Newsletter | June 10, 2013

06.10.13 -- Cloud POS: Hype Vs. Reality

Business Solutions Newsletter

| Point of Sale & Payment Processing Edition

In This Issue:


Why VARs Need To Care About EMV
By Henry Helgeson
Over the past eight years EMV (Europay, MasterCard, and Visa) has become the standard for globally interoperable, secure payments. According to EMVCo, there are over 1.55 billion EMV enabled cards worldwide and more than 21 million EMV enabled POS terminals, representing some 45% of total cards in circulation and 76% of payment terminals, respectively.
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Why Resellers Should Fear PCI Noncompliance
By Brian Albright, Business Solutions magazine
VVARs and ISVs can take a leading role in helping their merchant clients achieve and maintain their PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance. While that does entail ensuring that both the payment application and transaction-routing method meet the standard, there are ample opportunities for VARs to help clients reduce PCI scope (and compliance costs), while improving data security for merchants and their customers.
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POS Evolution Can Boost Receipt-Printer Sales
By Brian Albright, Business Solutions magazine
Functionality such as color printing and network interfaces have helped enable new applications for receipt printers and lift those devices, at least partly, out of their status as commodity peripherals. Now, the advent of cloud computing solutions, electronic-receipt options, and (especially) mobile point of sale (POS) systems are causing a significant technological shift for printers that equates to sales opportunities for resellers.
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Cloud POS: Hype Vs. Reality
"Cloud computing" is one of the most heavily used buzzwords in technology today. The term achieved mainstream adoption around 2006 to 2007 spurred on by the launch of Amazon Web Services, and prominent usage by Apple, Google, Microsoft, and many other Web 2.0 technology providers.
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5 Services To Grow Your Business In 2013
What’s your growth and client retention strategy? Technology providers need to be on the breaking edge of technology trends and consumer demands. The last thing you want is to lose a client because you don’t offer a certain service.
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Executive Commentary

Key Characteristics Of A Tremendous Payment Processing Partner
By Phil Wimberly

Payment-related business services, products, and programs that are not credit card transactions themselves, but make electronic payments smarter and more effective, are increasingly the most important values a payments partner can offer a software developer or VAR.
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Executive Commentary

5 Common Mobile POS Mistakes
By Frank Riso

Shoppers should be able to buy their purchases how, when, and where they want. Are retailers prepared to accept any type of payment anywhere in the store? They can be with mobile point of sale (MPOS). But there are a few things to consider if you want to ensure the success of an MPOS implementation.
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News

Partner Tech Launches New POS Display Solution

Sterling Payment Technologies Now Offers Its Merchants The Benefits Of American Express One Point

Mercury To Pay Membership Dues For Resellers, Developers Interested In Joining RSPA

RSPA Appointed To The PCI Security Standards Council Board Of Advisors

VeriFone And XPIENT Integrate POS Solutions For Restaurants

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