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Square Finds Itself Encircled

BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK – Four years ago, when its little card reader attachments for phones and tablets began to show up in cabs and at farmers’ markets, Square was one of the coolest, most innovative companies in Silicon Valley. Now they are facing more competition. Includes statistics from a Boston Retail Partners Survey.

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-10-30/square-mobile-payments-market-catches-up-to-and-passes-pioneer

Three tips to block hackers

INSIDE RETAIL ASIA – The threat to retailers’ data security has never been higher – but there are effective means to reduce the risk of being hacked. Includes insights from a recent BRP white paper: “Best Practices and Tools to Thwart Hackers and Protect Customer.”

http://insideretail.asia/2014/10/21/three-tips-block-hackers/

Boston Retail Partners recommends EMV compliance, tokenization

CHAIN STORE AGE – Between April and June of 2014, the retail sector led all industries in data breaches with 145 million records, or 83% of the total records compromised, costing retailers $195 per record apprehended. In response, Boston Retail Partners has released recommendations for data security best practices.

http://www.chainstoreage.com/article/boston-retail-partners-recommends-emv-compliance-tokenization

 

Apple Pay is poised to change the way we pay – maybe

PIONEER PRESS – This article offers insights and opinions on NFC payments and the new Apple Pay app, including references to statements included in a recent BRP ISIGHTS report: “How will Apple Pay Impact Retail?”

http://www.twincities.com/business/ci_26658845/paying-it-forward

A Conversation With BRP: The Future Of Omni-Channel Retailing

During a recent interview, a few of the consultants at BRP participated in an interesting discussion about the future of Omni-Channel Retailing.

A_Conversation_with_BRP-The Future of Omni-channel Retailing