In the news this week, a survey concludes mobile payments will increase by 40 percent this year. In addition, the Heartbleed Bug is on everyone’s minds, as experts scramble to determine the extent of its impact. Also in the news, a Texas liquor store reported a security breach and beacon technology is allowing retailers to monitor customer in-store behavior and link it to their mobile technology.
Restaurant And Hospitality IT News for VARs — April 16, 2014
In Hospitality News this week, Google Wallet payments can only be made on a device that supports HCE. Also, both full-service and quick-service restaurants can benefit from smartphone technology, and quick-service spending increased in March. Also, a recent survey showed that free Wi-Fi is the top demand for travelers, and European hotels are responding to that need.
Field Service IT News – April 15, 2014
In the news, Zebra Technologies will acquire Motorola Solutions' Enterprise business. Also, articles share insights into benefits of cloud solutions, BYOD security, overlooked benefits of management tracking solutions, and how work-order systems not only improve response times, but also provide data about costs and equipment use.
Win More Healthcare Business With Thermal Wristband Printers
This AIDC VAR won a 1,000 thermal-based wristband printer install with a healthcare organization after demonstrating its solution’s superior quality and lower total cost of ownership (TCO).
Top Challenges Facing The Retail IT Channel
Resellers are always interested in what one another are doing. That’s one of the reasons our feature articles and case studies are so popular. It’s also a reason why the networking portion of industry events is found to be so valuable. At RSPA INSPIRE earlier this year, attendees broke up into groups to share information on challenges and changes facing the market. I was glancing through my notes from that session and thought the information would be interesting to those not in the room.
Security From The Cloud
This security integrator reaps recurring revenue and lower overhead via its cloud-based access control systems.
Universities and colleges are besieged by a growing number of wireless devices and increased demands on the capacity of the network. Resellers need to serve as partners as these universities struggle to find the right balance for providing service and containing costs.
Often companies want to purchase the latest and greatest automation tool because of industry buzz without fully determining if it is the best possible long term solution for their businesses. Whether your client is choosing a new ERP, CRM, or enterprise content management system, enterprise level technology buying decisions are crucial to their business. Helping your clients make the right technology purchase can make or break that company’s success and your status as a trusted advisor.
Managed services providers (MSPs) face an array of complex questions as they decide whether to migrate workloads to and between clouds.
This Infographic from NEC addresses shoppers buying behaviors in five key areas retailers are facing today.
When Numa Networks launched in 2009 as a pure-play MSP, they moved from a traditional break-fix IT services model to a proactive approach that addresses on-going customer needs to build their business. Key to their success has been the integration of N-able’s remote monitoring and management (RMM) technology.
We all know it’s true: A lot of channel programs are still being managed with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. It’s far more common than you’d expect, even in some of the larger companies. And, honestly, there’s nothing wrong with using spreadsheets if you want to manage a very small program, incentive, or campaign — or even analyze a set of data. But ask for anything complex, and your spreadsheet is probably creating more work than it’s doing. Here are five signs you need an incentive platform, not a spreadsheet.
Lots of changes with the Level Platforms product in 2014. The biggest is probably that the product was rebranded AVG Managed Workplace® following acquisition of the business of Level Platforms by AVG in June 2013. In Q4 2013, AVG updated RMM pricing to a straight forward ‘per device’ & ‘per server model’. That is to say the MSP only pays for the number of servers and devices they manage regardless of their locations and customer spread. This is intended to simplify billing and provide clarity for the MSP both in terms of expenditure & revenues.
Since our original review, LabTech has added features and functionality such as next generation integrations with ConnectWise and Autotask PSAs. a LabTech Ignite Plugin (pre-configured out-of-box experience that saves MSPs countless hours of configuration), fully integrated and supported industry-leading TeamViewer integration, and script engine enhancements.
N-able Technologies Inc.
N-able Technologies is the global leader in remote monitoring and management automation solutions for managed service providers (MSPs) and IT departments. N-able's award-winning N-central software and complementary toolsets are proven to reduce IT support costs, improve network performance and increase productivity through the proactive monitoring, management and optimization of IP-enabled devices and IT infrastructure.
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.
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.
We at BlueStar, along with our mobility vendors and ISV partners, believe that offering the right tools, solutions, and education we can build a strong foundation for our partners selling and implementing mobility solutions.
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.
Axis is an IT company offering network video solutions for professional installations. The company is the global market leader in network video, driving the ongoing shift from analog to digital video surveillance. Axis products and solutions focus on security surveillance and remote monitoring, and are based on innovative, open technology platforms.
Captuvo Series Of Enterprise Sleds For Apple® Devices
Honeywell’s Captuvo series positions discerning enterprises to improve their customers’ overall experience, empower their employees and elevate their brand. Users can capitalize on the mainstream popularity of Apple devices with these unique engagement tools.
AXIS P72 Video Encoder Series AXIS P72 Video Encoder Series offers powerful, full-featured and efficient integration of analog cameras into an IP-based video surveillance system. The video encoders are is ideal for locations such as gas stations, convenience stores and small offices.
Honeywell Tecton Mobile Computer
The IP65-reated Honeywell Tecton is a mobile computer designed to meet the needs of users, demands of warehouse environments, and speed of today's enterprise in leading supply chains.
Datto SIRIS Lite
Simple Local Backup Meets Powerful Cloud Services.
Datto SIRIS Lite brings award-winning Datto SIRIS technology to a whole new market. Using a simplified local appliance, Datto SIRIS Lite brings all the benefits of a powerful backup agent and Inverse Chain TechnologyTM at a price small business can afford.
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