Global Information would like to present a new market research report, "Cloud Computing and Innovation at the Point-of-Sale: Toward the Cloud-Based vECR" by Mercator Advisory Group, Inc..
A revolution is underway as merchants make the transition towards cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) systems and applications. In this study, Mercator Advisory Group, Inc. focuses on vendor solutions operating on hosted technology in its evaluation of the ongoing shift toward cloud-based point-of-sales (POS) systems and application. In contrast with the generation of point-of-sale (POS) systems, which operated locally at the merchant level, new solutions for the point-of-sale (POS) market will increasingly depend on services and applications hosted within the secure data centers of providers.
This report also focuses on:
- How the electronics payments industry have utilized network services and models since the early days of EDC machines
- Security as the primary focus of payments solutions providers as "infrastructure increasingly migrates to the clouds".
- Vendor solutions driving the point-of-sale are typically being brought to market via Software as a Service (SaaS) model, whereas card networks and merchant acquirers present their model of cloud computing services in either Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) or Platform as a Service (PaaS) configurations.