POS Executive Commentary

  1. Are You Drifting? The Danger Of Settling For “Good Enough”
    11/7/2014

    One of the mantras at HTG is the persistent pursuit of excellence rather than attempting to attain the ever elusive state of perfection. We prefer action and movement rather than the paralysis that naturally results from constant analysis.

  2. Never Enough Time? 5 Key Professional Processes To Automate
    11/6/2014

    The last 10 years have brought endless new technology into our personal lives. We no longer use maps, phone books, or disposable cameras because smartphones have automated these tasks to require little more than the click of a button on our iPhones.

  3. 3 Tips On How To Become A Microsoft SQL Server Licensing Hero
    11/4/2014

    Recently during a staff meeting, a team member was discussing a boot camp he had just attended focused on Microsoft licensing. He told us that the lead instructor had explained that the licensing status of Microsoft Enterprise customers generally falls into one of two categories: out of compliance or spending more on software licensing than necessary. Of course, virtually all SQL Server users would likely prefer to be in the category of: in compliance and not spending one penny more than necessary on SQL Server software licensing. But as you may already know, getting there is the tricky part.

  4. The Future Of Fraud Protection: Tokenization-As-A-Service
    11/4/2014

    According to Gartner, 10 percent of overall IT security enterprise product capabilities will be delivered in the cloud by 2015. Furthermore, 27 percent of those surveyed indicated they were considering deploying tokenization as a cloud service. Gartner believes regulatory compliance measures, such as those related to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), are driving increased interest in Tokenization-as-a-Service.

  5. The Impact On VARs From Major Changes To Payment
    11/3/2014

    Because mobile payment is a highly fragmented industry (a June 2014 Business News Daily article lists 26 different options),  it’s best for resellers to actively monitor what’s going on in the market rather than aligning with any one solution at this time. While there is a lot of change in mobile payments, one thing is for sure — a few leaders will emerge. Plus with Apple Pay’s launch last month and MCX CurrentC expected for some time in 2015, it’s too early to predict consumer acceptance and usage.

  6. After Chip And PIN Is Deployed, What Will The Next Security Challenge Be?
    10/28/2014

    Two women caught on surveillance cameras are questioned for alleged receipt fraud. Sources say the women entered the store together, one left with the purchased goods and an original receipt while the other approached a staff member stating she had not received a receipt for her transaction. The duplicate receipt was printed and the women used both receipts to claim a refund. 

  7. Make Sure Your Decision To Rebrand Is For The Right Reasons
    10/27/2014

    Branding refers to the identity of a company or a product in its desired market. Branding is more than a logo or a product on its own. It is a promise of quality and reputation. It encompasses everything about a company, sometimes good and sometimes bad, depending on the public’s perception.

  8. 6 Keys To Managing Customer Relationships
    10/23/2014

    When looking toward a high-growth business, you should find the amount of attention you can devote to each customer becomes increasingly stretched as your company develops and your client base expands. As always, managing customer relationships should be seen as a priority activity. Customers look for a high level of service, and regardless of the quality of the product or service you provide, they will not stay loyal to you on a long-term basis unless you treat them properly before and after a sale.

  9. Ask Coach: How To Get The Most From Attending A Professional Conference
    10/23/2014

    How can I ensure an ROI on investments such as professional conferences?

  10. Who Needs To Rebrand When You Can “Bounce” To Future Success?
    10/21/2014

    How often do we think of implementing a radical structural fix when an attitude and leadership adjustment could be the remedy? Such a radical reaction may be to rebrand and/or relaunch when, in fact, our problems can be overcome with a systematic approach to improved team performance.

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