POS & Payment Processing Articles

  1. Retail IT News For VARs — July 18, 2014
    7/18/2014

    In retail news this week, the IBM-Apple Deal means that retailers can turn their handheld devices, already in use by many, into actual decision-making tools. Walmart has also focused on digital technology and social media, a move underscored by its new WMX system.

  2. How You Can Help Protect Your SMB Retail Customers From Cyberattack
    7/16/2014

    With the increasing amount of credit card breaches and the hacking of user information at businesses around the world, cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated in their attacks. High-profile attached on large corporations seem to happen regularly. But attacks on SMBs happen just as often.

  3. Point Of Sale And Payment Processing News From June 2014
    7/16/2014

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Point of Sale and Payment Processing news, PAR announces a tablet solution for hospitality, Vantiv released an EMV testing platform, and Adelo Touch now supports Star Micronics mobile products.  Also, Global Payments introduces a full acquiring program for American Express, Powa POS presents a tablet POS solution, and iPayment partners with VeriFone to offer a tablet POS solution.

  4. Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — July 16, 2014
    7/16/2014

    In the news this week, vending machines are going gourmet, offering upscale items in unexpected places, while more and more restaurateurs are adopting technology to boost their customer satisfaction ratings.  Also, new software helps double online apartment bookings for SACO, and hotel brands are finding that they need to readjust their methods of responding to customer service needs. 

  5. Grocery And Convenience Store IT News For VARs — July 11, 2014
    7/11/2014

    In the news, IBM shares its vision of the grocery store of the future and a study shows online grocery shopping could hurt supermarkets, with online consumers making less impulse buys. Also, recent retail data breaches are changing shoppers’ perceptions of store transactions.

  6. Retail IT News For VARs — July 11, 2014
    7/11/2014

    In the news, studies show consumers view transactions with retailers differently since recent high-profile data breaches, and Kentucky passed legislation for new data breach notifications. Also, biometrics are emerging as a part of payment solutions.

  7. Will Biometrics’ Fingerprints Be All Over Payment?
    7/11/2014

    PayPal recently announced it is extending support for fingerprint authentication to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S. In a blog post, Matt Gromada, director of global product launch for PayPal, states like the company’s app for the Galaxy S5, Tab S users can use their fingerprint to log in and pay for transactions with merchants that accept PayPal.

  8. Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — July 9, 2014
    7/9/2014

    This week, millennials have raised the bar in terms of their expectations from digital menu boards, pressing operators to meet their needs, but it can have positive consequences for owners as well. A recent hackathon also sought to find new solutions to some pressing operator challenges, and restaurant owners now can leverage all of that in-restaurant experience data to help steer business decisions and improve revenue flow.

  9. Creating Loyalty Program Solutions That Really Benefit Your Customers
    7/9/2014

    Despite the growing popularity of loyalty programs, a study shows they yield little benefit to the companies that offer them. As noted in Business Insider, a recent McKinsey study suggests that in general, loyalty programs do not add marked value —  and may in fact destroy value for program owners.

  10. The Fight For Net Neutrality And How It Affects VARs
    7/8/2014

    Net neutrality has become a hot topic among politicians and those interested in a free and unfettered Internet. According to a govtech.com article, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is accepting public comment on a proposed rule that would exchange the Internet’s current data neutrality, “allowing prioritized traffic in instances where it is deemed ‘commercially reasonable.’” Businesses could pay Internet service providers (ISP) to have their content delivered at faster speeds.

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