How Walmart Uses Its Warehouse Management System to Move Millions of Cases a Day

Walmart moves millions of cases a day from its distribution centers to its store, and such a daunting task requires high-quality, highly available systems and technologies. Our Logistics Technology team rose to the challenge and created a homegrown warehouse management system, Global Logistics Systems (GLS), to make sure associates could efficiently do their jobs. GLS uses…

5 Ways Developers Can Make an Impact in IoT

The Internet of Things may still be in its infancy, but it already heralds a bold new world of connected sensors and devices. Developers have nearly limitless potential to create new apps and experiences. Research firm VisionMobile forecasts the number of developers working on IoT software to increase from more than 5 million in early…

How Mentorship Inspires Diverse Talent at Walmart Technology

A 2014 USA Today study revealed that black and Hispanic computer science students graduate at twice the rate that leading tech companies hire them. Clearly, technology leaders need to reach out more to minority communities. “I think it’s a balance of getting the correct message out there and having the right messengers talk to the…

Making Cloud a Reality on the zSystems Mainframe

As system engineers at Walmart, we’re tasked with providing creative — and sometimes unconventional — solutions to challenges. So when cloud-scale loads caused the company’s online B2B platform for supplier data, RetailLink, to suffer performance degradation and availability issues, it was our job to find a way to maintain uninterrupted access to the data that…

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