POS & Payment Processing Articles

  1. Channel Transitions: How Providing Payment Processing Solutions Can Benefit Any MSP
    6/23/2015

    If you aren’t a retail IT VAR, is there any benefit to providing payment processing solutions? Yes, according to Walker Thompson, director of alliance management of Mercury Payment Systems, and Mercury partner Hunter Allen, CEO of Cervion Systems, who spoke at Business Solutions’ Channel Transitions VAR/MSP Executive Conference on June 4 at the DoubleTree Newark Airport.

  2. Top Quotes From “Retail Survival Of The Fittest”
    6/23/2015

    I’ve learned quite a bit from reading business books, but here’s something I realized when my nose wasn’t stuck between pages: Less-known authors with vertical market knowledge can provide VARs just as much value (if not more) than general business best sellers. Recently-published Retail Survival Of The Fittest: 7 Ways To Future-Proof Your Retail Store, is one of those books.

  3. Private Equity Firms Are Making $10 Billion Bid For NCR
    6/18/2015

    Reuters reported Blackstone Group LP and Carlyle Group LP are making a bid in attempt at a leveraged buyout of cash register and ATM manufacturer NCR Corp.

  4. How Retail VARs Can Help Retailers Avoid Losses From Overstocks And Returns
    6/17/2015

    Overstocks, out-of-stocks, and returns cost global retailers as much as $1.75 trillion a year, according to a report by IHL Group and commissioned by OrderDynamics.

  5. Point Of Sale, Payment Processing And Data Collection News From May 2015
    6/16/2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale, payment processing and data collection news, Datacap Systems and Pivotal Payments announce an integration, RapidFire Tools unveils PCI compliance testing, Vantiv and Ingenico unveil an EMV payment terminal for SMBs, Janam announces a new mobile computer, Benseron announces new tablet POS solutions, Datalogic announces two, new fixed scanners, Ingram Micro introduces an EMV playbook and bundle, and the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) has received an appointment to the 2015-2017 PCI Security Standards Council Board of Advisors.

  6. PCI DSS 3.0 “Best Practices” Become Requirements On June 30
    6/11/2015

    Although PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) 3.0 went into effect at the beginning of the year, some elements of the standard were designated “best practices” until they would become mandatory on June 30. In addition to requirements your merchant IT clients need to ensure they comply with in a few weeks, there are also soon-to-become requirements that directly affect you. You will need to provide your merchant IT clients that the solutions and services you provide are in compliance with PCI DSS.

  7. EMV Migration Forum Releases Guidance On EMV Debit Technical Framework, Liability Shift
    6/11/2015

    The EMV Migration Forum provides guidance for the EMV migration with U.S. Debit EMV Technical Proposal and Understanding the 2015 U.S. Fraud Liability Shifts.

  8. NitlovePOS Malware Uses Phishing Attacks To Target POS Terminals
    6/11/2015

    Social engineering and spear phishing emails are being actively used to target employees who have access to payment applications, virtual terminals, and electronic cash registries, according to cybersecurity experts.

  9. Will Android Pay Help Advance Mobile Wallet Trend?
    6/11/2015

    Google introduced Android Pay several days ago at its I/O developer conference. The Android Official Blog states mobile carriers, payment networks, banks, and retailers came together to develop the mobile wallet, and it offers “developers an open platform to collective push mobile payments forward.”

  10. Exit Strategy: An Essential Part Of Your IT Business Plan
    6/10/2015

    Entrepreneurs often focus on launching and building their businesses, hoping to see them flourish and grow, but planning an appropriate exit strategy that allows you to get your money back at the end of the journey is just as important to consider: the “exit” in exit strategy is what allows you and your investors to receive ROI.

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