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  1. What Are The Critical EMV Steps For SMB Merchants?
    5/13/2014

    EMV is the acronym for Europay, MasterCard, and Visa, who collaborated on the creation of a standard and framework to utilize Smart Card technology for payments. EMV is now administered by EMVCo, which is responsible for managing and updating the specifications to keep pace with payments technology. Smart cards contain, computer micro-chips imbedded in the card, allowing for increased card security and additional functionality. 

  2. The Top 5 Alternative Payment Methods VARs Should Keep An Eye On
    5/9/2014

    Which solutions should VARs recommend to their customers? What benefits does each provide? While some new payment options hold definitive value for businesses today, others merit a wait-and-see approach. Russ Harty of Merchant Warehouse provides a breakdown the top five alternative payment methods that VARs should keep an eye on now.

  3. Threat Report Concludes: Services Providers Must Become Security Providers
    5/9/2014

    Jeffrey Lyon, the founder of Black Lotus, discusses the findings of his company’s recent Q1 2014 Threat Report.

  4. 5 Features Of A Best-Of-Breed Solution For Your Customers
    5/2/2014

    When searching for the best payment solutions for your customers, it can be difficult to know what exactly your criteria should be. With 190 mobile payment apps on the market and hundreds of business-oriented solutions available, it’s important to develop a clear set of guidelines to help you pick the right ones.

  5. Hunting Manufacturer Streamlines Shipping And Inventory System
    4/17/2014

    Memphis-based Avery Outdoors manufactures hunting equipment primarily for the waterfowl hunting market such as duck, goose and the like. According to Alan Hughes, VP and owner, Avery’s customer base consists of sporting goods stores around the country and offshore from the small mom and pop stores to larger outlets like Dick’s Sporting Goods, Gander Mountain, MAC’s and Rogers.

  6. Lessons Learned From The Latest Data Breaches
    4/2/2014

    The recent highly publicized data breaches at prominent retailers, smack in the midst of the holiday shopping season, teaches the lesson that building a cyber moat around the enterprise is not enough. The data itself needs to be secured, adding a potent layer of security that will defeat most attempts to monetize stolen data.

  7. 3 Reasons Why VARs Should Focus On The Retail Industry
    3/10/2014

    For retailers, it is important that vendors and partners understand their fast-paced environment, need to control or cut costs, increase employee productivity and manage many locations all at once. By providing the necessary printing solutions to the retail industry, value-added resellers (VARs) can open their doors to a large opportunity to grow their businesses. 

  8. 6 Reasons Tablet POS Systems Are Here To Stay
    2/27/2014

    Retailers often spend significant time determining the layout, décor, and other aesthetic aspects of their shops. They rightly focus on ensuring a consistent brand experience exists for customers throughout the store. Yet businesses that have wanted their countertop devices to fit in with their brand image often have limited options.

  9. Help Your Brick-And-Mortar Retail Customers Make Mobile Work For Them
    2/27/2014

    It’s no secret that mobile technology has changed our lives. We are now able to be in contact with anyone and access the tiniest minutia of information from nearly anywhere in the world using our increasingly sophisticated smartphones and tablets. And increasingly, these mobile capabilities are also transforming another aspect of modern life: how consumers shop.

  10. The Most Overlooked Bar Code Printing/Scanning Features
    2/14/2014

    When searching for a barcode printer or scanner, a new solutions provider’s main concerns are that the equipment works and how much it’s going to cost. However, it’s prudent to take a more in-depth look at the hardware before making a purchase decision. Brian Suter of Wasp lists four features that solutions providers often overlook when assessing a barcode printer or scanner.  

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