ARTICLES BY BERNADETTE WILSON
How Tigerpaw Helps Users Keep Payment Card Data Secure
When Tigerpaw Software announced new features at its most recent partner conference, included among the news was that Tigerpaw would no longer store credit card data inside of the Tigerpaw database. CEO James Foxall explains why this move will help Tigerpaw’s IT solution partners keep data secure. Continue Reading..
Building Your MSP To Be A Heavyweight Company
Shane Swanson, ARRC Technology COO and CharTec operations trainer, answered Business Solutions’ questions about what steps are necessary for MSPs (managed services providers) to expand their businesses by maximizing solutions, automation, and processes. Continue Reading..
How Gift Card Solutions Can Help Your Merchant Clients Compete With Larger Retailers
Gift cards are an important sales and relationship-building tool, especially for small retailers. In this exclusive interview with John Nail, senior product manager for stored value solutions at Mercury Payment Systems, discusses some of the benefits of a gift card program and its potential ROI. Continue Reading..
PCI Compliance: Security For Your Merchants, Business Opportunity For You
In this exclusive interview, Tamara Worden, senior director of card brand compliance for Sterling Payment Technologies discusses Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards compliance, why it is an essential component in safely installing and maintaining the security of a merchant’s card data environment, and how working to ensure your clients’ compliance can differentiate you among your competitors. Continue Reading..
Solutions Providers: Consider What You Learned From The Past When You Set Your Course For 2016
Looking back at 2015, there were a lot of changes — and challenges — in the IT channel. Consider the advice from these leaders at IT channel companies who offer advice on how to approach 2016, keeping in mind lessons learned last year in areas including channel consolidation, cybersecurity, and storage and data. Continue Reading..
Visa Gives VARs More Time For QIR Certification
VISA updated its policy issued in October requiring Payment Card Industry (PCI) Qualified Integrators and Reseller (QIR) certification to give acquirers, merchants, and VARs more time to comply. Level 4 merchants still need to use PCI QIRs, but resellers now have until January 31, 2017, to become certified. Continue Reading..
ISVs: Watch These Payment Trends, Seize These Opportunities In 2016
In this interview, Bill Lodes, First American Payment System’s senior vice president of business development and strategy, provides ISVs with information to help them focus on important payment trends and to meet challenges that continue with EMV adoption and PCI compliance. He also shares top opportunities for ISVs to grow their businesses. Continue Reading..
Ransomware Prevention Kit Available For Donation To Support Women In IT
Third Tier has released a new ransomware prevention kit intended to provide solutions providers with information and techniques that you need to build their own solutions for each client you serve. The kit takes the “onion layer” approach, providing about a dozen different ideas for protecting different aspects of your clients’ networks. Continue Reading..
Are You Advising Your Merchant Clients To Upgrade To NFC Along With EMV?
Your merchant clients that rely on you as a trusted advisor are turning to you for advice as they upgrade their payment terminals to accept EMV chip cards. One question is which additional features and functionalities could help future-proof their new solutions and protect their investments — and one of the options bound to be a part of that conversation is whether it’s necessary to include near field communication (NFC) technology.... Continue Reading..
Is 2016 The Year The Channel Gets Into The “Data Business”?
Regardless of technology or vertical, there was a common theme in predictions for 2016: data. Your clients are faced with collecting, managing, analyzing, interpreting, protecting — and even figuring out ownership — of vast amounts of data, and they are going to turn to you for help. Continue Reading..