As a growing number of applications are moved into the cloud, CIOs must ensure that their customers' transactional data is still safe. HT provides insight into the PCI Council's latest guidelines for protecting payments in a virtual environment.
VeriFone Systems, Inc. acquires mobile retail solution provider Global Bay Mobile Technologies. The acquisition further's VeriFone’s offering in retail mobile payments, including smartphone- and tablet-based shopping and payment.
VISION software platform provides centralized overview of hotel’s Signature by VingCard locks and keycards.
OpenWays simplifies hotel master key management by harnessing mobile technologies to make all locks “on line” without costly infrastructure.
Joie de Vivre will implement Merchant Link’s tokenization solution to protect the credit card data of its guests across 27 of its locations.
Several industry associations are working to form a coalition to address payment security issues. Hospitality Technology gets input from both the NRA and the RSPA on the objectives of the coalition.
As more and more technologies are finding their way into the cloud, the point-of-sale is one that is not to be left behind. Industry experts, as well as operators who have taken the plunge, reveal what cloud-based POS systems are on their way to becoming the norm rather than the exception.
As technologies and compliance standards evolve, hospitality and retail associations clamor for a long-term solution. Plus, insight into PCI in the cloud, hot technologies and more.
The point of sale in hospitality continues to decentralize. As mobile aps (and mobile food trucks!) gain ground, the PCI Council scrambles to keep security guidance on pace with innovation.
At least sixteen major hotel groups from around the world plan to work together to develop an industry security framework for handling sensitive credit card data. Intended to dramatically improve the security of credit card processing by and for hotels while significantly reducing costs, the effort has been chartered as a working group of Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG).