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  1. 6 New Concerns Merchants Have About EMV
    12/16/2014

    As the United States makes the transition toward accepting chip cards, the merchant has plenty to be concerned about.  Since the liability is shifting to the merchant, it is they that have to adopt and implement the chip-capable hardware and software. Your merchant clients feel the burden of having to become the expert in EMV adoption and all the other things that go with it. Some concerns are easy to identify, such as costs and training.

  2. Channel Sales Vendor/Partner Relationships: What Vendors Want (Part 7)
    12/16/2014

    It’s not love at first sight. It is all about the relationship between the vendor and the partner if a channel sales partnership is to be successful. A better understanding of what a vendor expects from a partner helps the solution provider make well informed and prudent business decisions that have a positive and profitable impact on their organization.

  3. Chip And PIN Technology: What Your Retail IT Clients Need To Know About The EMV Mandate
    11/26/2014

    As data breaches become more common among retailers and financial institutions, new security measures are proving to be an essential factor in protecting consumer data. Recently, multiple multinational corporations have fallen victim to monumental data breaches, and in the process compromised millions of accounts belonging to individuals and businesses. These institutions unknowingly handed over millions of credit and debit card numbers, putting consumer financial information at risk.

  4. Using Video Security Data For Truly Intelligent Business Intelligence
    11/26/2014

    Using the data from video surveillance systems can provide your merchant clients with a wealth of information about your sales, workforce and even the efficacy of marketing strategies. Understanding how to transform this data and use it intelligently, however, can be a challenge.

  5. Top 6 Features Of Secure Cash Storage
    11/25/2014

    Secure cash storage is a critical part of managing a retail or hospitality establishment, but it is often overlooked. Shop owners and managers smartly focus their energy on building sales, but if they are losing money to theft, their efforts are wasted.

  6. How To Reduce E-Commerce Fraud In Real Time Without Adding Customer Friction
    11/18/2014

    As the retail sector races into the 2014 holiday shopping season, real-time fraud prevention has become a top-of-mind concern for e-commerce executives. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Shop.org, this year’s holiday sales are expected to top $616.9 billion, with online sales growth of 8 to 11 percent over the 2013 holiday season. As a result, e-commerce sites and online customers will be prime targets for cybercriminals through the end of the year.

  7. What IT Solutions Providers Need To Know About The Canadian “Zapper” Law
    11/11/2014

    The March 21, 2013 Federal Budget in Canada announced new administrative monetary penalties (AMPs) and criminal offenses under the Excise Tax Act (Canada).

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Four Keys To Managing Customer Relationships
    10/17/2014

    By 2020, customer experience will overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator. You could be offering the best product or service on the market, but if you don’t treat your customers properly before, during, and after a sale, you will never be able to build a mutually-beneficial partnership that keeps them coming back. Undoubtedly, loyal customers are your most valuable business asset.

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