News • 20.04.2018

The John Lewis Partnership creates new cloud-based business archive

The digital preservation platform will future-proof tens of thousands of unique heritage, brand, product design and corporate assets

cloud archive
Source: PantherMedia.net/FlashDevelop

The John Lewis Partnership, one of the UK’s leading retail businesses, has selected digital preservation specialist Preservica to build a secure cloud-based business archive. The John Lewis Partnership operates 50 John Lewis shops across the UK and 353 Waitrose shops and is the UK's largest example of an employee-owned business where all 85,500 staff are Partners in the business.

The company’s archive is based in the John Lewis Partnership Heritage Centre in Cookham, Berkshire, and houses a rich variety of both physical and digital assets, including digitised versions of over 30,000 textile and other product designs, as well as brand and marketing assets. It also features 100 years of the Partnership’s in-house magazine, the Gazette, which is the UK’s longest standing internal publication that has not changed its name since launch. It also features vital corporate and governance records including board minutes and records of the Partnership’s democratic process and co-ownership model.

Now digitised and born-digital content will be uploaded to Preservica’s active digital preservation platform to form an internal cloud-based resource for the Partnership; improving access to critical business records for the executive team, buyers, marketing departments and designers. In particular, securing digital access to the valuable collection of designs used on textiles, clothing, greeting cards and other merchandise will play an important role for the product design teams, who use them to inspire new products and maintain brand integrity.

“We spent a long-time researching the best way to move on from our shared-drive solution to a cloud solution that would meet all our requirements,” says Judy Faraday, Manager of Heritage Services for the John Lewis Partnership: “One of the first things the John Lewis Managing Director, Paula Nickolds, did when she was appointed in 2017 was to delve into the archive and our 150-years plus history. This shows the importance of the archive to the business and a recognition that we needed to build a ‘digital strong room’ to enable us to continue to meet the mandate of the archive in the digital world.”

“We selected Preservica’s cloud system because of its ability to actively preserve as well as provide secure, audited access to our unique business, design and heritage assets,” continues Faraday. “We liked the way Preservica allowed us to easily re-arrange collections, create virtual collections and enrich metadata over time, which will enable us to stay relevant and meet changing company and organisational needs.”

Mike Quinn, CEO of Preservica, added: “It’s inspiring to work with the John Lewis Partnership as it prioritises the active digital preservation and future accessibility of key heritage, brand and business assets. We welcome the John Lewis Partnership to our rapidly growing user community of important business and corporate archives including HSBC, Sainsbury’s, the Associated Press, Transport for London (TfL), and Network Rail.”

Source: The John Lewis Partnership/Preservica

related articles:

popular articles:

Thumbnail-Photo: RFID tags with features for the cashierless store...
29.10.2018   #mobile payment #payment systems

RFID tags with features for the cashierless store

Customers can unlock products on their own thanks to smart tags

China and the U.S. already feature cashierless stores but things are coming along in Europe, too. Several startup companies want to eliminate long checkout lines and advertise better retail security tags. We took a closer look at these ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Absen LED free-standing centrepiece
16.10.2018   #led technology #led lighting

Absen LED free-standing centrepiece

Korean shopping mall sets new retail standard

Situated in Northwest Seoul, Starfield Goyang is the third and latest Starfield mall to open on the outskirts of the South Korean capital, and Starfield’s new shining star. As the largest indoor shopping theme park in Korea’s ...

Thumbnail-Photo: New cash management solutions for the convenience sector...
08.11.2018   #cash management #cash handling systeme

New cash management solutions for the convenience sector

APG Cash Drawer partners with MSP Systems

APG Cash Drawer, a fast-growing global manufacturer of cash management solutions, announced today its new partnership with MSP Systems, a leading EPOS technology provider for the convenience sector in the UK.  MSP is now offering the SMARTtill ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Allgeier’s Retail Solution of the Future
03.01.2019   #video cameras #self-checkout systems

Allgeier’s Retail Solution of the Future

The IoT BoxX - a pop-up store fully integrated into SAP

Like hardly any other industry, the retail sector is being exposed to the challenges of technological change. On the one hand, important market shares were lost to online trading, and on the other hand, the online stores are now blazing their trail ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Innovative in-store solution for Dublin university...
10.10.2018   #epos systems #cashpoints, cash register, cash desk

Innovative in-store solution for Dublin university

APG Cash Drawer with Retail Solutions installs SMARTtill Cash Management
Technology

APG Cash Drawer, a fast-growing global manufacturer of cash management solutions, announced today their SMARTtill Intelligent Cash Drawer has been installed in Dublin City University’s (DCU) new Londis store as part of its goal to maximize ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The pharmacy of the future in Italy
23.01.2019   #electronic shelf labels (ESL) #Trade fair special EuroCIS 2019

The pharmacy of the future in Italy

Delfi Technologies is present on the Italian market

Pharmacies today need to innovate new technologies to support more efficient working methods, in order to save time and costs while providing a high level of customer service. Thanks to the Breece System with fully ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Trend 2019: The digitization of the stationary retail trade...
29.11.2018   #digitization #omnichannel

Trend 2019: The digitization of the stationary retail trade

From retail to omnichannel business model

For stationary retailers, it is no longer enough to think individually about e-commerce or other digital strategies. Instead, the focus is on networking online, mobile and offline channels and implementing a multichannel strategy, the so-called ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Toshiba spotlights new innovations for empowering retail...
21.01.2019   #mobile payment #payment systems

Toshiba spotlights new innovations for empowering retail

Showcasing its latest solutions, services and innovative concepts at hall 9 booth B42

Visitors to EuroCIS 2019 will learn at Toshiba's booth how every retailer can design his checkout to suit his and the customers' needs. Under the motto "Empowering the Art of Retail", Toshiba will present its end-to-end IT ...

Thumbnail-Photo: EuroCIS 2019: from the trade fair to the points of sale...
27.11.2018   #digitization #POS Solutions

EuroCIS 2019: from the trade fair to the points of sale

Analogue and digital elements merge in physical retail

Many digital tools presented at EuroCIS over the past few years, have become indispensable to retail today. Which in-store media asserted themselves and what is so special about them? And, beyond this, which tools and technologies have great ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The new connection: Mobile payment via electronic shelf labels...
03.01.2019   #mobile payment #brick and mortar retail

The new connection: Mobile payment via electronic shelf labels

Interview with Alexander Hahn from digital payment service provider Wirecard

It’s a customer’s dream: no more waiting in line at the checkout counter. At this point, consumers can already scan their purchases with their smartphones, pay and leave the store. Wirecard collaborates with SES-imagotag and makes this ...

Supplier

Superdata EDV-Vertrieb GmbH
Superdata EDV-Vertrieb GmbH
Ruhrstr. 90
22761 Hamburg
Intenta GmbH
Intenta GmbH
Ahornstraße 55
09112 Chemnitz
Elo Touch Solutions NV
Elo Touch Solutions NV
Kolonel Begaultlaan 1C11
3012 Leuven
EUROEXPO Messe- und Kongress-GmbH
EUROEXPO Messe- und Kongress-GmbH
Joseph-Dollinger-Bogen 9
80807 München
APG Cash Drawer
APG Cash Drawer
4 The Drove
BN9 0LA Newhaven
Delfi Technologies GmbH
Delfi Technologies GmbH
Landgraben 75
24232 Schönkirchen
AURES Technologies GmbH
AURES Technologies GmbH
Maisacherstr. 118
82256 Fürstenfeldbruck
Allgeier Enterprise Services
Allgeier Enterprise Services
Westerbachstr. 32
61476 Kronberg im Taunus
Permaplay Media Solutions GmbH
Permaplay Media Solutions GmbH
Aschmattstr. 8
76532 Baden-Baden