Retail Articles

  1. Business Lessons From Heath Book “Switch” — RSPA INSPIRE 2015 Preview
    11/24/2014

    This is the second of three Business Solutions articles sharing observations from a Chip Heath business book. Heath will be the featured speaker for the RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association) INSPIRE 2015 conference January 25-28 at the Grand Wailea Resort in Maui, and I think studying his writing is a great way to prepare for the event.

  2. Retail, Grocery, And Hospitality IT News For VARs — November 24, 2014
    11/24/2014

    In the news, research shows grocery shoppers are more open to the idea of using wearable technology while shopping. Also, with the holiday shopping season under way, POS malware continues to be a concern among your merchant IT clients, and this year, the gift giving via digital gift cards is expected to increase.  

  3. Creditcall CTO: Migrate Systems To EMV Now
    11/21/2014

    Jeremy Gumbley, CTO of Creditcall, tells how the U.S. compares to other countries’ progress in their EMV migration at a year before the deadline, as well as what IT solutions providers should be doing for their customers now.

  4. Mobile Apps Expected To Impact Holiday Sales
    11/21/2014

    Mobile marketing company Artisan Mobile has released the results of a September 2014 research campaign revealing that mobile apps will drive a bigger part of holiday sales this year.

  5. Benefits Of Cash Management Solutions For VARs
    11/20/2014

    Cash management remains top of mind for retailers, according to the APG Cash Drawer white paper “Cash management Solutions: The Emerging Opportunity For POS Dealers.” Not only do retailers need to prevent lost revenue from employee mistakes and theft, they also have the added worry of miscounting any money they make at the end of the business day.

  6. New Security Awareness Guidance Published By PCI Security Standards Council
    11/20/2014

    The PCI Security Standards Council has published guidance for dealing with and protecting sensitive payment information.

  7. Analysts Predict A Very Merry Cyber Monday
    11/20/2014

    The Cyber Monday outlook for your ecommerce IT clients is optimistic. Best Cyber Week provided its top ten predictions for this year’s Cyber Monday performances.

  8. What Can RFID Do For SMB Retailers?
    11/19/2014

    At the VARTECH 2014 Conference in New Orleans, Marty Johnson of Zebra Technologies provided an overview of how RFID (radio frequency identification) can be beneficial to SMB retailers.

  9. RSPA INSPIRE 2015 Preview: Best Quotes From Heath’s “Decisive”
    11/18/2014

    When the RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association) announced that Chip Heath, co-author of business best-sellers Switch and Made to Stick, would be the featured speaker for the INSPIRE 2015 conference, I was super excited. To be able to spend a couple days with one of the world’s leading minds in business is a rare opportunity. And to do that at the Grand Wailea Resort in Maui makes it even better.

  10. Retail, Grocery, And Hospitality IT News For VARs — November 17, 2014
    11/17/2014

    In the news, POS malware attacks continue to evolve. Also in the news, near-field communication (NFC) is expected to grow at a high rate, and the pros and cons of mobile wallets are examined. In other news, Revell raises series C financing and plans expansion.

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