Featured Hospitality Articles

  1. Retail Solutions 2015: Measured Against Their Contribution To Customer Experience
    2/27/2015

    Resellers who can help retailers meet new shopper expectations while simultaneously satisfying the needs of the merchant to attract and retain customers will be most successful.

  2. Use EMV As A Springboard For Other Sales
    2/26/2015

    Today we held a preview Webinar for our upcoming Retail IT VAR of the Future event (May 12-13 in Las Vegas). During the presentation, we outlined the education that was planned for the two-day event. In addition, we had one of our conference speakers, Randy Roe, founder and president of Retail Technology Services, on the Webinar to share some specifics about his company’s success selling customer experience solutions to retailers. He gave a great example that included the hot topic of EMV...

  3. Future POS’s Giles Talks EMV, Tablets, Reseller Relevance
    2/25/2015

    Who better to talk about the future of the POS channel than the president of Future POS? I recently sat down with John Giles (pictured) in his office in Butler, PA, just north of Pittsburgh, to discuss a range of important topics facing the retail IT channel.

  4. The Best Business Advice You’ve Ever Received: RSPA INSPIRE Edition
    2/23/2015

    One of my favorite articles posted recently on the Business Solutions website is What’s The Best Piece Of Business Advice You’ve Ever Received? Five channel executives weighed in with guidance that would benefit any business leader.

  5. New Proposed Patent Troll Legislation Supported By Merchant Coalitions, Retailers
    2/23/2015

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) has joined with both Republican and Democratic colleagues to introduce a bill designed to address the ever increasing problem of abusive patent litigation.

  6. Retail IT News For VARs 2-23-15: Measures To Improve Payment Security
    2/23/2015

    In the news, the National Retail Foundation sends a letter to the President asserting ways to improve network security, and an article questions whether retail data breaches are slowing mobile payment adoption.

  7. Editor’s Notebook: Thoughts On Heartland, Canon Acquisitions
    2/19/2015

    When I set out to write our March issue’s special report on industry consolidation, I had no idea we’d have so many real world examples to talk about so soon. Well, that’s not true exactly. Heartland’s recent acquisition of Dinerware and pcAmerica was the industry’s worst kept secret. Still, the rumors were floating around for so long, I began to wonder if it would ever happen. Of course, on Feb. 13 it did happen and the two POS software companies became part of Heartland Commerce...

  8. Retail IT News For VARs 2-16-15: NRF Predicts Increase In Sales
    2/16/2015

    In the news, the National Retail Federation (NRF)’s retail forecast for 2015 anticipates sale increasing by 4.1 percent over last year. A webinar schedule for Feb. 19 will explain the transmission of secure data in an EMV-enabled payment system, and an article warns of some of the pitfalls to avoid when implementing and EMV system. In other news, Apple filed a patent at the beginning of the month related to “techniques for monitoring device locations within buildings.”  

  9. RSPA Launches New EMV Resource: EMV Central
    2/16/2015

    The Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA), the industry association for the point of sale (POS) technology ecosystem, has announced the creation of EMV Central, a new resource page on the RSPA website designed to support the association’s EMV education and awareness campaign.

  10. Survey Shows More Retailers Will Support Payment Security In 2015
    2/12/2015

    Retail management consulting firm Boston Retail Partners' (BRP)survey reveals the top IT priority for retailers in 2015 is improving payment security and protecting the confidentiality of sensitive information.

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