Featured Hospitality Articles

  1. MSPs, VARs: Leverage Payments Solutions And Processing In Today’s Growing Market
    10/15/2015

    Chester Ritchie, SVP of strategic partnerships at Worldpay, and Donte Kim, president of Nodus Technologies, discussed opportunities in payments solutions and payment processing at Channel Transitions VAR/MSP Executive Conference, powered by Business Solutions, on Sept. 24 at the DoubleTree Chicago-Downers Grove.

  2. Point Of Sale, Payment Processing And Data Collection News From September 2015
    10/14/2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale, payment processing and data collection news, Vantiv launches a new payments security suite, Honeywell unveils a new thermal printer and a new mobile computer, Janam announces a new rugged mobile computer, and Zebra introduces new tablets and software migration services.

  3. EMV Report From The Trenches: Misinformation, Confusion, And Risk
    10/9/2015

    Last night, I had my first, real-life experience with EMV. If this is representative of what the U.S. transition to EMV will be like, it’s going to be a long, unpleasant process.

  4. Who Is (And Who Is Not) Ready For The Transition To EMV
    10/8/2015

    October 1 marked the shift in liability for fraudulent credit card transactions from issuing banks to the party with the least compliant EMV technology. As of this date, most card-accepting U.S. merchants face liability for fraudulent transactions if they are not EMV-ready.

  5. Don't Lose Your Business Over EMV Apathy
    9/30/2015

    Various studies and reports show the same thing. The majority of merchants in the U.S. were not EMV-compliant by Oct.1. Many software vendors are still waiting for clear migration paths. Many VARs and merchants aren’t worried. Big mistake.

  6. Don't Go Into Services Half-Hearted
    9/28/2015

    When asked about common mistakes break-fix VARs make when they transition to services, the biggest I can think of is going in half-hearted. What I’m referring to is not making the changes to your business that are necessary to do the model well. One area where some VAR-turned-MSPs lag is with the adoption and use of automation tools like a PSA and RMM.

  7. Why POS Resellers Need To Provide Business Continuity For Their Clients
    9/23/2015

    After a disaster, it’s important to help your merchant clients stay connected to the outside world. Business continuity is crucial in the wake of disasters, when communication is essential.

  8. Attention VARs: EMV Transition Deadline Looms And Retailers Aren’t Prepared
    9/21/2015

    Nearly 8 in 10 (78 percent) of SMB retailers have not yet adopted EMV-ready systems according to a study that surveyed small businesses and their customers on EMV readiness.

  9. Are You Making These Common Marketing Mistakes?
    9/18/2015

    When it comes to real marketing, many solutions providers fall short. This is typically because they either don’t believe in the power of marketing or don’t have the time and money to invest. In both cases, a big mistake is being made. Marketing, when done correctly, can have a significant effect on sales, producing an ROI that exponentially exceeds the initial investment.

  10. New EMV Resources Are Available To RSPA Members
    9/18/2015

    The Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) announced new resources for VARs providing EMV solutions to their clients: an EMV solutions grid and the Merchant FAQ tool.