Posted by Virus Bulletin on Feb 13, 2008
Upmarket store to match rivals in security software selling.
Leading UK retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has joined fellow high-street chain Woolworths and supermarket leviathan Tesco in selling a range of computer software, including a security suite and anti-virus products.
M&S specialises in clothing and upmarket food retailing, with many of its high-street department stores also providing homeware, and has over 500 stores in the UK and a presence in some other 30 countries. Having moved into online sales in recent years, the firm has now expanded its output to include a selection of software which includes an office suite, greetings cards design and driver training software alongside the security products.
The range is provided and supported by Formjet Innovations, the same firm behind Woolworths' and Tesco's similar moves into the software market last year, and the security products will once more be based on technology from Panda Security.