Bernadette Wilson

About Bernadette Wilson

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Bernadette Wilson is Business Solutions magazine’s associate editor. She is a former staff member of the Laurel Group Newspapers, Trib Total Media, in Westmoreland County, PA, editing The Independent-Observer, Scottdale, PA’s community newspaper, for six years. Before joining Business Solutions she worked for Larson Texts,which produces mathematics books for middle school through college, and contributed to a number of newspapers and magazines as a freelance writer. She is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University.

ARTICLES BY BERNADETTE WILSON

Video: How RSPA Is Helping VARs With The Transition To EMV

Video: How RSPA Is Helping VARs With The Transition To EMV

The Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) is supporting its members with resources and information related to the U.S. migration to EMV. In this installment of BSMtv from the Retail IT VAR Of The Future Conference, May 12 to 13 at Bally’s, Las Vegas, Kelly Funk, president and CEO, says in response to member feedback on the need for EMV resources, the RSPA has devoted an area of its website, “EMV Central,” to content on...  Continue Reading...
Video: How Retail IT VARs Can Stay Competitive

Video: How Retail IT VARs Can Stay Competitive

At the Retail IT VAR Of The Future Conference, May 12 to 13 at Bally’s, Las Vegas, Kevin Kogler, president of Microbiz, said to remain competitive in a time of change, retail VARs need to think of themselves as providers of business solutions, not as technology providers.  Continue Reading...
Video: Take An Active Approach To Selling Payment Processing

Video: Take An Active Approach To Selling Payment Processing

At the Retail IT VAR Of The Future Conference, May 12 to 13 at Bally’s, Las Vegas, Chris Allen, director of demand generation for Mercury, said a decision that almost every retail IT VAR will face is whether to add payment processing to the services they provide.  Continue Reading...
Video: A Hybrid Solutions-as-a-Service Model Can Bridge The Revenue Gap As You Transition From Break-Fix

Video: A Hybrid Solutions-as-a-Service Model Can Bridge The Revenue Gap As You Transition From Break-Fix

At the Retail IT VAR Of The Future Conference, Mark Fraker, VP of marketing for BlueStar discussed strategies to facilitate retail VARs’ transition to the as-a-Service business model.  Continue Reading...
Video: As-A-Service Requires A Different Approach To Providing Retail IT

Video: As-A-Service Requires A Different Approach To Providing Retail IT

In this installment of BSMtv from the Retail IT VAR Of The Future Conference, Greg Dixon, CTO for ScanSource, discusses the necessity of the as-a-Service business model for retail VARs.  Continue Reading...
Video: What Are The Benefits Of Adding P2PE And Tokenization To EMV?

Video: What Are The Benefits Of Adding P2PE And Tokenization To EMV?

In this segment of BSMtv, Chester Ritchie, senior VP of strategic partnerships for Worldpay, explains the benefits of combining EMV with point-to-point encryption and tokenization. He says EMV, which uses chip cards that create a unique code for each transaction, protect against card fraud only. Point-to-point encryption (P2PE) protects card data —from a chip or mag stripe card — by encrypting it rather than transmitting it “in ...  Continue Reading...
Why You Should Sell EMV-Compliant Solutions With NFC Technology

Why You Should Sell EMV-Compliant Solutions With NFC Technology

In this Business Solutions exclusive, Jared Isaacman, CEO of Harbortouch, explains why your merchant IT clients selecting EMV-compliant payment solutions need to consider also upgrading to accept payments that use near field communication (NFC) technology. Advising your IT clients to look ahead can help establish you as a knowledgeable business advisor — as well resulting in upsell.  Continue Reading...
Don’t Miss Out On Sales You Can Make Along With EMV

Don’t Miss Out On Sales You Can Make Along With EMV

POS upgrades, new payment technologies, security solutions, and payment services could pique the interest of your prospects interested in EMV.  Continue Reading...
Why You Need To Talk To SMB Merchants About EMV — Today

Why You Need To Talk To SMB Merchants About EMV — Today

With just four months left until the October 1 liability shift, it’s imperative to help your clients make informed decisions about EMV technology now.  Continue Reading...
Payment Security 101: Where To Start To Keep Your Merchant IT Clients Safe

Payment Security 101: Where To Start To Keep Your Merchant IT Clients Safe

Retail data breaches have made the headlines, and your merchant IT clients are more and more aware of the threat cybercriminals pose to their businesses. In this exclusive interview, Business Solutions asks Karen Cox, VP of payments and retail solutions for Moneris Solutions to share the basics of helping your merchant IT clients — especially tier 2 and 3 merchants — maintain security, to offer examples of technology solutions that...  Continue Reading...