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Support deadline for Windows XP also means PCI compliance challenge

  • April 07, 2014

On April 8, there will be a major computer system shake-up when Microsoft ends its support for Windows XP. This means the 13-year-old operating system will no longer be receiving automatic software …

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Understanding the confusion between payroll and prepaid cards

  • April 02, 2014

One payment method that has been hanging in the background for some time is the use of prepaid and paycards. While prepaid cards are more in line with what are  commonly thought of as …

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How a tablet POS system is helping restaurants succeed

  • April 02, 2014

The use of mobile point of sales solutions is growing as more organizations start to realize what is possible with these tools.

A recent guest column from Business Solutions examined the different …

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Is mobile commerce killing the credit card

  • April 02, 2014

This blog has dove deep into the challenges that come with protecting customer-made credit card payments. The inclusion of chip-and-PIN technology and the EMV deadline that is inching closer …

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Target, Trustware sued by banks of network breach

  • March 28, 2014

Over the last few months, the Target security breach has been a major topic of conversation regarding technology security. A piece of malware was able to infiltrate the retailers network …

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Walmart files $5 billion lawsuit against Visa/MasterCard

  • March 28, 2014

The next big punch has been thrown in the fight between retailers and card providers Visa and MasterCard over merchant interchange rates.

This particular battle stems from the antitrust …

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Mobile device POS shipments to increase 108 percent in 2014

  • March 28, 2014

Walking into a business and seeing an employee using a smartphone or tablet POS system does not have the shock factor that it did a few years ago. As the hardware and backing solutions …

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Appeals court reverses July swipe fee ruling in favor of banks

  • March 27, 2014

The saga of merchant interchange rate regulation took another interesting turn last week, when an appellate court reversed a decision from July regarding rules governing fees banks collect …

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The role cloud-based POS systems will play in the future

  • March 20, 2014

The point of sale system is a tool that many companies need to be competitive. Because of this, many organizations are looking to improve this process and take it to the next level. …

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POS challenges thrust into the mainstream

  • March 19, 2014

Over the last few months, the challenges that businesses face when it comes to credit card processing solutions and business payment security have been pushed into the mainstream because of the …

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