How to Strengthen Convenience Store Security

High traffic and employee turnover make the more than 150,000 convenience stores (C-stores) in the U.S. attractive targets for cyber-criminals. The nature of the C-store environment makes it difficult to deliver compliance and standardization. So, what can business leaders do to strengthen convenience store security? Why Convenience Store Data Breaches? Some brands in the retail space experience almost no turnover in staff. By comparison, C-stores employ more transient workers. Deploying standards across all the stores proves difficult without having a regional or district manager visit every store on a regular basis. Hence, as studies show, C-stores and gas station chains…

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eMazzanti Technologies Ranked First in Retail Technology on ChannelE2E Top 100 Vertical Market MSPs List

First in retail technology – NYC area IT Consultant is the top ranked end-to-end retail technology solution provider honored in the ChannelE2E list of the Top 100 Vertical MSPs, 2020 Edition Hoboken, NJ (Cision) June 4, 2020 – eMazzanti Technologies, a New York City area retail IT consultant and managed services provider (MSP), has been named to After Nines Inc.’s ChannelE2E Top 100 Vertical Market MSPs list and research for 2020. The company is the top ranked end-to-end retail technology solution provider honored on the 2020 list and ranked 28th of all vertical market MSPs. The annual list and research…

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Update Retail Privacy Practices with New York SHIELD Act

According to a 2019 retail privacy study by Deloitte, the majority of customers worry about the security of their personal data. Yet, only 22 percent of retailers build privacy into their strategic planning. With the New York SHIELD Act taking effect in 2020, retailers have the opportunity to revamp privacy practices to establish trust and strengthen customer relationships. Back in 2016, the adoption of the GDPR in Europe sparked an increased concern about privacy in the United States. Since 2016, at least half of the individual states have passed privacy laws modeled more or less on GDPR, including SHIELD. Many…

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Ecommerce Cyber Security 101 to Protect Your Small Business

Think like a thief. Picture a store left poorly secured, valuable merchandise easily accessible using minimal tools under cover of darkness. Now, imagine a digital storefront with weak security controls and thousands of financial records ripe for the picking. Hackers love small businesses, but you can stop them in their tracks with robust ecommerce cyber security. According to cyber security firm Kaspersky, 48 percent of small to medium businesses have experienced data breaches this year. That means the exposure of financial and personal data for thousands of customers. And it means a payday for hackers who sell that information on…

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10 PCI Compliance Best Practices to Protect Your Business and Customers

In 2014, Home Depot suffered a data breach of historic proportions. Hackers gained access to the retailer’s payment systems, compromising credit card information for 56 million customers. That breach cost Home Depot $179 million. While no organization can claim immunity from cyber-attacks, following PCI compliance best practices can mitigate the extent of the damage. All organizations that process credit cards must adhere to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) or face stiff fines. More importantly, PCI compliance represents a starting point for effective cyber security. Following best practices not only keeps you compliant but protects both your…

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Future of Retail Technology Options for Small Business

In today’s hyper-competitive retail marketplace, innovative technology helps larger and online retailers stay relevant with consumers. Sadly, smaller retailers may think they suffer from a future of retail technology disadvantage because of cost and scale. However, as seen at the just concluded Consumer Electronics Show (CES), there’s plenty of tech to go around. Smaller retailers who find ways to profit from innovation and partner with retail technology experts to adopt appropriate retail technologies will be more likely to keep pace. To emphasize the point, here are several retail technologies highlighted at CES and elsewhere that we believe smaller retailers can…

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eMazzanti Technologies Helps to Advance PCI Security Standards at Council Community Meeting

Hoboken’s IT security experts contributing at exclusive Las Vegas PCI Security Standards Council North America event Hoboken, New Jersey ­- (Cision) September 20, 2018 – eMazzanti Technologies, a New York City area IT security expert, announced today that it will participate and exhibit at the PCI Security Standards Council 2018 North America Community Meeting. The exclusive event will be held September 25 – 27, at The Mirage Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. eMazzanti Technologies is a PCI Security Standards Council Participating Organization and PCI Qualified Integrator (QIR). The company’s IT security professionals at the meeting can be found in…

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The Biggest Tech Trends in Retail Right Now

According to recent research, keeping up with emerging tech is the modern retailer’s biggest challenge. And with new, more advanced technology cropping up every few months, it’s no wonder. Staying tech savvy is crucial for keeping your business afloat in these rapidly shifting times. Customers expect the latest advancements—and if you don’t offer them, you can bet one of your competitors does. To help you remain ahead of the curve, here are four major tech trends currently changing the face of retail that you can adopt today. Personalization Welcome to the modern age, where shopping is a highly personal affair….

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Why Employee Mobile Apps Are the Next Big Tech Trend in Retail

Why Employee Mobile Apps Are the Next Big Tech Trend in Retail The modern business owner can’t take a casual stance on technology. With fiercer competition than ever before, retailers are quickly realizing that it pays to use every available tool—and that includes mobile apps. Of course, retailers have used apps to improve the customer experience before now, but a more recent development involves giving apps to employees. For an example, look at Lowe’s. The home improvement store gives employees no less than six different apps to help them provide better customer service. One of these apps, a credit calculator,…

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IoT Inventory Management Enables Seamless Customer Experience

Today, more than ever, consumers drive the shopping experience. Shoppers may browse online while walking through the aisles of a physical store. Or they may buy an item online but then return it to the store later. All the while, they expect a seamless experience. IoT inventory management plays a key role in making it happen. As consumer demands evolve, retailers must incorporate technology in innovative ways to meet customer expectations while expanding profit margins. Increasingly, businesses are turning to the Internet of Things (IoT) to streamline inventory management, providing visibility and flexibility throughout the supply chain. IoT Inventory Management…

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