Featured Hospitality Articles

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale, payment processing and data collection news, Merchant Link announced it has acquired Precidia Technologies, Sterling announces a protection plan for those working toward EMV acceptance, and Datalogic unveils two new imagers. In other news, Creditcall gains EMV certification from Chase Paymentech and First Data, Advantech introduces two new touch computers, and TSYS provides ISVs with coding tools.

  4. Ingenico Group Survey Identifies 5 Factors For EMV Migration Success
    11/10/2015

    As the U.S. engages in the transition to EMV payments, Ingenico Group has found that there are five key factors that impact a successful deployment of the technology. The company announced the results of its study at the annual Money 20/20 conference in Las Vegas.

  5. mPOS: Where You And Your Merchant IT Customers Are, Where You’re Going
    11/9/2015

    A lot has changed in retail mobility in the last two years. A panel discussion at BlueStar VARTECH 2015 included a look back at mobile point of sale (mPOS) projections from 2013, how accurate those projections were, and where mPOS is likely to be heading from here.  

  6. The Outcry For PINs With EMV Cards Gets Louder
    11/2/2015

    U.S. retailers have begun using EMV technology to accept payment via chip cards — but the question of how to authenticate the user persists.

  7. More On Building An Exit Strategy
    10/30/2015

    Since we published the article “Building An Exit Strategy” in our November issue, I’ve received some great feedback and questions.

  8. The Positive Effects Of POS-as-a-Service
    10/27/2015

    We all know how volatile the world of POS and payment processing can be. For some, change is overwhelming and it becomes a threat. For others, change is an opportunity. A few years ago, Jared Isaacman and the people at Harbortouch saw an opportunity in change and created an industry-shaking model. Whether you love it or hate it, Harbortouch’s model seems to be working for its partners.

  9. Beacons, Geofencing, And Their Impact On Customer Experience
    10/27/2015

    Location-based technology and its impact on how your merchant clients can leverage it to enhance customer experience was a topic for a panel at BlueStar’s VARTECH 2015.

  10. Customer Engagement Trends VARs Need To Know
    10/27/2015

    At BlueStar’s VARTECH 2015, members of the customer experience panel listed tech trends VARs should support to help their merchant IT clients increase customer engagement.