CIO interview: Steve Monaghan, IT & e-commerce director, Waterstones
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Published: 01 Aug 2013

After a year of turmoil caused by the migration away from former parent HMV, the technology team at Waterstones is finally finding room to think about strategy and respond to consumer trends such as e-books as well as a challenging retail climate. IT and e-commerce director Steve Monaghan was hired in February 2012 with a clear brief - lift and shift as much as possible of the IT estate underpinning the business to new owner, Russian billionaire Alexander Mamut, within a five-month timeframe. The migration from HMV’s shared services set-up involved every piece of software supporting the business across areas including inventory, human resources, loyalty and customer relationship management, as well as all hardware infrastructure. “We had to transition from the HMV environment so a lot of the work from last June to October was around making sure everything was working and getting ready for the peak season,” Monaghan told Computer Weekly. “That meant there was no strategic work in that period - it was all about taking ownership of the systems, making sure we ... Access >>>

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