Before you jump to the conclusion that this is a doom-and-gloom article, let me promise you it isn’t. It’s a story about opportunity. True, where there’s opportunity, there’s often the other side of the coin where weakness and threats lie. My goal, and that of Business Solutions, is to keep readers like you on the opportunity side of business. I want you profitable and thriving in 2014 and into 2015.
Data Collection and Mobility News From November 2013
Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Data Collection and Mobility, companies announce a skills certification for mobile technologies, new products — including mobile computers and tablets, a handheld imager, and sled — a new label solutions store and a new acquisition.
Point Of Sale And Payment Processing News From November 2013
Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Point of Sale and Payment Processing news, companies announce new products — including a payment terminal, a mini-PC controller with Wi-Fi, receipt-printing technology, tablet POS — as well as a new a label solutions store and new partnerships.
Edge Out Competitors With A Complete Cloud-Based Mobile Solution
A VAR wins a mobile registration and printing deal with a large paintball facility by providing a complete solution that generates a quick ROI and additional upsell opportunities.
Mobile, Omni-Channel At The Crossroads Of Opportunity
A veteran retail solutions integrator says mobile and omni-channel are so intertwined, you can’t determine where one ends and one begins. You should be prepared to sell both.
Placing All Bets On Workforce Management
This ISV’s all-in approach to developing a complete, modular-based WFM (workforce management) and human capital management solution was key to its 20-percent+ revenue growth in 2013.
Backup And Disaster Recovery (BDR) Solutions Product Review Part 2
A managed services provider (MSP) evaluates three Backup And Disaster Recovery (BDR) solutions and shares the pros and cons of each.
POSitouch leading POS and Back Office solution for the restaurnant industry. Offering traditional touch screen and peripherals, as well as, wireless tablets and hand held solutions. Both store based and cloud based offerings.
Mike Foreman of AVG Technologies explains the threat from CryptoLocker ransomware infections and what you can do to protect your business' and your customers' data.
E la Carte is enabling a restaurant revolution by equipping restaurant tables with easy-to-use Presto tablets. Diners can quickly split checks, peruse menus, place orders, make payments and play games, all from the comfort of their restaurant seats without having to wait.
David Gosman of pcAmerica tells how Big Data can benefit VARs' retail and hospitality customers — as well as benefitting the VARs themselves.
Walker Thompson of WhenToManage lists some key considerations for retailers considering upping their Big Data game.
Almost daily, Business Solutions magazine hears from industry experts and from subscribers that to survive in the channel, a business must find a way to build a predictable revenue stream and maximize profitability. For changes in your business to result in success, however, everyone has to support the transition.
Clint Hofer of Slingfly Media tells what to do — and not to do — to help use video to reach your goal of expanding your brand and creating leads.
Gil Cargill of Cargill Consulting Group explains the value of tracking the ratio of first meetings to first orders.
Accu-Time Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1991, Accu-Time Systems (ATS) has been a trusted global leader in workforce management, offering state-of-the-art solutions for time and attendance, payroll, and security access. For almost 20 years, Accu-Time Systems has been a global supplier for workforce productivity, planning, human resource data collection, and labor management.
APC by Schneider Electric
APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in critical power and cooling services, provides industry leading hardware, software, and services designed to ensure availability and higher energy efficiency across the residential, business network, data center, and manufacturing environments.
Established in 1972, Honeywell Scanning and Mobility is a leading manufacturer of data collection and communication products designed specifically for mobile, on-site, and transaction processing applications.
Merchant Warehouse is an industry leader in developing and delivering award-winning and innovative payment processing solutions and merchant account services to developers, ISVs, VARs and merchants nationwide.
Intronis Cloud Backup and Recovery is a world-class cloud backup solution for the IT channel. Intronis provides the industry’s easiest-to-use secure data solution for offsite and local backup. Intronis offers the best Exchange and SQL backup on the market, supports virtualized environments with native VMware backup. It also integrates with major solutions in the MSP ecosystem.
CompTIA is the voice of the world's information technology (IT) industry.
CP40 Series Industrial Mobile Computers
Built to support your mobile workforce at the warehouse or in the field, the CP40 series mobile computers deliver an optimal combination of anywhere mobility and real-time data communication into a rugged PDA form factor. Handy yet feature-packed, the CP40 series accelerates productivity and boosts efficiency wherever you need it.
Continuum is redefining end-to-end support in delivering optimal managed services uptime by combining intelligent remote monitoring and management with advanced backup and disaster recovery in a new integrated solution.
HX3 Wearable Computer
The HX3 rugged voice-directed computer incorporates all of the user-friendly features needed to maximize productivity, accuracy, and worker satisfaction in a fast-paced quick-picking environment. It all starts with our ToughTalk 4-pin connector, specially engineered to minimize crosstalk.
Maximus — the state-of-the-art internet appliance that removes limitations through use of wide-open standards.
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