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From managed print services, document security, digital signage and environmental efficiency, our thought leaders touch upon current issues, methods and trends.

For many years, receipt printing has been my area of POS expertise, and I’m often asked why the receipt printer is in use, considering the many advances in POS. After all, the electronic receipt on mobile devices has been around for more than 15 years. So, why is the receipt printer still a major part of the POS technology ecosystem?  Let’s take a look.

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As we wrap up the largest retail show of the year, National Retail Federation (NRF), it begs the question about the future in this ever-changing industry. I believe that in 2020 we will be faced with similar, yet accelerated trends as we saw in 2019. Let’s take a moment to look at five compelling trends that I believe will be prevalent in 2020:

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A house of worship is so much more than a building: It is a community bustling with ministry, youth activities, social clubs and so much more. Weekend services, no doubt, draw the largest congregation, but most campuses play host to activities and events throughout the week.

When you account for classroom study, prayer groups, music programs, intermural sports, senior clubs, just to name a few, many houses of worship are home to thousands of events each year.  But with so many opportunities, it is almost impossible, even for frequent visitors, to comprehend the beehive of activity.

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The holiday season is upon us once again. Time to get those last-minute gifts. Yes, it can be a lot of work and don’t you wish you had a little helper?

Luckily, assistance comes in many forms – even from that Toshiba multi-function product down the hall. Time to let your creative juices flow. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

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Last Monday when many people went back to work after the long holiday weekend, they sat at their desks, logged into their computers, and promptly went shopping, trying to quickly cash in on amazing deals by online retailers.

Holiday purchasing represents 20% of annual retail sales: Cyber Monday, which now seems to have been extended to Cyber Week, accounts for 20% of those holiday sales. And with current demands on retailers (created by the “Amazon effect”*) to offer a quick turnaround and free shipping, it’s important that logistics run efficiently, and all systems are working perfectly.

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