The highly anticipated launch of Android Pay, Google’s forthcoming payments platform and rival to Apple Pay will allow consumers to pay using their Android smartphones at point of sale as well as make purchases within mobile applications. Despite rumors that the payment solution would launch at the end of August, Tech Crunch reported that according to sources familiar with Google’s plans, Android Pay is not launching yet.
VARS: Does The Definition Of “Telehealth” Change Depending On Which State You’re In?
This report from the Center For Connected Health Policy (CCHPCA) addresses that and other questions around the emerging technology, and emphasizes issues caused by variations between states in defining “telehealth.”
2015 Awards Announced At RetailNOW
The Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) announced the 2015 recipients of its Vendor of Excellence and Innovative Solutions awards at RetailNOW 2015, held Aug. 2 to 5 at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
Now Is The Time To Make The IT Services Sales Shift
This solutions provider averted disaster by shifting its hardware sales to selling managed services and cloud services.
Cash In On Stand-Alone Bar Code Printing
A systems integrator creates a stand-alone printing app that leads to printer sales and six-digit recurring revenue from consumables.
ISV Attracts Big Business With Consolidated Cloud Applications
By consolidating several business applications into one subscription-based software package, this integrator is cornering the market in its vertical.
Product Comparison: Backup & Recovery Software, Part 2
We compare 11 business continuity solutions. Which is right for you and your customers?
Value-Added Provider Interstate Telephone Delivers Smart Business Capabilities To Parker Ag’s Agribusiness Operations
Parker Ag Innovations, a seed and chemical distributor located in Emerson, Iowa, was looking to improve oversight of its warehouse operations with the addition of surveillance cameras.
Merchants (with the exception of petroleum merchants) need to update their credit card terminals to accept EMV chip cards by this date or they may assume financial responsibility if a data breach or counterfeit transaction occurs.
As we are coming close to the EMV liability shift, the EMV certification process with the major processors/acquirers is not easing. There is a major backlog and it seems like most of the software vendors are not going to start having full EMV capabilities before the first quarter of 2016.
As retail IT changes — with innovations in mobile point of sale (POS), payment types, and data analytics — the way a VAR creates and delivers solutions to their clients is also undergoing changes.
Everyone is concerned with digital data security today, in one way or another. For every digital advancement, there seems to be a counter development to breach its security. The trust and etiquette that once governed the use of the old telephone party lines would serve us well today, but we cannot count on such protocol for today’s data and communication devices. Additional protection is needed.
October marks the liability shift date, when the four major credit card brands, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express, will begin shifting the financial liability for credit and debit card fraud to organizations that do not support EMV chip cards.
The Webroot® 2015 Threat Brief provides an overview of the threats against a wide range of organizations and individuals during 2014. It is based on analysis of threat intelligence metrics automatically captured, analyzed and correlated across threat vectors by BrightCloud, a Big Data security engine that acts as the backbone for all Webroot endpoint solutions and threat intelligence services.
Value-added resellers (VARs) and systems integrators have choices in sourcing, assembling and deploying hardware and software solutions for customers. These IT solutions specialists can work either with a single vendor that offers most of the technology needed to build end-to-end offerings, or multiple vendors to integrate and craft more comprehensive solutions.
Today, SATO continues its tradition of designing and manufacturing high-quality industrial printers that deliver reliable performance with each print job.
Harbortouch is a leading national provider of touch-screen point of sale (POS) systems and payment processing services. As pioneers of the “as a service” model, Harbortouch offers an unprecedented “free” POS program that allows the company’s sales partners to offer a full-featured POS system with no up-front costs.
APG Cash Drawer, LLC
For more than 30 years, APG Cash Drawer has been designing and delivering cash drawers with a variety of size, color, interface, and integration options. An APG cash drawer will provide years of smooth, trouble free service with virtually no downtime, no service required, and no headaches. Our cash drawers are so well constructed and so reliable that our customers install them and forget them - even in the most demanding environments.
PowaPOS, a division of Powa Technologies, is the physical retail component of the company’s omni-channel product line. The PowaPOS T25 is the first purpose built, all-in-one hardware platform designed for iOS, Android and Windows tablets. Because we believe in the power of the development community to create rich software applications that meet the needs of the marketplace, the PowaPOS T25 is the first tablet POS to provide universal support for any tablet, any application. Though our single API SDK, developers can integrate the T25’s beautifully and intelligently placed peripherals - full size thermal printer, PowaPOS 2D Scanner, swivel position sensor, and PowaPOS Cash Drawer - as well as EMV and Apple Pay-ready payment devices. All with a single power cord. The PowaPOS T25 is an all-in-one and one-for-all POS platform.
Your clients consider you a trusted business advisor, and that’s a key part of your success. A payment processing partnership with TransFirst® can help you build on that trust, with your valuable current clients and the new ones you’ll acquire.
ConnectWise is the leading business management solution designed exclusively for technology organizations, such as IT solution providers, MSPs, software companies, hardware/software resellers, and System Integrators.
DISC Behavior Profile
People excel and shine in job roles that are a good match for their skills and natural behavior style. Our behavior profile can identify and highlight management and leadership qualities, detail-oriented, and organizational skills, natural sales ability, personal service, and team player tendencies. These items are critical to employee retention and uncovering the initial job match for skills and behavior style. Along with understanding what motivates an individual, the DISC test can capture these attributes quickly and accurately.
ConnectWise - Business Management Platform
Made for companies that sell, service and support technology, ConnectWise is the leading business management platform for technology service providers worldwide. ConnectWise integrates and automates all the critical business functions of a service provider to help you earn greater accountability, operational efficiency, and profitability in your business.
Harbortouch POS Elite combines state-of-the-art software with top-of-the-line hardware to deliver a high quality POS system that is unmatched in both reliability and usability.
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