Category Archive for "Running a Business"

Healthcare Breaches

Can Anything Be Done About Rising Healthcare Breaches?

  Retailers aren’t the only targets of cyber crime, especially recently. The most notable breach was at Anthem, the largest for-profit managed health company in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. The hackers made off with up to 80

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Retail Attacks: The Cause and the Cure

In the past decade, the payments industry has made technological leaps and bounds, but one thing has remained the same—the looming threat of retail attacks. In fact, according to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, “more than 260 million retail records have

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Why Accepting American Express is Well Worth Your Time

Not every customer has an American Express® card, so why bother accepting them? Most people have alternate methods of payment anyway—what’s the point? Well for one, American Express is undergoing some serious changes making it much easier for businesses to

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YIKES: Most businesses don’t bother to encrypt credit cards

  File this under “things that scare us.” The good people over at SecurityMetrics have just released a study finding that over 63% of businesses aren’t encrypting the credit cards they process. Additionally, 7% store that unencrypted magnetic stripe data.

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Clover + CardConnect

What do restaurants and specialty retail stores have in common? They’re both a perfect fit for a Clover POS system.   Fancy, huh? From designers that worked on Tesla and Dr. Dre Beats, Clover’s basically the cadillac of POS systems.

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DonorPro + CardConnect: Empowering Solutions for Nonprofits

On this blog, we talk a lot about processing payments for merchants. But payments aren’t the only instance in which money needs to change hands securely. Today, I want to talk to you about one of these instances—donations. You may

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Oracle Collaborate ‘14 – Must-See Educational Breakout Sessions

It’s been a great first day at Oracle Collaborate ’14! We’re giving out some great CardConnect goodies (mini basketballs and business card holders, anyone?) so be sure to stop by booth 1425 and say hello. Also, if you’re playing the Passport to

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omni channel processing

Omni-channel—The Latest Buzzword in Payments

In the days before mobile payments and virtual shopping carts, payment acceptance was rather one dimensional. Exchange goods/services for payment —end of transaction. As technology improved and additional payment channels were introduced, retailers developed what’s known as a multichannel approach.

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workspace organizing

Spring Cleaning Tips for your Workspace

After months of record-breaking snow storms and brutal cold—it’s finally the first day of spring! What better time to get your workspace in order? Come out of organization hibernation with these tips. Tackle the paper monster The concept of the

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Tips to Become a PowerPoint Pro

Everyone has sat through a terrible PowerPoint presentation. Many of us have tolerated countless slides of spinning planet GIFs and paragraphs of 10pt font. Presentations aren’t a painful experience at their core, and following just a few simple rules will

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