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Best Quotes From The Day 3 Reseller Forum At RSPA INSPIRE 2015
Day 3 at the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) INSPIRE 2015 Conference in Maui kicked off with an open-forum discussion among the nearly 100 retail IT channel executives in attendance. Led by RSPA solutions provider board members Mike Seymour, COO at Postec in Atlanta, and Bob Bauer, president at BMC POS in Michigan, the half-hour session produced some memorable insights.
What Does Consolidation Really Mean To The Channel?
Today I began crunching the data from a Business Solutions reader survey on the topic of consolidation, mergers, and acquisitions in the channel. The special report will appear in our March issue. Let me tell you right now, we received some great feedback in the survey. Without spoiling the entire report, I did want to share a couple trends I’m seeing immediately.
Capitalize On This Golden Age Of Technology Innovation
Managed IT services are expected to grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) well into the double digits.
Making The Case For Managed BDR Services
An MSP earns a BDR (backup and disaster recovery) sale and additional business after educating a law firm about managed backup and network monitoring services.
Key Partnership Leads To Thousands Of Healthcare Clients
This reseller/integrator has a lucrative recurring revenue stream thanks to its expertise in bar code printer staging and deployments.
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.
One area that MSPs spend the most time considering – even worrying about – is their pricing.
What will be the chief challenges for MSPs in 2015? Part three of a five-part series examines remote management. MAXfocus RM Marketing Manager German Cancino tells Marc Thaler that, without the proper platform, companies are increasingly susceptible to insider attacks.
I recently finished an 8-step series on business recovery, where I covered a number of methodologies that would not only enhance your recovery offering, but provide better data protection for your customers. Assuming a few of those are appealing and can be applied to your customer base, the next logical step is to market these services.
In business we hear these questions all the time: Who is your competition, what do they do, what do they sell?
Are you confident in the data center hosting your customers’ most valuable asset – their data? Chris Groot, vice president of sales and business development for MAX Backup, explains why MSPs should place their trust in the MAXfocus solution.
When a Managed Service Provider or an IT support company comes to choosing an online backup tool, there are several criteria to consider: price, ease of use, trust in the vendor…and of course speed. Speed is arguably the most important issue when it comes to backup, perhaps second only to reliability.
Most big corporations have their backup houses well in order; they can afford high-end SANs powered by top disk arrays. They often have multi-tier backup and disaster recovery systems in place. They have the money to buy more space when they start to run out, and the smartest ones are using the cloud as an additional layer of security.
Everyone needs backup. But, it is a thankless job, one that adds no real competitive advantage - and when things go wrong there is nothing but blame. And things far too often do go wrong. Tape backup in particular is prone to error.
RSPA stands for Retail Solutions Providers Association. We are the only association dedicated to the retail technology industry.
Datto Inc. is an award-winning vendor of backup, disaster recovery (BDR) and intelligent business continuity solutions, providing best-in-class technology and support to its 5,000+ channel Partners throughout North America and Europe. Datto is the only hybrid-cloud BDR vendor that provides instant on- and off-site virtualization of servers and workstations, achieved through its Inverse Chain Technology.
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.
Harbortouch is a leading national provider of touch-screen point of sale (POS) systems and payment processing services. As pioneers of the “as a service” model, Harbortouch offers an unprecedented “free” POS program that allows the company’s sales partners to offer a full-featured POS system with no up-front costs.
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.
Becoming a CharTec Partner puts your organization into an elite group of MSPs dedicated to offering a wide variety of superior products and services to their clients. Our relationship with you is a partnership, so that's exactly what we call you — a "CharTec Partner." In initiating our relationship, we open the doors giving you exclusive access to our products, resources, and training. Good things happen when you ride with the Zebra.
CloudRunner And Essential IT-as-a-Service Solutions For SMBs
Become a one-stop shop for all your customers’ IT-as-a-service needs.
Datto SIRIS 2
Datto SIRIS 2 delivers the most aggressive Recovery Time Objective (RTO) of any backup, disaster recovery (BDR) and business continuity solution available today. It is the ideal solution for businesses for whom downtime is not an option. SIRIS 2 offers the best protection for a business’s mission-critical applications, delivered via the most robust and flexible technology on the market today.
ChipDNA - EMV Migration
ChipDNA makes EMV Migration simple saving you time and money by removing technical challenges, complexity and risk, while reducing the burden of PCI DSS and PA-DSS compliance.
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