Featured Hospitality Articles

  1. Visa: VARs, Integrators Must Be QIR Certified
    12/3/2015

    Understand recent changes to PCI QIR requirements, what to expect from the course and exam, and how the Retail Solutions Providers Association can help.

  2. iSheriff States “Omni-Channel Needs Omni-Security”
    12/3/2015

    A white paper from iSheriff highlights how the adoption of new technologies in the retail industry necessitates new strategies to protect data across all channels.

  3. Two Problems Facing Every MSP
    12/1/2015

    At IT Nation, I sat in on a great session led by Bradley Gross, an attorney who specializes in IT law. The session, “5 Problems Plaguing Every MSP,” was loaded with great real-life scenarios that lead to potential legal problems for IT solutions providers. The first two problems were closely related and, I believe, relevant not only to established MSPs, but VARs just making the transition to MSP. After all, when you’re setting up your services business, you might as well do it the right way out of the gate, yes?

  4. VARs: Must The EMV Solutions You Are Providing Accept PINs?
    11/30/2015

    As U.S. consumers began using EMV cards this fall, many retailers began to push for the use of personal identification numbers (PINs) along with the new chip credit cards to create an additional layer of security to protected financial information.

  5. Jim Collins Talks Greatness At Ingram Micro ONE
    11/27/2015

    Jim Collins’ books are pretty much required reading for the business world. The man’s works, including Good to Great, are highly regarded as some of the best continuing ed for aspiring business leaders. Last week I was lucky to be among the 2,000 Ingram Micro ONE attendees to be able to hear Collins speak for almost two hours. During that time, his presentation covered 12 questions to ask yourself, your team, and business that can help the business reach “greatness.”

  6. What You Missed At Ingram Micro ONE Fall 2015
    11/25/2015

    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.

  7. RSPA INSPIRE 2016 To Be Held In San Diego
    11/24/2015

    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

  8. Research Finds $30 Billion Wasted In U.S. On Unused Software
    11/20/2015

    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.

  9. Why Your Merchant Clients Should Offer Digital Gift Cards … All Year Long
    11/19/2015

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

  10. IT Nation 2015 Recap: By The Numbers
    11/16/2015

    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.