POS & Payment Processing Articles

  1. President Obama Signs “Buy Secure” Initiative
    11/4/2014

    Executive order will implement EMV security measures to safeguard consumer transaction data.

  2. Creating A Content Marketing Strategy For VARs
    11/3/2014

    It can be tempting for a company to use its content outlets, such as blogs, social media, eBooks, and other articles, as avenues of self-promotion. They use these distribution channels to advertise new products, customer acquisitions, or other business wins. While the business owners and employees may love reading these updates, customers don't. Instead, for value-added resellers (VARs) to ensure the continued loyalty and engagement of their audiences, companies need to create content that appeals to these customers.

  3. More Companies Focus On Customer Insights
    11/3/2014

    A new study from Kantar Retail reports that retailers and manufacturers have moved an increasing number of employees to the “shopper insights” function.

  4. Retail, Grocery, And Hospitality IT News For VARs — November 3, 2014
    11/3/2014

    In the news, cyberattack activity has increased just before the holiday shopping season, and the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center now has more than 100 members.

  5. RSPA INSPIRE 2015 Preview: Author Chip Heath Will Present Sessions On Change, Decision Making
    10/31/2014

    Chip Heath is the featured speaker for INSPIRE 2015, the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) event for thought leaders in retail technology, January 25-28, 2015, at the Grand Wailea Resort & Convention Center, Maui, HI.

  6. IT Professsionals Need To Build Better Relationships With Other Departments, Report Says
    10/31/2014

    IT professionals need to pay more attention to the relationships they have with people in other business units and be less concerned about resources, according to a recent report by Information Week.

  7. 2014 Holiday Spending Survey Released By The NRF
    10/29/2014

    How does this year’s holiday shopping season stack up compared to 2013? A survey from the National Retail Foundation (NRF) highlights the expected shopping trends for the 2014 holiday season.

  8. Retail, Grocery, And Hospitality IT News For VARs — October 27, 2014
    10/27/2014

    In the news, predictions include hospitality tech trends for 2015 and a 5 percent increase in spending on gifts this holiday season. Also, an article looks at a the list of mergers and acquisitions in the point of sale industry this year.

  9. IT Channel Advice For Hiring And Managing Exceptional Salespeople
    10/25/2014

    Salespeople are the front line in the fight to gain — and retain — business for IT solutions providers.  As such, you need to choose the right people for your team and manage them with particular care. 

  10. How To Help Your SMB Merchant Customers Prepare For EMV
    10/25/2014

    Merchants are facing the requirement to have payment systems compliant with EMV, the global standard for debit and credit cards that leverages chip card technology. In October 2015, liability for transactions made with counterfeit cards will shift to acquirers and merchants — and the least compliant party will be responsible for covering the full cost of the fraudulent transaction. Steve Mathison, VP of product management for First Data, tells how to help your SMB customers prepare for the new requirements. 

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