14July

Cybersecurity Trends: What You and Your Customers Need to Know About Ransomware (Part 3)

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This is part three of a series titled “Cybersecurity Trends: What You and Your Customers Need to Know About Ransomware,” written by Fusion Managed IT. In part 2 of our series on cybersecurity, we covered the value of hiring an outsourced IT team to assist in combating cyber threats and train your team on how to
06July

Cybersecurity Trends: What You and Your Customers Need to Know About Ransomware (Part 2)

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This is part two of a series titled “Cybersecurity Trends: What You and Your Customers Need to Know About Ransomware,” written by Fusion Managed IT. In our last post, we broke down the meaning of ransomware and discussed the differences between ransomware and computer viruses. I get it, it’s a big problem; so, what do
29June

Cybersecurity Trends: What You and Your Customers Need to Know About Ransomware (Part 1)

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This is part one of a series titled “Cybersecurity Trends: What You and Your Customers Need to Know About Ransomware,” written by Fusion Managed IT. Most of us have heard about the recent ‘WannaCry’ cyberattack which was a ransomware cryptoworm targeting the Windows OS by encrypting data and demanding ransom payment in Bitcoin. But what
22June

4 Ways to Combat eCommerce Website Hacks

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In March of 2017, Google released a report about trends in hacked websites. According to the report, there was a 32% increase in hacked sites from 2015 to 2016, and Google only expects that number to rise. As an eCommerce merchant, website security is vital because your website is one of your most important assets.
15June

What Makes EMV More Secure than Magnetic Stripe Cards?

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What makes EMV more secure? From the point of view of a consumer, the biggest difference between chip cards and magnetic stripe cards probably ends with appearance. We’ve all heard in the news that chip cards are more secure, but few people understand how or why. Here’s a crash course on the security differences between
08June

How to Encourage Customers to Use Mobile Payment Options

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A mobile payment is basically any transaction that happens on a mobile device. The term “mobile payments” is actually a broad umbrella term for several forms of payment, including mobile wallets, peer-to-peer transactions and mobile eCommerce apps. With Tandem Mobile, your customers can use their phone or tablet to purchase goods. You can also use
06June

Starting a Small Company: What NOT to Do

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One-third of small businesses fail within the first two years. But for every failed business, a leader with real-life experience emerges. Learn from the mistakes of those who have tried, failed, and stood back up again. “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” — Winston Churchill DO: Delegate tasks. DON’T:
30May

Tandem Team Wins SC BBQ Competition!

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The weekend of May 5th and 6th, Tandem President Larry Feniger and Upstate Market President Greg Ericson participated in the 8th Annual South Carolina Barbeque Association Cookoff & Festival benefiting Project Host. About Project Host Project Host is a nonprofit based in Greenville, SC which “uses food to nourish the hungry and train the unemployed.”
24May

4 Convincing Reasons to Accept Multiple Forms of Payment

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We’ve all been there: you’re at a mom and pop shop. You walk up to the register, you’re ready to make a purchase and… they only accept cash. With no cash on hand, you leave empty-handed and the merchant loses out on a sale. A new or small business owner may be cautious about the
18May

Payment News: Coupons are Still Widely Popular

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Small retailers and restaurants are always searching for ways to improve the customer experience and entice customers to keep shopping. Last month on the blog, we talked about listening to your customers. But sometimes, the most valuable data comes from sheer numbers. Recently, Valassis Communications, a media company in North America, conducted a survey on