Retail Articles

  1. Point Of Sale And Payment Processing News From October 2014
    11/13/2014

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale and payment processing, Heartland Payment Systems introduces mobile and online ordering solutions for restaurants, Datacap adds support for Voltage Security point-to-point encryption, and Harbortouch introduces a new POS system design, a shorter service agreement term, and a new mobile app.

  2. Are You The Retail IT VAR Of The Future?
    11/12/2014

    In 2014, we dedicated a lot of editorial to the changing landscape of retail IT and how solutions providers in this market are well-positioned to grow if they are willing to make some adjustments.

  3. Market For Indoor Location Predicted To Rise Substantially By 2019
    11/12/2014

    Research and Markets released its analysis of the indoor location market through 2019. The market is estimated to skyrocket from $597 million to $3.96 billion, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 46 percent from 2014 to 2019.

  4. Cyberattacks Increase Leading Up To The 2014 Holiday Season
    11/11/2014

    According to an NBC News article, the rate of infection on computers by BackOff malware increased by 57 percent in August and 27 percent in September. These figures originated from a report completed by the security firm Damballa.

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

    In an article in The Drum, Alcone Advertising founder Matt Alcone recommends the following advice for leveraging the use of beacons in stores: Be creative because the technology itself will eventually become a commodity that everyone has; integrate beacon technology with other marketing applications; use the technology to deliver messages and to collect data; use the technology in venues outside of retail such as sports stadiums; and experiment with different offers, messages and strategies.

  6. Advancements In Mobile Wallet Technology Help Increase Market Size
    11/7/2014

    In September, Grand View Research released its Mobile Wallet Market Analysis, following Apple’s announcement of ApplePay.

  7. American Express Will Provide Assistance For Merchant Adoption Of Secure Payment Terminals
    11/5/2014

    American Express was already poised to aid the EMV transition when President Obama signed an executive order as the first step in the “Buy Secure” initiative, designed to hasten the universal adoption of EMV chip-and-PIN cards in the U.S.

  8. President Obama Signs “Buy Secure” Initiative
    11/4/2014

    Executive order will implement EMV security measures to safeguard consumer transaction data.

  9. More Companies Focus On Customer Insights
    11/3/2014

    A new study from Kantar Retail reports that retailers and manufacturers have moved an increasing number of employees to the “shopper insights” function.

  10. Retail, Grocery, And Hospitality IT News For VARs — November 3, 2014
    11/3/2014

    In the news, cyberattack activity has increased just before the holiday shopping season, and the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center now has more than 100 members.

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