Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Point of Sale and Payment Processing news, companies announce new products — including a payment terminal, a mini-PC controller with Wi-Fi, receipt-printing technology, tablet POS — as well as a new a label solutions store and new partnerships.
Restaurant and Hospitality IT News For VARs — December 10, 2013
Tabletop tablets, as well as ordering and reservation and recipe apps, are in the news as 2014 restaurant technology trends. “Flash travel” and mobile payments are also expected to be on the rise.
Grocery And Convenience Store IT News For VARs — December 10, 2013
This week, a survey reveals the industry believes real-time payments could be available by 2018 and Wi-Fi is becoming a c-store fixture.
Make 2014 A Banner Year. Here’s How.
Before you know it, we’ll be ringing in the new year. You might be one of those ambitious people who make resolutions to better yourself personally. If so, kudos to you! But, have you ever considered a resolution to improve your business?
Get Your Hospitality Customers’ POS Transactions Under Control
A retail VAR upgrades a comedy club customer’s POS, helps it improve its cash management, and earns five referrals and other upsell opportunities.
Avoid The À La Carte IT Menu Trap
Allowing customers free range to pick and choose which IT solutions they buy from you is almost always not in their best interests, and rarely in yours.
Backup And Disaster Recovery (BDR) Solutions Product Review Part 2
A managed services provider (MSP) evaluates three Backup And Disaster Recovery (BDR) solutions and shares the pros and cons of each.
David Gosman of pcAmerica tells how Big Data can benefit VARs' retail and hospitality customers — as well as benefitting the VARs themselves.
Walker Thompson of WhenToManage lists some key considerations for retailers considering upping their Big Data game.
Almost daily, Business Solutions magazine hears from industry experts and from subscribers that to survive in the channel, a business must find a way to build a predictable revenue stream and maximize profitability. For changes in your business to result in success, however, everyone has to support the transition.
Clint Hofer of Slingfly Media tells what to do — and not to do — to help use video to reach your goal of expanding your brand and creating leads.
Gil Cargill of Cargill Consulting Group explains the value of tracking the ratio of first meetings to first orders.
Rick McFarland of Voice4Net lists questions to ask your partners about transitioning to WebRTC-based communications.
Jon Cassell of SmartReceipt lists a variety of applications across multiple verticals that use smart printers.
For integrators new to video surveillance and the cloud, here’s some advice to kick-start your sales.
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.
Intronis Cloud Backup and Recovery is a world-class cloud backup solution for the IT channel. Intronis provides the industry’s easiest-to-use secure data solution for offsite and local backup. Intronis offers the best Exchange and SQL backup on the market, supports virtualized environments with native VMware backup. It also integrates with major solutions in the MSP ecosystem.
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.
RSPA stands for Retail Solutions Providers Association. We are the only association dedicated to the retail technology industry.
SATO America, Inc.
Today, SATO continues its tradition of designing and manufacturing high-quality industrial printers that deliver reliable performance with each print job.
Whether you’re an experienced IT managed services provider (MSP) or an hourly rate one-man shop, LabTech can help you significantly improve your operational productivity and efficiency by leveraging the power of IT automation. LabTech’s functionality can take care of any repetitive IT maintenance task or process, monitor mission critical network components and automatically run auto-remediation programs, and so much more! At LabTech Software we proudly say, “If you can think of an IT task, LabTech can automate it!”
HX3 Wearable Computer
The HX3 rugged voice-directed computer incorporates all of the user-friendly features needed to maximize productivity, accuracy, and worker satisfaction in a fast-paced quick-picking environment. It all starts with our ToughTalk 4-pin connector, specially engineered to minimize crosstalk.
AVG Premium Security Everything AVG Internet Security has to offer, plus actively seeks out identity theft and optimises PC performance.
3VR Server Class SmartRecorder The most powerful, expandable, and analytic rich 3VR solution, the Server-class offers the most robust analytic expansion, data systems integration potential, and processing capability of any DVR on the market.
Maximus — the state-of-the-art internet appliance that removes limitations through use of wide-open standards.
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