POS & Payment Processing Articles

  1. Retail IT News For VARs 2-23-15: Measures To Improve Payment Security

    In the news, the National Retail Foundation sends a letter to the President asserting ways to improve network security, and an article questions whether retail data breaches are slowing mobile payment adoption.

  2. Editor’s Notebook: Thoughts On Heartland, Canon Acquisitions

    When I set out to write our March issue’s special report on industry consolidation, I had no idea we’d have so many real world examples to talk about so soon. Well, that’s not true exactly. Heartland’s recent acquisition of Dinerware and pcAmerica was the industry’s worst kept secret. Still, the rumors were floating around for so long, I began to wonder if it would ever happen. Of course, on Feb. 13 it did happen and the two POS software companies became part of Heartland Commerce...

  3. Retail IT News For VARs 2-16-15: NRF Predicts Increase In Sales

    In the news, the National Retail Federation (NRF)’s retail forecast for 2015 anticipates sale increasing by 4.1 percent over last year. A webinar schedule for Feb. 19 will explain the transmission of secure data in an EMV-enabled payment system, and an article warns of some of the pitfalls to avoid when implementing and EMV system. In other news, Apple filed a patent at the beginning of the month related to “techniques for monitoring device locations within buildings.”  

  4. RSPA Launches New EMV Resource: EMV Central

    The Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA), the industry association for the point of sale (POS) technology ecosystem, has announced the creation of EMV Central, a new resource page on the RSPA website designed to support the association’s EMV education and awareness campaign.

  5. Survey Shows Your Retail IT Clients Want To Unify POS, e-Commerce, Call Centers, Mobile

    According to DemandWare, retailers want to band together to create a unified commerce platform that would consolidate point of sale, e-commerce, call center, and mobile touch points into one system.

  6. Survey Shows More Retailers Will Support Payment Security In 2015

    Retail management consulting firm Boston Retail Partners' (BRP)survey reveals the top IT priority for retailers in 2015 is improving payment security and protecting the confidentiality of sensitive information.

  7. Point Of Sale, Payment Processing And Data Collection News From January 2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale and payment processing, Merchant Warehouse is now “Cayan,” NCR introduces solutions for data protection, sales, and compliance, and DENSO ADC introduces new handheld bar code terminals. Verifone announces a mobile point of sale (mPOS) payment terminal and Android mPOS, Heartland Payment Systems offers a merchant breach warranty, and Panasonic expands its retail technology solutions portfolio. In addition, Datamax-O’Neil introduces a portable label printer series, Merchant Link adds Verifone device support to EMV solutions, and WaveSoft Technologies transitions smartphones into mPOS.

  8. Cisco Study Sheds Light On Best Tech Investments For Your Retail IT Clients

    Cisco’s fifth annual retail consumer survey reveals an expectation of “hyper-relevance,” a shopping experience that lets consumers have what they want, when they want it, and how they want it. And your merchant IT clients are feeling pressure to provide the best possible customer experience to stay competitive. Part of the system that enables hyper-relevance is real-time analytics to gain insights and using those insights to build infrastructure to support a plan for tailoring customer experience.

  9. Answers Report Provides Insights For VARs Serving Retail

    Answers Corporation, a provider of cloud-based voice of customer solutions and owner of the Internet brand Answers.com, has released of The Answers Experience Index (AXI): 2014 U.S. Retail Edition.

  10. Cisco Infographic: How Technologies You Sell Can Enhance Customer Experience

    Cisco offers an infographic that shows solutions that will help your retail IT customers stay relevant in the “Internet of Everything” (IoE) era. Sharing data from the white paper “Winning the New Digital Consumer with Hyper-Relevance,” the infographic provides data on consumer’s interest in IoE solutions in three categories of “savings,” “engagement,” and “efficiency.”

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