Retail Articles

  1. Motorola Solutions Emphasizing Android OS In 2014
    3/28/2014

    Last week I attended Motorola’s annual Partner Expo in Las Vegas. Over the three days at the event, I learned a lot about Motorola’s initiatives for 2014. One thing I found particularly interesting was Moto’s plans concerning mobile device operating systems (OS). In the past, Motorola devices have run various versions of Microsoft’s operating systems. As we all know, in recent years the mobile world has been overrun with devices running iOS and Android, but primarily on the consumer side. Motorola has slowly adopted Android as an option for a few of its enterprise-class devices, but make no mistake, Microsoft’s OSs have been the dominant platform for the company’s mobile computers. Until now.

  2. Where's The Love For EMV?
    3/20/2014

    There's something that's been bugging me for a couple years now and I can't figure out what's going on. Resellers and retailers don't seem to care about PCI and EMV. Editorial pieces we produce on the topics don't get much traction on our site and in our newsletters. The headlines are compelling. The content is actionable and relevant (breaches are huge news). Yet, there's little interest.

  3. XP End Of Life A Boon To MSPs, Retail IT VARs
    3/20/2014

    If you don't know, Microsoft's support for Windows XP ends on April 8. In the general IT space this is a big deal and significant opportunity to upgrade customers to the latest OS. In particular, XPs end of life (EOL) is a great opportunity for MSPs (managed services providers) to standardize customer's PCs to make support easier. Managing a hodge-podge of systems makes remote management and monitoring a little tricky and getting customers to standardize is often a hard sell. Well, XP EOL might be the catalyst of change you need. Don't miss it!

  4. First Data Symposium Focuses On Cybersecurity
    3/19/2014

    Security experts were among the panelists at First Data’s Cyber Security Symposium “Commerce in the Crosshairs: Solutions to the Growing Threat.” The symposium, held in New York on March 18, was First Data’s first event on the topic. The first panel of the day featured John Watters, CEO of iSIGHT Partners, and Art Coviello, executive chairman of RSA Security.

  5. Big Moves At RSPA
    3/19/2014

    Pretty big news in the retail IT world today. I awoke to a press release stating that the RSPA has hired its new CEO and president, Ms. Kelly Funk.

    While Funk is not from the retail industry, she has association experience with the Alzheimer’s Association and has held positions with Genworth and GE Financial. Additionally, she also holds a Masters degree in Leadership from Georgetown University. 

  6. Point Of Sale And Payment Processing News From February 2014
    3/18/2014

    This month in Point of Sale and Payment Processing news, StrandVision introduces new digital display options, CRS announces a new impact printer, BlueStar enters a distribution agreement with PioneerPOS, UP Solution launches free tablet-based POS for restaurants, Adelo releases POS software for iPad, and POS Lavu redesigns the reporting process for its iPad POS and announces a partnership with Ingram Micro.

  7. Retail IT News For VARs — March 18, 2014
    3/18/2014

    In the news this week, research reveals technology integration is the biggest hurdle to omni-channel initiatives. Also in the news, wearable technology is forecast to grow from 15 million units to 154 million units by 2018, and a report shows CIOs plan to invest in technology that enhances the customer experience.

  8. Trace3 Plays Matchmaker For CIOs, VCs, And New Technologies
    3/17/2014

    Red Robin CIO And 2014 Outlier Award Winner Chris Laping Explains How The Program Helps CIOs Find New Ideas To Integrate Into Their Businesses.

  9. Top Challenges Facing The Retail IT Channel
    3/17/2014

    Resellers are always interested in what one another are doing. That’s one of the reasons our feature articles and case studies are so popular. It’s also a reason why the networking portion of industry events is found to be so valuable. At RSPA INSPIRE earlier this year, attendees broke up into groups to share information on challenges and changes facing the market. I was glancing through my notes from that session and thought the information would be interesting to those not in the room.

  10. Why Solutions Providers Should Consider Offering Mobile Messaging — Now
    3/12/2014

    Business Solutions asked Anurag Lal, CEO at Infinite Convergence, about using mobile messaging for enterprise — and about solutions providers’ opportunities to add mobile messaging to their customers’ solutions.

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