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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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Target data breach shows importance of maintaining PCI compliance

  • March 17, 2014

Whenever there is a breach of payment information, someone at the business where it occurred is going to be held accountable. According to the New York Times, in the wake of one of the biggest …

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MasterCard, Visa announce new payment security group

  • March 12, 2014

This blog has covered the increasing push by MasterCard and Visa to speed up the adoption of certain payment technologies and solutions like EMV and near-field communication (NFC). The Senate …

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Mobile POS services more popular with taxi drivers

  • February 27, 2014

Many small businesses that work in non-traditional means have been forced to get creative when it comes to accepting payments. For example, attendance at farmers markets and craft fairs can be a …

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What are the latest technology trends for small businesses?

  • February 27, 2014
The technology landscape is changing rapidly, and in no place is this more obvious than for small businesses. A recent article from Vertical Systems Reseller examined several of the hottest …

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