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  1. The Top IP Video Trends (Or Challenges) Of The 2015 Holiday Season

    Many retailers are taking time to evaluate their surveillance systems to figure out how they can become more efficient and more secure: Essentially, do more with less, and leverage the intelligent capability afforded through technology today. 

  2. 10 Retail Trends To Watch

    If there is a single, defining issue for the 2015 holiday shopping season, it’s whether retailers were able to provide a more cohesive shopping experience regardless of channels. Here are the major trends reshaping retail that resellers should pay close attention to, and which will be on the minds of your customer base in the weeks and months ahead.

  3. Top 7 Predictions For SMB Cloud POS In 2016

    As SMBs look for faster and easier access to social and mobile analytics and more processing power and storage, cloud adoption has boomed. According to The SMB Group, cloud is the new IT infrastructure for SMBs, with 92 percent using at least one cloud business solution and 87 percent using at least one cloud infrastructure solution.

  4. The Ultimate Guide To Understanding EMV

    Today, electronic payments represent a significant percentage of transactions for even the smallest retail and restaurant operations. The U.S payment industry is undergoing one of the biggest changes in the past 40 years: EMV, a set of global standards for electronic payments, including specifications for point of sale hardware, software, and systems, as well as the payment cards themselves.

  5. Mobile Payments: Simplifying Security For ISVs

    As mobile payments go mainstream, ISVs have a unique opportunity to capitalize — provided they can assure the security of the mobile payments infrastructure. Understanding the use cases for mobile payments before building the secure mechanics that drive them is the key to cashing in on mobile payments mayhem.

  6. Payments Passive Or Payments Proactive?

    Here are three approaches to payment processing service sales and the advantages of aligning strategically with a payment processing services provider.

  7. Value-Added Resellers As Trusted Security Advisors

    Amid revolution in payment security, merchants are wringing their hands and losing sleep over the safekeeping and functionality of their point of sale (POS) environments. VARs are poised to gain merchants’ trust — and their business — by positioning themselves as security experts.

  8. Cash Management Solutions: Adding Value With End-To-End Intelligent Cash Recycling Technology

    If you think credit and debit cards are about to displace cash for retail transactions, think again. Legal tender remains the most commonly used form of payment, accounting for about 40 percent of U.S. transactions overall, up to two-thirds of purchases under $10, and half of transactions valued at less than $50. “Cash accounts for about 85 percent of global consumer transactions,” according to MasterCard. “In most countries the cashless journey has only just begun.” So while plastic and electronic payments have been hailed as the currency of the future, there is a long way to go.

  9. Embracing The Growth Trend

    Over the next five years, the point of sale system install base in North America is poised to grow at a rate of about 9% annually.

  10. How To Compete Against Banks Selling POS Systems

    Over the last few years, POS VARs have seen their territory encroached on many different fronts. With revolutionary mobile payment solutions like Square becoming prevalent in the marketplace, selling POS to small businesses has become so competitive that many VARs are walking away altogether and missing out on lucrative opportunities.