POS & Payment Processing Articles

  1. How To Sell Your Merchant IT Clients On “Out-Of Scope” Solutions
    5/12/2015

    Your merchant clients who look to you as their trusted IT advisor expect you to provide the solution that best fits their needs.

  2. Payment Security 101: Where To Start To Keep Your Merchant IT Clients Safe
    5/11/2015

    Retail data breaches have made the headlines, and your merchant IT clients are more and more aware of the threat cybercriminals pose to their businesses. In this exclusive interview, Business Solutions asks Karen Cox, VP of payments and retail solutions for Moneris Solutions to share the basics of helping your merchant IT clients — especially tier 2 and 3 merchants — maintain security, to offer examples of technology solutions that can help keep payment card data more secure, and to explain the VAR’s role in helping clients maintain PCI DSS compliance.  

  3. How Semi-Integrated Solutions Can Help Your Merchant IT Clients — And You — With EMV Migration
    5/8/2015

    The U.S. is in the process of the migration to EMV. There is less than five months until the October 1 liability shift — when liability for fraudulent payment card transactions shifts to the party with the least EMV-compliant technology. Some of your merchant IT clients or prospects, particularly SMB merchants, could be at the very beginning of the process to adopt EMV technology.

  4. PoSeidon Malware Is Targeting POS Systems
    5/1/2015

    Researchers at Cisco’s Talos Security Intelligence and Research Group have identified a new type of malware that targets payment card information on Point of Sale (POS)systems.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. “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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.”

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