Retail Articles

  1. NRF Attendees Get Preview Of Verizon 2015 PCI Report

    The Verizon Enterprise Solutions 2015 PCI Report is due out in February, but National Retail Federation Big Show Attendees on Monday had the opportunity to learn initial findings from the report. The report correlates Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard compliance with data breaches occurring at retail businesses or restaurants.

  2. Podcast: Author Chip Heath To Speak At RSPA INSPIRE 2015

    In this exclusive interview with Business Solutions president and RSPA board chairman Jim Roddy, Heath discusses some of the challenges facing Retail VARs as well as a preview of his presentations at INSPIRE, Planned topics are the dynamics of change — how you can align the analytical side and the emotional side of your brain to make change effectively — and decision making — examining flaws and biases that result in less-than-optimal decisions and learning routines and procedures that improve the chances of success.  

  3. Point Of Sale, Payment Processing And Data Collection News From December 2014

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale and payment processing, SATO Online Services is scheduled to launch, Merchant Link released its Apple Pay contactless payment solution for MICROS point of sale (POS) systems, Bluefin’s PCI-validated point-to-point encryption (P2PE) solution is available to Priority Payment clients, and Touch Dynamic introduces a new rugged tablet.

  4. Retail, Grocery, And Hospitality IT News For VARs — January 12, 2015

    In the news, research shows there are fewer cyberattacks, but the amount of data stolen from each has grown. Also, articles include an example of the trend toward digital concierge services and an opinion that until Internet of Things (IoT) devices work together, the hype falls flat.

  5. Trustwave Report: Most Companies Lack Proper Maintenance, Education For Security Solutions

    Trustwave’s 2014 State of Risk Report reveals your IT clients and prospects probably need some help with maintenance protocols that will keep network security measures working properly.

  6. Worse Than Sticks And Stones: Pay Attention To Customer Reviews

    Client reviews posted on the Internet have taken a prominent role when customers — or patients or students — determine where to spend their money. An article by CNN highlights the lengths that consumers will go to research the best chance at a good experience.

  7. What VARs Need To Know About PCI DSS 3.0

    The third revision of the PCI Data Security Standards (PCI DSS 3.0) became mandatory on Jan. 1, 2015. These changes not only affect merchants, but also retail VARs and other IT solutions providers.

  8. Increase In ATM Withdrawals Could Mean Opportunity To Sell Cash Management Solutions

    With more and more to mobile and online sales, cash transactions and ATMs should be a thing of the past — but not according to Retail Banking Research.

  9. Retail, Grocery, And Hospitality IT News For VARs —January 5, 2015

    In the news, technology use is predicted to increase in restaurants in 2015, and payments in 2015 include fingerprint ID and payment from social media.

  10. Spark Malware Attacks POS Systems

    Security vendor Trustwave reported a new malware targeting retailers called Spark, a derivation of the program Alina from late 2012.

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