Many retailers have reached a crossroads when it comes to the POS terminal. Over the last few years, the use of cloud-based systems and mobile registers has grown, just as the technology that backs them has evolved. Apple's mobile-based operating system was still a novel concept as little as five years ago. Now it is commonplace.
Scott Lamb, the founder of a Utah-based point of sale solution provider, was recently interviewed in a Business Solution article about the current landscape of the point of sale industry. He covered several topics, but focused heavily on the use of tablet POS and cloud-based systems.
Lamb mentioned that a number of organizations are using a hybrid fixed/mobile environment by keeping at least one traditional POS station. This allows all customers to feel … more