Category Archives: Partner News

M&S Launches on WebSphere Commerce

M&S this morning unveiled its new-look website, shaped around its customers over the course of more than two years of testing. The site is built, for the first time, on its own platform (IBM WebSphere Commerce) instead of the Amazon platform it traded on for many years. M&S says today’s launch of its new-look desktop site that extends into the store and onto social media, is a milestone in its strategy to move from a traditional British retailer into an international, multichannel one. Read more [...]

One of the First WebSphere Commerce as a Service Sites to go Live

IBM launched Commerce as a Service a few months ago and they have one of their first live customers: http://www.elcorteingles.eu As anyone who knows Commerce will recognise - it looks very much like the starter store that was introduced in Feature Pack 5, called Aurora. That is no bad thing as Aurora looks pretty good out of the box and works on all modern form factors. It will be interesting to see some of the next batch of customer sites. We will keep you updated... Read more [...]

WPP Announces Salmon Takeover Deal

WPP has confirmed the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Okam Limited, the holding company of the Salmon Group. Founded in 1989, Salmon provides digital consulting, design, delivery and support services to leading retail, wholesale and manufacturing brands including the likes of Game, Halfords, Kiddicare, and Selfridges. Under WPP Salmon will continue to operate as an independent stand-alone brand led by CEO Neil Stewart. The deal means Salmon is now in a position to partner Read more [...]

80% of Portaltech (UK Hybris Partner) Bought for £1.6m

In November 2011 Italian digital media and communications company Reply has bought an 80% stake in UK Hybris specialist Portaltech for £1.6m in cash. Reply also has the option to buy the remaining 20% of hybris specialist Portaltech, which is expected to turn over £4.5m in the year to May 2012 and whose clients include Monsoon, Accessorize, LK Bennett, Long Tall Sally and the Royal Mail Group. The move gives Reply a stake in the fast-growing UK multichannel commerce market and is part Read more [...]