POS & Payment Processing Articles
Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — February 17, 2014
In the news this week, experts say the EMV transition will provide for both chip and PIN and NFC technology. Also, research shows the retail industry is behind in cybersecurity spending, and half of all restaurants are seeking customer-facing technology.
2014 IT Channel-Specific Event Calendar
One of the best ways to learn is to speak with peers and share your best and worst practices. The best place to do that is at industry events. In addition to networking, conferences are also great places to partake in top-notch industry-specific education on technology, sales, and marketing. If you're not an events kind of person or company, you're missing out on huge growth opportunities.
Grocery And Convenience Store IT News For VARs — February 13, 2014
News this week includes a number of reports from the NGA Show: topics include how grocers can expand e-commerce and how stores can build “a sense of community” through digital media. Another panel topic was how grocers could use Google Glass to provide store maps or self-checkout on sight or to provide sales associates with customer profiles.
Retail IT News For VARs — February 12, 2014
In the news, retailers are facing pressures to invest in cybersecurity, and a report reveals “payment friction” could have cost retailers billions this holiday season as frustrated mobile shoppers abandoned the purchase process.
How The Back Side Of A Terminal Can Increase The Value Of Your Reseller Business
The back of a POS terminal, often the customer-facing side, is space that could be used for a digital messaging. Local businesses or event organizers might consider customers waiting in line at that store to be the right audience for digital ads — and this could result in revenue that helps your client offset the cost of the POS system, as well as recurring revenue for you.
Point Of Sale And Payment Processing News From January 2014
Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Point of Sale and Payment Processing news, POS-X rebrands, Wincor Nixdorf offers a mobile POS solution, Archelon has a new iPad enclosure design, and HP expands its digital signage display line. Also, Datalogic presents a new mobile computer, Honeywell introduces a new scanning and payment accessory for iPad mini, Toshiba announces the TCxFlight Mobile Solution, Mercury offers a mobile- and social-powered gift card, and Epson partners with Marlin Business Services to offer financing.
Quick Tips For Your As-A-Service Transition
Many break-fix VARs tell me that they believe the as-a-Service model and more recurring revenue would be good for the health of their business, but they don’t know how to get started. Reading articles about established managed services providers can be overwhelming. We don’t assume the transition from break-fix is easy, but we do think it’s necessary, and so we strive to give you as much actionable information as possible on the subject.
What I Learned At RSPA INSPIRE 2014
This morning I had a chance to browse through some of my notes from last week's RSPA INSPIRE. This event is always good for providing plenty of nuggets of wisdom, and business and personal takeaways. On my list this year: the need for industry benchmarking, the value of peer groups, leadership lessons, and more.
Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — February 10, 2014
In the news, hospitality industry websites lead in mobile-friendliness. Also, luxury hotel chains are considering free Wi-Fi for guests, and not all loyalty programs are paying off for restaurants.
Grocery And Convenience Store IT News For VARs — February 6, 2014
Trends dominate the news roundup this week, with analysts noting growth in the demand for mobile coupons, digital sales circulars, digit gift cards, mobile payment, and bringing the online experience into brick-and-mortar stores.