Today we held a preview Webinar for our upcoming Retail IT VAR of the Future event (May 12-13 in Las Vegas). During the presentation, we outlined the education that was planned for the two-day event. In addition, we had one of our conference speakers, Randy Roe, founder and president of Retail Technology Services, on the Webinar to share some specifics about his company’s success selling customer experience solutions to retailers. He gave a great example that included the hot topic of EMV...
Changes In EHR Market Affect Hospital Buying
As the U.S. healthcare environment shifts to focus on initiatives beyond EHR (electronic health records), solutions providers will need to keep their eyes on changing investment habits of healthcare providers.
GAO Finds CMS Ready For ICD-10
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has declared that the efforts of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to prepare healthcare entities (providers, clearinghouses, and plans) for the implementation of ICD-10 has been sufficient.
3 Key Video Surveillance Trends To Watch In 2015
Discover what’s hot now, what’s coming soon, and how you should be preparing and adapting your physical security practice.
Why Now Is The Right Time To Sell EMV
With an October 2015 deadline fast approaching, VARs and ISVs should be pushing EMV to merchants with urgency.
Sell Break-Fix Services With A Proactive Security Twist
Paying attention to customer IT trends was the key to this VAR’s ability to land a network security implementation with a 35-employee home healthcare service company.
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.
Anyone can pay for anything with plastic, but pulling out a wad of cash from your pocket still delivers a sense of gratification no other form or payment can match. Cash is still king, and if you think plastic and mobile payments are about to displace legal tender, consider this: Cash circulation in the United States has increased since 2000, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
Pricing. It’s been plaguing business owners since the dawn of time. And even with so much existing thought leadership on the topic, pricing continues to stress most of us out.
This is the third part of a three-part series. This installment deals with documenting your plan and driving communication through your team.
Who better to talk about the future of the POS channel than the president of Future POS? I recently sat down with John Giles (pictured) in his office in Butler, PA, just north of Pittsburgh, to discuss a range of important topics facing the retail IT channel.
Nobody wants to pay a premium for a product based on features that they don’t need — particularly in small to medium sized business with budget constraints. Yet every year network camera manufacturers continue to innovate delivering new solutions that push the envelope.
Q: How do you invite your team to be part of strategic planning? Coach: Instead of “invite,” “engage.”
Throughout the decades, there are very few things that have impacted the evolution of the VAR as much as the cloud. With its limitless scalability, ability to help lower service delivery costs and capability to support better remote servicing access, the cloud is changing the shape of VARs’ businesses for good.
Faced with limited budgets, school boards and other education management organizations are seeking more robust, budget-friendly security solutions. IP video surveillance is poised to meet these needs by providing better integration with other technologies, ease of access, network capabilities, and the ability to scale systems to meet the specific needs of educational institutions of all sizes.
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.
Creditcall makes card acceptance simple from any device, anywhere. Whether attended, unattended, online or mobile payments, our award-winning EMV-ready payment gateway and EMV Migration solutions are at the very heart of our clients’ businesses, ensuring payments flow – all day, every day.
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.
AVG Technologies USA, Inc.
AVG is a global security software maker protecting more than 100 million active users in 170 countries from the ever-growing incidence of Web threats, viruses, spam, cyber-scams and hackers on the Internet.
PowaPOS, a division of Powa Technologies, is the physical retail component of the company’s omni-channel product line. The PowaPOS T25 is the first purpose built, all-in-one hardware platform designed for iOS, Android and Windows tablets. Because we believe in the power of the development community to create rich software applications that meet the needs of the marketplace, the PowaPOS T25 is the first tablet POS to provide universal support for any tablet, any application. Though our single API SDK, developers can integrate the T25’s beautifully and intelligently placed peripherals - full size thermal printer, PowaPOS 2D Scanner, swivel position sensor, and PowaPOS Cash Drawer - as well as EMV and Apple Pay-ready payment devices. All with a single power cord. The PowaPOS T25 is an all-in-one and one-for-all POS platform.
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.
Your World-Class Connection to Payment Processing.
Report Manager - An Easy And Fast Way To QUANTIFY The Value of Your Managed Services
Report Manager is an essential tool to quickly and easily quantify the value of managed services, drive the right IT discussions, and build a Trusted Advisor relationship with customers.
With the new version of AVG CloudCare™ the complexity, cost and hassle for you and your customers in removing old protection software has been eliminated with a single click.
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.
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