A new hybrid ransomware has emerged: VirRansom. Earlier this month, SophosLabs reported the virus, blocked by Sophos as W32/VirRnsm-A, not only infects .exe files, but also data files like .zip, .doc, and .jpg.
EHRs In Pharmacies Open Doors To New Tech Solutions
According to EHR Intelligence, pharmacies are pioneering changes in EHR technology that solutions providers might want to keep their eyes on.
Government IT News For VARs — December 23, 2014
In news this week, Congress passes legislation that bolsters federal cybersecurity, Iowa tests the first digital driver’s license, and FedRAMP releases a two-year road map.
Prospering On A Niche
You might argue that Diamond Comics Distribution isn’t a VAR, but its retail IT service model offers important lessons for the channel.
Retail IT Forecast 2015: What Retailers Need & How You Can Help
Those solutions providers whose line cards align with the changing needs of retailers will win retailers’ 2015 IT budgets.
Find New Recurring Revenue Through Payment Processing
A hospitality VAR’s decision to take an active role in payment processing led to a growing recurring revenue business for the VAR.
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.
How do I develop a true leadership team? Well, that’s a topic that could consume an entire library of books! That said, let’s see if we can’t whittle the topic down to a manageable scope. Beginning with the end in mind … effective development always starts with defining success. Said differently, ask yourself if you have a clear sense for what a real leadership team looks like?
As we wrap up 2014, I wanted to give my Service Manager Brethren a few of the books that have helped me in an operational or managerial capacity over the last 15 years. Some of the books are pricey and are more like text books than typical business book fare.
It wasn’t long since the Heartbleed bug made waves across the Internet and put hundreds of online services and systems at risk of personal data exposure. Now, it’s again a busy season for solutions providers that focus on security, as a new vulnerability — Shellshock — was found running uncontrolled over the Internet, and it soon proved a far more serious threat than Heartbleed.
If the nightly news is your primary source for the latest happenings in cybersecurity threats, you’d think that retail was cybercriminals’ number one target (no pun intended). Many would be surprised to find out that healthcare is actually at the top of the hit list.
While it’s not a pleasant thought, the more we enable our lives with cool tech, the more we open up the doors to criminals using weapons of ones and zeros to attack our machines and steal our data. As IT solutions providers, you can empower your customers to better protect their businesses with improved cybersecurity practices. Here are three ways you can make an impact on cyber security for your clients — and yourself — in 2015.
A few years ago BYOD (bring your own device) was just an IT buzzword, and now it’s part of everyday conversation. References to BYOD today revolve around personal smartphones and tablets but the rapid introduction of new consumer technologies, like wearables, are changing the notion of what the “D” in BYOD stands for. BYOD today isn’t as much about the device, but more about securing the data, via apps, on the device. Businesses need to start thinking now about how the rise of wearable technologies and the Internet of Things (IoT) will affect their approach to BYOD.
David Siles, vice president of channels and alliances at DataGravity, offers insights on how IT solutions providers can help their customers protect data, as well as improve operations and productivity.
How do I develop my staff to believe in themselves? I am going to answer this question with some lessons I learned from my father and a swamped canoe. Before I tell my story, I want to remind you of the challenge you face.
StorageCraft Technology Corporation
StorageCraft Technology Corporation is a premier software company focused on helping you backup fast and recover faster. StorageCraft develops innovative disk-based backup, disaster recovery, system migration, data protection and security solutions for servers, desktops and laptops.
Worldpay US, a division of The Worldpay Group, provides and develops industry-leading payments processing products and services to ISV/VARs and merchants large and small. Verticals include retail, grocery, petroleum, restaurant, and many others. Innovation and investment allow Worldpay to continue to offer a secure and reliable payments platform.
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.
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.
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.
Elo PayPoint - The Electronic Cash Register Reinvented For The Cloud
All-in-one, the Elo PayPoint is your register, cash drawer, credit card reader, barcode scanner, receipt printer, customer facing display, and point-of-sale software solution – all automatically backed up in the cloud to keep your business up and running.
Implement cost-effective desktop virtualization that enables mobility and BYOD with access to applications from anywhere on any device.
Mitigate the risk of migrations, consolidations and restructuring with no impact on users and fewer resources than you thought possible.
CloudRunner And Essential IT-as-a-Service Solutions For SMBs
Become a one-stop shop for all your customers’ IT-as-a-service needs.
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