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  1. 5 Ways To Turn Data Analytics Into Revenue

    Business intelligence is a great thing — but having piles of data doesn’t do anyone any good if they don’t know how to leverage that data into actionable objectives — or, more importantly, into revenue. Too many businesses have made the mistake of investing in top of the line, costly technology to collect customer and transaction data, forgetting that they also need a way to interpret that data. The bridge between data and revenue is a long one — but it doesn’t have to be difficult to cross if you have the know-how.

  2. POS Security: 5 Ways To Protect Against Data Breaches

    Earlier this year, a string of eateries in the Pacific Northwest experienced security breaches, with 290 restaurants exposing customers’ credit card info. The restaurants included well- known names like Dairy Queen, and small businesses like Flat Tail Brewing Company and Laurelwood Brewing. The common thread between these businesses was the attacks took aim at vulnerabilities within their point of sale (POS) security.

  3. Top Features Of An All-In-One POS System

    All-in-one point of sale (POS) systems can provide support in all aspects of business, while offering the ability to engage with customers in new ways. Within all-in-ones, there are features including form factor, reliability, serviceability, and software solutions which act as the foundation of a well-rounded system.

  4. Interactive Kiosk Communications Is A Fit For All Industries

    Is Your Business Ready For The Selfie Evolution? Whether you take them or not, the selfie is a major part of the media in our everyday lives. We now live in a world where text messaging and mobile apps like Snapchat, WhatsApp,

  5. Transformation Of A Traditional POS VAR

    For the first 25 years of  my career I sold POS systems for someone else, starting with mechanical cash registers, moving through all the evolutions of systems to the sophisticated PC-based systems we now see in most restaurants.

  6. The Impact Of Apple Pay On The Retail IT Channel And POS Resellers

    By now, everyone in the reseller community should be aware of Apple Pay, Apple’s new mobile payment system. With Apple Pay, the actual credit and debit card numbers are not stored on the device nor on Apple servers. Instead, device account numbers, a new NFC (near field communication) antenna design, touch ID, a dedicated chip called the Secure Element, and dynamic security codes are utilized to keep transactions secure and protect account information.  Apple has also assembled a line-up of the major payment networks, gateway providers, and high profile retailers to support Apple Pay out of the gate. Apple is hoping that its scale and reputation will be the catalyst to reenergize mobile payment adoption, which to date has been quite disappointing.

  7. Top 15 Free Software And Tools For Retailers

    The role of a retail VAR is changing. Retail VARs can no longer just sell and install POS hardware and sign up retailers for merchant services. Today’s VARs need to position themselves as the trusted IT consultant to their retailer clients.

  8. 4 Retail Solutions VARs Should Recommend For The Holidays

    With the holiday season just a few short months away, it’s high time for you to start assisting your retail customers to gear up for the upcoming rush. While experts are predicting consumer holiday spending to increase by around 3.5 percent in 2014, the retail world is more competitive than ever, so merchants have to stay on top of their game.

  9. Why Sharing — Not Managing — Is The Key To Leveraging Data

    Full, comprehensive, 100 percent-accurate data is a fairy tale that all organizations are sold by large software vendors. Everyone wants to believe. The reality is that an organization is an organic, dynamic, and ever-changing entity. Chasing this myth paralyzes companies from sharing information so we are stuck in a cycle where the information flow just stops. 

  10. The Ultimate EMV Cheat Sheet: Everything ISVs, Integrators And VARs Need to Know About EMV Migration

    Around the globe, countries have adopted EMV technology to combat against fraud. A report from Europol says 80 percent of fraud outside the European Union, using EU payment cards, occurs in the U.S.