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  1. My Tried And True Method Of Selling Clients On EMV
    1/12/2017

    The EMV liability shift happened October 2015, yet 63 percent of merchants are still not EMV ready. The cause for much of this may be the perception of added expense or misconceptions about the ramifications. However, card present merchants that are not utilizing chip readers are losing out in a significant way.

  2. So Many Things Have To Go Right, It’ll Probably Never Happen
    1/6/2017

    When I became an ISV a little over 19 years ago, it was an exciting time to be in point of sale. DOS was starting to give way to Windows, creating many opportunities for clever guys like myself. I had realized several years earlier this shift would occur and used it to my advantage, creating a fully Windows-based POS before most companies had embraced the fact Windows wasn’t going away. Because the traditional competitors who had comprehensive DOS products had to essentially start from scratch, a level playing field was created in which a one-man operation had a fighting chance against established players.

  3. What The Internet Of Things Really Means For Retail
    1/6/2017

    At the NRF BIG Show this January, we guarantee you won’t be able to swing your show bag in a circle without hitting a vendor touting its IoT (Internet of Things)-enabled widget. The IoT has quickly moved from a futuristic concept to a worn-out buzzword in the retail industry — so quickly, in fact, many merchants haven’t had the time to fully grasp what the IoT is, much less why its important to the future of retail.

  4. 5 Considerations To Make When Selecting A Retail System
    12/26/2016

    In my last 26 years of working in the retail IT industry, I have often had to explain the similarities and differences between small and large retailers’ software and hardware requirements when looking for a store management solution. By Afshin Alikhani

  5. Digital Business Transformation: 4 Recommendations For Success
    12/19/2016

    DBT is the overarching strategy that guides the reimagining of the business in a customer-first, networked world. It is the thread that unites the organization’s digital efforts and compels business leaders to radically rethink the ways in which the business will meet customer needs in an always-on world. By Sheldon Monteiro, global Chief Technology Officer, SapientNitro

  6. Protect Your Clients From Holiday Hacking
    12/8/2016

    Now that the holiday season has arrived, the shopping frenzy has begun with retailers offering not-to-be-missed deals shoppers searching online — both at home and on their work devices — for the best deals. But it’s not only consumers gearing up for the buying season. Cybercriminals are entering their busiest time of year, preying on people’s rush to snap up holiday savings anywhere they can.

  7. To Become A Successful VAR, Do These 3 Things
    12/7/2016

    To ensure they are getting both what they want and need when purchasing POS systems, merchants often turn to VARs for assistance as a VAR brings superior experience and expertise, as well-being as a single point of contact for questions, assistance, and maintenance. Because, let’s face it: a merchant is never looking to just purchase a POS system. Businesses require an entire sales system — equipment, processing, and a gateway — as well as what can be multiple integrations to make them all work together.

  8. 5 Ransomware Prevention Tactics Your Customers Need To Know
    12/1/2016

    As your customers begin to wind up 2016 and plan ahead, one variable we know will continue into the New Year is the increasing frequency of ransomware attacks. An industry statistic from the Herjavec Group estimates ransomware costs will reach a startling $1 billion for 2016.

  9. Centralized Management Of APs Dramatically Reduces IT Support Load At Peet's Coffee & Tea
    11/23/2016

    Meraki Introduces Industry’s First Cloud Managed Switches, Expands Cloud Managed Security Appliance Family With Datacenter-class Models And Wan Optimization.

  10. Cloud Managed APs And Switches Offer Ease, Visibility, And Scalability At Brookstone
    11/23/2016

    Brookstone is a nationwide retailer specializing in innovative, unique, and useful consumer goods paired with an experiential shopping experience. The Brookstone team is dedicated to consistently improving the shopping experience for their customers, and they are able to focus their efforts on this high-level mission with the reliable, no-nonsense network that Meraki cloud managed wireless and switching solutions provide.