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Lead Story

Encryption - the secure payment adoption challenge


Industry Update

High court rebuffs merchant challenge to debit interchange

MasterCard leads way for U.S. card acceptance in Cuba

NRF show celebrates innovation, spots trends

Girl Scouts stage Digital Cookie 'bake-off'


Hotel industry technology grab

Rebranding risks and rewards

Shopping sessions heat up on mobile


Washington becomes a prepaid buzz kill

Patti Murphy
ProScribes Inc.

2015 Payments industry trends

Mark Flamme and Kevin Grieve


Street SmartsSM:
Emails: Selling through rain, sleet or snow

Tom Waters and Ben Abel
Bank Associates Merchant Services

Merchant contract transparency should be the norm

Alex Nouri
EFT Direct

New tools for a new era

Jeff Fortney
Clearent LLC

You're the coach, what's your game plan?

Adam Moss

Company Profile

Humboldt Merchant Services

New Products

QuickBooks payments, lightning speed

Lightning for QuickBooks

Web security services designed for SMBs

Web Security Services
ControlScan Inc.


Gaming work


Readers Speak

GS 10 Years Ago

Resource Guide


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February 09, 2015  •  Issue 15:02:01

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ISO Metrics:
Hotel industry technology grab

According to the Hospitality Technology Lodging Technology Study: Hotel Tech to Pass 'Go' in 2015, hoteliers plan to accelerate spending on technology upgrades this year to meet guest expectations. The average information technology budget, as a percentage of total revenue, will account for 4.9 percent of spending, up from 2.6 percent a year ago. In addition, 14 percent of respondents plan to move POS systems to the cloud. Following are the priorities and challenges expressed by hotel executives surveyed.

Top tech priorities in 2015:

Planned tech investment budget percentages by hotel class:

Currently use and plan to upgrade within 18 months:

Payment security preferences:

Biggest technology challenges:

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North American Bancard | Harbortouch | USAePay | Humboldt Merchant Services | Impact Paysystems