In this article, Billy Cripe of Field Nation explains that, although mobile point of sale (mPOS) has many benefits, it won't replace fixed POS in every circumstance.
Here is information retail IT VARs can share with SMB merchants who are grappling with the the cost of an EMV system. It offers ways SMBs can overcome cost objections: budgeting or HaaS programs, the ROI from fraud prevention and data security, and the benefit of customer perception you are secure
This article, based on an interview with Trustwave, reminds retail IT VARs they need to prove they are compliant with PCI DSS and have separate remote access credential for each client. It also mentions other ways VARs can help their clients - like with proper network segmentation.
There are three technologies that you can deploy that will reduce PCI scope, diminish the chance of card data being stolen as a result of a breach, and limit the risk of counterfeit card acceptance: EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa), encryption, and tokenization.
A tremendous volume of data can be generated every second in the retail industry. Leading retailers are applying advanced analytics at the edge of the network in order to gain relevant insights and make real-time decisions that benefit both the store and the customer.
Since the widespread adoption of smartphones in our everyday lives, technology and changing consumer shopping behaviors have disrupted the traditional retail model. “Always connected” consumers demand more options, personalization and a richer shopping experience.
IT channel executives advise solutions providers that technology needs to enhance customer experience.
A new survey found 53 percent of retailers expect to implement a unified commerce platform that consolidates point of sale, e-commerce, call center, and mobile touch points into one system.
With October 1, when liability for fraudulent card transactions will shift to merchants without EMV-enabled systems, is just months away, A panel hosted by Verizon Enterprise Solutions at the NRF 2015 Big Show discusses why EMV alone is not enough to make card data secure.
In October 2015, liability will shift from card issuers to merchants for fraudulent payment card transactions unless merchants are using EMV-enabled payment terminals. A survey by Software Advice shows, however, the majority of small to medium-sized businesses doubt their capacity to make that deadline — and some don’t even know what an EMV terminal is.