POS & Payment Processing Articles

  1. What VARs Need To Know About The Migration To EMV
    7/30/2014

    According to Creditcall’s new white paper, “The ultimate EMV cheat sheet: Everything ISVs, Integrators and VARs need to know to migrate to EMV,” the recent, highly publicized Target data breach has raised awareness among both consumers and merchants regarding the security vulnerabilities of magnetic stripe cards — and many called for change.

  2. Hospitality And Restaurant IT News For VARs — July 30, 2014
    7/30/2014

    In the news, Disney World provides some insight into the future of mobile payment technology, while Congress is taking steps to reauthorize Brand USA. Also, the National Restaurant Association reports restaurant sales had a slight decline in June.

  3. Grocery And C-Store IT News For VARs – July 24, 2014
    7/24/2014

    In the news this week, a report also shows that the new Neighborhood Markets are actually not having the negative impact on conventional grocers that was anticipated. Also, an app underscores the trend toward indoor retail mapping.

  4. Hospitality And Restaurant IT News For VARs — July 24, 2014
    7/24/2014

    In the news, responsive web design has ROI for your hotel clients. Also, a new solution links social media to make reputation-aware hotel pricing decisions.

  5. Channel Transitions Provides Answers To Your As-A-Service Questions
    7/24/2014

    Our third event on the topic of transitioning from break-fix to the as-a-service model was held on Tuesday July 22 in Boston. Based on feedback from the initial respondents to our post-event survey, Channel Transitions East was a success. After pouring a lot of sweat into the event, I’m relieved. It’s not that I expected failure. We planned and prepared and prepared even more to set ourselves up to succeed. But there are so many moving parts to an event that you can’t help but wonder what will go wrong. Thankfully, everything was fine.

  6. Study Shows Difficulty Filling STEM Jobs
    7/24/2014

    A new job study was released from Brookings that analyzed data supplied by Burning Glass. The report details a shortage of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professional jobs and reveals that these STEM positions take longer to fill than openings in other fields.

  7. Retail IT News for VARs – July 23, 2014
    7/23/2014

    In the news AT&T has announced that it experienced a data breach and has notified its mobile users.  Meanwhile, an international hacker indicted breaking into POS systems was arrested and  Carphone Warehouse is using tablets in its new mobile BI initiative, and Google saw a 24 percent increase in Q2 this year. 

  8. Grocery And C-Store IT News For VARs — July 18, 2014
    7/18/2014

    In the news, emphasis remains on new apps to ease customer service and accessibility, as Mapco’s adoption of a proof of work app helps improve performance. Also, Redwood Oil is seeking to differentiate its brand through mobile apps and web marketing, while a Facebook’s role in the grocery aisle is growing.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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