Retail 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. 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. 

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Consumer Confidence In Privacy Online Is Decreasing
    7/16/2014

    The TRUSTe 2014 Consumer Confidence Privacy Report reveals that consumer trust is falling as technological advances bring along with them new privacy implications. The TRUSTe 2014 U.S. Consumer Confidence Privacy Report provides a comprehensive analysis of current consumer opinions about online privacy across the U.S. The study was conducted by Harris Interactive, on behalf of TRUSTe, with more than 2,000 U.S. Internet users, from December 11 to 13, 2013.     

  6. Point Of Sale And Payment Processing News From June 2014
    7/16/2014

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Point of Sale and Payment Processing news, PAR announces a tablet solution for hospitality, Vantiv released an EMV testing platform, and Adelo Touch now supports Star Micronics mobile products.  Also, Global Payments introduces a full acquiring program for American Express, Powa POS presents a tablet POS solution, and iPayment partners with VeriFone to offer a tablet POS solution.

  7. Retail IT News For VARs — July 11, 2014
    7/11/2014

    In the news, studies show consumers view transactions with retailers differently since recent high-profile data breaches, and Kentucky passed legislation for new data breach notifications. Also, biometrics are emerging as a part of payment solutions.

  8. Will Biometrics’ Fingerprints Be All Over Payment?
    7/11/2014

    PayPal recently announced it is extending support for fingerprint authentication to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S. In a blog post, Matt Gromada, director of global product launch for PayPal, states like the company’s app for the Galaxy S5, Tab S users can use their fingerprint to log in and pay for transactions with merchants that accept PayPal.

  9. Creating Loyalty Program Solutions That Really Benefit Your Customers
    7/9/2014

    Despite the growing popularity of loyalty programs, a study shows they yield little benefit to the companies that offer them. As noted in Business Insider, a recent McKinsey study suggests that in general, loyalty programs do not add marked value —  and may in fact destroy value for program owners.

  10. How To Help Your Merchant Clients Build Customer Databases With mPOS
    7/3/2014

    Craig Tieken, vice president of product for TransFirst, tells how to enable your merchant client to  build a customer database with data collected through mobile point of sale (mPOS), how to enable them to collect data, and some of the metrics your client can track.

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