Featured Hospitality Articles

  1. What You Missed At Ingram Micro ONE Fall 2015

    Last week I was one of 2,000 people who attended the Ingram Micro ONE fall conference in Nashville. I have 10 full pages of notes from the event. Following are some highlights I thought you’d find valuable, along with my commentary.

  2. RSPA INSPIRE 2016 To Be Held In San Diego

    The Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) announced Inspire 2016 will be held stateside this year, scheduled for January 31 to February 3, 2016, at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in San Diego. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  3. Research Finds $30 Billion Wasted In U.S. On Unused Software

    Global organizations are wasting money on software that is not used, according to a new report from Software Lifecycle Automation company 1E. The report The Real Cost of Unused Software analyzed the results of a four-year study of more than 1,800 software titles deployed on 3.6 million desktops, in 129 enterprises, across 14 industries.

  4. Why Your Merchant Clients Should Offer Digital Gift Cards … All Year Long

    Consumers are increasingly purchasing digital gift cards for purposes other than holiday gift-giving.

  5. IT Nation 2015 Recap: By The Numbers

    Last week was the 7th straight week of travel for me as I returned to Orlando for IT Nation. If you aren’t familiar with this event, it’s brought to the IT community by ConnectWise. Without a doubt, it’s the best channel event of the year if you’re interested in amazing education. I attend a lot of shows each year so I feel confident when I make this statement.

  6. Point Of Sale, Payment Processing And Data Collection News From October 2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale, payment processing and data collection news, Merchant Link announced it has acquired Precidia Technologies, Sterling announces a protection plan for those working toward EMV acceptance, and Datalogic unveils two new imagers. In other news, Creditcall gains EMV certification from Chase Paymentech and First Data, Advantech introduces two new touch computers, and TSYS provides ISVs with coding tools.

  7. Ingenico Group Survey Identifies 5 Factors For EMV Migration Success

    As the U.S. engages in the transition to EMV payments, Ingenico Group has found that there are five key factors that impact a successful deployment of the technology. The company announced the results of its study at the annual Money 20/20 conference in Las Vegas.

  8. mPOS: Where You And Your Merchant IT Customers Are, Where You’re Going

    A lot has changed in retail mobility in the last two years. A panel discussion at BlueStar VARTECH 2015 included a look back at mobile point of sale (mPOS) projections from 2013, how accurate those projections were, and where mPOS is likely to be heading from here.  

  9. The Outcry For PINs With EMV Cards Gets Louder

    U.S. retailers have begun using EMV technology to accept payment via chip cards — but the question of how to authenticate the user persists.

  10. More On Building An Exit Strategy

    Since we published the article “Building An Exit Strategy” in our November issue, I’ve received some great feedback and questions.