Featured Hospitality Articles

  1. Point Of Sale, Payment Processing And Data Collection News From March 2015
    4/17/2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale, payment processing and data collection news, Ingenico Mobile Solutions launches a new near-field communication (NFC) mobile payments device, BlueStar enhances logistics to serve North American resellers, NCR Connected Payments achieves PCI DSS 3.0, ScanSource announces a POS-as-a-Service bundle and a cloud services program, and NMI launches a payment enablement platform for VARs and ISVs.

  2. RSPA RetailNOW 2015 Preview: Best Quotes From Gerber’s “E-Myth”
    4/16/2015

    The RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association) has long been known as the leading association in the retail IT channel, and this year they’re gaining a reputation as the place to meet America’s top business authors.

  3. Momentum Builds In EMV Transition: Solutions Providers, Don’t Get Left Behind
    4/15/2015

    Progress in EMV migration in the U.S. is building momentum, according to Karen Cox, VP of payments and retail solutions for Moneris Solutions.

  4. NRF Backs Legislation To Create National Data Breach Standards
    4/6/2015

    During testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on Information Technology, the National Retail Federation (NRF), offered solutions to better protect consumers and help businesses prevent cyberattacks and data breaches.

  5. Security Flaw In Hotel Wi-Fi Routers Could Put Devices At Risk
    4/6/2015

    Cylance, a security vendor, says that its security researchers at the Sophisticated Penetration Exploitation and Research team (SPEAR) have uncovered a flaw in the InnGate Wi-Fi router commonly used by many hotels that could be placing the devices of guests at risk. The vulnerability could threaten not just guests, but could also spread to the hotels themselves if hackers are able to compromise the router to allow them to access other parts of the hotel network. Cylance says this could potentially impact reservations and billing.

  6. Avoid These Common Mistakes VARs Make In The Hospitality IT Market
    4/2/2015

    In conjunction with our Partner Program Insider, Business Solutions asked channel experts to point out some of the common mistakes VARs make when selling to the hospitality market.

  7. NRF Says Gramm-Leach-Bliley Data Security Regulations Are A Poor Fit For Your Merchant IT Clients
    4/1/2015

    The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) has governed data security in the banking industry for more than 15 years. Now, citing a new white paper by two former Federal Trade Commission (FTC) officials that asserts imposing data security rules designed for the banking industry on retailers, merchants, and other nonbank businesses would be a “poor fit,” the NRF has publicly urged the Senate to reject it.

  8. The Unknown Future Of The Retail Reseller Channel
    3/31/2015

    Yesterday I participated in a couple hours of planning for our upcoming (May 12-13) Retail IT VAR of the Future event in Las Vegas. Even though the event is just two days away from the office in an easy-to-reach city and economically priced, we recognized early on that we’d have to offer something special to get people to take time away from their businesses and attend. Therefore, when we set out to create this event, we weren’t looking to host another typical show. We set out with uniqueness and greatness in mind. After this latest meeting, I’m reminded of those initial goals and feel confident in what we’ve created for you.

  9. Target Breach Leads To Lawsuit, Compelling Pitch For VARs
    3/20/2015

    On Thursday, Target announced that it has agreed to pay $10 million dollars in settlement of a class-action lawsuit that came about after its 2013 breach. Individual victims could get up to $10,000 each. I’m not sure what this will do to Target’s bottom line, but I do know that most small retailers couldn't afford such a blow.

  10. Verizon PCI Report: Compliance Should Be A Process To Support Security
    3/12/2015

    According to Verizon’s 2015 PCI Compliance Report released on March 12, almost 80 percent of businesses fail interim Payment Card Industry (PCI)compliance assessments.The report includes an analysis of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance in companies worldwide that experienced data breaches. Verizon’s research shows, since 2009, organizations that experienced data breaches showed “lower than normal compliance with a number of PCI DSS controls.”

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