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Auto-Star Partners with Skurla’s to Deliver Grocery Software Solutions

Jan 20, 2020 5:28:06 PM / by Thomas Greenman posted in Auto-Star, Grocery Point of Sale, Skurla's POS Solutions

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MEDICINE HAT, AB and ANCHORAGE, AK – Auto-Star Compusystems Inc., an innovative developer of point of sale software, is excited to introduce Skurla’s POS Solutions, Alaska’s premier POS and IT solution provider.  As a certified Auto-Star reseller, Skurla’s is able to extend their product offering and provide grocery retailers of all sizes a reliable and feature-rich application.

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Windows 7 End of Life January 14th, 2020

Dec 31, 2019 4:14:00 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Credit Card Security, Windows 7, Microsoft, End of Life

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I am sure you have heard it from many sources at this point, but we just wanted to remind you and share information about what this means for your Windows 7 computers:

"While you could continue to use your PC running Windows 7, without continued software and security updates, it will be at greater risk for viruses and malware."  - Microsoft Support

Click Here to Learn More from Microsoft

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New Update to NCC's RHQ Service

Nov 18, 2019 4:58:25 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in NCC Updates, Aurora Alaska Tough Point of Sale, NCC, RHQ

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This update included:

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Cash Discounting Lessons from a New Payment Partner

Oct 1, 2019 9:30:00 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Payment Processing, Surcharging, Cash Discounting, Cash Discounts

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This is an ongoing series of articles about cash discounting and surcharging programs.

I recently returned from a conference and attended a session by Clearent to learn more about this hot topic in the payment world.  The number one take away from this conference - you need to follow the rules very carefully - and work with a partner that knows what they are doing!

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Surcharges, Cash Discounts - Thoughts?

Sep 30, 2019 4:07:37 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Payment Processing, Surcharging, Cash Discounting, Cash Discounts

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Did you know that cash discounting and surcharging programs for credit card fees is legal in most states. We have seen an uptick in the use of these methods to offset credit card fees in some locations locally, but isn't common in most businesses - yet.  So, we decided it was time to learn more:

 

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Understanding Your Risk - Make Your Data Useless to Criminals

Sep 30, 2019 3:58:35 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in PCI, EMV, POS Anchorage, PCI Security Council, Trusted Business Partner, Card Data, Secure Payments, customer data

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Here is the last in the series from the PCI Council's -  How to Protect Your Business With These Security Basics.

Security risks are everywhere these days - everyone up and down the chain is affected.  At Skurla's Point of Sale Solutions, we take security very seriously - and wanted to share some resources from the PCI Security Council.  

This month's topic:  Understanding Your Risk - Make Your Data Useless to Criminals

According to the Council:  

"The best way to keep it (your data) safe is to make it useless even if it’s stolen by hiding it, and removing it altogether when it’s not needed. While this can be more complex to put in place, in the long run, it can make security much easier to manage.  While protecting your customer's data can seem overwhelming, below are some basic recommendations that every business should follow."

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Who Knew Printers Were So Smart???

Aug 28, 2019 11:04:00 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Big Data, Epson Printer

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Understanding Your Risk - Protect Your Business From the Internet - Please Read!

Aug 26, 2019 12:36:27 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in PCI, EMV, POS Anchorage, PCI Security Council, Trusted Business Partner, Card Data, Secure Payments, customer data

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Here is the next in the series from the PCI Council's -  How to Protect Your Business With These Security Basics.

Security risks are everywhere these days - everyone up and down the chain is affected.  At Skurla's Point of Sale Solutions, we take security very seriously - and wanted to share some resources from the PCI Security Council.  

This month's topic:  Understanding Your Risk - Protect Your Business from the Internet

Oh yes, the Internet - for business owners, it is often a double-edged sword.

According to the Council:

"The Internet is the main highway used by data thieves to attack and steal your
customers’ card data. For this reason, if your business is on the Internet, anything you use for card payments needs extra protection."

While protecting your customer's data can seem overwhelming, below are some basic recommendations that every business should follow.

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Understanding Your Risk - Use Secure Payment Terminals and Solutions

Jul 23, 2019 11:28:25 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in PCI, EMV, POS Anchorage, PCI Security Council, Trusted Business Partner, Card Data, Secure Payments

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Here is the next in the series from the PCI Council's -  How to Protect Your Business With These Security Basics.

Security risks are everywhere these days - everyone up and down the chain is affected.  At Skurla's Point of Sale Solutions, we take security very seriously - and wanted to share some resources from the PCI Security Council.  

This month's topic:  Understanding Your Risk - Use Secure Payment Terminals and Solutions

According to the Council:

"A sure way to better protect your business is to use secure payment solutions and trained professionals to help you."

"Your customers enter their personal identification numbers (PINs) for their payment cards into your payment terminal or PIN entry device. It is important to use secure devices to protect your customers’ PIN data."

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Aurora 2.0 is Launching Next Month!

Jul 23, 2019 10:45:15 AM / by Thomas Greenman posted in grocery point of sale alaska, Alaska Grocery System, Aurora Alaska Tough Point of Sale, Aurora, Auto-Star

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AURORA 2.0 is launching next month / Auto-Star partnership is official!

We are excited to announce that our partnership with new software vendor, Auto-Star, is now official! This new partnership allows us to bring our AURORA Point of Sale into a new era of features, reliability and ease of use.  We will be officially launching AURORA 2.0 next month, and we can’t wait to show you what this powerful grocery point of sale can do for your store.

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