Help Clients Identify Best Practices To Address Phishing And Ransomware
Help Clients Identify Best Practices To Address Phishing And Ransomware

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    Too Many Payment Options Causes Lost Sales

    A blog post on the Internet Merchants Association website notes, “I have to ask myself — is there such a thing as too many payment options? When a buyer comes to my site, what are they looking for as far as payment options? Currently I offer Paypal, Google Checkout, and a merchant account. Would I not be shooting myself in the foot by adding another payment option?”

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Too Many Payment Options Causes Lost Sales

A blog post on the Internet Merchants Association website notes, “I have to ask myself — is there such a thing as too many payment options? When a buyer comes to my site, what are they looking for as far as payment options? Currently I offer Paypal, Google Checkout, and a merchant account. Would I not be shooting myself in the foot by adding another payment option?”

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    2016 VAR & ISV's Guide To EMV & Payment Security

    Many IT solutions providers, both VARs and software developers, rank dealing with payment security slightly higher than a trip to the dentist. It’s not something people want to spend time on. To most, payment security is not a money-making profit center. Additionally, the rules seem to be ever-changing and nearly impossible to get ahead of. To top it off, the bad guys always seem to be one step ahead.

  • Partner Program Insider 2016
    Partner Program Insider 2016

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    Best Channel Vendors 2016

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    Business Solutions Executive Insight 2015

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    Vantiv Integrated Payments

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    ConnectWise
    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.  

     

  • CompTIA
    CompTIA

    CompTIA is the voice of the world's information technology (IT) industry.

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    StorageCraft Technology Corporation

    StorageCraft Technology Corporation is a premier software company focused on helping you backup fast and recover faster. StorageCraft develops innovative disk-based backup, disaster recovery, system migration, data protection and security solutions for servers, desktops and laptops.

  • Webroot
    Webroot

    Webroot delivers intelligent cybersecurity for endpoint, mobile and web to channel partners, consumers, businesses, and enterprises worldwide. Powered by its BrightCloud® collective threat intelligence network, Webroot protects the internet of everything. Our cloud-based threat detection, high performance, lightweight agents, and single, web-based point of control have changed the way businesses think about protecting mobile devices, PCs and servers. Named a ‘Visionary’ in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, Webroot’s smarter approach to security is why companies including Cisco, F5 Networks, GateProtect, HP, Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks, Proofpoint, RSA and others choose our solutions for advanced threat protection for their security products and services.

  • CharTec
    CharTec

    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.

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