Featured Hospitality Articles

  1. RetailNOW 2015 Panel Details How To “Compete In Changing Times”

    Change was not only in the air at RetailNOW 2015, it was on the agenda, the stage, the literature, the signage, and it boomed across the sound system in the general session and in seemingly every breakout room. One education session that laser-focused on this topic was “Creating The Right Business Model to Compete in Changing Times,” held Tuesday, Aug. 4.

  2. Star Micronics Talks mPOS, Cloud At RetailNOW 2015

    It wasn’t too long ago that visiting a vendor booth at RetailNOW guaranteed hardware talk from wall-to-wall. That wasn’t the case in 2015, especially during my half hour at the Star Micronics booth Aug. 3. In addition to hardware, Star discussed new concepts including an app and a division focusing on cloud services.

  3. EMV Migration Forum Provides Information At RetailNOW 2015

    At Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) RetailNOW 2015, Randy Vanderhoof of the EMV Migration Forum presented a primer for preparing for EMV, including background and important resources for ISVs and VARs.

  4. RSPA Offers Fall Webinars

    The RSPA Webinar Series has announced new offerings this fall, designed to educate and improve your team’s performance with information provided by industry experts.

  5. RSPA EMV Committee Panel: Smartphones May Be The Future Of Payment “Cards”

    At the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) EMV Committee session at RetailNOW 2015, panelists discussed what they believe future payment solutions may look like.

  6. 4 Lessons From Canada’s EMV Migration That Provide Insights For U.S. VARs

    Industry analysts are using a variety of methods to try to predict how the U.S. EMV migration will progress. Jeff Guthrie, CSO of Moneris, suggests, however, that retail IT VARs can gain insights from looking back at how the migration progressed in Canada. Moneris had a front row seat for the Canadian (and now U.S.) migration, currently processing more than 3 billion payment card transactions each year at more than 350,000 merchant locations across North America, 95 percent of which are EMV enabled.

  7. Visa Reports On Slow EMV Adoption: Where Do We Go From Here?

    This morning I received an email from BridgePay Network Solutions in regard to the Visa Payment Technology Provider Forum held last week at Visa Headquarters in San Francisco. The email includes some interesting stats and information that was shared at the Forum concerning the upcoming Oct. EMV liability shift. If you do any work in the retail and restaurant verticals, this information is very relevant.

  8. Point Of Sale, Payment Processing And Data Collection News From July 2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale, payment processing and data collection news, Benseron adds Comodo-based security and online ordering capabilities, Creditcall and Lans Holdings partner to provide tools for EMV migration prior to the Oct. 1 liability shift, and Bematech announces its new bump bar. In other news, Star Micronics releases two mobile receipt printers, MMF POS unveils new locking payment terminal stands, Datalogic announces new technology for manufacturing and inspection and for direct part marketing, and BlueStar will distribute Infinite Peripherals mobile POS solutions.

  9. Microsoft Presentation Highlights mPOS Trends, VAR Opportunities At RetailNOW 2015

    Mobile point of sale (mPOS) trends — and the opportunities they create for VARs, ISVs, and other IT solutions providers — was a focus of education at RetailNOW 2015. There was standing room only (plus a few listeners gathered outside the door) for a presentation on the topic from Bob Kilbride, partner account manager at Microsoft, at the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) event held Aug. 2 to 5 in Orlando, FL.

  10. Leadership Panel Provides SWOT Analysis Of Channel At RetailNOW 2015

    At RetailNOW 2015, Retail Solutions Providers (RSPA) president and CEO Kelly Funk asked a panel of channel executives to offer their views on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in the retail IT channel.