POS & Payment Processing Articles

  1. Talk To Your Health IT Clients About Payments — They’ll Thank You For It

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

  2. What The Status Of EMV And Payment Fraud Probably Will Be On October 2

    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.

  3. One-Quarter Of Companies Fall Short Of Business Transformation Goals

    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.

  4. Trustwave’s 2015 Global Security Report: What IT Solutions Providers Need To Know

    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.

  5. Channel Transitions: How Providing Payment Processing Solutions Can Benefit Any MSP

    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.

  6. Top Quotes From “Retail Survival Of The Fittest”

    I’ve learned quite a bit from reading business books, but here’s something I realized when my nose wasn’t stuck between pages: Less-known authors with vertical market knowledge can provide VARs just as much value (if not more) than general business best sellers. Recently-published Retail Survival Of The Fittest: 7 Ways To Future-Proof Your Retail Store, is one of those books.

  7. Private Equity Firms Are Making $10 Billion Bid For NCR

    Reuters reported Blackstone Group LP and Carlyle Group LP are making a bid in attempt at a leveraged buyout of cash register and ATM manufacturer NCR Corp.

  8. How Retail VARs Can Help Retailers Avoid Losses From Overstocks And Returns

    Overstocks, out-of-stocks, and returns cost global retailers as much as $1.75 trillion a year, according to a report by IHL Group and commissioned by OrderDynamics.

  9. Point Of Sale, Payment Processing And Data Collection News From May 2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale, payment processing and data collection news, Datacap Systems and Pivotal Payments announce an integration, RapidFire Tools unveils PCI compliance testing, Vantiv and Ingenico unveil an EMV payment terminal for SMBs, Janam announces a new mobile computer, Benseron announces new tablet POS solutions, Datalogic announces two, new fixed scanners, Ingram Micro introduces an EMV playbook and bundle, and the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) has received an appointment to the 2015-2017 PCI Security Standards Council Board of Advisors.

  10. PCI DSS 3.0 “Best Practices” Become Requirements On June 30

    Although PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) 3.0 went into effect at the beginning of the year, some elements of the standard were designated “best practices” until they would become mandatory on June 30. In addition to requirements your merchant IT clients need to ensure they comply with in a few weeks, there are also soon-to-become requirements that directly affect you. You will need to provide your merchant IT clients that the solutions and services you provide are in compliance with PCI DSS.