In my last 26 years of working in the retail IT industry, I have often had to explain the similarities and differences between small and large retailers’ software and hardware requirements when looking for a store management solution. By Afshin Alikhani
DBT is the overarching strategy that guides the reimagining of the business in a customer-first, networked world. It is the thread that unites the organization’s digital efforts and compels business leaders to radically rethink the ways in which the business will meet customer needs in an always-on world. By Sheldon Monteiro, global Chief Technology Officer, SapientNitro
Now that the holiday season has arrived, the shopping frenzy has begun with retailers offering not-to-be-missed deals shoppers searching online — both at home and on their work devices — for the best deals. But it’s not only consumers gearing up for the buying season. Cybercriminals are entering their busiest time of year, preying on people’s rush to snap up holiday savings anywhere they can.
To ensure they are getting both what they want and need when purchasing POS systems, merchants often turn to VARs for assistance as a VAR brings superior experience and expertise, as well-being as a single point of contact for questions, assistance, and maintenance. Because, let’s face it: a merchant is never looking to just purchase a POS system. Businesses require an entire sales system — equipment, processing, and a gateway — as well as what can be multiple integrations to make them all work together.
As your customers begin to wind up 2016 and plan ahead, one variable we know will continue into the New Year is the increasing frequency of ransomware attacks. An industry statistic from the Herjavec Group estimates ransomware costs will reach a startling $1 billion for 2016.
Meraki Introduces Industry’s First Cloud Managed Switches, Expands Cloud Managed Security Appliance Family With Datacenter-class Models And Wan Optimization.
Brookstone is a nationwide retailer specializing in innovative, unique, and useful consumer goods paired with an experiential shopping experience. The Brookstone team is dedicated to consistently improving the shopping experience for their customers, and they are able to focus their efforts on this high-level mission with the reliable, no-nonsense network that Meraki cloud managed wireless and switching solutions provide.
Navotar, a car rental POS software provider, is cloud-based to promote convenience and flexibility for an industry always on the move. Navotar had pursued several different payment options and chose Cardknox as a gateway to support and integrate EMV payments with their software.
If you’re old enough to remember 1989, you might recall two key events: the Berlin Wall came down, and the first ransomware attack appeared on the scene. This was the AIDs Trojan horse, which, upon installation, encrypted users’ files and demanded $189 be sent to a post office box in Panama to “renew the license.”
For ISVs, the decision to switch payment processors can be stressful, not only a risky choice but one requiring extensive research on behalf of the ISV in order to find a reputable provider. Before making the move, ISVs need to examine their current payment offering and determine what their future goals and objectives are to help increase the overall success of their business.