Jeremy Julian

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1 BIG Reason Why Your Business Shouldn’t Ignore Mobile Sales

July 24, 2014

The Rise of the Cell Phone Cell phones are everywhere and people are addicted to them.  If you leave your house, it would be a weird, apocalyptic-like event to NOT see someone using their cell phone. The mobile phone has achieved a status on par with wallets and keys.  Think about that panic you feel when you think you’ve lost your phone; that sinking, desperate naked feeling.  It’s not good.  Odds are, you’ll look at your phone at least once while reading this post. Or maybe you’re even reading this post on your cell phone. So why is this important for you?  We’ve been harping this message for some time: consumers are using their cell phones more and more while moving towards a mobile storefront.  FromContinue 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 …

Live from NYC. The Guys at NRF

January 17, 2014

The Restaurant Technology Guys report on their experience at the National Retail Foundation’s annual “The Big Show.” This is where the leading edge in retail technology and POS is on display. Past experience tells us that these are the technologies that will soon be coming into restaurants across the country.

NRF 2014 Recap

January 17, 2014

Good Morning! This is the Restaurant Technology Guys reporting Live from New York.  Jeremy and I have been here all week at the National Retail Federation’s Big Show, the largest retail show in the country.  The show has been going on for 103 years!  Why are we here? Typically retail groups adopt this technology before the restaurant groups do.  Be it because their volume is higher or the profits are higher, usually, we’ll see retail adopt the technology first then it comes to restaurants.  We’re here on a scouting mission and we want to cover some of it and report it to you.

Upcoming End-of-Life Dates for Windows OS

December 4, 2013

PCI Compliance requires merchants to run currently-supported Windows Operating Systems on the computers on their PCI network.  If their current Windows OS isn’t supported merchants must upgrade to a current supported version. End-of-life dates for various Windows OS as published by Microsoft: Windows XP  –  April 2014 Embedded XP – December 2016 Vista   – April 2017 Windows 7 – January 2020 Please reach out to your CBS Account Manager if you have any further questions about PCI Compliance and your current Windows OS. CBS Account Managers: Jason Perovich  949-609-6715  jason.perovich@cbsnorthstar.com Anthony Gartung  800-551-7674 x254   anthony.gartung@cbsnorthstar.com Cindy Milligan  832-452-7291  cindy.milligan@cbsnorthstar.com

PCI with Boston’s in the Big D

November 8, 2013

This week I was at the CBS Dallas office to introduce our area clients to Gina Delbano, the newest member of Team CBS.  Gina has joined CBS as an Account Executive and will be working with operators in the Dallas area.  She brings a deep experience to our team having work in the area of retail and restaurant POS/technology for a number of years.  Welcome to CBS, Gina! Another reason for the trip was to meet up with Patrick Purcell, Director of Business Development for Tekmark, Inc. to deliver a CBS Webinar about PCI Compliance.  The webinar was a big hit, providing lots of valuable information about PCI and specifically tailored for restaurant operators.  I’ve put a link to the video recording at theContinue Reading …

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