POS & Payment Processing Articles

  1. Grocery And Convenience Store IT News for VARs — June 26, 2014
    6/26/2014

    This week, cash transactions are becoming easier for store owners with new technology that allows stores to process cash payments through bar code technology. Also, beacon technology can be a boon for c-store owners, when leveraged properly. And in-store technology helps store owners to identify their customers as soon as they walk through the doors. 

  2. Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — June 25, 2014
    6/25/2014

    In the news this week, cybercriminals make a ransom demand for data stolen from Domino’s Pizza. Also in the news, a study shows limited-service restaurants will need technology to compete.

  3. Holiday Planning For Retail VARs: How Soon Is Too Soon?
    6/24/2014

    Retail companies spend much of their year planning for the holiday heyday that occurs between November 1 and December 31. That means VARs have to be one step ahead to get their clients ready for the season. But how soon is too soon — and is there such a thing?

  4. Facebook’s New Advertising Targets Behaviors, Gives Users Control
    6/24/2014

    Social media is becoming an increasingly usable form of customer feedback. Online reviews, tweets, discussions in forums, and so on offer a wealth of product quality feedback, and companies are starting to take notice. Facebook, one of the most influential of these social media, is about to undergo changes which will allow users to have more control over what they see.

  5. Study: Poor Performance Will Result In Loss Of App Users
    6/23/2014

    Nearly 90 percent of people stop using apps due to poor performance, an AppDynamics App Attention Span Study reports. The research, conducted earlier this month, shows users’ attention spans shorten for poorly performing apps — an important discovery for businesses that rely on website or mobile apps.

  6. Retail IT News For VARs — June 20, 2014
    6/20/2014

    The news includes an illustration of the trend to use geofencing in retail. Also, IHL reports mobile POS is reaching “escape velocity,” now a $7 billion global business. In addition, Radio Shack is the first national chain to offer same-day, in-store mobile device repair.

  7. Hospitality Transitions To The 3rd Platform
    6/19/2014

    The International Data Corporation (IDC)’s predictions for 2014 were heavily influenced by the 3rd Platform, the industry's emerging platform for growth and innovation built on the technology pillars of mobile computing, cloud services, Big Data and analytics, and social networking.

  8. Grocery And Convenience Store IT News For VARs – June 19, 2014
    6/19/2014

    This week in the news, IHL report looks at mobile POS, now a $7 billion global business. Also in the news, an article details a “Talking Prescription” device for the visually impaired. And FMI Connect previews the grocery store of the future and provides advice for “balancing physical retail with a digital world.”

  9. Connect With Clients By Writing A Business Book
    6/18/2014

    With the digital age in full swing, books might not always take the form of paper and binding, and readers might turn a page with a swipe of their finger across a screen. Regardless of this evolution, people still turn to the written word as a resource, for advice, or to learn. One way to establish yourself as a thought leader in a particular area is to write a book. This practice has proven especially true for business professionals who want to launch themselves as trusted advisors in their respective fields, including markets in the IT channel.

  10. Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs – June 18, 2014
    6/18/2014

    In the news this week, a new report examines the current state of mobile POS (point of sale) and provides important industry forecasts and estimates. Also, a new Hispanic consumer study demonstrates that familiarity leads to patronage among this sector.  And finally, a number of bars and restaurants have found that by keeping their customers’ mobile devices charged, they are increasing revenue at the till.

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