Good security measures require a layered approach and to date, no security technology or services company has come up with “the” silver bullet. There are simply too many ways a hacker can compromise a system. As it relates to EMV and the mandate to implement new readers and systems, every business needs to understand a few harsh realities before concluding they are safe from attack.
What do the preparation of fabulous cuisine and secure, push-button payments have in common? The answer is nothing — which is the primary reason why most full-service restaurants are taking a wait-and-see approach to upgrading their point of sale (POS) systems.
As we close in on 10 years into the smartphone revolution, the payments landscape for VARs and ISVs is taking yet another path down uncharted waters.
Last year, PGA TOUR wanted to add a mobile point of sale (mPOS) solution for the PGA TOUR Canada. Steve Evans, SVP for information systems, PGA TOUR said, “We needed to implement a secure and easily portable payment solution.”
The Internet and mobile devices have helped break down barriers to purchasing goods and services, making it easier than ever before for consumers to find what they are looking for, at the price they want to pay. As buying has become easier, though, consumers have become more complex.
The “cloud” is where everyone wants to be; yet few know how to get there successfully. Why does the cloud remain somewhat elusive to the channel and VARs, and how can we remove the barriers to entry for all? Let’s first look at the “why” part of this question. Why should you sell cloud-based solutions at all?
In a competitive industry like retail when making marketing decisions, intuition and gut instinct, have taken a back seat to Big Data. Big Data has become more than just a buzzword amongst marketers no matter the industry. In 2015, Big Data rules how commerce decisions are handled whether it is a small family business or fortune 500 company.
Several powerful forces are converging to fundamentally alter the landscape of marketing. These same forces when applied creatively can be used to differentiate businesses and establish competitive motes across many industries.
Cybercriminals to payment card data are like moths to a flame … they just can’t stay away.
As a trusted advisor to your merchant clients, you may be asked how the solutions you sell can help them be more competitive. Between the numerous price check apps in the market and the fact that there are plenty of retailers selling the same products, it’s easy to see why many merchants get into price wars, flash sales, and outrageous discounts to entice shoppers. A webinar, How to Win More Customers without Competing on Price or Products, featuring Erin Harris, editor in chief of Innovative Retail Technologies, will provide insights on implementing technology to enhance the retail experience rather than resorting to price wars.