POS & Payment Processing Articles

  1. Study Suggests EMV Cards Not So Secure
    6/9/2014

    EMV skeptics would argue that, today, mobile solutions and sophisticated cards including biometric elements are available that could provide more advanced protection — matching the sophistication of today’s cyber attacks.

  2. Healthcare EFT Standard, Innovations Seek To Make Accepting Payments Easier
    6/6/2014

    Chances are your clients are unaware of the time and money they could be saving related to their payment acceptance processes. Here are some recent developments and innovations around electronic funds transfer (EFT) developments in healthcare. EFTs for healthcare providers have traditionally been a difficult area to navigate. If a provider were interested in receiving EFT payments, they were left to deal with varied enrollment procedures and delayed transactions. Data re-association between payments and claims was non-standardized, making matching difficult.

  3. Retail IT News for VARs — June 6, 2014
    6/6/2014

    In the news, a report shows one-third of online retail sales come from smartphones and tablets. Also, the U.S. Census Bureau has released data showing 27 percent growth in online retail establishments, and Google Analytics has added a new e-commerce reporting tool.

  4. Grocery And Convenience Store IT News For VARs — June 5, 2014
    6/5/2014

    In the news, grocery market growth slows in the quarter ending in May, marking the lowest level of growth in 11 years. Also, the NACS is among retailers and associations asking for a Supreme Court appeal on the swipe fee ruling. In addition, a study shows an ATM at your c-store customers’ locations can boost traffic and sales.

  5. Digital Interactions Influence $1.1 Trillion In Retail Sales
    6/4/2014

    New research reveals that retail manufacturers and resellers could benefit significantly by the mobile shopping solutions you provide.

  6. Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — June 4, 2014
    6/4/2014

    News this week includes word from the National Restaurant Association that its Restaurant Performance Index rose for the second straight month. Mobile apps are also in the news: A new survey app enables your restaurant clients to gather real-time feedback and address problems immediately, and the rising focus on healthy eating is driving mobile apps that enable consumers to select their dining venues.

  7. Peer-To-Peer: VAR Best Practices For Rebranding Your Company
    6/3/2014

    Jason Cowan of Spark Solutions Group — formerly Cowans Restaurant Solutions — talks about the process of changing your business’ name, obstacles you could face, and strong reasons to consider making this change.

  8. No Excuses: You CAN Market Your IT Business
    6/2/2014

    Finalists gave presentations at the “Better Your Best” competition at the 2014 Technology Marketing and IT Sales Training Boot Camp in Nashville, TN, vying for the chance to be the spokesperson for Technology Marketing Toolkit. Although they were giving presentations in a competition, their stories of marketing their IT businesses successfully added up to a compelling argument that regardless of the obstacles you face, you can market your business.

  9. Mobile Shopping Trends Upward, Drives Retail Industry Transformation
    6/2/2014

    Mobile capabilities have changed the way consumers interact with stores and banks, and therefore will change the relationships between resellers and their retail customers.

  10. Retail News For VARs — May 30, 2014
    5/30/2014

    In the news, a report shows use of iPads in stores has led to demonstrated success for one global retailer, particularly when paired with other digital advances.  Also, researchers found college students to be wary of mobile payments, and a study by the University of Cambridge has suggested that EMV cards are not impervious to attacks.  In addition, RILA has joined with various top U.S. retail brands to create a new, independent organization (R-CISC) that has a Retail Information Sharing and Analysis Center at its core. 

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