Featured Hospitality Articles

  1. Worse Than Sticks And Stones: Pay Attention To Customer Reviews

    Client reviews posted on the Internet have taken a prominent role when customers — or patients or students — determine where to spend their money. An article by CNN highlights the lengths that consumers will go to research the best chance at a good experience.

  2. What VARs Need To Know About PCI DSS 3.0

    The third revision of the PCI Data Security Standards (PCI DSS 3.0) became mandatory on Jan. 1, 2015. These changes not only affect merchants, but also retail VARs and other IT solutions providers.

  3. Increase In ATM Withdrawals Could Mean Opportunity To Sell Cash Management Solutions

    With more and more to mobile and online sales, cash transactions and ATMs should be a thing of the past — but not according to Retail Banking Research.

  4. Retail, Grocery, And Hospitality IT News For VARs —January 5, 2015

    In the news, technology use is predicted to increase in restaurants in 2015, and payments in 2015 include fingerprint ID and payment from social media.

  5. Spark Malware Attacks POS Systems

    Security vendor Trustwave reported a new malware targeting retailers called Spark, a derivation of the program Alina from late 2012.

  6. Retail, Grocery, And Hospitality IT News For VARs —December 29, 2014

    This week, an article explores whether simplifying point of sale (POS) with an app has value for a restaurant.

  7. Survey Shows Lack Of SMB Preparedness For EMV Credit Card Transition

    In a survey by Software Advice, results show that most SMBs are not prepared for the transition to EMV chip cards in October 2015.

  8. Retail, Grocery, And Hospitality IT News For VARs — December 22, 2014

    In the news, another form of malware targeting retailers, “Spark,” has been identified.

  9. Why You Should Monitor Merchant Clients’ Systems For Account Takeover This Holiday — And Beyond

    NuData Security Online Fraud Detection Threat Research reveals attacks via account takeover are increasing. The research shows account takeovers have topped credit card cycling as a more popular means of fraud, and high-risk login attempts increased 14 percent in the month before Thanksgiving.

  10. Retail, Grocery, And Hospitality IT News For VARs — December 15, 2014

    In the news this week, a new research paper offers advice for security POS devices and networks. And a new POS malware, LusyPOS, is discovered. In other news, a parallel can be draws between good technology and happy employees.

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