Featured RSPA Content

  1. The Best Of EMV Q&A: What Will It Be…Chip And…?
    5/4/2015

    The topic of EMV is on the minds of many people in the point of sale industry. This is exemplified in the number of questions that are sent in during the RSPA’s EMV webinar series. Dozens of questions are asked during each session, ranging from inquiries to further explain points made during the slideshow, to more detailed questions about how transactions will occur in a particular retail environment.

  2. RetailNOW®: 2015: A Place For Business FOCUS
    5/4/2015

    If you don’t know it by the time you read this portion of the magazine, let it be stated clearly now: if you’re interested in spending more time working ON your business, and not IN it, then register for RetailNOW 2015 today. Whether you’re a reseller, independent software vendor, independent sales organization, or even a traditional vendor, any business owner or leader can benefit from spending time thinking strategy instead of execution. There’s no better place than RetailNOW 2015 to do that. How can that be said with such confidence?

  3. RSPA President’s Note
    5/4/2015

    This month’s cover highlights “focus.” Most of us recognize the importance of it, yet it can be so challenging: with multiple (and sometimes competing) priorities, shifts in the industry and the various tactical activities that are a part of our day–to–day life. I too sometimes struggle with it, particularly at times like now, when there is so much going on.

  4. CompTIA’s Annual Member Meeting 2015: From The RSPA Perspective
    5/4/2015

    From March 24-26, CompTIA, the IT industry’s leading trade association, held its Annual Member Meeting at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort and Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. For those three days, CompTIA’s membership gathered for two days of collaborative strategic planning and sharing amongst the association’s most engaged members, including the CompTIA Board of Directors, Community Executive Board (CEB), Communities and Councils,” according to the AMM website.

  5. Beyond As A Service
    5/4/2015

    The STS committee regularly profiles a readily deployable solution within connect magazine. This month, committee member, Velda Goodin takes a bit of a different tack on the usual subject matter of these profiles, as she tackles the subject of “beyond as a service.”

  6. RSPA’s President’s Note
    3/3/2015

    2015 came in with a bang—with name changes and acquisitions, our own INSPIRE® event and other industry conferences. There is a lot of activity and momentum right now, and if the first two months of the year are any indicator, we are in for an exciting year!

  7. Legally Speaking: Start The Year Right With Current Transactional Documents
    3/3/2015

    As businesses, services, laws, and regulations change, so must our transactional documents regulating the relationship with the end user. Many Resellers have found that the use of a Master Agreement, setting out terms and conditions applying to all their transactions, coupled with separate Order Forms, Statements of Work, License Terms, and/or Service, Support or Maintenance Agreements is a preferred approach. If you have added a product or service or simply have not tweaked your transactional documents in three or more years, it is time to take action.

  8. Motivating An Elephant: Changing When It’s Hard
    3/3/2015

    The second day of INSPIRE® education with Chip Heath shifted gears a bit: to change management. Using his book, Switch: How to Change When Change is Hard as the day’s text, Heath opened his presentation by challenging the crowd to think about change itself.

  9. Think AND, Not OR: Better Decision Making Involves Having Choices
    3/3/2015

    Chip Heath shared these alarming factoids on decision-making in his first workshop at INSPIRE® 2015 on Monday, January 26. In walking the group through the principles of his best-selling book, Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work, these statistics (and a few others) solicited head shaking, hesitant chuckles, and even a few gasps.

  10. 2015: A Year of New Opportunities For RSPA Members
    3/3/2015

    By all indications, 2015 is going to be a busy year for VARs and merchants in preparation for the EMV liability shift. It is hard to believe that October 2015 is looming right around the corner.

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