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  1. RetailNOW®: 2015: A Place For Business FOCUS
    5/4/2015

    If you don’t know it by the time you read this portion of the magazine, let it be stated clearly now: if you’re interested in spending more time working ON your business, and not IN it, then register for RetailNOW 2015 today. Whether you’re a reseller, independent software vendor, independent sales organization, or even a traditional vendor, any business owner or leader can benefit from spending time thinking strategy instead of execution. There’s no better place than RetailNOW 2015 to do that. How can that be said with such confidence?

  2. RSPA President’s Note
    5/4/2015

    This month’s cover highlights “focus.” Most of us recognize the importance of it, yet it can be so challenging: with multiple (and sometimes competing) priorities, shifts in the industry and the various tactical activities that are a part of our day–to–day life. I too sometimes struggle with it, particularly at times like now, when there is so much going on.

  3. CompTIA’s Annual Member Meeting 2015: From The RSPA Perspective
    5/4/2015

    From March 24-26, CompTIA, the IT industry’s leading trade association, held its Annual Member Meeting at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort and Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. For those three days, CompTIA’s membership gathered for two days of collaborative strategic planning and sharing amongst the association’s most engaged members, including the CompTIA Board of Directors, Community Executive Board (CEB), Communities and Councils,” according to the AMM website.

  4. Beyond As A Service
    5/4/2015

    The STS committee regularly profiles a readily deployable solution within connect magazine. This month, committee member, Velda Goodin takes a bit of a different tack on the usual subject matter of these profiles, as she tackles the subject of “beyond as a service.”

  5. What IT Solutions Providers Need To Know About The U.S. Migration To EMV-Enabled Solutions
    4/28/2015

    Payment processing is an ever-evolving industry, and this year the U.S. is adopting the chip card standard, also known as EMV (Europay, MasterCard, Visa). EMV is a driving force in the global payments market today, providing the latest and most reliable data security standards.

  6. 3 Ways Payment Methods Can Make An Impact On Customer Experience
    4/21/2015

    It wasn’t that long ago when merchants would dictate the form of payment by simply asking, “cash or credit?” as you prepared to make a purchase. Many merchants wouldn’t even take checks because they took too long to process and would often “bounce” or be returned.

  7. PCI Compliance Is Just One Piece Of The Puzzle
    4/21/2015

    You don’t have to look far to find evidence supporting the necessity of a comprehensive and thorough cybersecurity system for your clients. From the infamous Sony hack to cybercriminals infiltrating Target’s network that absconded with personal information from some 110 million accounts, it’s clear that protecting customers’ data is something to be taken seriously.

  8. STS Profile: Customer Experience
    4/1/2015

    T­he experience of buying products and services from retail, grocery, or hospitality businesses has changed— both for the customer and certainly for the business. It used to be that the customer followed a predictable path, and other than with mail or phone orders, transactions occurred in store. Businesses were largely in control of the experience with advertising, store layout, product and pricing displays, and a limited selection of merchandise in inventory.

  9. 15 Reasons You Should Register For RetailNOW® 2015, Right Now
    4/1/2015

    RetailNOW brings together the thousands of people who make point of sale technology products with people that make those products come alive with amazing features and capabilities, along with the people who bring that technology to the marketplace.

  10. RetailNOW2015®: Show Floor Preview
    4/1/2015

    Given that it’s the only place where all the parts of the Point of Sale ecosystem come together, RetailNOW’s Show Floor can also be considered the industry’s crucible: a place where partnerships are formed and business grows. With the right mix of what’s happening now, and what’s to come next, show floor visitors in 2015 will surely be able to find the right mix that will get them ready for the future.

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