New research from the IHL Group examines industry perspectives on loss prevention technologies in retail and the very different ways business groups including IT, loss prevention (LP), and the C-suite valuate and allocate investment and staffing in those technologies based on their individual roles and priorities.
Report: Why Your Data-Driven IT Clients Have The Edge In Today’s Marketplace
The most significant shift in the world of Big Data last year was the emergence of velocity as the competitive differentiator, according to IBM Research.
5 Ways To Help Your SMB Customers See Past The Cost Of EMV Solutions
As of October 1, liability for fraudulent payment card transactions shifts from card issuers to acquirers or merchants, with the least EMV-compliant party responsible for covering the amount of the transaction. And while many SMB merchants are researching what the shift would entail, many are still concerned about the costs involved.
Why Endpoint Security Is A Must-Have For All VARs, MSPs
An MSP’s endpoint security upgrade leads to a stickier client relationship, efficiency gains, and increased profitability.
All We Are Saying Is Give MPS A Chance
Not only is selling managed print services (MPS) a good way to earn incremental recurring revenue, but also it’s one of the best ways to keep competitors away from your customers.
Overcome EMV Objections
Experts explain how payment hardware upgrades bring a host of exciting new functionality retailers are excited to adopt.
Sub-$1300 All-In-One POS Terminals Product Review - Table Of Contents
A VAR evaluates 7 sub-$1,300 all-in-one POS terminals and shares the pros and cons of each.
An edited transcript follows of Michael Gerber’s interview with Business Solutions president and RSPA chairman Jim Roddy. Gerber, author of best-seller The E-Myth Revisited and five other E-Myth books on the topic of small business and entrepreneurship, will speak at Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) RetailNOW on August 3 in Orlando.
IT security is a concern for every business, but what many are missing is that the solution isn’t just about the products in play. It’s about the policies too.
Perhaps the most tragic thing about the glut of data breaches last year is that the lion’s share of them could have been prevented. Or rather, had the breached companies managed its data properly, there would have been nothing of value for the cyber criminals to steal. The year 2014 could have been a year of slapped wrists instead of devastation for some major companies had merchants used the tools they needed to use.
Marketing is one of the biggest challenges managed services providers (MSPs) face. Between managing customer relationships, keeping up with technology advances and handling finances, MSPs have little time left to promote the business. And, most don’t have the marketing talent on staff so they outsource it to an expert.
Digital consumers have come of age and expect a rich palette of digital experiences during their shopping journeys, whether online or in the store. In addition, new retail competitors are disrupting the industry and threatening established incumbents. To meet these challenges, retailers must revolutionize business models in order to innovate faster and provide a better shopping experience for consumers. One way to improve the consumer’s in-store shopping experience and drive increased sales is through new uses of dynamic, digital signage within the store.
Point of sale (POS) systems have long stood at the heart of every retail business and remain one of the largest technical investments a retailer will make during the initial development of its company.
Many merchants are concerned about the October 1 EMV liability shift and its potential impact to their respective businesses. Given that there is no mandate around EMV adoption, NCR Hospitality is recommending that restaurant operators, in particular, look to adopt solutions that manage a multitude of payment options rather than selecting single, point solutions that only address EMV.
Talk about growth: In a single year, KPM CPAs of Springfield, MO, acquired not one, but two separate accounting firms, bringing on clusters of new employees in waves of 15 to 30 people at a time. To keep pace with this growth trajectory, KPM moved into a new building, bringing 110 personnel from all three previous companies into one environment.
At MAXfocus we provide over 12,000 MSPs and IT support companies globally with the integrated Remote Monitoring, Mail Security, Backup and ServiceDesk capability you need to make your clients’ lives easier. We also provide free training, sales and marketing materials to help build your business.
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.
Today, SATO continues its tradition of designing and manufacturing high-quality industrial printers that deliver reliable performance with each print job.
RSPA stands for Retail Solutions Providers Association. We are the only association dedicated to the retail technology industry.
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.
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.
Hardware As A Service (HaaS) Solutions
Are your clients hesitant to purchase new hardware due to a large initial capital investment and technology that rapidly depreciates in value? Have you been holding off providing your clients with additional hardware because you don't have time to deal with vendors?
CharTec Sales Superstar Program
Need a REAL Sales Pro for Your MSP? Cut out the dead weight with CharTec's MSP Sales Superstar Program.
Help your merchants show their customers how to use chip cards.
MAX Backup™ - fast, reliable, automatic, offsite, secure backup and disaster recovery to make your life easier! No more worrying about on-premised backup failure, or someone missing a crucial tape backup. The days of lost customer data are gone!
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