Newsletter | May 13, 2013

05.13.13 -- Small VAR Goes Big-Time With Tablet POS

Business Solutions Newsletter

| Point of Sale & Payment Processing Edition

In This Issue:


Small VAR Goes Big-Time With Tablet POS
By Matt Pillar, Business Solutions magazine
Chris Pace helped a pal who owns a coffee shop set up mobile POS. Next thing he knew, he was a POS VAR. Congruity Solutions is now the go-to provider of mobile POS for more than a dozen shops in Phoenix.
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POS, Marketing Combo Drives Repeat Business
By Brian Albright, Business Solutions magazine
An automated marketing solution helps a restaurant POS VAR boost sales for customers.
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"As A Service" Means Risk, But Great Rewards For POS VARs
By Mike Monocello, editor in chief
Experts share their thoughts on the “as a Service” model and advise POS VARs on the steps they should take to make the transition.
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Retail Chain Manages Liability With IP Security
By Pivot3
Spec’s Wine, Spirits and Finer Foods manages liability with IP security — the high-availability system relies on virtualization from Pivot3.
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PSA: The Must-Have Tool For Retail VARs Adopting The "As A Service" Model
By Mike Monocello, editor in chief
Retail- and hospitality-focused VARs looking to get into the "as a Service" model, take note. As you transition your business to this model, one of the first things you're going to want to do is implement a PSA (professional services automation) tool for yourself.
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Harbortouch Standardizes On Epson For Its POS Systems
Epson America, Inc. recently announced that Harbortouch has selected Epson kitchen and receipt printers to bundle with its retail and hospitality POS systems.
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March Networks Launches Next-Generation Retail Video Surveillance Platform
March Networks announces its next-generation platform for the retail market. The new solution helps retailers enhance security, ensure store compliance, and increase revenues by 10% or more.
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White Paper

The Emergence Implications Of EMV
By Merchant Warehouse

This white paper by Marc Castrechini, director of software development at Merchant Warehouse, takes a look at EMV — an acronym for Europay, MasterCard, and Visa — a chip-based standard for consumer payment systems.
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Executive Commentary

Discover 'Different' — Deliver New Opportunities And Grow Your Portfolio
By John Badovinac, sr. manager acquirer relations, Discover Financial Services

We view our network differently. We enable partners to deliver new opportunities by providing access to a growing domestic payment network and to millions of merchants that we are connected to.
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Blog

What's Keeping Retail Dealers Awake At Night?
By Mike Monocello, editor in chief

I don't need to tell you POS folk that you're in the middle of a huge transition. Increased competition, mind-blowing technological shifts, shrinking margins, ever cost-conscious customers, and so on, all are creating both a threatening and opportunity-filled environment.
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Special Report

4-Inch Mobile Label Printers Product Review
By Mike Monocello, editor in chief

A value-added reseller (VAR) evaluates three 4-inch mobile label printers and shares the pros and cons of each.
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Executive Commentary

The Cloud And The Power Of Change
By Matt Pillar, editor in chief, Integrated Solutions For Retailers

Much has been written about the barrier-to-entry power of the cloud, but what about the power of the do-over?
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NRA Show
May 18 to 21, 2013 | Chicago, IL

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August 4 to 7, 2013 | Las Vegas, NV

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