In the news, the proposed federal IT budget for 2015 totals a little less than 2014 — mostly related to the Defense Department’s requested tech budget. In other news, MeriTalk announces the “Fed RAMP OnRAMP” portal to help with the government transition to cloud computing, and the OTSP seeks comments from you on the impact of Big Data on privacy, the economy, and public policy.
Field Service IT News — March 10, 2014
GPS technology recently played a role in the recovery of stolen trailers. Also in the news, Cook County, IL, approved the use of an automated vehicle locations system for real-time tracking of county vehicles, as well as performance data collection.
Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — March 10, 2014
An article in Nation’s Restaurant News points out when placing POS systems in restaurants it’s just as important to consider durability in these demanding environments as it is to consider functionality. Also in the news, a study shows mobile wallet adoption is slow, but growing, and hotel CEOs share how technology is used — and will be used — in their industry.
Earn Triple-Digit Revenue Growth Selling Digital Signage Services
This ISV’s digital signage consulting expertise and subscription-based recurring revenue model are leading it to a sixth consecutive year of triple-digit revenue growth.
4 Steps To Becoming A Trusted Virtualization Advisor
This $9 million MSP’s projected 17% revenue growth is coming from its foray into selling virtualization solutions and services to the SMB market.
Bundle IT Services With Physical Security Sales
Honing its vertical market expertise and integrating IT solutions and services with physical security sales are keys to this physical security integrator’s projected 20% growth.
Business Solutions asked Anurag Lal, CEO at Infinite Convergence, about using mobile messaging for enterprise — and about solutions providers’ opportunities to add mobile messaging to their customers’ solutions.
There are many benefits for both you and your clients by bringing vendor management into your professional services stack. For your business, you can control the scheduling of outside IT projects, meaning no more surprise calls about the new T1 line going in.
As the security industry continues to move away from closed, propriety architectures toward solutions that support an ecosystem of open and connected devices, the time has never been better for SMBs to migrate to an IP-based video surveillance system.
The corrections market is synonymous with a need for an uncompromised commitment to security. From local jails to state and federal prisons, all corrections facilities share a mission of ensuring safety and security.
For retailers, it is important that vendors and partners understand their fast-paced environment, need to control or cut costs, increase employee productivity and manage many locations all at once. By providing the necessary printing solutions to the retail industry, value-added resellers (VARs) can open their doors to a large opportunity to grow their businesses.
To stay competitive, all companies have to continually place bets on where to invest their time and resources; assess how to strengthen solution offerings; and innovate around them. We are all evaluating the industry sectors that deliver the most promise and provide the biggest opportunities for business growth. If manufacturing isn’t on your short list, it definitely should be.
The inevitable fate of Windows’ legacy OS presents a serious potential industry violation threat to your customers operating in regulated industries — and the perfect opportunity for you to save the day.
In the preface that I published last week, I talked about the fact that you and your sales team need to be very clear regarding the results that are produced by your products and services when a customer contracts with you. If you don't understand the quantity of results (as measured by the client) and the value of results (again, from the customer's point of view), then you are doomed to pitching your features and prices. Obviously, this is an unprofitable way to go to market.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spam Filter Software For ISPs, Web Hosts, Universities And Multiple Domain Managers, Anti Spam And Viruses Email Protection Soft CanIt-Domain-PRO is spam filtering software designed for Web Hosts/ISPs who have to manage multiple domains. CanIt-Domain-PRO spam blocker enables a super system administrator to delegate system administration rights which in turn allows the designated system administrator to offer per-user or per-group spam filtering.
SATO Label Gallery 3 Label Gallery is a family of professional labeling software products that brings a complete barcode printing solution and RFID Smart Label printing to desktop, mobile and network users. Label Gallery offers an easy-to-use interface and meets any label design and printing requirement for efficient label printing solutions to users in retail, logistics, health care, chemical, automotive and other industries.
Cisco Aironet 600 Series OfficeExtend Access Point Extend predictable 802.11n wireless coverage to the home teleworking environment with Cisco Aironet 600 Series OfficeExtend Access Points.
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.
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