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Monthly Archives: April 2014

6 Easy Ways to Secure Your POS System

April 30, 2014

As unfortunate as it may be, scams have always been a part of life.  Everyone has to be mindful of people that are trying to take advantage of certain situations or certain weaknesses.  The restaurant industry is especially prone to scammers.  One of the more recent scams I’ve seen lately involves people posing as a loyalty program and signing up restaurants.  They then have access to the restaurant’s computer system and can pull sensitive POS Data.  This scenario made me think back to times over the years that we have gotten calls from our customers facing similar issues.  Whenever customers faced this situation, we would suggest these 6 ways to help secure their POS system. Always confirm the identity of the person on theContinue Reading …

EMV and Chip and PIN: What is it and How Does It Affect My Business?

April 16, 2014

The world of credit card payment systems has been getting rocked lately. From the large-scale credit card breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus to the changing economic landscape, big questions have been left unanswered. None larger, though, than the questions raised about EMV. Because of the regulations regarding the adoption of EMV in the US, most people don’t really understand what the implementation means and what will need to be done in order to be compliant with the new regulation. One of the first questions to answer is “What is EMV anyway and how does it work?” EMV is short for Europay, Mastercard, and Visa.  This system has been around since the 1990’s and has been in use in many parts of the worldContinue Reading …

4 Reasons a Restaurant Should Avoid Deal Sites

April 1, 2014

  We are all looking for a great deal.  Whether it is as a business owner or as a consumer, everyone is looking to stretch their dollar as far as it can go.  And why wouldn’t you?  We are paying more in taxes, more in gas prices, and just more everywhere than ever before.  So as a consumer, why wouldn’t we want to seek out the great deals services like Groupon can provide? Better yet, as a business owner, why not drive new business in the door by offering a great Groupon deal and then getting repeat business?? With the increasingly cluttered hospitality space, it is difficult for small restaurants to dig out a spot for themselves. Despite this seemingly impassible hurdle, do not,Continue Reading …

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