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November 2012

The mobile payment revolution just keeps moving forward. Many businesses are taking a wait and see approach. Others are diving in head first. Below is an article reviewing TGI Friday's forage into the mobile payment movement.


Here is the link to the article 

In This Issue
Tell Jesse to Jump in a Lake!
Gift Card Reminder
Customer Training Center
Social Media in Your Restuarant
Meet Jeff
Follow the MICROS Technology Blog
Are you on a PCI Validated Version
Support our team and the
Polar Plunge benefiting the
Alaska Special Olympics
How much would you pay to see Jesse jump in a lake?  How about in the middle of December?

The Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Alaska is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support Special Olympics Alaska athletes by gathering pledges and plunging into the icy waters of Goose Lake in Anchorage.
  Please take a moment to look at Jesse's donation page, and Join Us December 15 at 10am at Goose Lake to see all of us Freezin for a Reason!


Gift Card Reminder for the Holidays!

Make sure you are stocked up on your gift cards for the holidays. According to an ICSC-Goldman Sachs survey, 18% of gift purchases were gift cards in 2011 and are expected to be even higher this year.

Are you using your gift card program to its fullest?


Download these helpful tips here.
Customer Care Training Center
Want to learn more about PCI Security and how to protect your business?

Go to our training center and take this 4 part training series designed especially for retailers.  This class is free and will help you have a better understanding of this confusing topic.


Using Social Media in Your Restaurant
Here's an interesting article on how some restauranteurs are using Instagramto showcase their business:instagram


Click Here to Read Article 

Meet Jeff - The Newest Addition to Our Team!


Jeff Wood, Technician/Installer - Jeff comes to us from California, where he lived right by the beach. He began his Alaskan adventure in 2001 and was employed as a cook at the Bear Tooth Grill for 10 years. Jeff studied Networking at Charter College, where he achieved his associate's degree and earned his Microsoft Certified Professional Certification. He is also a certified CounterPoint SQL technician. Jeff looks forward to assisting our customers. We are glad to have him as part of the team.
Service Contracts Will Save You Money

Budget (and lower) your IT and support expenses for the year by keeping up to date on your service contracts:



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PCI Validation
If you are not on a validated version, call us to get information on getting your system upgraded - (907)243-2683.
Tips and Tricks

Here's an easy way to deter theft in your store: 

              Employee theft

 Make sure you leave your cash drawer open at the end of the day. Go the extra step and leave the till upright in the drawer. Would-be thieves will quickly ascertain that there is no money left in the drawer. This may prevent a break-in, or if they are already in, may prevent them damaging your point of sale equipment or cash register if they are trying to break into the drawer.



CityEats - Powered by Food Network
 CityEats Logo
CityEats, powered by Food Network is being launched in Alaska, and they are looking for the best restaurants in Alaska to be a part of this new initiative.

 visit the CityEats website:

 or call Skurla's, the CityEats agents in Alaska:

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