Featured Hospitality Articles

  1. 5 Ways To Help Your SMB Customers See Past The Cost Of EMV Solutions
    7/2/2015

    As of October 1, liability for fraudulent payment card transactions shifts from card issuers to acquirers or merchants, with the least EMV-compliant party responsible for covering the amount of the transaction. And while many SMB merchants are researching what the shift would entail, many are still concerned about the costs involved.

  2. How Adding Digital Signage Increases Opportunities For VARs
    7/2/2015

    While digital signage may be prominent in areas like New York’s Times Square, it’s also used in markets and niches including education, hospitality, shopping malls and retail stores, hospitals, gyms and spas, houses of worship, and financial institutions. 

  3. What The Status Of EMV And Payment Fraud Probably Will Be On October 2
    6/30/2015

    There are about three months until the liability for fraudulent payment card transactions will shift from issuing banks to the party with technology least compliant with EMV. As an IT solutions provider working with merchants, you are probably helping your clients transition to the new technology or maybe, still, even just explaining what it is. EMV payment technology uses chip cards that create a unique transaction code, hindering criminals from duplicating payment cards from stolen data. You are probably aware there is a lot of misinformation circulating that could be contributing to some confusion regarding EMV.

  4. Private Equity Firms Are Making $10 Billion Bid For NCR
    6/18/2015

    Reuters reported Blackstone Group LP and Carlyle Group LP are making a bid in attempt at a leveraged buyout of cash register and ATM manufacturer NCR Corp.

  5. Point Of Sale, Payment Processing And Data Collection News From May 2015
    6/16/2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale, payment processing and data collection news, Datacap Systems and Pivotal Payments announce an integration, RapidFire Tools unveils PCI compliance testing, Vantiv and Ingenico unveil an EMV payment terminal for SMBs, Janam announces a new mobile computer, Benseron announces new tablet POS solutions, Datalogic announces two, new fixed scanners, Ingram Micro introduces an EMV playbook and bundle, and the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) has received an appointment to the 2015-2017 PCI Security Standards Council Board of Advisors.

  6. PCI DSS 3.0 “Best Practices” Become Requirements On June 30
    6/11/2015

    Although PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) 3.0 went into effect at the beginning of the year, some elements of the standard were designated “best practices” until they would become mandatory on June 30. In addition to requirements your merchant IT clients need to ensure they comply with in a few weeks, there are also soon-to-become requirements that directly affect you. You will need to provide your merchant IT clients that the solutions and services you provide are in compliance with PCI DSS.

  7. EMV Migration Forum Releases Guidance On EMV Debit Technical Framework, Liability Shift
    6/11/2015

    The EMV Migration Forum provides guidance for the EMV migration with U.S. Debit EMV Technical Proposal and Understanding the 2015 U.S. Fraud Liability Shifts.

  8. NitlovePOS Malware Uses Phishing Attacks To Target POS Terminals
    6/11/2015

    Social engineering and spear phishing emails are being actively used to target employees who have access to payment applications, virtual terminals, and electronic cash registries, according to cybersecurity experts.

  9. Will Android Pay Help Advance Mobile Wallet Trend?
    6/11/2015

    Google introduced Android Pay several days ago at its I/O developer conference. The Android Official Blog states mobile carriers, payment networks, banks, and retailers came together to develop the mobile wallet, and it offers “developers an open platform to collective push mobile payments forward.”

  10. How To Convince Your Merchant IT Clients They Need A Loyalty Solution
    6/3/2015

    In this exclusive interview, Amaha Selassie, VP of channel sales for UP Solution, tells Business Solutions how retail IT VARs can explain the ROI of loyalty solutions to their merchant clients, as well as the benefits of adding a gift card program.

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