IDC released the report “Business Strategy: Big Data and Analytics Lay the Foundation for Revenue Growth.” According to a press release, the report “presents a framework for understanding generations of product intelligence, leading to a new paradigm — participatory commerce.”
GROCERY & CONVENIENCE STORE MAGAZINE ARTICLES
A Marriage Of Technology & Profitability
Each year, we give you this guide with one purpose in mind: to educate you on the latest trends in the most lucrative verticals out there, while providing a handy partner program reference to some of the leading vendors in the market today. Why this combination?
Mobile, Omni-Channel At The Crossroads Of Opportunity
A veteran retail solutions integrator says mobile and omni-channel are so intertwined, you can’t determine where one ends and one begins. You should be prepared to sell both.
Placing All Bets On Workforce Management
This ISV’s all-in approach to developing a complete, modular-based WFM (workforce management) and human capital management solution was key to its 20-percent+ revenue growth in 2013.
GROCERY & CONVENIENCE STORE PREMIUM CONTENT
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.
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.
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.
3 Security Strategies Worth Considering Along With EMV, BYOD
A spate of high-profile data breaches and the ongoing threats posed by antiquated magnetic stripe technology has created the need for transformation across the retail and financial sectors — including the upcoming adoption of Europay-MasterCard-Visa (EMV) global standard chip cards throughout the U.S.
5 Lies You Might Hear About Mobile POS
Scott Holt, Vice President of ROAM, responds to concerns some merchants — and maybe even some VARs — have about mobile point of sale.
GROCERY & CONVENIENCE STORE HEADLINES
Vantiv and VeriFone Security Solution Wins The Banker Technology Project of the Year 2014 Award
VeriFone Systems and Vantiv won The Banker Technology Project of the Year 2014 award in the Risk Management category for their industry-leading, multilayered approach to reducing cardholder data security risk using end-to-end encryption.
GROCERY & CONVENIENCE STORE MULTIMEDIA
PAR Technology Shows Mobility Solution At RetailNOW 2014
At RSPA’s RetailNOW 2014, Aug. 4-6 in Orlando, FL, Mark Bunney, senior director of product marketing for PAR Technology, demonstrates the new PAR Tablet 8, an enterprise mobility solution for hospitality and retail.
BIXOLON Invites Resellers To Learn About BP3 Partner Program
At RSPA RetailNOW 2014, Dave Roberts, SVP with BIXOLON, invites partners and potential partners to learn more about his company’s new partner program, BP3.
New Tablet Holder And Cash Drawer Featured By APG Cash Drawer At RetailNOW 2014
Bob Daugs, business development manager for APG Cash Drawer, demonstrates the Stratis tablet holder and cash drawer at RSPA RetailNOW 2014.