POS & Payment Processing Articles

  1. Study Finds Disconnect Between IT And Loss Prevention
    7/7/2015

    New research from the IHL Group examines industry perspectives on loss prevention technologies in retail and the very different ways business groups including IT, loss prevention (LP), and the C-suite valuate and allocate investment and staffing in those technologies based on their individual roles and priorities.

  2. Research Predicts Card-Not-Present and New-Account Fraud Will Rise
    7/3/2015

    According to Javelin Strategy & Research, as many as 8 million consumers could experience both a card breach and identity fraud in the same year by 2018.

  3. 5 Ways To Help Your SMB Customers See Past The Cost Of EMV Solutions
    7/2/2015

    As of October 1, liability for fraudulent payment card transactions shifts from card issuers to acquirers or merchants, with the least EMV-compliant party responsible for covering the amount of the transaction. And while many SMB merchants are researching what the shift would entail, many are still concerned about the costs involved.

  4. Don’t Make These Mistakes Other VARs Make With SMB Customers
    7/2/2015

    SMBs have different purchasing habits than other market segments. According to a Cisco whitepaper for example, SMBs buy more bundled services than any other segment for reasons that include reliability, quality, integration, ease of doing business, and price. Knowing the ins and outs can be a challenge for VARs, MSPs, integrators, and software developers, but there is also a chance to differentiate yourself among your competitors by expertly addressing SMBs’ needs.

  5. How Adding Digital Signage Increases Opportunities For VARs
    7/2/2015

    While digital signage may be prominent in areas like New York’s Times Square, it’s also used in markets and niches including education, hospitality, shopping malls and retail stores, hospitals, gyms and spas, houses of worship, and financial institutions. 

  6. Talk To Your Health IT Clients About Payments — They’ll Thank You For It
    7/2/2015

    The work “leakage” haunts the dreams of many of your clients, and most commonly this is attributed to billing issues.

  7. What The Status Of EMV And Payment Fraud Probably Will Be On October 2
    6/30/2015

    There are about three months until the liability for fraudulent payment card transactions will shift from issuing banks to the party with technology least compliant with EMV. As an IT solutions provider working with merchants, you are probably helping your clients transition to the new technology or maybe, still, even just explaining what it is. EMV payment technology uses chip cards that create a unique transaction code, hindering criminals from duplicating payment cards from stolen data. You are probably aware there is a lot of misinformation circulating that could be contributing to some confusion regarding EMV.

  8. One-Quarter Of Companies Fall Short Of Business Transformation Goals
    6/29/2015

    A report from KPMG found that while the nearly all of U.S. companies are transforming their businesses (98 percent), about 25 percent fail to realize the optimal value of their initiatives.

  9. Trustwave’s 2015 Global Security Report: What IT Solutions Providers Need To Know
    6/25/2015

    Cybercriminals are making money from your prospects and clients. They are making an estimated 1,425 percent ROI for exploit kit and ransomware schemes, according to Trustwave’s 2015 Global Security Report. In other words, on an investment of $5,900 for a one-month ransomware campaign, criminals can profit about $84,000.

  10. 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.

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