Featured RSPA Content

  1. VARs: How Well Would You Do Playing “EMV Jeopardy”?

    The Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) EMV Committee’s panel discussion at RetaiNOW 2015 featured a round of “Jeopardy” that revealed some of the basic facts about the U.S. transition to EMV payment technology. As an IT solutions provider with clients turning to you for answers, how well would you do with this round of questions?

  2. Why Would Your Retail IT Clients Choose Solutions-as-a-Service?

    Transitioning to the recurring revenue business model is the focus of more attention among retail IT VARs — but will your IT customers also be interested in making the transition?

  3. RetailNOW 2015 Panel Details How To “Compete In Changing Times”

    Change was not only in the air at RetailNOW 2015, it was on the agenda, the stage, the literature, the signage, and it boomed across the sound system in the general session and in seemingly every breakout room. One education session that laser-focused on this topic was “Creating The Right Business Model to Compete in Changing Times,” held Tuesday, Aug. 4.

  4. Star Micronics Talks mPOS, Cloud At RetailNOW 2015

    It wasn’t too long ago that visiting a vendor booth at RetailNOW guaranteed hardware talk from wall-to-wall. That wasn’t the case in 2015, especially during my half hour at the Star Micronics booth Aug. 3. In addition to hardware, Star discussed new concepts including an app and a division focusing on cloud services.

  5. EMV Migration Forum Provides Information At RetailNOW 2015

    At Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) RetailNOW 2015, Randy Vanderhoof of the EMV Migration Forum presented a primer for preparing for EMV, including background and important resources for ISVs and VARs.

  6. RSPA EMV Committee Panel: Smartphones May Be The Future Of Payment “Cards”

    At the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) EMV Committee session at RetailNOW 2015, panelists discussed what they believe future payment solutions may look like.

  7. Microsoft Presentation Highlights mPOS Trends, VAR Opportunities At RetailNOW 2015

    Mobile point of sale (mPOS) trends — and the opportunities they create for VARs, ISVs, and other IT solutions providers — was a focus of education at RetailNOW 2015. There was standing room only (plus a few listeners gathered outside the door) for a presentation on the topic from Bob Kilbride, partner account manager at Microsoft, at the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) event held Aug. 2 to 5 in Orlando, FL.

  8. Leadership Panel Provides SWOT Analysis Of Channel At RetailNOW 2015

    At RetailNOW 2015, Retail Solutions Providers (RSPA) president and CEO Kelly Funk asked a panel of channel executives to offer their views on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in the retail IT channel.

  9. Former Harley-Davidson Director Of Communications Shares Secrets Of Successful Marketing At RetailNOW 2015

    Marketing can be a challenge for retail IT VARs — you may often come to the conclusion your efforts aren’t producing the results you need. At RetailNOW 2015, keynote speaker Ken Schmidt challenged VARs attending the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) event to consider getting those results by looking at marketing from a different perspective.

  10. Mike Seymour Accepts RSPA Chairperson Gavel

    New Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) Board Chairperson Mike Seymour accepted the gavel from 2014-15 Chairperson Jim Roddy during a ceremony Tuesday at RetailNOW in Orlando, FL.