Featured Hospitality Articles

  1. Point Of Sale, Payment Processing And Data Collection News From November 2015
    12/11/2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale, payment processing and data collection news, Datacap, Sterling, and Vantiv announce certified U.S. EMV solutions, TSYS certified TranSend RevChip EMV software, Heartland addresses EMV for LiquorPOS merchants, Seagull Scientific launches BarTender 2016, Lightspeed POS acquires SEOshop and launches a new e-commerce platform, and MMF POS introduces new cash drawer platforms.

  2. Who Are The Top Vendors In The $44.2 Billion Retail Software Market?
    12/10/2015

    Research from global research and advisory firm IHL Group, ranks top vendors in the Software and SaaS, a global market worth more than $44 billion annually.

  3. RSPA Spreads The Word About Visa QIR Certification Requirement, Helps VARs Respond
    12/8/2015

    In this interview, Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) President Kelly Funk tells how the association is assisting VARs with Payment Card Industry (PCI) Qualified Integrator and Reseller (QIR) certification and is working to spread the word that, effective March 31, 2016, Visa is requiring acquirers to ensure all newly boarded Level 4 merchants have point of sale (POS) application and terminal installation and integration performed by professionals with this certification.

  4. Your Merchant IT Client Is Facing A Challenge. Be Ready With The Solution
    12/8/2015

    Your merchant IT clients may find during busy times — like the holiday shopping season — inefficiencies or deficits in their infrastructure become more apparent. This could present an opportunity for you to start a conversation about how technology solutions can help them win business and customer loyalty and reach their business goals.

  5. Mercury Payment Systems Helps Partners Become PCI QIR Certified
    12/4/2015

    The Security Pays initiative launched by Mercury Payment Systems, a Vantiv company, is assisting more than 500 partners with education and support to help them achieve Payment Card Industry (PCI) Qualified Integrator and Reseller (QIR) certification. The company recently announced that after only three months 50 of its partners are QIR certified.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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?

  9. 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.

  10. 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.”