POS & Payment Processing Articles

  1. CompTIA State Of The Channel Study: Dealing With Details, Drivers Of The Transition To A New Business Model
    11/13/2014

    In its Fourth Annual State of the Channel study, CompTIA asked IT companies to describe the progress of their business transformation. Of the 350 companies surveyed, 24 percent assessed their transformation at a low degree, 55 percent said a moderate degree, and 22 percent said a high degree. Interestingly, in 2012, the responses were low degree, 17 percent; moderate, 59 percent; and high, 24 percent. It might seem like the channel isn’t as far along with business transformation now as it was two years ago.

  2. Point Of Sale And Payment Processing News From October 2014
    11/13/2014

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale and payment processing, Heartland Payment Systems introduces mobile and online ordering solutions for restaurants, Datacap adds support for Voltage Security point-to-point encryption, and Harbortouch introduces a new POS system design, a shorter service agreement term, and a new mobile app.

  3. Are You The Retail IT VAR Of The Future?
    11/12/2014

    In 2014, we dedicated a lot of editorial to the changing landscape of retail IT and how solutions providers in this market are well-positioned to grow if they are willing to make some adjustments.

  4. Cyberattacks Increase Leading Up To The 2014 Holiday Season
    11/11/2014

    According to an NBC News article, the rate of infection on computers by BackOff malware increased by 57 percent in August and 27 percent in September. These figures originated from a report completed by the security firm Damballa.

  5. Retail, Grocery, And Hospitality IT News For VARs — November 10, 2014
    11/10/2014

    In an article in The Drum, Alcone Advertising founder Matt Alcone recommends the following advice for leveraging the use of beacons in stores: Be creative because the technology itself will eventually become a commodity that everyone has; integrate beacon technology with other marketing applications; use the technology to deliver messages and to collect data; use the technology in venues outside of retail such as sports stadiums; and experiment with different offers, messages and strategies.

  6. Advancements In Mobile Wallet Technology Help Increase Market Size
    11/7/2014

    In September, Grand View Research released its Mobile Wallet Market Analysis, following Apple’s announcement of ApplePay.

  7. American Express Will Provide Assistance For Merchant Adoption Of Secure Payment Terminals
    11/5/2014

    American Express was already poised to aid the EMV transition when President Obama signed an executive order as the first step in the “Buy Secure” initiative, designed to hasten the universal adoption of EMV chip-and-PIN cards in the U.S.

  8. President Obama Signs “Buy Secure” Initiative
    11/4/2014

    Executive order will implement EMV security measures to safeguard consumer transaction data.

  9. Creating A Content Marketing Strategy For VARs
    11/3/2014

    It can be tempting for a company to use its content outlets, such as blogs, social media, eBooks, and other articles, as avenues of self-promotion. They use these distribution channels to advertise new products, customer acquisitions, or other business wins. While the business owners and employees may love reading these updates, customers don't. Instead, for value-added resellers (VARs) to ensure the continued loyalty and engagement of their audiences, companies need to create content that appeals to these customers.

  10. More Companies Focus On Customer Insights
    11/3/2014

    A new study from Kantar Retail reports that retailers and manufacturers have moved an increasing number of employees to the “shopper insights” function.

Newsletter Signup
Newsletter Signup
Get the latest channel trends, news, and insights
By clicking Sign Me Up, you agree to our Terms and that you have read our Privacy Policy.