POS & Payment Processing Articles

  1. Survey Shows More Retailers Will Support Payment Security In 2015

    Retail management consulting firm Boston Retail Partners' (BRP)survey reveals the top IT priority for retailers in 2015 is improving payment security and protecting the confidentiality of sensitive information.

  2. Point Of Sale, Payment Processing And Data Collection News From January 2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale and payment processing, Merchant Warehouse is now “Cayan,” NCR introduces solutions for data protection, sales, and compliance, and DENSO ADC introduces new handheld bar code terminals. Verifone announces a mobile point of sale (mPOS) payment terminal and Android mPOS, Heartland Payment Systems offers a merchant breach warranty, and Panasonic expands its retail technology solutions portfolio. In addition, Datamax-O’Neil introduces a portable label printer series, Merchant Link adds Verifone device support to EMV solutions, and WaveSoft Technologies transitions smartphones into mPOS.

  3. Cisco Study Sheds Light On Best Tech Investments For Your Retail IT Clients

    Cisco’s fifth annual retail consumer survey reveals an expectation of “hyper-relevance,” a shopping experience that lets consumers have what they want, when they want it, and how they want it. And your merchant IT clients are feeling pressure to provide the best possible customer experience to stay competitive. Part of the system that enables hyper-relevance is real-time analytics to gain insights and using those insights to build infrastructure to support a plan for tailoring customer experience.

  4. Answers Report Provides Insights For VARs Serving Retail

    Answers Corporation, a provider of cloud-based voice of customer solutions and owner of the Internet brand Answers.com, has released of The Answers Experience Index (AXI): 2014 U.S. Retail Edition.

  5. Cisco Infographic: How Technologies You Sell Can Enhance Customer Experience

    Cisco offers an infographic that shows solutions that will help your retail IT customers stay relevant in the “Internet of Everything” (IoE) era. Sharing data from the white paper “Winning the New Digital Consumer with Hyper-Relevance,” the infographic provides data on consumer’s interest in IoE solutions in three categories of “savings,” “engagement,” and “efficiency.”

  6. Retail IT News For VARS 2-9-15: New Patent Reform Legislation

    In the news, new patent reform legislation has been introduced, there is speculation Samsung could introduce a mobile wallet, and an author shares best practices for dealing with point of sale (POS) system malware attacks.

  7. Make The Anthem Data Breach Part Of Your Marketing Plan

    The recent cyber-attack on healthcare insurance giant Anthem (up to 80 million names, SSNs, birthdays, email address, etc.) has made me realize that, if you’re a VAR or MSP and you’re not pitching security solutions, you’re missing a huge opportunity.

    The volume of attacks and media attention is practically doing your marketing for you. The fear of a breach, or resulting lawsuit, is enough to get a conversation started. All you need to do is give your customers a little nudge.

  8. Can You Successfully Partner With Another IT Solutions Provider?

    When a client asks for an IT solution beyond your competency, you can provide it by partnering with another provider. The alternatives would be trying to add that solution to your line card quickly or telling the customer to find someone else to provide it — and someone else could be a competitor who wants all of your customers’ business.

  9. What’s The Best Piece Of Business Advice You’ve Ever Received?

    While interviewing industry experts for the articles “Why A PSA Solution Should Be A Part Of Every IT Provider's Business” and “Deriving New Revenues From Payments And POS,” Business Solutions also asked: “What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received concerning business?” Their responses follow:

  10. What Could YODA Mean For How IT Solutions Providers Sell Technology?

    In the fall, Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) introduced a bill that could have a universal impact regarding the resale of technology.  Called the You Own Devices Act (YODA), the bill addresses embedded software that is increasingly prevalent in telecommunications and technology.

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