How Open Source Software Took Over the World

We all know “software is eating the world,” but more and more, it’s open source projects that are driving some of the most innovative work in the tech industry. From OpenStack to MongoDB to Android, open source development has transformed both the consumer and enterprise worlds. With so much innovation, it’s easy to forget that…

RFID and the Future of Retail Inventory Management

With all the effort that goes into calibrating the big-box shopping experience, most people would be surprised to find that behind the scenes, something as basic as inventory management is often outdated in comparison. From incorrect receipts to poor counting by associates to theft, inventory management usually paints a murky picture of what a store might…

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…

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