By NZHJ December 13, 2017 Industry news

Moving IT systems to the cloud is the latest significant step in TWG's digital transformation agenda.

The Warehouse Group (TWG) has selected IBM Cloud in New Zealand to host its core "mission-critical" IT systems including customer facing apps, the main website, point of sales systems, inventory and financial systems.

TWG's core systems will move to IBM Cloud hosted in New Zealand by early 2018 so that all its brands are operating on the same infrastructure.

This move will see a consolidation from 10 multi-vendor data centres to just two as well as making it easier and more cost effective to manage group IT infrastructure.

As part of the managed cloud service, IBM will provide a single view dashboard for more efficient management, standardised billing and dynamically matching resources with demand.

This is the third significant digital initiative to be announced over the last few months.

TWG is already trialling the relatively new PartPay platform.

PartPay enables consumers to purchase goods from The Warehouse and Torpedo7 online and break payments into smaller amounts but still receive their purchases up front.

TWG has also signed up to Wayin, a digital marketing CMS platform which TWG will use across all four of its retail banners, for new on-site product landing pages, in-store interactive screens, new mobile app based campaigns and interactive ads.

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