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  1. Canadian Corner: The RSPA Wave Rolls Into Montreal

    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.

  2. Connected Retail Stores Are Putting Pressure On Network Resilience

    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.

  3. 4 Ways To Deal With Cybersecurity Risks

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

  4. Life Imitating Art: Understanding The Dangers Of XSS Attacks
    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.
  5. Lagging Security Indicators And The Future Of Security Services

    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?

  6. 10 Ways To Convince Customers To Upgrade To IP Video

    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.

  7. 7 Reasons Analytics Should Be Part Of Your Next Retail Camera Install

    Retailers are focused on many things that reach far beyond loss prevention and security, including long-term growth, return on investment for technology, streamlining services and support to customers, and gathering business intelligence to help translate data to sales. The trend toward retail analytics isn’t new, but advancing technologies and techniques, coupled with the many new opportunities they offer to retail customers continues to drive opportunity for increased intelligence and data capture.

  8. Why EMV Payment Integrations Aren’t Easy

    Software developers face many challenges. Staying relevant to customers, finding new ways to deliver value, and remaining competitive takes time and energy. It is no surprise that issues outside of the core features and functions of the software -- such as payment security and EMV — are regarded with such an aversion. Most developers are in business to solve unique needs of a market or business segment; they're not experts in payments. Unfortunately, today the ability to process cards comes at a significant cost and effort.

  9. Big Data Analytics: Real World Benefits For Retailers

    Technology has positively impacted a wide variety of industries from finance to education to healthcare. The retail industry in particular has experienced one of the most radical technology transformations, the result of efforts to meet consumer demand for an increasingly personalized, on-demand shopping experience. Big Data analytics in particular have helped many retailers boost revenue and enhance the overall customer experience. In fact, 94 percent of retailers believe the customer of the future will be driven by technology.

  10. Understanding How Technology Deployment Impacts The POS System

    Despite the Cloud’s obvious advantages, retailers should remember how much technology still needs thoughtful deployment and ongoing support in the store.