Newsletter | August 27, 2014

08.27.14 -- What Does EMV Mean To VARs?

Business Solutions

In This Issue:

How To Make Money Off Of EMV Today
By Business Solutions magazine
By Business Solutions magazine While EMV is important and something retailers are going to have to deal with, the deadline for compliance is still far enough on the horizon that merchants who are aware of it aren’t feeling much urgency to spend money to update their payment infrastructures. And, of course, there are plenty of merchants who are unaware of EMV and the deadline.
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Featured Articles
10 Questions To Ask Your EMV Kernel Provider
One of the most common decisions faced by payment terminal or ATM manufacturers is whether to develop in house or buy in the technology of this critical component.
Tablet-Based POS Transforms Craft Beer Store's Operations
A job well done brings many rewards, and if you’re in the business of developing and installing POS software, rewards can come in the form of customer referrals. Such was the case when Revel Systems got an inquiry to replace the cash registers at a San Francisco craft beer store with an iPad-based POS solution and APG cash drawers.
Android Vs. Windows: Which Is Better For Data Capture?
By Pedro Pereira
VARs and software developers have operating system choices, but which is best?
Why iOS?
By Chris Ciabarra
Revel came together in 2010 when I met my co-founder, Lisa Falzone. We wanted to create a solution in the quick service industry that was best of breed. Point of Sale systems, up until that point, were clunky and archaic — and expensive.
Small Business Technology Trends To Watch In 2014
By John Berkley
Advanced POS technologies and services are driving small business owners to adopt more integrated POS solutions. The ISVs and resellers that build these services and support merchants need to think strategically about how to prepare merchants to select and optimize these technologies.
IP Opens Doors To A New World Of Physical Access Control
It is no exaggeration to say that network video has revolutionized the world of CCTV. Now the access control industry is on the verge of a similar, groundbreaking development. Once again, the driving force is the transition to TCP/IP-based systems.
The Modern Retailer & You: Finding New Paths To Profit
Serving the needs of today’s modern retailers can’t be done with yesterday’s business model. In this RSPA webinar, ConnectWise product marketing manager, Mark Sokol, and retail solution provider, Chris Rumpf of Rumpf Computer Services, discuss who the modern retailer is and new service offerings POS VARs should consider to earn recurring revenue by solving their needs.
What Does EMV Mean To VARs?
By Mike Monocello, editor in chief
As a VAR working with merchants and selling any combination of POS hardware, software, and payment processing, you’re in the middle of the EMV topic. If you feel like EMV is currently a point of frustration with the distant hope of turning into something lucrative, you’re not alone.
What You Should Know About Healthcare's Meaningful Use And Demand For Bar Code Scanners
By Jeff Fountaine
Automating medication administration processes continues to be a key factor in achieving Meaningful Use Stage 2.  The core measure requires more than 10 percent of all medication orders be tracked using the eMAR, or electronic medication administration record, and an automated technology.
PAR And TCPOS Cancan To Victory At The Moulin Rouge
The Moulin Rouge, the most famous cabaret in the world, was co-founded in 1889 by Charles Zidler and Joseph Oller. The Moulin Rouge is best known as the spiritual birthplace of the modern form of the cancan dance, which evolved into a form of entertainment of its own and led to the introduction of cabarets across Europe.
Training Moves VARs To The Head Of The Class
How much value can a VAR add by taking advantage of a vendor’s technology training program? One point of sale vendor believes the benefits of education are well worth the investment.
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Channel Transitions, powered by Business Solutions Magazine, is a one-day education and networking conference designed to help VAR/MSP executives learn how to best implement and manage the "as a Service" model. The event will feature real-world, nuts-and-bolts, headaches-and-heartaches discussions and success stories on the transition.
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