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  1. 3 Ways To Help Your Merchant IT Clients Win Over Customers Without Competing On Price

    As a trusted advisor to your merchant clients, you may be asked how the solutions you sell can help them be more competitive. Between the numerous price check apps in the market and the fact that there are plenty of retailers selling the same products, it’s easy to see why many merchants get into price wars, flash sales, and outrageous discounts to entice shoppers. A webinar, How to Win More Customers without Competing on Price or Products, featuring Erin Harris, editor in chief of Innovative Retail Technologies, will provide insights on implementing technology to enhance the retail experience rather than resorting to price wars.

  2. 5 Reasons Your Restaurant Clients Need IT Solutions “Born In The Cloud”

    Understanding cloud technology and its potential value has become critical for business owners. Unfortunately, these systems have a habit of evolving so quickly that it can be hard to keep up.

  3. How VARs Can Educate Restauranteurs On Business Intelligence

    Not long ago, restaurants were run mostly by intuition and personal experience. Restaurant operators would put a menu together, serve their customers and hope the customers liked it — using anecdotes as the metric of choice. They would estimate how much staff was needed based on their recollection of history, and hope the managers scheduled enough — but not too many.

  4. What Different Types Of EMV Integrations Mean For Software Vendors

    As we are coming close to the EMV liability shift, the EMV certification process with the major processors/acquirers is not easing. There is a major backlog and it seems like most of the software vendors are not going to start having full EMV capabilities before the first quarter of 2016.

  5. Why You Should Take The Time To Implement EMV With Layered Security

    October marks the liability shift date, when the four major credit card brands, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express, will begin shifting the financial liability for credit and debit card fraud to organizations that do not support EMV chip cards.

  6. 4 Ways To Create A Seamless Transition To EMV For Your IT Clients And Their Customers

    With the October 1 EMV liability shift just a little over a month away — merchants still looking to comply with their limited timeframes — need efficient and cost-effective strategies to make the deadline or be held liable for fraudulent card transactions.

  7. Watermarks Flow Naturally From Digital Video Innovations

    It’s rare that something invisible can become a tool powerful enough to change an industry, but that’s precisely the case with digital watermarks. This technology is rooted in digital video innovations and poised to take a giant leap forward, providing a sophisticated way for advertisers to reach a targeted audience.

  8. 4 Ways To Help Your Clients And Their Customers Transition Seamlessly To EMV

    Over the last year, EMV (Europay, MasterCard, and Visa) has achieved mass recognition within the U.S. There are over 1 billion EMV cards used throughout the globe, and the system is the standard for debit and credit payments in many European countries. Despite this, the U.S. has lagged behind in the transition to chip and pin technology — until now.

  9. Will Increasing Minimum Wages Mean A Demand For Solutions That “Do More With Less?”

    Let’s engage in a thought exercise. We’re going to examine the business and technology consequences of a single grassroots movement and what it may mean for point-of-sale (POS) developers and providers. Fast food workers, demanding pay up to $15 an hour, have seen successes in New York State and some municipalities, resulting in substantial wage increases.

  10. EMV Status Update: What Your Merchant IT Clients Need To Do For The EMV Liability Shift

    With less than two months to the Europay MasterCard Visa (EMV) liability shift begins, many businesses accepting credit and debit cards are either scrambling to become EMV compliant or are not prepared. Rest assured the sun will rise the day after the liability shift goes into effect Oct. 1, 2015 and those businesses that have not implemented EMV will still be able to accept payments.  If your merchant client is one of those business owners who is not ready, here are some short-terms actions you can take.