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.
Build A 100% Recurring-Revenue Business In The Financial Vertical
A Canadian VAR transitions his business completely out of break-fix and into managed services by honing his expertise in the U.S. broker-dealer market.
Make 2014 A Banner Year. Here’s How.
Before you know it, we’ll be ringing in the new year. You might be one of those ambitious people who make resolutions to better yourself personally. If so, kudos to you! But, have you ever considered a resolution to improve your business?
Retail Tech Sales 2014: It’s All About The Consumer
Retailers’ 2014 retail technology budgets will be won by solutions providers who understand the new influence of the consumer.
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.
CompTIA is the voice of the world's information technology (IT) industry.
BlueStar Healthcare is here to help our partners navigate the unique needs of the changing healthcare industry, with wireless solutions and an array of value-added services to help VARs meet the complex demands of this massive market. From individual solutions to our specialty bundled Physician In-a-Box, we have the wireless technology medical customers are looking for.
SATO America, Inc.
Today, SATO continues its tradition of designing and manufacturing high-quality industrial printers that deliver reliable performance with each print job.
AVG Technologies USA, Inc.
AVG is a global security software maker protecting more than 100 million active users in 170 countries from the ever-growing incidence of Web threats, viruses, spam, cyber-scams and hackers on the Internet.
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.
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.
AVG Premium Security Everything AVG Internet Security has to offer, plus actively seeks out identity theft and optimises PC performance.
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.
Maximus — the state-of-the-art internet appliance that removes limitations through use of wide-open standards.
3VR Server Class SmartRecorder The most powerful, expandable, and analytic rich 3VR solution, the Server-class offers the most robust analytic expansion, data systems integration potential, and processing capability of any DVR on the market.
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