Business Continuity for Retail: 4G Networking Strategies to Maximize Revenue and Minimize Downtime

For businesses that rely on the Internet – whether for point?of?sale (POS) and credit card processing, or for cloud?based business and productivity applications, or both – non?stop availability is essential.

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Four reasons digital screens are more than menu boards

Engaging digital signage can be a key differentiator in the customer experience by educating guests about menu items, driving craving, reducing perceived wait times, and more.

Is your remote access PCI compliant?

When the PCI standard talks about remote access, it is referring to connecting to a computer when you are on another network. A typical example would be if you were at home, and you connected to your back-office server to...

Webinar: Pinpointing the metrics that matter in growing sales

Market Force-sponsored event highlights key factor in McDonald's dramatic turnaround.

Commentary: Protect sensitive data by improving document management practices

As fraud-related incidents increase within the restaurant industry, secure practices limit risk and improve operational efficiencies.

Four options for menu labeling

For weeks I have wanted to write this blog; the one that lets you know options and choices for finally getting menu nutritional information on your menu/from your recipes and where to turn. Certainly, I will miss some of the...

Quick-service-restaurant kiosks: What's taking so long?

Efforts to allow customers to self-order in fast-food restaurants have been stymied despite successes at several firms.

How to track the ROI of a new product launch

Mobilization Labs' personal impact engine helped Chick-fil-A get the most out of its new Spicy Chicken Sandwich rollout.

How to track the ROI of a new product launch

Mobilization Labs' personal impact engine helped Chick-fil-A get the most out of its new Spicy Chicken Sandwich rollout.

Payment processing trends: What every operator should know

As credit and debit card use grows, restaurant operators must stay vigilant in the protection of consumer data.

Payment processing trends: What every operator should know

As credit and debit card use grows, restaurant operators must stay vigilant in the protection of consumer data.

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EarthLink launches managed security monitoring service

Managed network and cloud solutions provider EarthLink Holdings Corp. has unveiled a new Managed Security Monitoring Service designed to actively monitor customers' network, servers, routers, Point of Sale (POS) devices, laptops and desktops.

Oracle launches hospitality business unit

The addition of the unit builds on Oracle's MICROS business, which it acquired in 2014.

UK Burger King franchise to deploy NCR technology across 18 stores

NCR Corporation, consumer transaction technologies provider, announced that Zing Leisure Ltd, a Burger King franchise, teamed up NCR for its restaurant technology solutions.

Heartland, NRA to host Twitter chat on payments security

Heartland and the National Restaurant Association will host a Twitter chat on secure payment data for restaurants on Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. Eastern.

Heartland to offer Merchant Breach Warranty

If the encryption fails on a Heartland Secure machine, Heartland will reimburse the merchant for the amount of compliance fines, fees and/or assessments the merchant must pay to the card brands, issuing banks and acquiring banks.

Datum Corporation now offering 24/7 support in SoCal

Datum's IT help desk initiative allows restaurants to support multiple vendors, with one point of contact for all system-wide support issues.

Intuit, Revel Systems developing QuickBooks POS

The new offering automatically syncs sales, payments, inventory, CRM and payroll data to QuickBooks.

Heartland acquires XPIENT Solutions

XPIENT offers integrated cloud-based human resources, staffing and scheduling, food cost control and inventory and supply management solutions.

Casio teams up with MicroSale for Android POS app

Casio America Inc. recently announced its partnership with MicroSale to create TabPOS, an app for its Android-based POS systems.

Wix.com acquires OpenRest

OpenRest's integration into the Wix platform will enable restaurant owners to take orders directly from their Wix websites and native mobile apps.

TouchBistro, Merchant Warehouse team up for mobile payments

TouchBistro will use Merchant Warehouse's Genius Customer Engagement Platform to process payments made via the TouchBistro POS solution.

Culinary Software Services releases Cheftec Xt4

Culinary Software Services recently released ChefTec xt4, featuring simplified entry of Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points information, a new EDI interface with FreshPoint and improved interfaces.

Venuelabs launches free social listening tool for small businesses

AboutLocal lets small retailers listen to and engage with their customers in real time across hundreds of disparate online channels.

Red Book Connects launches HotSchedules iPad app

New app takes advantage of iPad's larger screen to enhance viewing options, data display.

ShopKeep adds new features to POS offerings

ShopKeep announced today the addition of new features added to its cloud-based point-of-sale software. The Check Management feature allows merchants to hold tabs open for customers throughout a shift and let them pay for their transaction when they are ready....

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