Newsletter | March 18, 2013

03.18.13 -- 3 Roadblocks To Retail's as-a-Service Transition

Business Solutions Newsletter

| Point of Sale & Payment Processing Edition

In This Issue:


3 Roadblocks To Retail’s as-a-Service Transition
By Mike Monocello, chief editor
Today, I began assembling the editorial for an upcoming issue of Business Solutions. We did a call for thought leadership where we asked industry experts to weigh in on the biggest topics for key verticals. When it came to retail, a common theme referenced was the “as-a-Service” business model. Not surprising, really.
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Retail Payments: Where Are We Heading?
By Merchant Warehouse
RSPA President and CEO Joe Finizio talks with Merchant Warehouse at the recent National Retail Federation's Retail Big Show on the future of EMV and mobile payments, as well as his predictions for the retail industry in 2013.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill Uses Managed Video To Reduce Internal Theft, Lower Food Costs, And Drive Profit Improvements
By Envysion Inc.
In this in-depth look at Chipotle’ loss prevention program, director of safety, security, and risk, Tim Spong details how the company has realized a sustained profit impact from video-driven BI technology over five years.
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Choosing The Right Payments Partner
By Jim Fink, vice president, Key Accounts and Partner Channel, Merchant Warehouse
Today, more so then ever, value-added resellers and independent software vendors need to align themselves with a trusted payments partner. Much has been made about the emerging payments taking over the industry with mobile, contactless and chip-and-pin all figuring to be part of the payments equation.
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7 Steps To Next-Gen IT Managed Services
By LabTech Software
An increasing number of managed service providers (MSPs) are moving beyond monitoring and network management and are evolving to help meet the ever-changing needs of their customers.
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Posiflex Unveils New All-In-One Series
The latest line of fan-free touchscreen terminals is now available from BlueStar.
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pcAmerica Software Now Supports Penny Rounding Functionality
pcAmerica has released a version of their software that supports a cash rounding feature to help support Canada ending the circulation of the penny.
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Special Report

All-In-One POS Terminal Product Reviews
By Mike Monocello, chief editor

When it comes to retail, restaurant, and grocery IT, no system is as crucial as the point of sale. While margins have eroded over the years, and there’s been outside pressure from tablets and similar mobile technologies, the time-tested POS continues to stand as the primary customer payment and interaction device.
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Executive Commentary

Keeping Your Team Motivated, Happy, And Productive
By Erica Prewett, founder/owner, A Big To Do Event

Business owners go through stages in their growth cycle. At first all you can think about is having your own business and working for yourself: “Man, that feels so good! Now I don’t have to answer to anyone. I can work from the couch in my PJs, and it’s OK because I’m the boss.”
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White Paper

A Unique Way To Differentiate Your Merchant Processing
By Robert DiMattina, CEO, Greenwise Bankcard, LLC

Open new doors and add value to your merchants, while increasing your recurring revenue stream using new donation technology at the POS.
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Blog

2 Reasons Cybercriminals Love Your SMB Customers
By Jay McCall, networking and managed services editor

I don’t consider myself a doomsayer or pessimistic person by any stretch, but after looking at network security statistics recently, it’s difficult to be rosy. Here are just a couple of highlights I came across.
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Featured Event

2013 ETA Annual Meeting And Expo

This spring there is only one event guaranteed to take your business to the next level and seize the mobile payments opportunity: the 2013 ETA Annual Meeting & Expo, April 30 to May 2. Register today and secure your payments future. As the world's largest stage for payments innovation, the 2013 ETA Annual Meeting & Expo brings together the next generation of payments innovators and the established players — all under one roof!

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May 18 to 21, 2013 | Chicago, IL

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