A white paper from iSheriff highlights how the adoption of new technologies in the retail industry necessitates new strategies to protect data across all channels.
At IT Nation, I sat in on a great session led by Bradley Gross, an attorney who specializes in IT law. The session, “5 Problems Plaguing Every MSP,” was loaded with great real-life scenarios that lead to potential legal problems for IT solutions providers. The first two problems were closely related and, I believe, relevant not only to established MSPs, but VARs just making the transition to MSP. After all, when you’re setting up your services business, you might as well do it the right way out of the gate, yes?
As U.S. consumers began using EMV cards this fall, many retailers began to push for the use of personal identification numbers (PINs) along with the new chip credit cards to create an additional layer of security to protected financial information.
Jim Collins’ books are pretty much required reading for the business world. The man’s works, including Good to Great, are highly regarded as some of the best continuing ed for aspiring business leaders. Last week I was lucky to be among the 2,000 Ingram Micro ONE attendees to be able to hear Collins speak for almost two hours. During that time, his presentation covered 12 questions to ask yourself, your team, and business that can help the business reach “greatness.”
Last week I was one of 2,000 people who attended the Ingram Micro ONE fall conference in Nashville. I have 10 full pages of notes from the event. Following are some highlights I thought you’d find valuable, along with my commentary.
The Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) announced Inspire 2016 will be held stateside this year, scheduled for January 31 to February 3, 2016, at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in San Diego. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Global organizations are wasting money on software that is not used, according to a new report from Software Lifecycle Automation company 1E. The report The Real Cost of Unused Software analyzed the results of a four-year study of more than 1,800 software titles deployed on 3.6 million desktops, in 129 enterprises, across 14 industries.
Consumers are increasingly purchasing digital gift cards for purposes other than holiday gift-giving.
Last week was the 7th straight week of travel for me as I returned to Orlando for IT Nation. If you aren’t familiar with this event, it’s brought to the IT community by ConnectWise. Without a doubt, it’s the best channel event of the year if you’re interested in amazing education. I attend a lot of shows each year so I feel confident when I make this statement.
Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale, payment processing and data collection news, Merchant Link announced it has acquired Precidia Technologies, Sterling announces a protection plan for those working toward EMV acceptance, and Datalogic unveils two new imagers. In other news, Creditcall gains EMV certification from Chase Paymentech and First Data, Advantech introduces two new touch computers, and TSYS provides ISVs with coding tools.