Retail Articles

  1. Why You Should Monitor Merchant Clients’ Systems For Account Takeover This Holiday — And Beyond
    12/17/2014

    NuData Security Online Fraud Detection Threat Research reveals attacks via account takeover are increasing. The research shows account takeovers have topped credit card cycling as a more popular means of fraud, and high-risk login attempts increased 14 percent in the month before Thanksgiving.

  2. Retail, Grocery, And Hospitality IT News For VARs — December 15, 2014
    12/15/2014

    In the news this week, a new research paper offers advice for security POS devices and networks. And a new POS malware, LusyPOS, is discovered. In other news, a parallel can be draws between good technology and happy employees.

  3. Point Of Sale And Payment Processing News From November 2014
    12/15/2014

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale and payment processing, Heartland acquires Xpient Solutions, JetPay acquires ACI Merchant Systems, and Worldpay enters into an agreement to acquire SecureNet Payment Systems.

  4. New POS Malware Raises Question: Why Would A POS System Talk To Tor?
    12/11/2014

    New point of sale (POS) malware is emerging: LusyPOS. ComputerWorld reports it is being sold in underground markets for only $2,000.

  5. Top Quotes From Heath's “Made To Stick” — RSPA INSPIRE 2015 Preview
    12/9/2014

    This is the last of three Business Solutions articles sharing the best quotes and lessons from a Chip Heath business book. Heath, a best-selling co-author with his brother Dan, will be the much-anticipated featured speaker at the RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association) INSPIRE 2015 conference January 25-28 at the Grand Wailea Resort in Maui.

  6. Retail, Grocery, And Hospitality IT News For VARs —December 8, 2014
    12/8/2014

    In the news, data shows Black Friday was quieter than usual for in-store sales. Also, MasterCard has concluded testing of fingerprint scanning for ID, and a writer points out low-tech reasons that smart shopping carts are a bad idea.

  7. Mobile Payments Use Low In Canada
    12/8/2014

    A new study by market research company GfK revealed the resistance by many Canadians to use mobile payment systems. As a testament to this fact, the survey shows that less than a quarter of Canadians who shopped in-store or online use mobile payment.

  8. Are You Taking Advantage Of Everything RSPA Has To Offer?
    12/5/2014

    The Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) webinar “RSPA Member Benefits: Maximize the Value for Your Business” outlines the resources and cost savings that go along with RSPA membership. Member benefits include legal consultation and document templates, networking opportunities, education and training, shipping discounts, and a scholarship program — although members might be overlooking some of these opportunities.

  9. Survey: More Mobile Payment Use During The Holiday Season
    12/5/2014

    Stratos released the results of its 2014 Holiday Mobile Payments Survey, finding that nearly 30 percent of smartphone owners in the U.S. plan to use mobile payment offerings this holiday season, with roughly 17 percent stating they would spend more this season due to new payment options.

  10. Hackers Now Targeting Loyalty Programs To Drain Rewards
    12/4/2014

    Daily Finance reported that the latest target for hackers has become loyalty programs, with Hilton Honors coming under attack.

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