POS & Payment Processing Articles
Retail IT News For VARs — February 27, 2014
In the news, IHS research reveals cloud-based spending is expected to triple from 2011 to 2017. Also, social media is a driver for e-commerce — but another report concludes businesses want more from technology for e-commerce.
Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — February 26, 2014
In the news, one survey shows more than half of consumers have used mobile payments — and would likely do so again, and a second survey reveals loyalty programs influence increased restaurant visits. Also, smaller pizza chains and independents might suffer from lack of online ordering capabilities, and restaurants’ websites are evolving into online storefronts.
Grocery And Convenience Store IT News For VARs — February 20, 2014
In the news, industry associations form a new partnership to focus on payment card security. Also, the NACS Leadership Forum provides insights on technologies retailers use — and will use — in the future, how Big Data can benefit retail, and why innovation should mean opportunity, not risk.
A Marriage Of Healthcare & Payment Processing
When your March issue of Business Solutions arrives early next week, you might notice that much of the editorial has a healthcare-focused slant. Whenever we ask VARs, MSPs, and vendors about hot markets, healthcare is always on the list. The cool thing about the healthcare market is that almost every technology can be sold to hospitals and their related offices. Even POS can be sold and installed at hospital cafeterias. Additionally, healthcare is a great market for payment processing.
Retail IT News For VARs — February 19, 2014
CRM technology investments are expected to reach $24 billion this year. Also in the news, the lack of data or data spread across too many silos is hindering CMOs omni-channel marketing efforts, and more retailers are looking to labor management software to get in-store fulfillment operations in line with distribution centers.
3 Digital Signage Markets You Might Have Overlooked
In our March issue, we featured Industry Weapon, an ISV whose digital signage expertise and subscription-based recurring revenue model are leading it to a sixth consecutive year of triple-digit revenue growth! In addition to speaking about the ISV’s growth and business strategies, we asked Craig Hanna, COO of the company, to share the markets where his company sees the greatest opportunity for digital signage sales. His answer — retail (but not like you're thinking), manufacturing, and higher education — weren’t able to make it into the main article, so I wanted to share them with you here.
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.