POS & Payment Processing Articles

  1. VARs, ISVs Heading For Collision With EMV Deadline. But Will There Be Any Damage?
    3/12/2015

    In my time with Business Solutions, I don’t think I've come across such an interesting topic as EMV. The card brands and vendors in the payments world will tell you how important EMV is, while VARs and ISVs scratch their heads over the lack of direction or clarity around the initiative. Many vendors claim to have easy and affordable solutions to become EMV certified, while a large number of VARs and ISVs still claim to be in the dark as to what they need to do. The card brands will talk about the added security and warn of the liability shift in the event of a breach, while VARs catering to SMBs will tell you that their customers simply aren't at risk.

  2. How To Sell Educational Institutions On EMV
    3/12/2015

    A white paper by Heartland Payment Systems, titled  EMV and Educational Institutions: What You Need To Know outlines the benefits of EMV solutions at educational institutions and provides some important information for VARs trying to help their education IT clients.

  3. Study: Solutions Providers See Higher Revenues, Improve Operations And Performance
    3/11/2015

    A new report by the 2112 Group reveals the IT channel is growing at double-digit rates for the fourth year in a row, increasing revenue and profitability while simultaneously improving business operations and performance.

  4. How To Help Your Merchant IT Clients With Their Mobile Strategies
    3/11/2015

    In today’s world, people are more connected to their mobile devices than ever before. For your clients, this means trying to keep up with ways to engage customers while enhancing the customer experience.

  5. Will Restaurants Embrace EMV?
    3/10/2015

    In an interview with Business Solutions, John Giles, president of Future POS, shares his views on EMV as it relates to the hospitality vertical.

  6. How To Manage An Underperforming Salesperson: VARs Weigh In
    3/5/2015

    Acclaimed business author Chip Heath did more than just present a pre-planned speech at the RSPA INSPIRE 2015 Conference. He engaged the 100+ retail IT channel executive attendees in real-world problem solving within the framework of his presentations, including a mini-workshop that featured resellers sharing their biggest dilemmas.

  7. VAR Tells How Wine + Technology Can Enhance The Customer Experience
    3/5/2015

    One of the topics of Business Solutions’ Retail IT VAR Of The Future Conference, May 12-13, at Bally’s Las Vegas, is how retail VARs can enhance the customer experience their merchant clients provide.

  8. Sorting Through The Tablet POS OS Debate
    3/5/2015

    In an interview with Business Solutions, John Giles, president of Future POS, offers his insights into tablet POS (point of sale) for hospitality and retail — specifically the issue of the choice of operating system and what that means in terms of the devices that will run it and the cost.

  9. ScanSource’s Dixon: Where Mobility Fits In Retail And Hospitality
    3/5/2015

    Greg Dixon, CTO and technology evangelist at ScanSource explains the role of mobility in retail and hospitality, device features that support mobile applications, and advice for your retail and hospitality IT customers that can help them with their decision to deploy mobile solutions.

  10. Threats Heighten Need For Security Solutions For Malls
    3/5/2015

    With recent threats made to shopping malls, security integration is at an all time high. For VARs and integrators, this creates an opportunity to provide solutions that enhance security at these locations.

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