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What Your Merchant IT Clients Need To Keep Up With Demand For The Best Customer Experience

Organization, technology, and metrics are the top three ways retailers plan to stay competitive, according to the study by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Demandware, “Digitizing the Store -- Building the Business Case for a Unified Commerce Platform --Optimize the Consumer Experience.”

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    Prospering On A Niche

    You might argue that Diamond Comics Distribution isn’t a VAR, but its retail IT service model offers important lessons for the channel.

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PREMIUM RETAIL CONTENT

  • How The IoT Will Transform Retail
    How The IoT Will Transform Retail

    The Internet of Things (IoT), or to use the term coined by major contributor Cisco, the Internet of Everything (IoE) will have far-reaching impacts on retail, as well as any industry that it touches.  The distinction is the IoT is connecting devices, similar to an intranet whereas the IoE is connecting networks, companies, consumers — thus “everything.”

  • Retail Data Or Healthcare Data: Which Is More Secure?
    Retail Data Or Healthcare Data: Which Is More Secure?

    Data breaches are one of the biggest threats and concerns today for an individual. There are two industries where these threats have impacted individuals the most — healthcare and retail. Does either one of these industries pose a greater threat than the other?  I think so.

  • EMV Countdown: It’s February. Are Your Clients Going To Make The Deadline?
    EMV Countdown: It’s February. Are Your Clients Going To Make The Deadline?

    Unless you spent 2014 under a rock, you already know that, this coming October, all merchants will be required to comply with new Europay, Mastercard and Visa (EMV) standards. While Europe (and, well, the rest of the world) has been on this standard for decades, the U.S. has managed to limp by with our magnetic stripe cards for a long time, partially because our fraud detection and resolution systems are strong, and partially because we’re addicted to an aging payments infrastructure.

  • 7 Must-Haves For Retail IP Video Solutions
    7 Must-Haves For Retail IP Video Solutions

    In today’s retail universe, fully one-third of employees are estimated to commit theft against their employers. As companies cut employee hours, loyalty seems to suffer, and 27 percent of retailers say they are seeing increased levels of employee theft. Amazingly, 37 percent of theft is attributed to managers.

  • 4 Ways IoT Will Transform E-Commerce
    4 Ways IoT Will Transform E-Commerce

    There’s a moment of panic when we can’t find our phones. There is somehow a sense of security that comes from feeling that electronic rectangle in our pockets. The rise of mobile technology has made our smartphones and tablets the head of our personal nerve centers. They take pictures, notes, connect us to social media and even now allow us to lock our doors and turn off our thermostats remotely. We live in an era of smart technology where everything connects to everything, and we’re constantly on the grid.

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RETAIL MULTIMEDIA

  • Preview Webinar: Retail IT VAR Of The Future Conference

    The Retail IT VAR Of The Future conference will educate VARs, MSPs, and ISVs on the four hottest topics in retail IT: Mobile POS, Payment Processing/EMV, Customer Experience/Engagement, and POS-as-a-Service. Join Business Solutions president Jim Roddy and editor-in-chief Mike Monocello to learn why these four topics were selected and how they can help you widen your margins and accelerate your business. All VAR, MSP, or ISV webinar attendees will receive a complimentary registration for the conference at Bally's Las Vegas on May 12-13.

  • Video: What the U.S. Can Learn From Europe, Canada About EMV
    Video: What the U.S. Can Learn From Europe, Canada About EMV

    The panel discussion, “EMV & The POS Ecosystem: Forming effective partnerships and capitalizing on the EMV shift opportunity,” included information from experiences related to EMV migration in Europe and Canada. The panel, held Jan. 28 at RSPA INSPIRE 2015 in Maui, HI, is the first of event in this year’s Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) program with the goal of providing education to the retail IT channel on EMV.  RSPA is also planning webinars, marketing collateral, and presentations at the RetailNOW 2015 trade show. 

  • Video: Predictions For EMV In 2015 And Beyond
    Video: Predictions For EMV In 2015 And Beyond

    The featured content on Day 3 of the RSPA INSPIRE Conference Jan. 28 in Maui was a panel discussion titled “EMV & The POS Ecosystem: Forming effective partnerships and capitalizing on the EMV shift opportunity.” Panelists were John Badovinic, senior manager of acquirer relations at Discover Financial Services, Paul Leduc president of Globe POS Systems, Matt Downs SVP of channel — integrated payments for Mercury Payment Systems, a Vantiv company, and Chester Ritchie SVP at WorldPay. RSPA CEO and president Kelly Funk moderated the panel.

  • Video: Providing EMV Education To Merchants Can Benefit IT Solutions Providers
    Video: Providing EMV Education To Merchants Can Benefit IT Solutions Providers

    RSPA launched its 2015 initiative to provide EMV education with the panel discussion “EMV & The POS Ecosystem: Forming effective partnerships and capitalizing on the EMV shift opportunity” at INSPIRE 2015 on Jan. 28 in Maui, HI.

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