Featured Hospitality Articles

  1. Retail, Grocery, And Hospitality IT News For VARs — November 10, 2014
    11/10/2014

    In an article in The Drum, Alcone Advertising founder Matt Alcone recommends the following advice for leveraging the use of beacons in stores: Be creative because the technology itself will eventually become a commodity that everyone has; integrate beacon technology with other marketing applications; use the technology to deliver messages and to collect data; use the technology in venues outside of retail such as sports stadiums; and experiment with different offers, messages and strategies.

  2. Advancements In Mobile Wallet Technology Help Increase Market Size
    11/7/2014

    In September, Grand View Research released its Mobile Wallet Market Analysis, following Apple’s announcement of ApplePay.

  3. American Express Will Provide Assistance For Merchant Adoption Of Secure Payment Terminals
    11/5/2014

    American Express was already poised to aid the EMV transition when President Obama signed an executive order as the first step in the “Buy Secure” initiative, designed to hasten the universal adoption of EMV chip-and-PIN cards in the U.S.

  4. President Obama Signs “Buy Secure” Initiative
    11/4/2014

    Executive order will implement EMV security measures to safeguard consumer transaction data.

  5. More Companies Focus On Customer Insights
    11/3/2014

    A new study from Kantar Retail reports that retailers and manufacturers have moved an increasing number of employees to the “shopper insights” function.

  6. Retail, Grocery, And Hospitality IT News For VARs — November 3, 2014
    11/3/2014

    In the news, cyberattack activity has increased just before the holiday shopping season, and the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center now has more than 100 members.

  7. RSPA INSPIRE 2015 Preview: Author Chip Heath Will Present Sessions On Change, Decision Making
    10/31/2014

    Chip Heath is the featured speaker for INSPIRE 2015, the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) event for thought leaders in retail technology, January 25-28, 2015, at the Grand Wailea Resort & Convention Center, Maui, HI.

  8. Retail, Grocery, And Hospitality IT News For VARs — October 27, 2014
    10/27/2014

    In the news, predictions include hospitality tech trends for 2015 and a 5 percent increase in spending on gifts this holiday season. Also, an article looks at a the list of mergers and acquisitions in the point of sale industry this year.

  9. How To Help Your SMB Merchant Customers Prepare For EMV
    10/25/2014

    Merchants are facing the requirement to have payment systems compliant with EMV, the global standard for debit and credit cards that leverages chip card technology. In October 2015, liability for transactions made with counterfeit cards will shift to acquirers and merchants — and the least compliant party will be responsible for covering the full cost of the fraudulent transaction. Steve Mathison, VP of product management for First Data, tells how to help your SMB customers prepare for the new requirements. 

  10. Retail, Grocery, And Hospitality IT News For VARs — October 16, 2014
    10/16/2014

    In the news, anticipation builds over the launch of Apple Pay, and mobile payment adoption is expected to grow. Also, Intel is developing software to protect point of sale (POS) data, and holiday sales are predicted to exceed last year’s numbers. 

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