As the benefits of interoperability are becoming clearer, questions around costs and fees of reaching those benefits are being raised. Recent surveys by ORC International and PriceWaterhouseCoopers address this and other issues around the interoperability question.
IRS Opens Comment Period For “Cadillac Tax” On Healthcare Coverage
The IRS has issued Notice 2015-16, in which it announced that it has opened a comment period from employers regarding the scope of regulations it plans to propose regarding the 40 percent excise tax on high-cost group health plans, dubbed the “Cadillac Tax.” The excise tax could have a potentially significant impact on healthcare providers and insurers as well.
The Unknown Future Of The Retail Reseller Channel
Yesterday I participated in a couple hours of planning for our upcoming (May 12-13) Retail IT VAR of the Future event in Las Vegas. Even though the event is just two days away from the office in an easy-to-reach city and economically priced, we recognized early on that we’d have to offer something special to get people to take time away from their businesses and attend. Therefore, when we set out to create this event, we weren’t looking to host another typical show. We set out with uniqueness and greatness in mind. After this latest meeting, I’m reminded of those initial goals and feel confident in what we’ve created for you.
The IP Video System Integrator’s Guide To Double-Digit Growth
A physical security systems integrator’s close attention to detail throughout the sales and implementation process is key to ensuring successful installs and long-term customer satisfaction.
Find New Data Collection Sales Opportunities In The Warehouse And DC Market
A former staple of AIDC (automatic identification and data collection) sales revenue, the warehouse and distribution center (DC) market is worth taking a second look at.
3 Common Culprits For Missed SLAs Solved
Making constant improvements to its sales, implementation, and customer service processes are key contributors to this MSP’s year-over-year double-digit 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.
I am likely preaching to the choir when I say, introducing small-to-medium sized business clients (SMB) to a new, highly innovative, many times expensive technology solution is no easy feat. Actually, the introduction isn’t really the hard part — getting that PO signed-off is where it becomes tricky.
Managing passwords can get overly complicated. Here are some tips to remember as an IT solutions provider along with how you can make the process easier for end users.
Government isn’t known for being on the cutting edge of innovation, because bureaucracy often interferes with decision making. It takes a lot of waiting and discussing before something actually gets done, especially when compared to the more nimble private sector.
The best managed services relationships are built around trust. As celebrated business leader Steven Covey once said, “Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.” For managed services providers (MSP), trust comes from showing continuous value to customers over time. A relationship founded on trust is a powerful way for an MSP to protect critical business relationships from competitors as well.
Time is running out for merchants to adopt EMV (EuroPay MasterCard and Visa) standards. Starting Oct. 1, merchant liability for payment card fraud will increase, unless they can process payments with microchip-based cards. It they don’t have the capability to process payment through the chip, they become responsible for fraudulent transactions involving those cards.
This year’s attendance at EuroCIS broke previous records by attracting nearly 9,000 visitors from more than 60 countries. APG Cash Drawer was among the 318 exhibitors at the show, where we had the opportunity to demo products designed specifically for the European market and promote the Thin-bility concept.
The experience of buying products and services from retail, grocery, or hospitality businesses has changed— both for the customer and certainly for the business. It used to be that the customer followed a predictable path, and other than with mail or phone orders, transactions occurred in store. Businesses were largely in control of the experience with advertising, store layout, product and pricing displays, and a limited selection of merchandise in inventory.
RetailNOW brings together the thousands of people who make point of sale technology products with people that make those products come alive with amazing features and capabilities, along with the people who bring that technology to the marketplace.
Today, SATO continues its tradition of designing and manufacturing high-quality industrial printers that deliver reliable performance with each print job.
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.
We’ve spent more than 40 years helping lead the electronic payment revolution, and we remain at the industry’s forefront. Providing merchants and partners with seamless, secure solutions and the latest industry intelligence, Moneris helps the businesses we serve unlock new possibilities and take advantage of new avenues for growth.
Harbortouch is a leading national provider of touch-screen point of sale (POS) systems and payment processing services. As pioneers of the “as a service” model, Harbortouch offers an unprecedented “free” POS program that allows the company’s sales partners to offer a full-featured POS system with no up-front costs.
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.
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.
Harbortouch POS Elite combines state-of-the-art software with top-of-the-line hardware to deliver a high quality POS system that is unmatched in both reliability and usability.
IT As A Service
The new Dell PartnerDirect Services Provider program offers access to heterogeneous management solutions that go both deep and wide. The Program addresses your customers’ IT service delivery quality, compliance, security, availability, and performance expectations – all from a single vendor – through subscription-based licensing, billing in arrears, as well as management and technical resources.
APG Vasario 1313 Cash Drawer
Vasario Standard Duty
The Vasario series is the cost effective choice that doesn’t sacrifice quality or dependability.
Becoming a CharTec Partner puts your organization into an elite group of MSPs dedicated to offering a wide variety of superior products and services to their clients. Our relationship with you is a partnership, so that's exactly what we call you — a "CharTec Partner." In initiating our relationship, we open the doors giving you exclusive access to our products, resources, and training. Good things happen when you ride with the Zebra.
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