The highly anticipated launch of Android Pay, Google’s forthcoming payments platform and rival to Apple Pay will allow consumers to pay using their Android smartphones at point of sale as well as make purchases within mobile applications. Despite rumors that the payment solution would launch at the end of August, Tech Crunch reported that according to sources familiar with Google’s plans, Android Pay is not launching yet.
VARS: Does The Definition Of “Telehealth” Change Depending On Which State You’re In?
This report from the Center For Connected Health Policy (CCHPCA) addresses that and other questions around the emerging technology, and emphasizes issues caused by variations between states in defining “telehealth.”
2015 Awards Announced At RetailNOW
The Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) announced the 2015 recipients of its Vendor of Excellence and Innovative Solutions awards at RetailNOW 2015, held Aug. 2 to 5 at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
Cash In On Stand-Alone Bar Code Printing
A systems integrator creates a stand-alone printing app that leads to printer sales and six-digit recurring revenue from consumables.
Why You Should Get Involved With CompTIA
One thing became very clear by the time this year’s CompTIA ChannelCon ended — this is an organization every VAR, MSP (managed services provider), integrator, and solutions provider should leverage. CompTIA is probably best known for its certifications, and it’s due to those certifications and the revenue they bring in that the nonprofit can afford to so generously serve the IT community.
4 Technologies Every Restaurant IT VAR Should Be Selling
Learn why mobile technologies, fixed tablets, and digital signage should be a significant part of your business plan.
Product Comparison: Backup & Recovery Software, Part 2
We compare 11 business continuity solutions. Which is right for you and your customers?
Value-Added Provider Interstate Telephone Delivers Smart Business Capabilities To Parker Ag’s Agribusiness Operations
Parker Ag Innovations, a seed and chemical distributor located in Emerson, Iowa, was looking to improve oversight of its warehouse operations with the addition of surveillance cameras.
Merchants (with the exception of petroleum merchants) need to update their credit card terminals to accept EMV chip cards by this date or they may assume financial responsibility if a data breach or counterfeit transaction occurs.
As we are coming close to the EMV liability shift, the EMV certification process with the major processors/acquirers is not easing. There is a major backlog and it seems like most of the software vendors are not going to start having full EMV capabilities before the first quarter of 2016.
As retail IT changes — with innovations in mobile point of sale (POS), payment types, and data analytics — the way a VAR creates and delivers solutions to their clients is also undergoing changes.
Everyone is concerned with digital data security today, in one way or another. For every digital advancement, there seems to be a counter development to breach its security. The trust and etiquette that once governed the use of the old telephone party lines would serve us well today, but we cannot count on such protocol for today’s data and communication devices. Additional protection is needed.
October marks the liability shift date, when the four major credit card brands, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express, will begin shifting the financial liability for credit and debit card fraud to organizations that do not support EMV chip cards.
The Webroot® 2015 Threat Brief provides an overview of the threats against a wide range of organizations and individuals during 2014. It is based on analysis of threat intelligence metrics automatically captured, analyzed and correlated across threat vectors by BrightCloud, a Big Data security engine that acts as the backbone for all Webroot endpoint solutions and threat intelligence services.
Value-added resellers (VARs) and systems integrators have choices in sourcing, assembling and deploying hardware and software solutions for customers. These IT solutions specialists can work either with a single vendor that offers most of the technology needed to build end-to-end offerings, or multiple vendors to integrate and craft more comprehensive solutions.
PowaPOS, a division of Powa Technologies, is the physical retail component of the company’s omni-channel product line. The PowaPOS T25 is the first purpose built, all-in-one hardware platform designed for iOS, Android and Windows tablets. Because we believe in the power of the development community to create rich software applications that meet the needs of the marketplace, the PowaPOS T25 is the first tablet POS to provide universal support for any tablet, any application. Though our single API SDK, developers can integrate the T25’s beautifully and intelligently placed peripherals - full size thermal printer, PowaPOS 2D Scanner, swivel position sensor, and PowaPOS Cash Drawer - as well as EMV and Apple Pay-ready payment devices. All with a single power cord. The PowaPOS T25 is an all-in-one and one-for-all POS platform.
Solarwinds N-able 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.
RSPA stands for Retail Solutions Providers Association. We are the only association dedicated to the retail technology industry.
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.
Field Nation believes in a highly collaborative, global community that helps businesses achieve the most good in the world. We are a partner for people, organizations and enterprises and ensure successful collaborations so that teams can focus on accomplishing great things together.
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.
Webroot SecureAnywhere™ Business Endpoint Protection With Global Site Manager
Smarter malware prevention that solves the performance, dwell time visibility and management issues of your endpoint security.
Webroot SecureAnywhere™ Web Security Service
The smarter way to secure your network.
Webroot SecureAnywhere™ Business — Mobile Protection
Smarter security for today’s mobile workforce.
MAX Backup™ - fast, reliable, automatic, offsite, secure backup and disaster recovery to make your life easier! No more worrying about on-premised backup failure, or someone missing a crucial tape backup. The days of lost customer data are gone!
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