Hotels, retailers, and restaurants really need to lock down their point-of-sale systems, but don't have to sweat Web app attacks as much as financial services companies do.
During an interview with CNBC, retailer's CEO defends four-day delay in notifying customers of security breach as necessary for the investigation and preparation for consumer reaction.
PCs and laptops are at "make or break point" in the UK as sales continue to plummet, hitting nearly three years of freefall.
The malware has apparently infiltrated hundreds of point-of-sale systems worldwide, with America and the U.K. atop the list of targeted countries.
Microsoft Point of Sale is an expensive yet friendly retail-management package for mom-and-pop shops. It needs to polish its file-importing skills, though.
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The well-designed QuickBooks Point of Sale Pro 4.0 is a cash register on steroids--a hardware and software system for managing a retail business.
Point of Sale includes everything a smaller retailer needs to manage inventory, sales, and customer data, but setup isn't a cakewalk.
The video game industry might soon require an activation just to play a game you bought at the store. But in practice, it makes little sense.
QuickBooks Point of Sale is a slick, easy retail sales system that'll help small-store owners combine cash register sales with QuickBooks 2002 accounting. But small businesses that require detailed inventory work should wait for the next version.
At the JavaOne conference in San Francisco, CNET's Brian Cooley sees a new credit card reader and bar code scanning equipment from Nextel designed to serve businesses of any size.