At the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) RetailNOW 2014 Awards Ceremony on August 5, 2014, the association presented its 2014 Gold Medallion Award to Business Solutions magazine. Each year, the RSPA presents Vendor of Excellence Awards — more than 300 vendors were categorized and selected by RSPA reseller members for the awards, which make them the only industry accolade honoring vendors for channel work, given by the retail channel.
Government IT News For VARs — August 27, 2014
In news this week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) have suspended contracts with U.S. Investigations Services (USIS) in the wake of the major cyber-attack that may have accessed more than 25,000 DHS employees. Agencies also find that combining a content management system with mobile device management (MDM) can save money and provide secure transmission of content on mobile devices. The Department of Defense (DOD) is re-examining its cloud security policies; Open Source may not be the hazard some think it is. And if the Freedom Act is passed, some IT vendors may be left holding the financial bag.
Google Glass: A New Tech For Paramedics
You may soon see Google Glass making appearances in ambulances.
A Small MSP’s Secret To Landing International Cloud Deals
This MSP’s hosted Exchange win with an international engineering firm illustrates how consultative selling evens out the competitive landscape.
Hospitality Tech Evolves To Incorporate Payment Changes
VARs can add to value and revenue with additional POS features.
Product Comparison Update: PSA (Professional Services Automation)
If managed services are a part of your business model — or will be soon — you need a PSA tool. Here’s the latest on the leading options.
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.
The Service Provider Program is designed to work with the Service Provider business model. Dell understands that Service Providers want to match their expenses with their revenue. They receive their revenue monthly/quarterly and wish to work with vendors that provide the same flexibility.
How IT can enable the flexibility of employee-owned devices without losing control of the enterprise.
The role of the IT department is continually redefined as successive generations of technology force their way into the workplace in response to economic pressure, user demand, and desire for competitive advantage. This has never been more obvious than with the current growth in “bring your own device” (BYOD) programs, which are rapidly spreading through the business world, bringing new headaches and opportunities.
Can Consumerization Fit Healthcare IT’s Demanding Requirements?
Most disasters strike when you least expect them. Some – like hurricanes – give you more warning. But in either case, it’s a real problem if disaster brings your business to a grinding halt. Forces of nature, malicious acts, or even a simple mistake can have a long-lasting negative effect on your business. This idea paper offers some first steps and follow-up steps you can take to upgrade your disaster preparedness.
Migration of your most precious business asset, that which is mission-critical for the success of the company on so many levels—your Exchange messaging solution—is not something to be taken lightly.
IT professionals looking to embrace the cloud inevitably encounter skeptics who resist the move. This white paper details four key steps to dispelling the skeptic’s fears so that your organization can begin to take advantage of the many benefits of the cloud.
How do I establish my credibility as a leader to execute on the change that folks want to see happen?
VTech is the world’s largest manufacturer of cordless telephones, and the largest supplier of electronic learning products from infancy to preschool in the US and Western Europe. It also provides highly sought-after contract manufacturing services.
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.
Dell Software Inc.
Dell provides end-to-end solutions leveraging our combined breadth and depth of software and system competencies. We enable partners to differentiate their offerings and drive recurring revenue generating IT as a Service (ITaaS). These offerings will accelerate customer onboarding, ensure cost-effective scalability and heterogeneous manageability across a broad range of ITaaS workloads for Enterprise and SMB customers.
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.
Mercury Payment Systems
Mercury® provides integrated payment processing solutions that help businesses prosper. Known for secure and reliable processing, Mercury’s solutions are built into the POS, helping merchants reduce errors in data entry, manage cash flow, and minimize risk.
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.
DISC Behavior Profile
People excel and shine in job roles that are a good match for their skills and natural behavior style. Our behavior profile can identify and highlight management and leadership qualities, detail-oriented, and organizational skills, natural sales ability, personal service, and team player tendencies. These items are critical to employee retention and uncovering the initial job match for skills and behavior style. Along with understanding what motivates an individual, the DISC test can capture these attributes quickly and accurately.
Maximus — the state-of-the-art internet appliance that removes limitations through use of wide-open standards.
Honeywell Captuvo SL22 Series Enterprise Sled For Apple® iPod Touch®
The Honeywell Captuvo SL22 allows businesses to transform the Apple® iPod touch® into an enterprise ready device.
HP MX10 Retail Solution
Slip the HP ElitePad Mobile POS Solution into the HP Retail Expansion Dock for a fully integrated solution.
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