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The biggest story from Wednesday’s Global Best Practices Conference is the one that’s not often told, but could soon be. In the meantime, here’s a preview of the industry’s most powerful defense against detractors.
Overlooked in the information torrent of the last week were tidbits relating to everything from the trend in birthday business to why some restaurant hourlies might prefer to say “Welcome to Wal-Mart!”
At a tech conference, you expect acronyms to drop like F-bombs at a Sopranos barbecue. POS, PCI, CMS—the presentations were an effing alphabet soup. But one all-caps tag was usually implied rather than said outright, even though it figured into considerable conversation at FSTEC.