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  1. Securing Stored Cardholder Data — Another Layer To The EMV Puzzle
    6/30/2014

    While recent data breaches in the U.S. have put the spotlight on EMV transactions and the how the U.S. is behind the rest of the world in payments security, there is a “second tier” of security that can be taken on top of implementing EMV. EMV is a viable and necessary weapon in the battle to protect consumers’ data — but there are other layers of security that can further protect consumers’ card information that should serve to mitigate the fallout from future breaches.

  2. Why HCE Is Causing A Revolution In Mobile Payment Security
    6/26/2014

    Consumers remain concerned and confused about mobile payments, creating a barrier to large-scale adoption of the technology. They can hardly be blamed, as security breaches compromising financial, as well as other highly sensitive information, make headlines on a weekly basis. Without confidence in the technology’s ability to protect sensitive data, mobile payments will not experience widespread adoption.

  3. Three Things VARs Should Be Selling Today To Help Retailers Build Loyalty
    6/13/2014

    For your SMB customers, getting patrons in the door is top priority. Once they’re in, the focus shifts to increasing individual ticket sizes and providing excellent customer service to enhance customer loyalty. How can you as a VAR upsell services that map to this core business objective?

  4. 10 Things Big Data And Analytics Can Do For The Hospitality Industry
    6/3/2014

    Traditionally, data and hospitality would not be mentioned together as complementary topics. In fact, the hospitality industry is notorious for lagging behind other sectors when it comes to adopting technology and evolution driven by data. To many, this has been for good reason, and it is perfectly rational on the surface: hospitality veterans are concerned about the tangible state of things.

  5. 4 Considerations For Developing Your EMV Transition Strategy
    6/3/2014

    As VARs and ISVs work with their clients on solutions to transition to systems ready for EMV — a global standard for authenticating debit and credit card transactions — there are four important things to consider

  6. What Are The Critical EMV Steps For SMB Merchants?
    5/13/2014

    EMV is the acronym for Europay, MasterCard, and Visa, who collaborated on the creation of a standard and framework to utilize Smart Card technology for payments. EMV is now administered by EMVCo, which is responsible for managing and updating the specifications to keep pace with payments technology. Smart cards contain, computer micro-chips imbedded in the card, allowing for increased card security and additional functionality. 

  7. The Top 5 Alternative Payment Methods VARs Should Keep An Eye On
    5/9/2014

    Which solutions should VARs recommend to their customers? What benefits does each provide? While some new payment options hold definitive value for businesses today, others merit a wait-and-see approach. Russ Harty of Merchant Warehouse provides a breakdown the top five alternative payment methods that VARs should keep an eye on now.

  8. Lessons Learned From The Latest Data Breaches
    4/2/2014

    The recent highly publicized data breaches at prominent retailers, smack in the midst of the holiday shopping season, teaches the lesson that building a cyber moat around the enterprise is not enough. The data itself needs to be secured, adding a potent layer of security that will defeat most attempts to monetize stolen data.

  9. How VARs Can Help Restaurants Meet Changing Consumer Demand
    4/1/2014

    Consumers are beginning to expect restaurants to integrate technology that improves their ordering and dining experience. This expectation has led restaurants to actively seek out technology solutions that can improve the customer experience while also improving their business operations.

  10. 10 Ways Mobile POS Impacts Restaurant Revenue and Customer Experience
    3/28/2014

    Restaurants have led the way in adopting mobile tablet-based point of sale (POS) systems. Twenty eight percent of restaurants have gone mobile, and of those that have not made the switch, nearly 70 percent are making mobile their top priority. Restaurant owners understand mobile POS systems have tangible impacts on restaurant revenue and intangible, positive impacts on the customer experience. When owners are intimately familiar with restaurant profit margins being in the 3 to 4 percent —  and the intangibles are what  make or break a restaurant — it's no surprise experienced restaurateurs have a keen sense for anything that can positively impact revenue and customer experience. A mobile POS delivers both.

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