Decision Intelligence™ leverages machine learning to boost approvals for genuine transactions. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Retailers reveal where they plan to allocate their IT budgets in 2017.
With tablet-based POS solutions flooding the market, what does the future hold for POS terminals in retail?
This VAR looks at EMV (Europay, MasterCard, and Visa) terminal upgrades as a way to endear customers and move into conversations around high-margin solutions.
The EMV liability shift happened October 2015, yet 63 percent of merchants are still not EMV ready. The cause for much of this may be the perception of added expense or misconceptions about the ramifications. However, card present merchants that are not utilizing chip readers are losing out in a significant way.
When I became an ISV a little over 19 years ago, it was an exciting time to be in point of sale. DOS was starting to give way to Windows, creating many opportunities for clever guys like myself. I had realized several years earlier this shift would occur and used it to my advantage, creating a fully Windows-based POS before most companies had embraced the fact Windows wasn’t going away. Because the traditional competitors who had comprehensive DOS products had to essentially start from scratch, a level playing field was created in which a one-man operation had a fighting chance against established players.
At the NRF BIG Show this January, we guarantee you won’t be able to swing your show bag in a circle without hitting a vendor touting its IoT (Internet of Things)-enabled widget. The IoT has quickly moved from a futuristic concept to a worn-out buzzword in the retail industry — so quickly, in fact, many merchants haven’t had the time to fully grasp what the IoT is, much less why its important to the future of retail.
In my last 26 years of working in the retail IT industry, I have often had to explain the similarities and differences between small and large retailers’ software and hardware requirements when looking for a store management solution. By Afshin Alikhani
DBT is the overarching strategy that guides the reimagining of the business in a customer-first, networked world. It is the thread that unites the organization’s digital efforts and compels business leaders to radically rethink the ways in which the business will meet customer needs in an always-on world. By Sheldon Monteiro, global Chief Technology Officer, SapientNitro
Recently, at the National Retail Federation’s 105th Annual Convention and Expo, Epson America, Inc., a leading supplier of value-added Point of Sale (POS) solutions, announced that Teamwork Retail, an enterprise POS and retail management solutions provider, has selected Epson’s TM-m30 POS receipt printer to offer its retail customers a complete cloud-based omni-channel experience with all the essential components needed to improve operational efficiency.
Designed for the demanding retail business and built compact with friendly programmable software support, the CipherLab CP30 puts more flexibility and capability in your palm to make the work simpler and faster.
Reliable solutions for on-demand label, receipt and multi-functional printing for the retail, healthcare, manufacturing, and service industries.
The latest news about threats can't wait. To help you stay ahead of modern threats, we’ve compiled our observations on the cybersecurity landscape and malware trends throughout the last year, as well as insights on how to stay secure, in our Quarterly Threat Report.
Today, there are well over 50 vendors who offer some form of endpoint security. Some of them are old familiar names, like Symantec, McAfee, Sophos, and Trend Micro, while others are “next-gen” up-and-comers, such as Cylance, Sentinel One, Tanium, Bromium, and Carbon Black.
Today's advanced malware is increasingly difficult to remove and even harder to detect in the first place. In this presentation, we examine the modern threat landscape and discuss the shortcomings of traditional antivirus, as well as how organizations can stay ahead of the malware curve. Malware authors aren't too concerned about what traditional security is capable of blocking, since they've formed reliable tactics to circumvent that protection. Either by leveraging social engineering or advanced evasive tactics, modern malware spells an uphill battle for traditional defenses.
The thought of integrating EMV can seem overwhelming and confusing. Many ISVs and VARs are still not aware of the best way to integrate EMV and haven’t yet invested time or money into EMV solutions. With the recent liability shift now in place, the time is now to offer enhanced and secure payment options for your customers. First American Payment System’s Semi-Integrated EMV solution is just what you need to get started down the EMV path. We have done the heavy lifting of certification for you, allowing you to deploy EMV quickly and efficiently.