Over the past year, many high-profile security breaches that put retail customer information at risk made national news. According to a July 2014 article published by Forbes, the number of distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) over 20 Gbps in size doubled compared to this time in 2013. One of the latest company to suffer from an attack on its systems, with the subsequent loss of customer data, was the UPS Store, a subsidiary of the United Parcel Service (UPS).
Virtual Assistance Technology Trend Emerges
First there was Siri, now you have Cortana, both at your beck and call and ready to help you set up appointments and look up information online, all through your smartphones. With retailers racing to provide the best customer experience, the next generation of digital assistants has made its debut.
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.
Hospitality Tech Evolves To Incorporate Payment Changes
VARs can add to value and revenue with additional POS features.
Multimarket Surveillance Sales Drive Double-Digit Growth
This LA-based security solutions reseller doesn’t discriminate by vertical, and it’s consistently achieving 20 percent annual sales growth.
Break Out Of Paltry POS Sales
Selling complementary IT solutions and professional services contracts are driving this retail VAR’s projected 150 percent revenue growth.
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.
RSPA stands for Retail Solutions Providers Association. We are the only association dedicated to the retail technology industry.
Accu-Time Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1991, Accu-Time Systems (ATS) has been a trusted global leader in workforce management, offering state-of-the-art solutions for time and attendance, payroll, and security access. For more than 20 years, Accu-Time Systems has been a global supplier for workforce productivity, planning, human resource data collection, and labor management.
SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), a Fortune 500 corporation, is a leading business process services company, servicing resellers, retailers and original equipment manufacturers in multiple regions around the world. The Company provides services in IT distribution, supply chain management, contract assembly and global business services. Founded in 1980, SYNNEX employs approximately 49,000 full-time and part-time associates worldwide.
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.
N-able Technologies Inc.
N-able Technologies 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.
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.
Maximus — the state-of-the-art internet appliance that removes limitations through use of wide-open standards.
HP Z1 G2 Workstation
Our most innovative all-in-one workstation with a brilliant display and the latest technologies in an elegant, easily customizable design.
Create your own Help Desk team without the capital investment, infrastructure, and staffing. CharTec Help Desk provides you with American-based support and all the advantages of "live" level 2, friendly front-end technical care specialists skilled and designed to support your users — your way!
Hardware As A Service (HaaS) Solutions
Are your clients hesitant to purchase new hardware due to a large initial capital investment and technology that rapidly depreciates in value? Have you been holding off providing your clients with additional hardware because you don't have time to deal with vendors?
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