In the software world, “disruption” has become one of the most well-worn marketing phrases, to the point where it’s almost laughable to use it as something other than a punchline. But laugh all we want, disruption is still happening. It didn’t stop with the cloud; it didn’t stop with consumerization of IT; and it’s not stopping after all the innovations of today.
Following is an edited transcript of Business Solutions president Jim Roddy’s interview with HomeZada cofounder John Bodrozic.
As a new, lighter POS approach emerges, Point of sale (POS) solutions no longer have to depend on PCs to operate. Depending on a system’s configuration, the new POS model can leverage thin clients such as tablets and handhelds, giving the cashier the freedom to transact business at the point of decision.
Now that point of sale (POS) solutions no longer have to depend on PCs to operate, businesses have a wide range of options to set up their systems. Retailers, restaurateurs and hospitality operators can take advantage of standalone IP- enabled components to choose whatever configuration best suits their business objectives and customer needs.
For two decades, the PC has reigned supreme over POS solutions, operating as point of sale terminals that sit on counters and control various peripherals. However, the need for PC-centric solutions is waning as a more flexible POS model emerges.
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