Disappointing Black Friday

Shane Schick

This is, in fact, when a number of other enterprise information systems should be used to gain competitive advantage among frugal buyers. Provisioning tools should ensure that only the necessarily server power is being used, and save energy and equipment costs everywhere else. There’s no point in acting like it’s Black Friday when the activity level is stalled at grey.

There is enough white stuff already on the ground (in Toronto, at least) that we probably don’t have to dream about a white Christmas. It’s the idea of Black Friday that seems the stuff of fantasy.

In the past, Black Friday was the day that was supposed to cripple retailers deluged with interest from consumers, just as Boxing Day tends to see a major surge in interest here. With recession-talk becoming ever louder in all regions of the globe, it’s hard to imagine that purchases will reach anywhere near historic levels.

Full story at ITWorld Canada

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