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.
Restaurant and Hospitality IT News For VARs — December 10, 2013
Tabletop tablets, as well as ordering and reservation and recipe apps, are in the news as 2014 restaurant technology trends. “Flash travel” and mobile payments are also expected to be on the rise.
Grocery And Convenience Store IT News For VARs — December 10, 2013
This week, a survey reveals the industry believes real-time payments could be available by 2018 and Wi-Fi is becoming a c-store fixture.
Avoid The À La Carte IT Menu Trap
Allowing customers free range to pick and choose which IT solutions they buy from you is almost always not in their best interests, and rarely in yours.
Get Your Hospitality Customers’ POS Transactions Under Control
A retail VAR upgrades a comedy club customer’s POS, helps it improve its cash management, and earns five referrals and other upsell opportunities.
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?
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.
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.
Rick McFarland of Voice4Net lists questions to ask your partners about transitioning to WebRTC-based communications.
Jon Cassell of SmartReceipt lists a variety of applications across multiple verticals that use smart printers.
For integrators new to video surveillance and the cloud, here’s some advice to kick-start your sales.
CipherLab is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of Automatic Identification and Data Capture/Collection products and systems. The company's mobile computers and scanners are integrated into the networks of some of the world's best known logistics, retail, distribution, government installations and healthcare companies, helping them run more efficiently and effectively onsite and on the road.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Maximus — the state-of-the-art internet appliance that removes limitations through use of wide-open standards.
Join The APC Channel Partner Program
There's never been a better time to be an APC by Schneider Electric channel partner. Our program is all about you by offering differentiated program levels that reflect your core competency and area of expertise. Be the solution your customers need today.
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.
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