Featured SMB Articles

  1. Visa Gives VARs More Time For QIR Certification
    1/20/2016

    VISA updated its policy issued in October requiring Payment Card Industry (PCI) Qualified Integrators and Reseller (QIR) certification to give acquirers, merchants, and VARs more time to comply. Level 4 merchants still need to use PCI QIRs, but resellers now have until January 31, 2017, to become certified.

  2. Are You Advising Your Merchant Clients To Upgrade To NFC Along With EMV?
    1/13/2016

    Your merchant clients that rely on you as a trusted advisor are turning to you for advice as they upgrade their payment terminals to accept EMV chip cards. One question is which additional features and functionalities could help future-proof their new solutions and protect their investments — and one of the options bound to be a part of that conversation is whether it’s necessary to include near field communication (NFC) technology.

  3. Misconceptions Your Merchant Clients May Have About PCI Compliance
    12/16/2015

    An infographic from TransFirst highlights some of the common misconceptions retailers have about PCI compliance. This information provides insights that can help VARs better understand and serve their merchant clients.

  4. Study Examines Data Theft And Fraud By State
    12/14/2015

    In honor of December, National Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month, WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis that identifies 2015’s States Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft & Fraud.

  5. SMB Owner Confidence At A Three-Year High
    12/8/2015

    Small business owners are demonstrating confidence in the economy at the highest levels in three years, according to Bank of America’s annual Small Business Owner Report.

  6. IRT Retail Tech Spending Report: Budget For mPOS, Digital Signage, Wi-Fi, Security
    11/25/2015

    Cloud adoption is up, inventory visibility is down, and mobile point of sale (POS) is ever increasing, according to Innovative Retail Technologies’ report Retail Tech Spending 2016: The Digitization Of The Physical Domain. The report, conducted every third quarter of the year since 2005, surveys IRT subscribers on their tech spending plans for the next year.

  7. CompTIA State Of The Channel Report: The Future Looks Bright For The IT Channel
    10/27/2015

    More than 60 percent of channel respondents are optimistic about the future of the IT channel, according to CompTIA’s 5th Annual State of the Channel report released earlier this month.

  8. Who Is (And Who Is Not) Ready For The Transition To EMV
    10/8/2015

    October 1 marked the shift in liability for fraudulent credit card transactions from issuing banks to the party with the least compliant EMV technology. As of this date, most card-accepting U.S. merchants face liability for fraudulent transactions if they are not EMV-ready.

  9. Adopting A Utility Strategy: 20 Cloud Truths To Share With Your SMB Clients
    10/2/2015

    The cloud computing is becoming ubiquitous to today’s businesses, but you need to help your SMB clients understand some basic cloud truths in order to make the most of its capabilities. 

  10. Will Voice Providers Or MSPs Bring Cloud Services To SMBs?
    10/2/2015

    It could be extremely profitable to bring cloud computing to small and medium-sized businesses (SMB), according a report from BCSB, a cloud services marketplace supplier.