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Point Of Sale And Payment Processing News From August 2013
Each month, Business Solutions collects and sorts through all the relevant channel news so you don't have to. This month in Point Of Sale And Payment Processing, companies announce new products, new solutions, new collaborations — and the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announces a preview of version 3.0 standards changes.
The Most Influential People In The Channel
USA Today Sports recently published a special magazine focused on the most influential people in MMA (mixed martial arts). For those who don't know, I'm a huge fan of MMA. The sport has undergone amazing growth over the past 10 years. The UFC, the leading MMA promotion in the world, has been valued by Forbes to be worth between $1.5 and $2 billion. The company, which gained an audience first via monthly pay-per-view events, then with a deal with cable channel Spike TV, inked a deal last year with network powerhouse FOX, giving the company its biggest potential audience yet. Today, the promotion holds monthly pay-per-views and regularly features events on FOX, FX, FUEL, and the new FOX Sports 1. Additionally, clothing lines, sports drinks, and other lifestyle retail items have spun off of this sport. All said, MMA has become huge business, and there are a handful of people who've been a big part of making it so, driving the industry to succeed.
This got me wondering about the IT reseller channel. Who are the most influential people? CRN and other magazines have done reports on channel chiefs, top women, and so on, but I don't think I've read anything about *influential* people.
Retail IT News for VARs — August 23, 2013
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Point Of Sale For Google Android?
I'm always amused when personal and business interests intersect. I happened to be evaluating tablets for myself (because I'm a laggard and still don't have one) and came across an article that stated that Google's new Nexus 7 tablet might be a "boon for POS." As you might know, I've been writing about mobile POS for a while now, but thusfar the biggest name in the hardware game has been Apple.
RetailNOW Presenter Advises How To Drive Mobile Payment Adoption
At the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA)’s RetailNOW 2013 conference, Aug. 5 to 8, 2013 in Las Vegas, Dick Scheutzow, account executive for Systems East/Xpress-pay.com, presented “Driving Mobile Payment Adoption from the Ground Up.”
Mobile POS: Way More Than Marketing Hype
Do you think mobile POS is just hype? Stephen Bergeron VP of global marketing at APG Cash Drawer compiled a strong argument to the contrary in his presentation “Mobility and Cash Transactions: Emerging Technology In Retail” at RSPA’s RetailNOW 2013 Aug. 4-7, 2013, in Las Vegas.
Retail Channel Wake-Up Call
By the time you read this, RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association) RetailNOW 2013 will be a couple months past, but odds are that the challenges talked about at the event and facing the retail IT channel will still be present. Indeed, a few things either became apparent or were confirmed during RetailNOW.
RSPA RetailNOW 2013 Recap
There are always a handful of surprises that come out of RetailNOW and this year was no different.
You Become What You Look For In Life
At last week's RSPA RetailNOW 2013, the keynote speaker, Roy Spence, talked about the need and importance of purpose in what one does. His closing remarks, while not overly original, were impactful in the way he strung them together, and most importantly, quite relevant in both personal and professional life.
Goldberg Preps RetailNOW Attendees For SaaS Model, Implores Them To Act
One of the top speakers at RetailNOW every year is attorney Bob Goldberg, who specializes in legal representation of reseller companies. Goldberg’s 2013 presentation included his regular dose of insight, advice, wit, and candy thrown to participants, but the big bonus this year was his list of actionable items that will aid retail IT resellers in their transition to the “as a Service” business model.