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Mobile POS Hardware: Alternatives To The iPad/iPhone
Frank Riso, senior director of global lead retail for Motorola Solutions, discusses mobile point of sale solution options.
CIT Builds A Strong Managed Services Foundation With Automation Platform
Computer Integration Technologies (CIT) is a comprehensive IT services firm with an impressive portfolio of offerings – from application training, to hardware products and services, to software development and more. Nearly 10 years ago, it added managed services into the mix, recognizing the growing market opportunity for supporting its SMB (small to midsize business) customers around the clock under a monthly fee arrangement.
Managed Services: Why It's Good For Business
As technology becomes increasingly complex, more companies are outsourcing their IT management and maintenance functions. The idea of outsourcing IT has become so appealing that worldwide spending for IT outsourcing is increasing. IT service providers are responding to this growing need by introducing a new business model, managed services, which can take the burden of IT management off their clients’ back. This eBook provides an overview of managed services and outlines steps you can take to add managed services to your IT service offering.
PCI Compliance Is More Than A Matter Of Dollars (And Sense)
Are Your Clients Properly Protected Against Lost or Stolen Data?
IP Video For SMBs
Rapid growth using limited available resources presents plenty of challenges for small to medium-sized businesses (SMB), and the challenges extend to their choice of video surveillance systems. In contrast to large companies that can target personnel and resources to specialized areas, SMB customers often have to make do with less and call on their employees to wear “multiple hats.”
4 EMV Facts That POS VARs Overlook
EMV has seen huge success in Europe and is quickly making its way to the U.S., presenting huge opportunities for VARs. EMV cards utilize an embedded chip to encrypt data for each and every transaction. The chip is activated electronically and can alternate between verification methods, whether prompting the user for a pin (chip and pin) or a signature to complete the transaction. Although MSR has been a huge component of the POS landscape in past years, there are several key reasons why EMV needs to be on every POS VAR’s radar moving forward.
Key Characteristics Of A Tremendous Payment Processing Partner
Through the 1990s, evaluating payment partners was as easy as sorting out the revenue offering–a simple question of who will pay the biggest share of the profit on merchants signed together. In the 2000s, additional values like gift card solutions, PCI security strategies and mobile payment options became important measuring sticks when deciding how to participate most effectively in the valuable revenue stream represented by your customers’ merchant accounts.
Why VARs Need To Care About EMV
Over the past eight years EMV® (Europay, MasterCard, and Visa) has become the standard for globally interoperable, secure payments. According to EMVCo, there are over 1.55 billion EMV enabled cards worldwide and more than 21 million EMV enabled POS terminals, representing some 45 percent of total cards in circulation and 76 percent of payment terminals, respectively. Ironically, while the U.S. is typically a driver of new technologies in terms of both development and adoption, we are just now preparing for a forthcoming shift to EMV.
Getting The Most From Your Payments Partner
If you are in the POS business, offering a bundled solution that includes payment processing is probably not a new idea for you. In fact, it’s probably safe to say that most, if not all, of the dealers reading this article are already realizing the value of residual income from the merchant services component of their business. Regular, recurring monthly income provided by Payments-as-a-Service (PaaS) has influenced many VARs in their efforts to move toward becoming a Managed Services Dealer (MSD).
Payment Technologies: Getting Executives And Consumers On The Same Page
Knowing what customers want and delivering it is a fundamental rule in business. But when it comes to today’s evolving payment technologies, there are a number of “disconnects” between the attitudes of banking executives and those of their customers. And those disconnects may be putting banks out of step with consumer expectations.