POS & Payment Processing Articles

  1. ScanSource’s Dixon Analyzes The Changing World Of The POS And Bar Coding VAR
    4/8/2015

    In this interview, Greg Dixon, ScanSource’s CTO and technology evangelist, talks with Business Solutions president Jim Roddy about how resellers can make money from EMV and payment security, the shift from the break-fix to the as-a-Service business model, and trends the channel should watch.

  2. NRF Backs Legislation To Create National Data Breach Standards
    4/6/2015

    During testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on Information Technology, the National Retail Federation (NRF), offered solutions to better protect consumers and help businesses prevent cyberattacks and data breaches.

  3. Avoid These Common Mistakes VARs Make In The Hospitality IT Market
    4/2/2015

    In conjunction with our Partner Program Insider, Business Solutions asked channel experts to point out some of the common mistakes VARs make when selling to the hospitality market.

  4. NRF Says Gramm-Leach-Bliley Data Security Regulations Are A Poor Fit For Your Merchant IT Clients
    4/1/2015

    The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) has governed data security in the banking industry for more than 15 years. Now, citing a new white paper by two former Federal Trade Commission (FTC) officials that asserts imposing data security rules designed for the banking industry on retailers, merchants, and other nonbank businesses would be a “poor fit,” the NRF has publicly urged the Senate to reject it.

  5. The Unknown Future Of The Retail Reseller Channel
    3/31/2015

    Yesterday I participated in a couple hours of planning for our upcoming (May 12-13) Retail IT VAR of the Future event in Las Vegas. Even though the event is just two days away from the office in an easy-to-reach city and economically priced, we recognized early on that we’d have to offer something special to get people to take time away from their businesses and attend. Therefore, when we set out to create this event, we weren’t looking to host another typical show. We set out with uniqueness and greatness in mind. After this latest meeting, I’m reminded of those initial goals and feel confident in what we’ve created for you.

  6. Target Breach Leads To Lawsuit, Compelling Pitch For VARs
    3/20/2015

    On Thursday, Target announced that it has agreed to pay $10 million dollars in settlement of a class-action lawsuit that came about after its 2013 breach. Individual victims could get up to $10,000 each. I’m not sure what this will do to Target’s bottom line, but I do know that most small retailers couldn't afford such a blow.

  7. Former NFL Coach Wyche Talks Leadership At ScanSource Conference
    3/18/2015

    Pro and college sports teams seize the opportunity when they have a home-court advantage, so why shouldn’t channel companies? ScanSource, headquartered Greenville, SC, hosted its Worldwide Partner Conference for POS and Barcoding in that same city March 16-18, and utilized local hero Sam Wyche as the event’s keynote speaker.

  8. ScanSource Partner Conference 2015: Power From The People
    3/18/2015

    Just as you would expect at an IT distributor event, ScanSource’s Worldwide Partner Conference for POS and Barcoding talked about point of sale, bar codes, RFID, payment processing, and other technologies, of course. I was pleasantly surprised that much of the March 17 general session, held at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville, SC, focused on people and services, which are truly the heart of the channel’s past success and future hopes.

  9. Weather, “Less Promotional Environment” Translate To Slow February For Stores
    3/18/2015

    Euclid Analytics reports for the month of February, the first day of the month — boosted by Super Bowl weekend and Valentine’s Day preparations — was the best day of the month for brick-and-mortar stores.

  10. Point Of Sale, Payment Processing And Data Collection News From February 2015
    3/13/2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale, payment processing and data collection news, Heartland acquires Dinerware and pcAmerica, BlueStar introduces Hybrid Solutions-as-a-Service, and Datalogic releases a linear imager and signs an agreement with NCR to supply an automated scanner. In addition, Janam introduces a rugged mobile computer with multi-OS support, HP introduces eight commercial mobility solutions that support multiple operating systems, and SpeedLine POS adds support for ConnectSmart Kitchen. Also, AURES Technologies launches a new thermal POS printer, and Retail Realm announces WorldPay certification.

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