In this week’s news is the outlook on trucking trends and how security plays an important role in field productivity. Also, an article reports taking photos while in the field can build customer trust and loyalty, and article discusses how enhancements to the Android OS will benefit your field service IT clients.
CEA Tells How To “Win At Wireless”
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) released a new wireless business training resource in August. Winning at Wireless Retail Guide includes sound wireless retail strategies, tips from the field, true life examples, and best practices.
“The Drive to Thrive:” Are Federal Agencies Able To Meet Data Center Challenges?
Study says 70 percent of agencies suffer significant downtime that interferes with workload.
Retail Management System Replaces Paper-Based Process
New POS software helps solve a liability problem while growing a customer database at this indoor trampoline park.
3 Lies Break-Fix VARs Tell Themselves About Managed Services
Despite the growing number of managed services success stories, many VARs are reluctant to make the switch, and here’s why.
Hospitality Tech Evolves To Incorporate Payment Changes
VARs can add to value and revenue with additional POS features.
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.
A New Jersey fine dining restaurant, was engulfed in a blazing inferno taking 150 emergency responders to contain. In the rubble, they found a Posiflex terminal wet, filthy and melted. After replacing the heat-damaged power cord, the reseller plugged the terminal in, and the familiar glow of the Posiflex logo appeared. The terminal was 100% working. Posiflex, a fire survivor.
Superstorm Sandy in 2012 ripped through the eastern seaboard with winds up to 115 mph, causing untold misery and $75 billion in damage. La Costa Lounge, a popular party destination on the New Jersey shore, was hit hard by the storm, but their POS terminals --including the ones that were left outside on the patio, facing the brunt of the storm and covered with sand and water -- booted up immediately.
The Tacky Jacks seafood restaurant franchise, located on the Gulf Coast of Alabama, has spectacular views of the ocean and the surrounding seaside coast. The only problem is, they are continually exposed to the salty air, causing major issues to their outdoor POS equipment. Their previous POS hardware terminals continued to fail due to the corrosion from the salty air. By switching to Posiflex touch screen terminals, it allowed them to keep their equipment outside for over five years -- trouble-free!
In today’s business climate, the only thing faster than the rapid pace of business might be the even faster pace of technology. As a trusted solutions provider the more you can talk technology and business with a CIO, the more success you’re going to have. With that in mind, here’s a look at four technologies that keep CIOs awake at night, and how you can help them rest easy.
When it comes to Big Data implementation, there’s no bigger name around than Hadoop, to the point that many people think that Hadoop is Big Data. For a variety of reasons the Hadoop framework has become the go to system for numerous Big Data options.
Ask any expert about backup and disaster recovery (BDR) and you’ll quickly learn it is no longer what it used to be. There are more options out there than ever, and figuring out what will work best for your small to midsize business (SMBs) customers up front — before they make the investment — is essential. Image-based backup, also known as sector-based backup, is emerging as a top choice for channel partners and their SMB clients today, and that’s because it makes up for the limitations of competing alternatives in a number of ways.
As a business consultant to manage services providers (MSPs), I often help my clients build a cloud offering to sell to their customers. The first thing I tell them is, “The cloud is for everyone, but not for everything.” Sometimes when I say this I get that “deer in the headlights” look from them. I then explain my thoughts to them and in this post I will explain them to you as well.
I can remember the day I had to go into my team’s normal meeting room and deliver the news that we had been acquired. I had a prepared statement that we division leaders had prepared with the acquiring company which made the first seven minutes easy to get through.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SATO America, Inc.
Today, SATO continues its tradition of designing and manufacturing high-quality industrial printers that deliver reliable performance with each print job.
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.
Motorola DS4208-HC Scanner
The DS4208-HC corded imager from Motorola allows hospitals and clinics to quickly and easily capture and verify a wealth of data at the point of care, and beyond. The automated capture of information required by emerging healthcare laws enables cost-effective compliance with new government regulations.
AXIS P55 Network Camera Series AXIS P55 PTZ Dome Series consists of cost-effective, advanced indoor and outdoor-ready PTZ domes. They provide full frame rate video in resolutions up to HDTV 720p and with optical zoom up to 29x.
Dell SonicWALL TZ Series
The Dell ™ SonicWALL ™ TZ Series is the most secure Unified Threat Management (UTM) firewall for small businesses, retail deployments, remote sites, branch offices and distributed enterprises. Unlike consumer-grade products, the TZ Series delivers the most effective anti-malware, intrusion prevention, content/URL filtering and application control capabilities along with the broadest most secure mobile platform support for laptops, smartphones and tablets. It provides full deep packet inspection (DPI) at very high performance levels, eliminating the network bottleneck that other products introduce, and enabling organizations to realize increased productivity gains. The TZ Series is the most secure, sophisticated and widely-deployed security platform on the market today.
Honeywell Optimus 5900 RFID Mobile Computer
The Honeywell Optimus 5900 RFID is a light industrial mobile computer designed to deliver the benefits of radio frequency identification (RFID) and automated data collection for retail and supply chain enterprises.
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