Retail Articles

  1. Gartner Predicts Drone Delivery Won’t Take Off Anytime Soon
    2/23/2017

    Delivery drones will make up less than 1 percent of the commercial market by 2020. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  2. RSPA Inspire 2017 – Day 2 Recap
    1/31/2017

    Day 2 of RSPA’s Inspire continued the Roadside MBA educated that started the day before. Today, Scott Schaefer took the stage first and reinforced some of the lessons learned the previous day. One of my favorite nuggets from his session was concerned with increasing profitability. He said that every decision you make for your company should have some direct impact on profit (good or bad). If you decide to do something that doesn’t affect profit, you should question if you’re spending your time wisely.

  3. Majority Of Businesses Not Prepared For Ransomware
    1/31/2017

    Sixty-eight percent of respondents to a Vanson Bourne survey report their company to be “very vulnerable” or “vulnerable” to attack. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  4. RSPA Inspire 2017 – Day 1 Recap
    1/30/2017

    Day 1 of RSPA’s Inspire kicked off today at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort. While some might think an event like Inspire is an excuse to sneak in a vacation on the business dime, they’d be very wrong. Sure, the venue is gorgeous, but it only serves as a backdrop for the networking, education, and relationship building that takes place. In short, for the VARs, vendors, distributors, and yes, the sole media representative (me), Inspire is priceless. You can’t get this level of the aforementioned networking, education, and relationship-building with any other event. Over the course of the week, all attendees will learn a lot, laugh a lot, build memories, share life and business lessons, and establish or strengthen lasting relationships, if not friendships. Again, nowhere else.

  5. AI-Based Fraud Detection Comes To The Mastercard Global Network
    12/28/2016

    Decision Intelligence™ leverages machine learning to boost approvals for genuine transactions. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  6. New Ransomware Forces Victims To Spread Virus For Key
    12/20/2016

    New unpublished ransomware offers decryption in exchange for infecting more targets. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  7. How Is Automation Software Impacting The Retail IT Channel?
    12/12/2016

    Business Solutions recently connected with Jim Roddy, a Reseller & ISV Business Advisor for Vantiv’s PaymentsEdge Advisory Services, to talk about his company’s recent survey on automation software in the point of sale (POS) channel. Vantiv surveyed 113 of its reseller and ISV partners in mid-November.

  8. Growing Insider Threats And The Need For End User Cybersecurity Engagement
    12/5/2016

    Nearly half of IT pros are more concerned about insider threats than external ones. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  9. 48% Of Organizations Have Suffered Ransomware Attacks In Past Year
    11/29/2016

    It takes an average of 33 hours to recover from a ransomware attack. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  10. 95% Of Ransomware Attacks Bypass Firewalls; 77% Permeate Email Filtering
    11/22/2016

    One-third of attacks were successful even when victims had undergone security awareness training. By Christine Kern, contributing writer