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Retail, Grocery, And Hospitality IT News For VARs — August 29, 2014

In the news, there are rumors of a payment platform in the next iPhone. In addition, The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has updated its warning to retailers advising them on “Backoff” point of sale (POS) malware. In other news, Dairy Queen could be the latest victim of “Backoff,” just at the beginning of an investigation. And a study shows digital coupons use is on the rise and in-store service is the key to a successful digital coupon program.

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POS & PAYMENT PROCESSING MAGAZINE ARTICLES

  • Break Out Of Paltry POS Sales
    Break Out Of Paltry POS Sales

    Selling complementary IT solutions and professional services contracts are driving this retail VAR’s projected 150 percent revenue growth.

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POS & PAYMENT PROCESSING EXECUTIVE COMMENTARY

  • What Keeps CIOs/CSOs Awake At Night?
    What Keeps CIOs/CSOs Awake At Night?

    In today’s business climate, the only thing faster than the rapid pace of business might be the even faster pace of technology. As a trusted solutions provider the more you can talk technology and business with a CIO, the more success you’re going to have. With that in mind, here’s a look at four technologies that keep CIOs awake at night, and how you can help them rest easy.

  • Top 15 Free Software And Tools For Retailers
    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.

  • Ask Coach: How Do I Establish Credibility As A Leader?
    Ask Coach: How Do I Establish Credibility As A Leader?

    How do I establish my credibility as a leader to execute on the change that folks want to see happen?

  • 4 Retail Solutions VARs Should Recommend For The Holidays
    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.

  • From Peer Power: M&A As A Growth Strategy
    From Peer Power: M&A As A Growth Strategy

    Without a doubt, one of the hottest growth tactics in the IT market right now is the use of  mergers and acquisitions (M&A) as a strategy. Having done seven of these transactions during the time I owned an MSP, there is no doubt that I’m a believer in the tactic as a great approach to growth. 

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RETAIL-FOCUSED WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

  • Posiflex Terminal Survives Restaurant Fire
    Posiflex Terminal Survives Restaurant Fire

    A New Jersey fine dining restaurant, was engulfed in a blazing inferno taking 150 emergency responders to contain. In the rubble, they found a Posiflex terminal wet, filthy and melted. After replacing the heat-damaged power cord, the reseller plugged the terminal in, and the familiar glow of the Posiflex logo appeared. The terminal was 100% working. Posiflex, a fire survivor.

  • Partying Is A Shore Thing — Surviving Hurricane Sandy

    Superstorm Sandy in 2012 ripped through the eastern seaboard with winds up to 115 mph, causing untold misery and $75 billion in damage. La Costa Lounge, a popular party destination on the New Jersey shore, was hit hard by the storm, but their POS terminals --including the ones that were left outside on the patio, facing the brunt of the storm and covered with sand and water -- booted up immediately.

  • Tacky Jacks Reduces Downtime And Maintenance With POS Solution

    The Tacky Jacks seafood restaurant franchise, located on the Gulf Coast of Alabama, has spectacular views of the ocean and the surrounding seaside coast. The only problem is, they are continually exposed to the salty air, causing major issues to their outdoor POS equipment. Their previous POS hardware terminals continued to fail due to the corrosion from the salty air. By switching to Posiflex touch screen terminals, it allowed them to keep their equipment outside for over five years -- trouble-free!

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