In a new AIIM report, “Paper Wars 2014 — Update from the Battlefield,” researchers examined how well organizations are faring in the progress towards paper-free processes.
NIST Releases Cloud Computing Roadmap
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the final version of the US Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap, Volumes I and II.
Why To Make Batteries A Managed Asset
Whether mobile devices are used by employees in the field or on premise, keeping the devices working properly represents a big investment for a company.
Network Assessment Lands Client, Leads To Add-On Sales
When an office furniture company began questioning its current MSP’s service, TechGuides was able to step in and take over.
Find New Upsell Opportunities In Access Control
As the Internet of Things progresses, physical security services providers have a whole new set of solutions and services to solve their retail customers’ security challenges.
Are You The Retail IT VAR Of The Future?
In 2014, we dedicated a lot of editorial to the changing landscape of retail IT and how solutions providers in this market are well-positioned to grow if they are willing to make some adjustments.
Sub-$1300 All-In-One POS Terminals Product Review - Table Of Contents
A VAR evaluates 7 sub-$1,300 all-in-one POS terminals and shares the pros and cons of each.
Real-time information requires reliable wireless connectivity. Period. Today, enterprises can’t operate without either. Yet for some — seaports, rail yards, airports, and outdoor manufacturing yards — achieving both remains a challenging proposition. In addition to the vast areas that require coverage, these environments also contain materials — such as metal containers, heavy equipment, liquids, and other 2.4 GHz networks — that wreak havoc on Wi-Fi signals.
When it comes to payment data security, what you don’t know certainly can hurt you. And when you operate several retail stores—each with multiple payment and other network-attached devices—there’s plenty you don’t know at any given point.
What are POS systems capable of?
More than 340 million computer records have been involved in security breaches in the U.S. since 2005 and 80% of attacks target small businesses...
For many in the retail systems dealer community, internet-enabled remote access and support capabilities have been a godsend. Countless resellers, ISVs, and tech integrators have successfully expanded their geographic market reach while simultaneously lowering their support costs by enabling remote support, whereby many hardware and software issues can be diagnosed— and often fixed—without the need for an expensive truck roll and an on-site technician. Remote access to merchant POS systems is also an increasingly popular means of inexpensively executing software updates and conducting end-user training.
With the rapidly approaching fraud chargeback liability shift in October 2015, many merchants are asking their POS solution providers about their plans to support EMV. In turn, POS developers want to understand what their options are for supporting EMV in the U.S. market. This paper discusses the certification requirements and alternatives to certification available to enable EMV processing. POS developers looking to enable acceptance of EMV cards have three main options: direct certification, moving to stand alone terminals, and an EMV out of scope integration.
The impending shift in liability for card-present fraud is driving a transition to EMV, which comes replete with new retail IT requirements and consumer-facing changes to the payment experience. Are you ready?
Tom Potter, President of Information Systems and Supplies consults with Mercury’s PCI compliance team, enrolls merchants in Merchant SecureAssist compliance assistance program, and uses a security checklist when installing and servicing a POS.
Harbortouch is a leading national provider of touch-screen point of sale (POS) systems and payment processing services. As pioneers of the “as a service” model, Harbortouch offers an unprecedented “free” POS program that allows the company’s sales partners to offer a full-featured POS system with no up-front costs.
RSPA stands for Retail Solutions Providers Association. We are the only association dedicated to the retail technology industry.
Worldpay US, a division of The Worldpay Group, provides and develops industry-leading payments processing products and services to ISV/VARs and merchants large and small. Verticals include retail, grocery, petroleum, restaurant, and many others. Innovation and investment allow Worldpay to continue to offer a secure and reliable payments platform.
Mercury Payment Systems
Mercury® provides integrated payment processing solutions that help businesses prosper. Known for secure and reliable processing, Mercury’s solutions are built into the POS, helping merchants reduce errors in data entry, manage cash flow, and minimize risk.
VTech is the world’s largest manufacturer of cordless telephones, and the largest supplier of electronic learning products from infancy to preschool in the US and Western Europe. It also provides highly sought-after contract manufacturing services.
Established in 1972, Honeywell Scanning and Mobility is a leading manufacturer of data collection and communication products designed specifically for mobile, on-site, and transaction processing applications.
Patch Manager - Built With Technicians In Mind
One of the essential services you deliver to your customers is patch management. From fixing security vulnerabilities to improving performance – keeping your customer’s systems current and secure can be time-consuming and costly.
Dell SonicWALL TZ Series
The Dell ™ SonicWALL ™ TZ Series is the most secure Unified Threat Management (UTM) firewall for small businesses, retail deployments, remote sites, branch offices and distributed enterprises. Unlike consumer-grade products, the TZ Series delivers the most effective anti-malware, intrusion prevention, content/URL filtering and application control capabilities along with the broadest most secure mobile platform support for laptops, smartphones and tablets. It provides full deep packet inspection (DPI) at very high performance levels, eliminating the network bottleneck that other products introduce, and enabling organizations to realize increased productivity gains. The TZ Series is the most secure, sophisticated and widely-deployed security platform on the market today.
AXIS P72 Video Encoder Series AXIS P72 Video Encoder Series offers powerful, full-featured and efficient integration of analog cameras into an IP-based video surveillance system. The video encoders are is ideal for locations such as gas stations, convenience stores and small offices.
Zebra ZXP Series 8 Card Printers
With best-in-class, productivity- boosting, full-throttle throughput, produce vivid color plastic cards on demand fast—thanks to Zebra’s highly advanced ZXP Series 8 retransfer card printer and its patented image transfer process.
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