POS & Payment Processing Articles

  1. PCI DSS 3.1 Data Security Standard Published
    4/27/2015

    The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has published PCI DSS Version 3.1 and supporting guidance, designed to help organizations address vulnerabilities that may place their payment data at risk. Version 3.1 is available on the PCI SSC website, and PCI DSS Version 3.0 is set to be retired on June 30, 2015.

  2. VARs: Enable Small Retailers To Act Big
    4/23/2015

    In many cases, it’s large retailers who drive the adoption of the latest technology innovations. After all, they’ve got deeper pockets and the capability (i.e. personnel and expertise) to tinker with things. That said, smaller retailers have some things going for them as well. While many are short on IT budget, free time, and in-house expertise, there’s a willingness to gamble on something without fear of how shareholders will react or how competitive retailers will respond.

  3. National Retail Federation Creates Retail Research And Analysis Center
    4/21/2015

    The National Retail Federation announced a multimillion-dollar investment to create The Retail Research and Analysis Center.

  4. “Buhtrap” Malware Targeting Russian Banks And Businesses
    4/21/2015

    ESET has discovered a malware campaign targeting Russian banks and the accounting departments of Russian businesses, nicknamed Operation Buhtrap. Apparently, the malware has been active for more than a year, and 88 percent of the attacks have been in Russia and 10 percent in the Ukraine.

  5. Point Of Sale, Payment Processing And Data Collection News From March 2015
    4/17/2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale, payment processing and data collection news, Ingenico Mobile Solutions launches a new near-field communication (NFC) mobile payments device, BlueStar enhances logistics to serve North American resellers, NCR Connected Payments achieves PCI DSS 3.0, ScanSource announces a POS-as-a-Service bundle and a cloud services program, and NMI launches a payment enablement platform for VARs and ISVs.

  6. Be Picky About Your Customers
    4/16/2015

    As break-fix solutions providers transition to managed services, something they need to come to grips with is the concept that not every customers is worth having as a customer. Business Solutions’ March issue included a feature story on Acumen IT titled “The 4 "Nos" That Lead To More Profitable Managed Services ‘Yeses’.” David Helm, Acumen’s CEO, said his #1 piece of advice was “Say No to Accepting Just Any Client.”

  7. RSPA RetailNOW 2015 Preview: Best Quotes From Gerber’s “E-Myth”
    4/16/2015

    The RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association) has long been known as the leading association in the retail IT channel, and this year they’re gaining a reputation as the place to meet America’s top business authors.

  8. Momentum Builds In EMV Transition: Solutions Providers, Don’t Get Left Behind
    4/15/2015

    Progress in EMV migration in the U.S. is building momentum, according to Karen Cox, VP of payments and retail solutions for Moneris Solutions.

  9. ScanSource’s Dixon Analyzes The Changing World Of The POS And Bar Coding VAR
    4/8/2015

    In this interview, Greg Dixon, ScanSource’s CTO and technology evangelist, talks with Business Solutions president Jim Roddy about how resellers can make money from EMV and payment security, the shift from the break-fix to the as-a-Service business model, and trends the channel should watch.

  10. NRF Backs Legislation To Create National Data Breach Standards
    4/6/2015

    During testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on Information Technology, the National Retail Federation (NRF), offered solutions to better protect consumers and help businesses prevent cyberattacks and data breaches.

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