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  1. 5 Ways To Cash In On Microsoft Windows Server 2003 End Of Service
    6/22/2015

    The end-of-service date for the popular Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system is July 14, 2015 — and it’s coming up quickly. It’s one of the biggest IT-related events in recent years and the race to migrate to a newer operating system presents some big opportunities for IT channel companies.

  2. Why The Security Industry Needs The Channel To Spark Changes
    6/22/2015

    No one is safe from a breach, and we all know it far too well. The high-profile breaches at major corporations such as Target and Sony put urgent pressure on companies to find solutions that get the security job done right. For a long time, the IT status quo was a reactionary approach to data protection and threat management — building taller walls and digging deeper moats to secure the data perimeter without fully analyzing the sensitivity of its contents.

  3. 12 Reasons There Will Always Be A Market For Fixed POS
    6/18/2015

    Scouring the Internet you can easily find an overabundance of vendors making a case for the mobile POS system. Some even cite that 36 percent of all POS (point of sale) systems will make way for the new technology.  However, what we do not hear about is how many of those devices will businesses return, because the mobile POS proved inadequate in the real world?

  4. 5 Ways Merchant Services Providers Can Help Prepare Retailers For The EMV World
    6/11/2015

    After what seems like an eternity of conversation and prognostication on the part of the card associations, the much anticipated transition from traditional magnetic stripe cards to new EMV chip cards will begin in earnest this October. While EMV has certainly been around in one form or another in other global markets, the introduction of EMV into the U.S. is still catching many merchants — and even a number of solutions providers — off guard in terms of liability responsibilities, technology nuances, and even availability of certified solutions

  5. The 3 Most Important Things For Retail IT VARs To Do This Year
    6/9/2015

    As EMV is shaping software solutions in the retail and restaurant world, big corporations are getting into the payments space. They have realized, without the POS (point of sale) software, acquiring new merchants is a big challenge. Dealers had a very difficult time last year when the market changed and traditional POS vendors were not achieving revenue expectations.

  6. How Technology Advancements, Consumer Demands Are Changing The POS Solutions You Sell
    6/9/2015

    Exponential growth in both technology and payments has changed the way consumers shop and their expectations of the entire experience. Now more than ever people are researching products online and making purchases through either the ecommerce outlet for direct shipping or in-store pick-up or they walk into the retail location and make the purchase the traditional way, in person. But now even in-person payments aren't so traditional.

  7. Does Your Company Have A Path To Sell POS-as-a-Service?
    6/9/2015

    “POS-as-a-Service” is a phrase that is the buzz in our point of sale (POS) industry. Does it mean the same thing to every VAR, ISO, or ISV?  Most certainly it does not and nor should it. The list of benefits for both the merchant and the POS provider is varied depending on your position in the market, your targeted customer, and your selling strategy. How did we get to be an emerging POS-as-a-Service industry, and where are we headed?

  8. 7 Reasons To Provide Quarterly Reports To Your Managed Services Customer
    6/8/2015

    Managed IT services providers (MSPs) must ensure that their service delivery objectives are in line with their client’s business objectives. The common aspiration of an MSP is to provide a service that their client finds valuable and thus indispensable.

  9. EMV Liability Shift: Don’t Panic, But Start Planning
    6/3/2015

    Chip-and-PIN technology or EMV has been in use in Europe for several years. Here’s how it works: credit and debit cards have a chip embedded in them and once the card is swiped, users have to enter a pin number to complete a transaction. It’s estimated that this technology has cut down incidents of fraud by 65 percent over the last 10 years. For the U.S., the world’s largest user of credit and debit cards, this could be an effective tool in fighting credit card theft.

  10. Top Trends In Mobile Payment: Part 2
    6/3/2015

    Businesses using mobile devices to accept payment is an increasingly popular trend in the world of mobile. Embedding payment acceptance technology directly into mobile phones and tablets is an exciting area of innovation because it has the potential to displace the traditional point of sale terminal.

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