ARTICLES BY ALLY ORLANDO
NRF Study Shows Change In Organized Retail Crime Concerns
Organized retail crime (ORC) isn’t just a brick-and-mortar issue anymore. Nearly half of respondents say their online operations are affected by ORC, a study released last month reports.
Cloud Communications Is “Logical Step” For Businesses
Most businesses will use cloud computing resources for communications in the next two years, the fourth annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey finds. Because of this growth, vendors and service providers could see increased and sustained revenue.
CompTIA Study: BYOD Implementation Is Slow, Despite Hype
By now, most businesses have heard the buzz surrounding bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives. However, many of them aren’t buying in. A recent CompTIA survey finds that 51 percent of large enterprise firms don’t allow employees to bring their own devices to work.
Holiday Planning For Retail VARs: How Soon Is Too Soon?
Retail companies spend much of their year planning for the holiday heyday that occurs between November 1 and December 31. That means VARs have to be one step ahead to get their clients ready for the season. But how soon is too soon — and is there such a thing?
Study: Poor Performance Will Result In Loss Of App Users
Nearly 90 percent of people stop using apps due to poor performance, an AppDynamics App Attention Span Study reports. The research, conducted earlier this month, shows users’ attention spans shorten for poorly performing apps — an important discovery for businesses that rely on website or mobile apps.
CompTIA Study: Companies Still Struggling To Implement Mobile Solutions
There’s no disputing that enterprise mobility is on the rise, but managing mobile devices remains a major roadblock for many businesses. Organizations have fallen behind in updating their business processes and policies, a recent CompTIA study finds.
Introducing Cupid: Heartbleed Just Got More Dangerous
Internet users felt threatened enough by the Heartbleed bug, but recent research reports a new variant. “Cupid” is an open source code that makes it easier to access passwords and could potentially expose enterprise networks and devices.
Retailers And Resellers Collaborate To Combat Cyber Threats
Cyber security is no longer a one-way street — retail solutions providers are now able to collaborate with retailers to strengthen protection against threats.
Study Suggests EMV Cards Not So Secure
EMV skeptics would argue that, today, mobile solutions and sophisticated cards including biometric elements are available that could provide more advanced protection — matching the sophistication of today’s cyber attacks.
Digital Interactions Influence $1.1 Trillion In Retail Sales
New research reveals that retail manufacturers and resellers could benefit significantly by the mobile shopping solutions you provide.
Mobile Shopping Trends Upward, Drives Retail Industry Transformation
Mobile capabilities have changed the way consumers interact with stores and banks, and therefore will change the relationships between resellers and their retail customers.
Apple Strengthens Security Of Its Mobile POS Solution
Apple is strengthening the security of its mobile transactions with upgrades to its mobile point of sale (POS) solution. This month, Apple introduced a major upgrade to EasyPay POS, making changes to the device, shell, and technology.