Newsletter | May 29, 2012

05.29.2012 -- Network Security Extends To Devices

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Editor's Notebook

The Dirt On Durbin
By Matt Pillar, editor in chief
Since going into effect last October, the Durbin Amendment to the Dodd-Frank Bill has so far created a good news/bad news situation
for merchants.

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Network Security Extends To Devices
By Matt Pillar, editor in chief
Mobile retail applications are flourishing for retailers and consumers. The managers of networks carrying the data that feeds those apps are facing new pressure to keep it all secure. S.L. Sweet, director of product marketing for managed security services at MegaPath, talks security in a networked world.

Network Security Extends To Devices

Guest Expert Series

Implement Creative Payment Strategies That Satisfy A Demanding Customer Base
By Jim Johnson, senior vice president, retail payments division, FIS
Today's economic conditions have created an interesting dilemma for the retail industry: how do you implement creative payment strategies that satisfy a demanding customer base when your store operations and technology staff have been reduced?

Featured Articles

5 Questions To Ask Your Data Integration Provider
The concept of data integration is not a new one. Enterprise organizations have been using data integration to maximize key business drivers for well over two decades.

5 Questions To Ask Your Data Integration Provider

MVaaS Improves Store Performance, Profitability For Active Communications
From small beginnings as a home-based business, Active Communications has grown into a successful retail franchise with locations throughout Colorado.

MVaaS Improves Store Performance, Profitability For Active Communications

How FX Luminaire Cuts Costs By 75%
FX Luminaire has manufactured high-quality, low-voltage exterior lighting components for over 20 years, complemented by the industry's best 10-year exclusive warranty.

How FX Luminaire Cuts Costs By 75%

Thermal Printing Cuts Cost And Adds Value For DSD
An important part of the value of automating direct store delivery (DSD) operations comes from having the ability to give customers delivery receipts, order forms, and invoices on the spot. Printing documentation at the time of the visit helps ensure accuracy, reduces paperwork and clerical labor in the back office, and accelerates the cash cycle. In some countries, it is a legal requirement that DSD companies to provide and maintain a printed record of each transaction.

Thermal Printing Cuts Cost And Adds Value For DSD

Industry Talk

The VCF — Perfecting Retailer-Supplier Execution
Victor Engesser, Retail Executive Advisor, Vendor Compliance Federation (VCF), sits down with Bob Johns, associate editor of Integrated Solutions For Retailers and RetailSolutionsOnline.com, to discuss the influence of the VCF and how the many benefits it provides retailer members and their suppliers. They also discuss the importance of scorecarding and its benefits for both retailers and suppliers in making business decisions.

Industry News

iGoDigital Launches Guided Search
CFI Group's New Product Suite Helps Organizations Use Customer Satisfaction Feedback To Increase Financial Performance
Ceridian Dayforce Named Leader In Workforce Management By Nucleus Research For The Second Time In A Row
Retailers Leveraging Tablets To Elevate Brand, Boost Sales
T-Mobile USA Opens 1,000th T-Mobile Premium Retailer Store
DLI Introduces Its New Rugged Mobile Tablet With Exclusive 5-In-1 Mobile Payment Module
Esri GIS Helps Retailer Ascena Define Distinct Brands
NetSuite Manufacturing Customers In The Spotlight At Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference
Tidel Releases Sentinel SCM Stacker Bag
Intelligrated® To Showcase E-Commerce Order Fulfillment Solutions At IRCE 2012
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Featured Content

How Tablets Help Retailers
Mike Stinson, VP of marketing for Motion Computing, sits down with Bob Johns, associate editor of Integrated Solutions For Retailers and RetailSolutionsOnline.com, to record a podcast discussing the influence of mobility in retail.

Are You Ready For Kiosks?
For several years running there have been an average of more than 125 new self-service kiosks installed every day in North America, according to some estimates.

Achieving PCI Compliance With Dell SecureWorks
In October 2010, the Payment Card Industry (PCI) issued the new Data Security Standard (DSS) version 2.0. The PCI DSS v2.0 outlines security requirements to protect payment account data.

Eco-Chic Consignments, Inc., Improves Inventory Management
To ensure success in this competitive market and compete with traditional retail, Eco-Chic needed a solution that could manage its extensive inventory while ensuring improved customer service at the point of sale (POS) and beyond.
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ISR Digital Edition

 

Integrated Solutions For Retailers is excited to announce the release of its latest version of the magazine's digital edition. The May 2012 edition is one of the first that is fully optimized for mobile devices and features the latest technology to speed up page loading times and enhance the reading experience. Enjoy!

Upcoming Events

VCF Retail Only Conference
Join VCF June 10 to 12, 2012, at our Supplier Relationship Management conference. We will explore topics such as forecasting, onboarding and managing suppliers, inventory visibility, lost sales opportunities, freight/receiving audit best practices, and more. Don't delay, REGISTER TODAY!

RetailNOW
July 29 to August 1, 2012
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino | Las Vegas, NV
RetailNOW is the premier convention and expo for all professionals in the retail technology industry. It’s where the industry meets each year to become educated on new business trends, emerging technologies, and best business practices along with exploring a diverse exhibit hall with more than 150 booths featuring the latest products in the retail technology industry.

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