Featured Hospitality Articles

  1. DattoCon 2016 Day 2 Highlights – Defeating Ransomware And Selling VoIP
    6/23/2016

    One of the biggest recurring themes at this year’s DattoCon event was ransomware, the insidious malware that encrypts your customers’ files and asks them to pay hefty fees – to cybercriminals – to get their data back! George Anderson, product marketing director at Webroot shared some sobering stats and insights on the negative impacts of ransomware.

  2. How Software Companies Are Overcoming EMV-Related Challenges
    6/17/2016

    Total Merchant Services is a credit card merchant account acquirer that provides solutions to merchants and sales partners while focusing on technology-driven products designed to help small businesses prosper and grow. Scott Blum is VP of Marketing, Business Development and Software Partners for Total Merchant, which was named the 2012 ISO of the Year by the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) for providing payment industry sales professionals with outstanding product and service innovation.

  3. Beat Ransomware Once And For All
    6/14/2016

    It’s no secret businesses need to defend against ransomware attacks, but according to Carbonite Chief Evangelist Norman Guadagno, they need to be able to respond effectively and efficiently to them as well. For the unfamiliar, ransomware is a type of malware that infects a computer, restricting access of the infected system in some way. The actor(s) who infect the system hold it hostage in exchange for payment, presenting a particularly severe problem for businesses.

  4. Epson, BlueStar Execs Analyze The Channel’s “Mobility Metamorphosis”
    6/14/2016

    The “Mobility Metamorphosis” breakout session May 18 at the Retail IT VAR Of The Future Conference in Chicago featured insights from two veteranl channel executives: Luis Artiz, Group Product Manager, Epson America Inc. and Jason R. Firment, Director of POS and VARCOM,  BlueStar.

  5. EMV Migration Is Changing Everything
    6/6/2016

    The migration to EMV chip technology in the U.S. is changing the payments landscape. As consumer’s experience and adapt to the new process, businesses are evolving to make the payment itself as easy as possible. With the competitive nature of the ever-present online store, the last things a merchant wants in are an added barrier, frustration, or detraction point. The demand for a smooth flow is pushing developments in mobile payments merchants are eager to adopt.

  6. POS, Payment Processing, Data Collection, And Physical Security News
    5/31/2016

    Genetec recently began shipping the new version of its turnkey network security appliance, the SV-32 v2. With built-in analog encoder cards, the SV-32 v2 offers a cost-effective solution to integrate legacy analog cameras as part of an IP transition plan. Pre-installed with the Genetec Security Center platform, the appliance allows for the consolidation of multiple remote sites within a single security environment, while supporting a wide range of future-proof IP cameras and door controllers to suit various deployments needs.

  7. POS, Payment Processing, Data Collection, And Physical Security News
    5/4/2016

    Creditcall and Miura Systems recently announced that retail developers, ISVs, and VARs can now integrate the Miura M007 mPOS PINpad into Windows- and Linux-based retail POS infrastructure, in addition to iOS- and Android-based mPOS solutions, by using Creditcall ChipDNA SDKs.

  8. RSPA, BSM Launch Point Of Sale Pacesetter Awards
    4/11/2016

    The Point Of Sale Pacesetter Awards, a joint effort of the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) and Business Solutions Magazine (BSM), were officially announced today and will recognize the most innovative VARs and ISVs who serve the retail, hospitality, and grocery verticals. Awards will be presented in seven categories at RetailNOW 2016, the RSPA’s annual trade show.

  9. What’s Important To Merchants?
    4/7/2016

    Today’s merchants are a bit more astute than previous generations. They better know what they want, when they want it, and it better work as advertised. In this exclusive interview, Patrick Ward, VP of Channel Sales at NAB Velocity, explains what it is merchants are really looking for, as well as how to deliver.

  10. Looking Beyond EMV
    3/29/2016

    EMV has been in place for nearly six months, but ISVs can’t afford to rest. There are new payment security issues to be concerned with, but which ones needs immediate attention? In this exclusive interview, Bill Lodes, SVP of business development & strategy at First American Payment Systems, explains what’s on the horizon for ISVs, what needs to be done to properly address payments security, and where time will best be spent the rest of the year.