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Best Quotes From The Day 3 Reseller Forum At RSPA INSPIRE 2015
Day 3 at the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) INSPIRE 2015 Conference in Maui kicked off with an open-forum discussion among the nearly 100 retail IT channel executives in attendance. Led by RSPA solutions provider board members Mike Seymour, COO at Postec in Atlanta, and Bob Bauer, president at BMC POS in Michigan, the half-hour session produced some memorable insights.
What Does Consolidation Really Mean To The Channel?
Today I began crunching the data from a Business Solutions reader survey on the topic of consolidation, mergers, and acquisitions in the channel. The special report will appear in our March issue. Let me tell you right now, we received some great feedback in the survey. Without spoiling the entire report, I did want to share a couple trends I’m seeing immediately.
Embracing The Burgeoning Digital Signage Market
This AV, digital signage, and IT integrator’s commitment to becoming a total solutions provider is leading to year-over-year double-digit growth.
Capitalize On This Golden Age Of Technology Innovation
Managed IT services are expected to grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) well into the double digits.
Integrator Tasked With Challenging Video Surveillance Project
Successfully deploying an ad hoc wireless video network helped forge a long-term relationship with a major marathon.
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.
There are no doubt hundreds of backup vendors, offering various types of backup and recovery methods to Managed Services Providers (MSPs). How does an MSP know which offers the best solution for its customers, and the makes the best business sense as part of its managed services offering?
“We want to serve our patients, not worry about IT,” says Lori Buchman, Practice Administrator with Lincoln Pediatric Dentistry in Lincoln, NE. The IT challenges for the growing dental practice, however, are many. With 34 employees in two locations, one virtualized host and four servers, not to mention HIPAA compliance, it’s imperative that their data be secure and systems are always on.
GRIP I.T., a division of Global Resources Technologies Inc., founded in 1996, provides full-service IT service management for businesses of all sizes. With a focus on improving the functionality of their customers’ IT and business systems, all at a lower cost of ownership, GRIP I.T. seeks to serve their clients in all areas of I.T. The company is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario.
Datto recently began offering Time-Based Cloud Retention (TBCR) across its entire line of industry-leading backup, disaster recovery (BCR) and business continuity (BC) solutions for managed service providers (MSPs) and other channel partners. Under this new TBCR model, the monthly cost for cloud-based storage of customer data is no longer variable based on volume. Instead, Datto channel partners can now offer customers secure, rapidly recoverable off-site backup for a fixed monthly price that is based on how long they need to retain their data.
Data is the new currency, and in order to stay competitive businesses must protect it. However, data size and volume are increasing at an unprecedented rate, spawning stricter IT regulations and greater downtime costs for businesses. Outdated backup methods simply can’t keep up with today’s business requirements. Image-based backup is the most innovative, reliable method of safeguarding your business by protecting the critical data on your servers.
Business continuity is the ability to keep daily operations running—even in the midst of a natural, man-made or technical disaster. It isn’t just about data backup, though; it’s a holistic practice that also addresses ready access to backups and timely restorations—and all of the potential obstacles you might encounter in the process.
Depending on circumstances, companies begin reducing expenses for numerous reasons. Every company wants lower expenses to help aid in higher profits. Employee training is a necessary expense; employees must be trained and skills updated periodically to keep the business running in an efficient, smooth manner. Implementing the use of a learning management system (LMS) can reduce IT costs within the company. LMS software can help reduced a company’s expenses in three distinctive ways.
Pssst! I have something for you. It is perhaps the worst-kept secret in healthcare. Surely, that grabbed your attention — and here’s what should hold it: Many of the industry’s vendors have done a poor job ensuring their applications are properly patched and up-to-date. And the sheer volume of devices running those applications to access and share confidential patient records complicates matters considerably.
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.
Datto Inc. is an award-winning vendor of backup, disaster recovery (BDR) and intelligent business continuity solutions, providing best-in-class technology and support to its 5,000+ channel Partners throughout North America and Europe. Datto is the only hybrid-cloud BDR vendor that provides instant on- and off-site virtualization of servers and workstations, achieved through its Inverse Chain Technology.
Worldpay US, a division of The Worldpay Group, provides and develops industry-leading payments processing products and services to ISV/VARs and merchants large and small. Verticals include retail, grocery, petroleum, restaurant, and many others. Innovation and investment allow Worldpay to continue to offer a secure and reliable payments platform.
SATO America, Inc.
Today, SATO continues its tradition of designing and manufacturing high-quality industrial printers that deliver reliable performance with each print job.
RSPA stands for Retail Solutions Providers Association. We are the only association dedicated to the retail technology industry.
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.
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