How Windows XP can affect the cash register

Businesses have been getting warnings for months about the end of support date for Windows XP. On April 8, Microsoft Corp. will stop releasing patches for XP, and by now, many businesses will

Published on: April 4th, 2014 Candice So

Delta Airlines creates in-flight POS with Nokia Lumia, Microsoft Dynamics

ATLANTA - Delta Airlines is already using Surface 2 tablets in the cockpit and Nokia Lumia devices in the cabin, but will soon upgrade to the Lumia 1520 across its workforce of flight

Published on: March 4th, 2014 Brian Jackson

First look at HP ProPad tablet and TX1 POS

HP is taking advantage of all the attention on Mobile Word Congress this week in Barcelona. It's expanding its line of business tablets with two new devices. First, the HP ProPad 600. HP

Published on: February 24th, 2014 Brian Jackson

HP adds ProPad, ElitePad 1000 to commercial tablet portfolio

Hewlett Packard Co. kicked off its participation in Barcelona's Mobile World Congress today by announcing two new commercial tablets to its product portfolio. The premium tablet and an update to last year's ElitePad

Published on: February 23rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

The 6 most effective security measures for retailers

Data breaches are in the news in full force so far in 2014. First there was the colossal Target security breach that compromised over 100 million customer accounts and may yet impact hundreds of

Published on: February 5th, 2014 Claudiu Popa

Shopify to expand POS platform, has raised $100 million

The Ottawa-based ecommerce platform that makes it easy for any business to launch an online store has raised $100 million to date, adding $22 million in a round led by OMERS Ventures and

Published on: December 12th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Stealing credit card numbers from Apple point of sales terminals? Easier than you might think

With consumers forming snaking, long lines in stores before the holidays, businesses are adding more and more mobile terminals so their customers can buy directly from salespeople on the floor. This may speed

Published on: November 25th, 2013 Candice So

Ingenico brings more mobile payment options to Canadian retailers

Mobile payments may have solidified themselves as an industry buzzword, but they won’t catch on with consumers until more retailers bring them into their brick-and-mortar stores, according to payment solutions provider Ingenico Corp.

Published on: September 30th, 2013 Candice So

Acceo buys up fellow Quebec-based payment solutions firm

You could call it a "mariage de raison" - Montreal-based IT consulting firm ACCEO Solutions Inc. has acquired Laval-based payment solutions company Perceptech Inc., ACCEO announced yesterday. While financial details around the acquisition

Published on: August 8th, 2013 Brian Jackson

PayPal coming to bricks and mortar retail via Toronto payments processor

A Toronto-area Point of Sales (POS) provider is partnering with PayPal Inc. to be the first to allow merchants to accept PayPal payments at bricks and mortar locations on a wide-scale basis. AJB

Published on: January 11th, 2012 Brian Jackson

How to find the right POS system

MANILA - In the doggone years when small-time retail players make up the market, keeping track of sales transactions covered throughout the operations was a cinch--business owners would often log sales on paper,

Published on: November 17th, 2010 John Mark V. Tuazon

How retailers are taking advantage of location-based services

Businesses are integrating location-based services such as Foursquare, Gowalla, Loopt and Socialight into enterprise applications.For example, ice cream retailer Tasti D-Lite incorporated Foursquare into its loyalty program, providing extra reward points for customers

Published on: November 1st, 2010 John Brandon

POS, supply chain systems top Canadian retailers’ IT purchase choices for 2010

  Majority of Canadian retailers prefer sticking to the tried and true when it comes to software purchases, according to a recent survey of the industry. In a poll of 34-mid-to-large sized retailers, the

Published on: July 20th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Social media in, cloud computing out for Canadian retailers

A majority of Canadian retailers are embracing social media technologies but giving cloud computing the cold shoulder, according to a recent survey looking into the tech buying patterns of local sellers.All of the

Published on: July 15th, 2010 Nestor Arellano