Retail Articles

  1. Epson ISV Conference Recap: Full Speed Ahead with OmniLink Merchant Services
    10/25/2016

    I have to admit that after attending Epson’s inaugural ISV conference in San Diego last year, I was skeptical the company was going to be able to meet its projected deadlines — especially launching an ISV partner portal by the end of 2015 with 10 hand-selected ISVs. Sure enough, however, their OmniLink Merchant Services (OMS) announcement at the National Retail Federation (NRF) convention in mid-January removed much of that skepticism. OMS is a suite of cloud-based software solutions for the retail and hospitality markets. Powered by hand-selected Epson ISV partners, OMS provides hospitality and retail VARs with a global network of cloud and mobile based tools, best practices, business data, and expertise.

  2. Most Data Breaches Due To Employee Errors Making Cyber Education Critical
    10/21/2016

    MSPs and VARs should make employee training a top priority for their clients. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  3. Crytographic Errors Defeat MarsJoke Ransomware
    10/14/2016

    Researchers develop a new decryption tool that helps stop the threat of MarsJoke. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  4. Boards Pressured To Prioritize Security Due To Compliance Regulations
    10/4/2016

    A Majority of Board Members say they need a cyber expert on the board. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  5. Rapidly Shifting Channel On Display At VARTECH 2016
    9/15/2016

    It’s easy to focus on the fun aspects of VARTECH 2016, BlueStar’s annual conference for its partners, held Sept. 12-13 at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. For example, I bet that just now the word in the previous sentence that jumped out to you was either “Bahamas” or “Resort,” right?

  6. iPhone7, Apple Watch Unveiled
    9/15/2016

    Will changes ignite sales for Apple? By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  7. Inside VARTECH: Day 2 – It’s All Upside With BlueStar’s Technical Services
    9/13/2016

    Today is the second day of VARTECH 2016 in Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak with BlueStar leaders about POS, payment processing, IoT, and healthcare. Today, I was able to speak with Dan Brewer, technical services manager at Bluestar. Brewer’s message is simple: VARs should be leveraging BlueStar’s many services to extend their capabilities, improve their profitability, and win more business.

  8. What Is Video Analytics And What Does It Mean For Your Business?
    9/7/2016

    Video analytics is no longer a niche technology available only to the largest companies with the biggest budgets. It has become a valuable tool that makes nearly any business a more versatile and effective organization. This can be seen in the number of industries showing renewed interest in all video analytics has to offer.

  9. POS, Payment Processing, And Data Collection News
    8/29/2016

    Seiko Introduces New Mobile Printer Line, Datalogic Announces New Multipurpose Retail Device, Zebra Unveils New Wearables Line, Vantiv Launches New Developer Resources, Creditcall, Elavon Address Unattended EMV, and Touch Dynamic Announces The Quest II Tablet.

  10. Research Shows DNSSEC Vulnerabilities Are Prolific
    8/26/2016

    Neustar Report finds that savvy DDoS attackers are using our defenses against us. By Christine Kern, contributing writer