Retail Articles

  1. Research Finds $30 Billion Wasted In U.S. On Unused Software
    11/20/2015

    Global organizations are wasting money on software that is not used, according to a new report from Software Lifecycle Automation company 1E. The report The Real Cost of Unused Software analyzed the results of a four-year study of more than 1,800 software titles deployed on 3.6 million desktops, in 129 enterprises, across 14 industries.

  2. Why Your Merchant Clients Should Offer Digital Gift Cards … All Year Long
    11/19/2015

    Consumers are increasingly purchasing digital gift cards for purposes other than holiday gift-giving.

  3. IT Nation 2015 Recap: By The Numbers
    11/16/2015

    Last week was the 7th straight week of travel for me as I returned to Orlando for IT Nation. If you aren’t familiar with this event, it’s brought to the IT community by ConnectWise. Without a doubt, it’s the best channel event of the year if you’re interested in amazing education. I attend a lot of shows each year so I feel confident when I make this statement.

  4. Forecasts Predict Growth In Sales This Holiday Shopping Season
    11/16/2015

    The National Retail Federation (NRF) is predicting holiday sales will increase 3.7 percent this year, and The International Council of Shopping Centers also predicts growth in its 2015 holiday forecast and consumer spending survey.

  5. Point Of Sale, Payment Processing And Data Collection News From October 2015
    11/12/2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale, payment processing and data collection news, Merchant Link announced it has acquired Precidia Technologies, Sterling announces a protection plan for those working toward EMV acceptance, and Datalogic unveils two new imagers. In other news, Creditcall gains EMV certification from Chase Paymentech and First Data, Advantech introduces two new touch computers, and TSYS provides ISVs with coding tools.

  6. Advice From The 2112 Group “Channel Theory Of Everything” Smart VAR Summit Presentation
    11/11/2015

    The 2112 Group provided advice to help IT solutions providers deal with, as CEO and chief analyst Larry Walsh described it, “this entire wave of innovation that’s being summed up in things like the Internet of Things [IoT].” Walsh and Diana Mirajkaj, COO of The 2112 Group, presented the keynote at the Smart VAR Summit: Age Of Intelligence — IoT, Cloud, And Mobility Convergence, powered by ScanSource, Zebra Technologies, and Business Solutions, on October 14 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA.

  7. Enterprise Asset Intelligence: How VARs Can Leverage 3 Converging Technology Trends
    11/11/2015

    As mobility, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things come together, there are many potential benefits. For example, manufacturers can assess efficiency and costs in real time (or near real time), “smart” equipment can pause or shut down if a risk is detected, and retailers can monitor a shopper’s behavior and dispatch an associate to close a deal.

  8. Smart VAR Age Of Intelligence Summit: Where Solutions Providers Can Start With IoT
    11/11/2015

    At the Smart VAR Summit: Age Of Intelligence — IoT, Cloud, And Mobility Convergence, powered by ScanSource, Zebra Technologies, and Business Solutions, a panel discussion focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) from a solutions providers’ perspective.

  9. Ingenico Group Survey Identifies 5 Factors For EMV Migration Success
    11/10/2015

    As the U.S. engages in the transition to EMV payments, Ingenico Group has found that there are five key factors that impact a successful deployment of the technology. The company announced the results of its study at the annual Money 20/20 conference in Las Vegas.

  10. Almost Half Of All 2015 Holiday Shopping Will Be Digital
    11/10/2015

    Digital shopping will be a common tool for holiday shoppers to use when they tackle their gift lists this season. According to a report from the National Retail Federation (NRF), almost half of consumers (46 percent) say they plan to do their holiday shopping online — with this number up 1.6 percent from last year’s 44.4 percent.