The Cost of a Breach

The Cost of a Breach

As our businesses grow we are increasingly relying on collecting customer data and storing it for future use. Even if you aren’t planning on it, more data is collected today at the register than ever before. Storing more data can cause more problems such as making us look tastier to hackers across the globe. Data breaches are more commonplace and harder to spot than we think. According to IBM’s 2015 Global Study, the total increase in data breaches across the companies participating in a survey has risen to around 23% and that’s just the companies that chose to participate! Our data is extremely important to us and we unwillingly give it away on a day to day basis. Growing companies sometimes get away from the fact that software will sometimes require complete refactoring when technology gets old. The cost of updating and redesigning software can be expensive but with the cost…

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Cut Costs With a Great POS

Cash registers, employees, rent and stockroom all run the base of a successful retail and restaurant business. With demand for eating out and buying merchandise increasing, a POS system can either manage you, or help you run your business. We get so wrapped up with the tech that we forget about our business and how to use it as a great tool for staying on top of things. Efficiency and Organization Looking for a great system to keep things running in tip top shape is probably right in front of you. Many App developers and organizations have shifted to a new suite of open and closed sourced systems that run in the cloud. Cloud based applications are great for today’s businesses, allowing everyone to keep in touch and on top of new information. Effective POS solutions can help keep employees from wasting time counting stock and inventory by hand with…

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What a Tablet Point of Sale Can do for you

Why a Tablet POS System Will Benefit Your Business

Mobile is everywhere and customers love it. We have seen many large companies adopt mobile solutions for all of their business needs. Mobile solutions are growing as desktop POS systems are shrinking in number for all the right reasons. Large Computers, Difficult Upkeep The cost of maintaining large desktop servers in the back and tabletop POS systems in the front adds up greatly. With traditional systems you are stuck with them for years, maintaining large catalogues and databases stuck in contracts with hard to extend software. Many business owners are now realising their needs can all be met with cloud based, tablet solutions offered today. With mobile tablet POS solutions it’s easy to stay up to date with the latest software and hardware. With new types of hardware entering the market today extendability is important. Mobile solutions offer great API’s for developers to extend the application to various other services…

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When Should You Upgrade

When Should You Upgrade?

Many merchants, for years have refused to upgrade the outdated credit card terminals they use to process everyday transactions. It may seem costly to upgrade your terminals, but refusing to do so could cost you more in the long term. Your processing equipment is the front end of your business, meaning much of your profit comes in through all the transactions your terminal processes in any given day. Here are some signs your terminal is due for an upgrade: Your hardware is old If you’re running extremely old hardware from the 2000’s or earlier, it’s obviously time to upgrade. Although your hardware may still work, it’s likely the software running it is a bit dated. This can cause security issues which will cost you. In the event of a security issue, you, the merchant, will be held responsible for any fraud that does occur. Upgrading and starting fresh with a…

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POS Systems are Now More Affordable

POS Systems are Now More Affordable Than Ever

POS systems are no longer just for big corporations or wealthy businesses. Many businesses, both small and large are now using them. They come with many advantages that businesses don’t find with simple cash registers or payment terminals. And they’re now more affordable than they’ve ever been. The technology involved with POS systems used to be expensive when it was new, as is common with new technology. But now as the technology continues to become more common, it also continues to become more affordable. Even the more advanced systems are more affordable now. The affordability of POS systems is just another reason why all small business owners should be investing in them if they haven’t already. But just because they’re more affordable, it does not mean that businesses shouldn’t be careful in choosing the right one for them. As the systems become more popular, more and more options become available, so…

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