Featured RSPA Content

  1. The OS War: How It Impacts Retail Technology
    6/1/2015

    The tech giants (Apple, Google, Microsoft) all have technology platforms that enable retail management systems and payments. Microsoft has been around almost as long as there have been computer-based inventory management systems—and the Windows operating system still remains popular in retail environments.

  2. RSPA President's Note - June 2015
    6/1/2015

    It’s June and here in Charlotte, that turns our attention to NASCAR: having just finished up the All Star Race and the Coca Cola 600 in late May, the Sprint Cup Series schedule is getting hotter with the weather. With NASCAR on the brain, our cover reflects both a car motif, as well as some of the challenges our industry is experiencing.

  3. POS Buyer Trend Report Yields Findings That Are Advantageous To VARs
    6/1/2015

    Most buyers need solutions that VARs can provide/

  4. Legally Speaking: Monitoring Employees
    6/1/2015

    A recent connect column addressing an employer’s right to monitor employees raised numerous inquiries to the RSPA Legal Hotline. The article advised that if the equipment or system was owned by the company then the company had the right to monitor anything on or over the system. An additional consideration was the expectation of privacy by the employee.

  5. Creating The Buyer-Driven Brand
    6/1/2015

    Today, buyers are used to a certain pace of change, and they expect brands to keep up with them. Buyers have bandwidth issues, and as solution providers, it’s our job to invest in technologies and solutions that can keep up with their demands. We can do this by implementing technology the enables omni-channel retailing and the mobile checkout experience. There are three keys to building a buyer-driven brand: support your buyer’s journey, help your buyers buy better, and make your marketing meaningful. Below are some insights on how to help your organization become a buyer-driven brand.

  6. 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.

  7. 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?

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.”

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