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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Building An IP Surveillance System SMB Retailers Can Afford
    2/13/2014

    Small video surveillance systems have traditionally been dominated by analog, but when you compare IP video vs. analog, IP video simply offers more. The best surveillance integrators position these benefits as part of the sales cycle to prove that there’s much more value and potential with IP video.

  6. Why iPads Are The Right Tablet Choice For Restaurants
    2/11/2014

    Andre Nataf of Digital Dining lists reasons that support why the iPad is not only the perfect tablet but the perfect POS device for restaurants.

  7. What It Takes To Prevent Cyber Attack
    2/10/2014

    Dan Ross of Promisec says companies that rely only on anti-virus/anti-malware detection cannot keep up with an ever-changing threat landscape and would not have detected these types of changes on end user computers or POS devices. It was only after it was discovered that the anti-virus and anti-malware products could be updated to provide the proper protection. To prevent against this type of breach, companies must be able to detect changes to services, processes, and registry files. 

  8. The Basics Of POS As A Service (POSaaS)
    2/4/2014

    POSaaS opens up new markets and new revenue streams for you. It also opens up new opportunities for startup and small restaurant prospects whose cash flow or caution stops them from licensing Maitre’D. Presented to the right prospects, it turns unqualified prospects into very qualified opportunities.

  9. 4 Ways Big Data And Analytics Can Help Your Retail Customers
    1/21/2014

    Krish Mantripragada of First Data offers four ways VARs can help their retail customers leverage Big Data and analytics.

  10. Top Reasons Your Retail Customers Should Look At IP Surveillance
    1/13/2014

    Jim Malafronte of Verint Video and Situation Intelligence Solutions says retailers can expand their capabilities with the power of network solutions, while IT resellers can build long-term relationships by furnishing IP technologies that can integrate with other networked systems and devices. Combining networked systems enhances situation awareness, and customers experience stronger security and greater value.

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