The recent highly publicized data breaches at prominent retailers, smack in the midst of the holiday shopping season, teaches the lesson that building a cyber moat around the enterprise is not enough. The data itself needs to be secured, adding a potent layer of security that will defeat most attempts to monetize stolen data.
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Smart phones are the biggest opportunity on Main Street because they are emblematic of a new era. Just as the cash era became the card era, the card era is evolving to the smart device era. Consumers are beginning to use devices for making payments in place of cash or cards.
By Jon Brandon
Consumers are beginning to expect restaurants to integrate technology that improves their ordering and dining experience. This expectation has led restaurants to actively seek out technology solutions that can improve the customer experience while also improving their business operations.
Bob Stegner, senior VP of marketing, North America for SYNNEX, highlights what retail customers want from POS systems, including benefits related to mobile point of sale (POS) and particular attention to all aspects of the system’s security.
Medical facilities have resolved the informed consent dilemma with animated, multimedia, and multi-technology vignettes from Vital Link.net in Bellevue, WA. The simple patient education and consent service, called VITAL Center, helps surgery candidates understand the medical procedure they'll undergo, optimizes a physician's limited patient time and improves the patient/physician relationship.
By Patric Caya
After 12 long years, Microsoft has pulled the plug on Windows XP, and it is huge news in the payment industry. When more than 30 percent of POS systems and 95 percent of ATM machines still run on Windows XP, the discovery of a new security flaw in the system will be disastrous for merchants and banks alike.
By Chris Sessa
There are specific benefits SMBs can achieve by migrating from a conventional analog video system to an IP video surveillance platform using megapixel cameras. The top four benefits for SMB users across every vertical market are lower total cost of ownership (TCO), increased image quality, ease of installation, and reduced maintenance.
By Doug Brown
The average acute care hospital environment is typically one of the tougher settings for any handheld mobile solution to thrive and survive. There are generally hard floors throughout, so any accidental drop is going to be met with the maximum impact.
Retailers can switch from mobile sales to counter service in no time with the HP MX10 — just snap the mobile unit into its docking station for a complete POS solution that integrates easily into the existing infrastructure. The MX10 — a powerful customer-service tool. Learn more.
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