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  1. PCI QIR Q&A With Visa
    6/23/2016

    Much of the talk around the proverbial POS Industry “water cooler” has been around the now more than six month old announcement about the new Visa requirement for all Level 4 merchants. As a refresher: the card brand is requiring that merchants in this tier must use only PCI QIR professionals for POS application and terminal installation and integration. This requirement will go into effect in January 2017. It marks Visa’s effort, in their words, to establish requirements “for acquirers to ensure their small merchants are taking steps to secure their payment environment.”

  2. Why The ‘Internet Of Things’ Is Driving Infrastructure Spending By Retailers
    6/23/2016

    There is a lot of buzz today about the Internet of Things (IoT)—but is it a small wave to let pass, or is this a “big one” that RSPA members should be ready to ride out?  This technology trend touches many parts of the retail IT market and is expected to be a bigger part of retail IT budgets in 2016 and 2017.  In this article, Todd Cripe of Best of Breed Solutions and Velda Goodin of ScanSource explore what’s driving these expenditures and how RSPA members can benefit from these trends.

  3. RSPA President’s Note - June 2016
    6/23/2016

    How is it June already? Weren’t we just talking about our plans for 2016? Time is marching on, things continue to move quickly, and I’ve begun to cherish the moments of relaxation I have. One such instance was a few nights ago, when I was relaxing and watching HBO’s Real Sports.

  4. RSPA Members Making A Splash
    6/23/2016

    Retailers of all sizes are selling on multiple channels including in-store, online, mobile, and social media. RSPA members have traditionally worked with brick-and-mortar retailers, but, as those businesses have added online and mobile channelsand as online retailers have begun to open brick-and mortar stores the lines have blurred. Many RSPA members’ retail customers are selling online, and retail solutions resellers don’t provide omnichannel solutions, could lose a part, if not all, of that client’s business to someone who does.

  5. Canadian Corner: The RSPA Wave Rolls Into Montreal
    6/23/2016

    On Thursday, April 14, 2016, RSPA returned to Canada for its first Canadian Community networking event in Montreal, Quebec. The event was held to coincide with the dates of SIAL Canada, the country’s largest food service tradeshow and conference. Hosted at the Le Place D’Armes Hotel & Suites, the evening was an opportunity for Canada-based resellers and vendors to connect over food and beverages.

  6. Connected Retail Stores Are Putting Pressure On Network Resilience
    6/21/2016

    In our role as an IT equipment reseller and supplier, we’re charged with providing network connectivity solutions for many retailers with brick and mortar stores across the country. One of the more interesting trends we’ve been witnessing has been the unyielding expansion in the scope of what those retailers rely upon connectivity to achieve.

  7. 4 Ways To Deal With Cybersecurity Risks
    6/21/2016

    Web application security is a very hot topic these days. So what do CISOs need to know in order to deal with related risks?

  8. Life Imitating Art: Understanding The Dangers Of XSS Attacks
    6/17/2016
    Cross-site scripting, or XSS, is a vulnerability so common that not only is it number three on the OWASP top 10, but it also just become a real-life storyline related to the popular hacking TV drama Mr. Robot. When the USA Network launched the website promoting season two of Mr. Robot, a white hat hacker also immediately uncovered an XSS vulnerability that would have allowed an attacker to gather users’ Facebook information.
  9. Lagging Security Indicators And The Future Of Security Services
    6/13/2016

    Security breaches in the retail sector are a common occurrence due to the large amount of credit card information available to hackers accessing unprotected systems and networks. Developed in 1996 — but just now being implemented — EMV, chip and sign technology is starting to help retailers reduce their reliance of valuable credit card data. However, how often do we walk into a store to make a purchase just to feel silly because we don’t know if the chip reader is enabled or not?

  10. 10 Ways To Convince Customers To Upgrade To IP Video
    5/31/2016

    While IP video solutions have been on the market for close to a decade, there are still a large number of end users that utilize analog systems. The number of these users that choose to migrate to an IP-based system is on the rise, and manufacturers, integrators, and A&Es continue to educate these organizations about the benefits of switching from their legacy analog systems to state-of-the-art, IP-based solutions.