1. Compliance-as-a-Service Can Drive Vertical Market Opportunities

    How well does your IT firm support legal firms, banks, retailers and other customers? Not just their computers, networks, and the applications that manage their information and allow them to run their daily operations — but everything they need to meet local, state, and federal regulations as well as industry guidelines. That’s the ultimate recipe for channel success.

  2. Integrating Cash Recycling Into POS Systems

    If you think credit and debit cards are about to displace cash for retail transactions, think again. Legal tender remains the most commonly used form of payment, accounting for about 40 percent of transactions overall, up to two- thirds of purchases under $10, and half of transactions valued at less than $50. So while plastic and electronic payments have been hailed as the currency of the future, the oft- predicted cashless society is nowhere in sight.

  3. Application Development: Creating Trust From The Ground Up

    Businesses are enjoying significant new levels of efficiency with the adoption of cloud-based services and mobile computing. These trends have grown at astonishing rates, lowering costs, and creating growth in almost every industry.

  4. 4 Changes To Expect From The EMV Liability Shift

    After a four-year head start, the Oct. 1, 2015 EMV deadline came and went with little fanfare. Only about 30 percent of credit and debit cards are currently EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) enabled, according to eight financial institutions surveyed by the Payments Security Task Force. That number is expected to double by year’s end and increase to 98 percent at the close of 2017, when the liability shift goes in effect for gas stations.

  5. What Effect Are M&As Having On The Channel?

    M&A is definitely the buzz in the channel today. Not only on the IT managed services provider (MSP)/solutions provider front, but also in the vendor/cloud provider area as well. Things are changing rapidly as companies acquire, merge, partner, or find any number of ways to combine forces. The landscape changes daily, and the discussion is about where the next deal will come from. 

  6. 3 Big Changes At The Checkout Now That The EMV Liability Shift Date Has Passed

    The EMV liability shift deadline has come and gone. That means all U.S. businesses using non-EMV-compliant technology will be held responsible in the event of a fraudulent payment card transaction. While these new cards may be unfamiliar to shoppers stateside, it’s a transition that many other countries have successfully made.

  7. Ingenico Group Helps Sleepy’s Prepare For EMV, Increase Security And Reduce Costs

    Sleepy’s is the largest privately-held specialty mattress and bedding accessories retailer in the U.S. with over 1,000 stores. In 2014, Tom Citrano, Director of Quality Assurance and Dan Dubinsky, Director of System Development at Sleepy’s were tasked with upgrading payment technology by the end of 2015. The EMV migration was approaching and Sleepy’s current payment technology was not prepared to accept EMV chip cards, debit cards, or the new forms of mobile payments, such as Apple Pay.

  8. Backup, Continuity, And Archiving Technologies — What’s The Difference?

    The short answer to the question posed in the title above is: “Quite a bit actually.”

  9. 5 Steps You Can Take To Charge Your Clients More

    The information technology industry, like all others, is a competitive arena where companies pit cost against quality to achieve the greatest value. As companies compete for business and clients search for the best deal, it can be tempting for companies to lower prices to land a deal and keep the business rolling in. While this may bring in some clients, it may not be the best format to ensure the longevity of your company.

  10. How Resellers Can Win At Omni-Channel

    There was a time when the only thing a retailer needed — beyond customers — was available inventory and a traditional fixed point-of-sale (POS) system. Well, those days are long gone.