Retail Channel Wake-Up Call
By Mike Monocello, editor-in-chief, Business Solutions magazine
By the time you read this, RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association) RetailNOW 2013 will be a couple months past, but odds are that the challenges talked about at the event and facing the retail IT channel will still be present. Indeed, a few things either became apparent or were confirmed during RetailNOW.
Mobile POS Is Hot, And At The Same Time, Not
There’s still a ton of hype and interest in mobile POS. Studies show that retailers are interested in mobile POS and plan to deploy it. Stories from retail IT VARs confirm that the interest is real. However, that’s where mobile POS seems to end — at the interest stage. Purchases and actual deployments are difficult to find.