Director of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation James Comey’s recent appearance on CBS News’ 60 Minutes provided a look at the conflict brewing between the FBI and mobile device manufacturers. Comey explains that data on Apple’s iPhone and, in the future, devices running Android can contain data that is inaccessible by law enforcement.
Wi-Fi Alliance Adds New Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint Features
The Wi-Fi Alliance has expanded its Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint program and states new program features “expand the program’s strategic value to mobile and fixed operators, and open opportunities for other sectors as they invest in Wi-Fi to meet business challenges.”
The BYOD Disconnect: Complying With Mobile Device Security At Work
Businesses are increasingly implementing bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies at work. These programs encourage employees to use their own smartphones and tablets within the office to help spur productivity — just how secure are these devices?
Sell Cloud BDR You Can Count On
An MSP’s cloud BDR (backup and disaster recovery) is put to a true test within a week of implementation and saves a lumber company customer from total data loss.
Create Stability, Profitability With Managed Services
Focusing on recurring revenue opportunities and spinning off specialty IT companies were two keys to this MSP’s sevenfold profitability growth over a seven-year period.
Mobile POS: A Gateway To Traditional POS Sales
Offering mobile POS — whether it’s necessary for your customers or not — can drive traditional POS sales through the roof.
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.
Some of the best leads you’ll ever get come from referrals. When someone introduces you to a new prospect, and talks up how good your company is and the expertise you have — it’s priceless. And, it usually means a much shorter sales cycle compared to leads generated from marketing outreach campaigns.
Unified communications can be defined as a set of capabilities used to integrate real-time communication services. They enable a person to send a message on one medium and the recipient to receive it on another. Wikipedia defines Unified Communications (UC) as the integration of real-time communication services such as instant messaging (chat), presence information, telephony (including IP telephony), video conferencing, call control, and speech recognition with non-real-time communication services such as unified messaging (integrated voicemail, email, SMS and fax).
Network video has drastically changed the video surveillance market over the last few years and now many believe that we are on the verge of a similar breakthrough with IP access control, which could happen much faster than video, due to the IT acceptance of devices residing on their infrastructure.
There are a lot of things to consider while migrating data from one cloud service to another. Some important key points to keep in mind are cloud security, storage cost, back-end recovery options, vendor reliability, data transfer speed, and SLA (service level agreement) terms. Being knowledgeable in all of these areas can help you prepare for a smooth transition and will ensure data stays in a safe and secure.
Two women caught on surveillance cameras are questioned for alleged receipt fraud. Sources say the women entered the store together, one left with the purchased goods and an original receipt while the other approached a staff member stating she had not received a receipt for her transaction. The duplicate receipt was printed and the women used both receipts to claim a refund.
Your IT clients in manufacturing are increasingly relying on technology to operate more efficiently, to enhance product quality — and to compete. In this article, Bernard Leikind, PhD, explains how manufacturers can also benefit by leveraging market intelligence collected through IT and data management solutions along the supply chain.
Healthcare organizations are often encouraged to acquire and implement a vendor neutral archive (VNA) as an enterprise medical imaging data repository. The idea is simple — migrate DICOM (digital imaging and communications in medicine) images archived in departmental picture archiving and communications system (PACS) applications into a centralized PACS VNA.
Branding refers to the identity of a company or a product in its desired market. Branding is more than a logo or a product on its own. It is a promise of quality and reputation. It encompasses everything about a company, sometimes good and sometimes bad, depending on the public’s perception.
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 more than 20 years, Accu-Time Systems has been a global supplier for workforce productivity, planning, human resource data collection, and labor management.
CharTec is the SMB channel's leading provider of recurring revenue based training for sales, operations, leadership, and marketing. Its 20,000 square foot MSP and IT training facility is the largest in North America and is integrated into a thriving multi-million dollar MSP.
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.
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.
Mercury Payment Systems
Mercury® provides integrated payment processing solutions that help businesses prosper. Known for secure and reliable processing, Mercury’s solutions are built into the POS, helping merchants reduce errors in data entry, manage cash flow, and minimize risk.
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.
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
The HP Elitebook Folio 1040 is packed with enterprise-class features like docking capability and premier security to help keep you productive and your data safe.
HP Slate 21 Pro All-in-One
Plug in, turn on, and get down to business.
IT As A Service
The new Dell PartnerDirect Services Provider program offers access to heterogeneous management solutions that go both deep and wide. The Program addresses your customers’ IT service delivery quality, compliance, security, availability, and performance expectations – all from a single vendor – through subscription-based licensing, billing in arrears, as well as management and technical resources.
TotalSecure Hardware & Services Bundle
Dell SonicWALL TotalSecure delivers the power and convenience of all-in-one network protection by combining gateway anti-virus, anti-spyware intrusion prevention, application intelligence, control and visualization, content/web filtering, firmware updates and 24x7 support onto a high-performance, deep packet inspection firewall. Even before new threats begin to spread, TotalSecure solutions are automatically updated with signatures that stop attacks before they enter the network, ensuring around-the-clock protection. TotalSecure provides complete network security against threats, including viruses, spyware, worms, Trojans and other malware, yet it is simple to install and manage.
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