The proliferation of consumer touch points has created a significant operational challenge for retailers, making it difficult to achieve consistency in product content, pricing, promotions, and inventory availability across multiple sales channel. This white paper from Oracle Retail discusses how the consolidation of omni-channel merchandising and inventory information, combined with the support of efficient transaction systems to move products in alignment with consumer demand, is no longer optional, but rather a modern retailing necessity.
Published By: HP Inc.
Published Date: Sep 11, 2018
A point of sale system is unlike any other piece of technology employed by businesses. It is a sophisticated computer system that manages sensitive customer data in a public space, often accessible by a large number of employees, in addition to customers or anyone else in the area. Because of this, it’s a unique target for compromised data. Plus, it’s mission-critical nature means compromised systems can bring a business to a halt, resulting in lost business.
It is estimated that organizations have a one-in-four chance of experiencing a data breach1. Within the business space, it’s estimated that 89 percent of retail data breaches were targeted at point of sale systems, according to the 2018 Verizon Data Breach Report2. At HP, data integrity is of utmost importance, and we have prioritized advanced security in our technology at every step of the design process.
Retailer Uses Cradlepoint Solution to Provide Wireless Failover & Redundancy for Point-of-Sale (PoS) Systems
Cradlepoint devices provide wireless backup of wired Internet connections for retail superstores in the Blinds To Go system. In the event of an outage of the primary Internet land line (T1/fi ber, DSL, or cable) at a Blinds To Go site, Cradlepoint devices automatically switch to its wireless 3G/4G broadband connection within 30 seconds. The point-of-sale (POS) systems connected to the Cradlepoint router continue to operate at broadband speeds without further interruption, ensuring continuous uptime for POS transactions at the Blinds To Go superstore.
While retailers scramble to manage the impact
of omnichannel on their operations, the way they
communicate with customers, and the methods
they use to promote their products and reward loyal
shoppers, many have neglected to consider what
will likely be the most profound change of all: the
overall impact of omnichannel data transparency.
Omnichannel is destined to transform every aspect
of the retail industry, including the store—its
design and layout, the inclusion of mobile pointof-
sale and clienteling systems, the impact of
transparent inventory and what that means for
fulfillment, a single view of the customer and its
implications for loyalty programs, and even the
physical location of stores. Retailers must stay
ahead of the omnichannel curve if they expect to
remain competitive in the race for customers in a
commerce anywhere world, and that contest begins
at the brick-and-mortar store.
POS or point-of sale systems are commonly used in retail stores, restaurants, stadiums, hotels, and casinos. The basic use of these systems is to scan items for purchase, place inorders and/or calculate bills.
Published By: AlienVault
Published Date: Mar 30, 2016
Given that Point of Sale (POS) systems are used to transmit debit and credit card information in retail transactions, it's no wonder they are a desirable target for attackers. In this white paper, you'll learn about some of the common types of POS malware, how they work and best practices for protecting cardholder data.
Topics covered in this white paper include:
• Common types of POS malware and how they work
• How attackers exfiltrate data from POS systems once they gain access
• POS security techniques to protect payment card data
Download your copy today to learn how to effectively detect and respond to POS malware threats.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Oct 07, 2014
The rising intensity and sophisticated nature of cyber-attacks has created a precarious environment for businesses charged with protecting their customers’ personal data. In 2012, credit card and debit card fraud resulted in losses amounting to $11.27 billion. In January 2014 alone, a single cyber-attack exposed more than 105 million identities. To steal this data, one option is to target the point at which a retailer first acquires that card data – the Point-of-Sale (PoS) system. PoS systems are increasingly being targeted by these attackers, which is why it's more important than ever to protect these devices and the systems they are connected to. Read more into the research on these attacks in this Symantec Security Response special report.
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