Newsletter | April 23, 2012

04.23.12 -- Can We Really Trust PCI Compliance?

Business Solutions Newsletter

| Point of Sale & Payment Processing Edition

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Can We Really Trust PCI Compliance?
By Mike Monocello, chief editor
A few weeks ago, Global Payments revealed that information from as many as 1.5 million credit cards was stolen from its systems, marking yet another data security breach in the merchant processing world. In the time since the announcement, I’ve spoken with a handful of both resellers and software developers and found many to be wondering what the breach might mean for them, either directly (because they partner with/sell Global Payments) or indirectly (because customers are asking how safe their processor is).
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5 Simple Steps To Make Your Processing Service Stellar — And Secure
By Scott Henry, director of product marketing, North America, VeriFone
Payment processing, particularly security, can be a daunting topic for both solutions providers. Here are a few thought-provoking tips to take your processing service up a notch.
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Where Are They Now? Systems Technology Group (May 2010)
By Mike Monocello, chief editor
A couple years ago, I interviewed Gary Kielich from Systems Technology Group (STG), a point of sale VAR out of Buffalo, NY. During our conversation, Kielich explained that Buffalo wasn’t a large enough market to grow STG at the rate he wanted, so the company had a national sales focus. In fact, nearly 75% of his company’s annual revenue came from outside of Buffalo. At the time, he credited custom software development, kitchen video sales, and video surveillance as driving STG’s estimated 20% sales growth in 2010. I recently followed up with Kielich to see how 2010 — and 2011 — turned out for STG.
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Posiflex Launches The New KS6715 Touch Screen Terminal
Posiflex launched a new fan-free touch screen terminal, the KS6715, with everything you love about Posiflex reliability and durability, but with enhanced features and functions.
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Toshiba TEC To Acquire IBM's Retail Store Point-of-Sale Solutions Business
IBM and Toshiba TEC Corporation, a maker of point ofsale systems and related technology for retailers, recently announced a definitive agreement under which Toshiba TEC will acquire IBM's Retail Store Solutions (RSS) business, which offers retail point of sale solutions worldwide.
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AnywhereCommerce Complements Mobile POS Offering With Epson
Recently at the Electronics Transactions Association (ETA) Conference, AnywhereCommerce, a global e-commerce and m-commerce payments solution provider, announced the availability of on-demand checkout solutions which allow retailers to convert smartphones into mobile point of sale (POS) terminals, complete with mobile and wireless printing solutions from Epson.
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ISOs Grow Revenues By Bundling Epson Printers With Virtual Terminals
Recently at the Electronics Transactions Association (ETA) Conference, Epson America, Inc., a leading supplier of value-added banking and payments solutions, showcased best-of-breed thermal receipt printers, including its low-cost TM-T20 as well as mobile and wireless options. 
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Mobile Payments For Business: The What, Why, And How
By Sage Payment Solutions

Mobile technologies can provide incredible value, because they offer immediate business interactions from almost anywhere. Mobile payments can expand your sales channels by helping you meet customers where they are.
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Where Are They Now? GENESIS (May 2007)
By Mike Monocello, chief editor

When it comes to all the articles I’ve written for Business Solutions, one of my favorites goes way back to May 2007 with GENESIS, a point of sale solutions provider. In the article, Driving Grocery POS Sales, Terry Selkirk, VP of sales and co-owner of the company, shared a lot of detail on how his company is succeeding in the grocery vertical. While Selkirk and I see one another each year at BlueStar’s VARTECH, we haven’t really talked in detail about what’s been going on at GENESIS, until now.
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What Every Integrator Should Know About IP Video
By Mike Monocello, chief editor

I recently spent three days in Las Vegas for ISC West, one of the physical security (video surveillance and access control) industry’s largest trade shows. During that time, I talked with many manufacturers and saw a lot of different products and solutions. After seeing it all — or at least as much as I could because the show is so large — I came home with three key takeaways that are relevant to IT integrators like yourself...
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3 Curious Facts About The IP Video Industry
By Sue Bresee, publisher

We ran a survey about a month ago to IT integrators like you to learn more about their adoption of IP video surveillance technologies. The results put a spotlight on three interesting trends. I followed up with about a dozen of these readers to better understand what’s happening in this space.
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