Trends and Topics

Level 10 and VeriFone "Mythbusting the Fast-Approaching EMV Mandate" Webinar

FACT or MYTH: EMV helps prevent fraud.  Do you think you know the real answer?  Are you willing to risk your company's financial health and brand on your knowledge?Read More

22 Oct 2014

Key Considerations For Retailers As POS Moves To The Cloud

I received an email the other day from Greg Buzek, Founder and President of IHL Group, announcing the release of their latest report Cloud POS: Why The Time Might Be Right . In Greg’s blog, he highlighted some of the key findingsRead More

13 Oct 2014Comments

Security Issues Remain as BYOD Moves to the Forefront of Employee Mobility

Retail TouchPoints (RTP) just released their 2014 Survey Report Keeping Up With The Next Generation Of Store Operations, which spotlights new key trends in store operations.  I definitely expected to see Read More

26 Aug 2014

EMV Migration Ramps Up As Retailers Race Toward Fraud Liability Shift Date

I had the chance to sit in on a recent webinar hosted by our partners at VeriFone entitled “EMV Implementation Tools For Success,” where listeners were schooled on not only what EMV technology is, but why it’s so important to their business – especially as the industry draws cRead More

04 Aug 2014

Retailers Shift Priorities, Implement Key Technologies to Deliver "Unified Commerce"

Boston Retail Partners just released their 1st Annual CRM/Unified Commerce Benchmark Survey that brings to the forefront a marked focus on CRM priorities that is helping retailers deliver “Unified Commerce.” Read More

11 Jul 2014

New Concerns As Retail Tech Spending Spills Outside The IT Budget

IHL Group just released a new report, entitled Black Ops IT Spend: When IT Spend Starts Being Paid Outside of the CIO , which highlights anotherRead More

02 Jul 2014

Key Considerations As Retailers Ramp Up For Mobile POS

The latest Mobile POS Vendor Database report released by IHL Group provides new data that suggests mobile POS growth will surpass 95% worldwide this year.Read More

02 Jul 2014

Beacon Technology Gains Momentum As Retailers Look To Drive Customer Engagement, Revenue

Just this past week I had a chance to review Boston Retail Partner’s  (BRP) 15th Annual POS/Customer Engagement Benchmarking Survey Report.Read More

02 Jul 2014

In-Store Public Wi-Fi An Absolute “Necessity” To Providing An Enhanced Shopping Experience

One of the most recent benchmark reports released by Retail Systems Research (RSR) entitled, The Relevant Store In The Digital Age, uncovered a serious impediment getting in the way of an enhanced shoppingRead More

02 Jul 2014

HCE Technology, iPhone 6 Expected To Shake Things Up In The Contactless Payments Arena

Since 2011, there has been a lot of talk in the retail space about the growing popularity of NFC contactless payments solutions. While a variety of these solutions have been introduced to the market over theRead More

02 Jul 2014