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  1. How The IoT Will Transform Retail
    2/19/2015

    The Internet of Things (IoT), or to use the term coined by major contributor Cisco, the Internet of Everything (IoE) will have far-reaching impacts on retail, as well as any industry that it touches.  The distinction is the IoT is connecting devices, similar to an intranet whereas the IoE is connecting networks, companies, consumers — thus “everything.”

  2. Retail Data Or Healthcare Data: Which Is More Secure?
    2/6/2015

    Data breaches are one of the biggest threats and concerns today for an individual. There are two industries where these threats have impacted individuals the most — healthcare and retail. Does either one of these industries pose a greater threat than the other?  I think so.

  3. EMV Countdown: It’s February. Are Your Clients Going To Make The Deadline?
    2/5/2015

    Unless you spent 2014 under a rock, you already know that, this coming October, all merchants will be required to comply with new Europay, Mastercard and Visa (EMV) standards. While Europe (and, well, the rest of the world) has been on this standard for decades, the U.S. has managed to limp by with our magnetic stripe cards for a long time, partially because our fraud detection and resolution systems are strong, and partially because we’re addicted to an aging payments infrastructure.

  4. 7 Must-Haves For Retail IP Video Solutions
    2/5/2015

    In today’s retail universe, fully one-third of employees are estimated to commit theft against their employers. As companies cut employee hours, loyalty seems to suffer, and 27 percent of retailers say they are seeing increased levels of employee theft. Amazingly, 37 percent of theft is attributed to managers.

  5. 4 Ways IoT Will Transform E-Commerce
    1/21/2015

    There’s a moment of panic when we can’t find our phones. There is somehow a sense of security that comes from feeling that electronic rectangle in our pockets. The rise of mobile technology has made our smartphones and tablets the head of our personal nerve centers. They take pictures, notes, connect us to social media and even now allow us to lock our doors and turn off our thermostats remotely. We live in an era of smart technology where everything connects to everything, and we’re constantly on the grid.

  6. The Next Frontier For Telecom Providers: Merchant POS
    1/14/2015

    Many industry insiders would agree that the past 15 years have represented a marvelous period for communications providers and VARS, who by many accounts, successfully led customers through a sometimes difficult — but ultimately beneficial — transition to emerging technology that has made an undeniable impact on business performance.

  7. Will 2015 Mark The End Of The Backup Appliance?
    12/30/2014

    And, if so, what does that mean for your margins?

  8. 6 New Concerns Merchants Have About EMV
    12/16/2014

    As the United States makes the transition toward accepting chip cards, the merchant has plenty to be concerned about.  Since the liability is shifting to the merchant, it is they that have to adopt and implement the chip-capable hardware and software. Your merchant clients feel the burden of having to become the expert in EMV adoption and all the other things that go with it. Some concerns are easy to identify, such as costs and training.

  9. Channel Sales Vendor/Partner Relationships: What Vendors Want (Part 7)
    12/16/2014

    It’s not love at first sight. It is all about the relationship between the vendor and the partner if a channel sales partnership is to be successful. A better understanding of what a vendor expects from a partner helps the solution provider make well informed and prudent business decisions that have a positive and profitable impact on their organization.

  10. Chip And PIN Technology: What Your Retail IT Clients Need To Know About The EMV Mandate
    11/26/2014

    As data breaches become more common among retailers and financial institutions, new security measures are proving to be an essential factor in protecting consumer data. Recently, multiple multinational corporations have fallen victim to monumental data breaches, and in the process compromised millions of accounts belonging to individuals and businesses. These institutions unknowingly handed over millions of credit and debit card numbers, putting consumer financial information at risk.

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