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

New tech, old-style marketing drives Halifax firm’s success

In a troubled financial environment that's seeing well-established companies bleed revenues, a four-year-old outdoor products store in Halifax, Nova Scotia is thriving.Magic mix The firm's owner attributes this success to a blend of

Published on: May 22nd, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Get that chip off your shoulder and put it on your credit card

Chip-enabled credit and debit cards will almost entirely replace magnetic strip cards within the next five years – perhaps sooner, e-payment experts say. Vastly improved security will be the most tangible impact of

Published on: October 31st, 2008 Kavita Gosyne

Microchips – and common sense – help bust debit fraud

Merchants offering customers Interac Direct Payment (IDP) to facilitate sales can now get computer chip technology machines to help guard against fraud, but industry insiders say using common sense is still the best

Published on: March 14th, 2008 Brian Jackson

There are many reasons to get over our unfounded fear of smart cards – saving money and potentially lives

The only thing that is clear at this point is that a smart card would replace the current system of passes and tokens. How it would work in the context of the entire

Published on: June 12th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

Moores suits up with Dell point-of-sale

The Canadian men's wear retailer expects this technology to shorten customer wait times at the register by speeding transaction times. At the same time, it will use the POS system to monitor retail

Published on: April 13th, 2006 Vawn Himmelsbach

Canadian firms move ahead on prepaid credit cards

Consumers who use prepaid credit cards to make purchases at point of sale and online will now be able to purchase and reload their cards at 1,000 retail locations across Canada. Now Prepay,

Published on: April 13th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

Moores suits up with Dell point-of-sale

Moores Clothing for Men went live on a point-of-sale system from Dell in all 117 stores across Canada this weekend, which included a refresh of more than 250 computers.The Canadian men's wear retailer

Published on: March 20th, 2006 Vawn Himmelsbach