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APG’s Bergeron Talks Sensible Solutions — Not Sexy Technologies — At RetailNOW

Sexy technologies dominate the headlines at most channel trade shows, and RetailNOW 2014 in Orlando was no different. Tablets, mobile payments, interactive digital signage, and cloud POS certainly deserve your attention. But I was reminded during Stephen Bergeron’s RetailNOW presentation Aug. 6 that we shouldn't overlook sensible solutions that aren't flashy but help merchants.

  • As-A-Service Business Model Gains Traction On RetailNOW Stage
    As-A-Service Business Model Gains Traction On RetailNOW Stage

    I was thrilled the as-a-Service business model was discussed often during the final day of RetailNOW 2014 on Aug. 6 in Orlando, FL. The concept was featured prominently in the 8:00 a.m. “View From The Top” leadership panel — dominated by hardware vendors and distributors — and was the sole topic of the 9:00 a.m. session that followed in the conference’s main auditorium.

  • Helgeson Forecasts The Future Of Payments At RetailNOW
    Helgeson Forecasts The Future Of Payments At RetailNOW

    With apologies to E.F. Hutton, when Henry Helgeson talks about payments, people listen. The CEO of Merchant Warehouse, who is regularly quoted in Forbes and other national media outlets, drew a large crowd to his Aug. 5 RetailNOW presentation titled “The Future Of Payments.”

  • RetailNOW Panel: Channel Vital To Mobile Payment Adoption
    RetailNOW Panel: Channel Vital To Mobile Payment Adoption

    You know a topic is popular at a trade show when the hotel staff needs to bring in extra seats to accommodate the previously standing-room-only crowd. That was the case Aug. 5 at RetailNOW 2014 in Orlando for a panel discussion titled “Driving Commerce With Mobile Payment.”

  • RSPA RetailNOW 2014: What You Missed At The General Session
    RSPA RetailNOW 2014: What You Missed At The General Session

    Change was in the air at today's general session at RetailNOW 2014 in Orlando.

  • Top Tweets From RetailNOW 2014 - Day #1
    Top Tweets From RetailNOW 2014 - Day #1

    The Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) is hosting its annual RetailNOW conference in Orlando. Here are some of the most intriguing insights and comments shared via Twitter on Day #1. 

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