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  1. Interactive Kiosk Communications Is A Fit For All Industries
    9/25/2014

    Is Your Business Ready For The Selfie Evolution? Whether you take them or not, the selfie is a major part of the media in our everyday lives. We now live in a world where text messaging and mobile apps like Snapchat, WhatsApp,

  2. Transformation Of A Traditional POS VAR
    9/22/2014

    For the first 25 years of  my career I sold POS systems for someone else, starting with mechanical cash registers, moving through all the evolutions of systems to the sophisticated PC-based systems we now see in most restaurants.

  3. The Impact Of Apple Pay On The Retail IT Channel And POS Resellers
    9/12/2014

    By now, everyone in the reseller community should be aware of Apple Pay, Apple’s new mobile payment system. With Apple Pay, the actual credit and debit card numbers are not stored on the device nor on Apple servers. Instead, device account numbers, a new NFC (near field communication) antenna design, touch ID, a dedicated chip called the Secure Element, and dynamic security codes are utilized to keep transactions secure and protect account information.  Apple has also assembled a line-up of the major payment networks, gateway providers, and high profile retailers to support Apple Pay out of the gate. Apple is hoping that its scale and reputation will be the catalyst to reenergize mobile payment adoption, which to date has been quite disappointing.

  4. Top 15 Free Software And Tools For Retailers
    8/28/2014

    The role of a retail VAR is changing. Retail VARs can no longer just sell and install POS hardware and sign up retailers for merchant services. Today’s VARs need to position themselves as the trusted IT consultant to their retailer clients.

  5. 4 Retail Solutions VARs Should Recommend For The Holidays
    8/22/2014

    With the holiday season just a few short months away, it’s high time for you to start assisting your retail customers to gear up for the upcoming rush. While experts are predicting consumer holiday spending to increase by around 3.5 percent in 2014, the retail world is more competitive than ever, so merchants have to stay on top of their game.

  6. Why Sharing — Not Managing — Is The Key To Leveraging Data
    7/31/2014

    Full, comprehensive, 100 percent-accurate data is a fairy tale that all organizations are sold by large software vendors. Everyone wants to believe. The reality is that an organization is an organic, dynamic, and ever-changing entity. Chasing this myth paralyzes companies from sharing information so we are stuck in a cycle where the information flow just stops. 

  7. 3 Security Strategies Worth Considering Along With EMV, BYOD
    7/17/2014

    A spate of high-profile data breaches and the ongoing threats posed by antiquated magnetic stripe technology has created the need for transformation across the retail and financial sectors — including the upcoming adoption of Europay-MasterCard-Visa (EMV) global standard chip cards throughout the U.S.

  8. 5 Lies You Might Hear About Mobile POS
    7/8/2014

    Scott Holt, Vice President of ROAM, responds to concerns some merchants — and maybe even some VARs — have about mobile point of sale.

  9. Top 8 Benefits Of Mobility For Hospitality
    7/2/2014

    Mobility improves efficiencies of all tasks in all verticals — look at police cars all equipped with laptops nowadays and utility workers and package delivery services equipped with mobile PDA devices. But nowhere is it more useful than in restaurants.

  10. What’s Apple Up To In Payments?
    7/2/2014

    The POS (point of sale) and payments communities were hoping that Apple would provide some visibility into its strategy for mobile payments at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) held in early June in San Francisco.  However, Tim Cook’s and Craig Federighi’s keynotes made no direct mention to how Apple would pursue “payments” —  not even a reference to NFC technology.

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