Mobile apps might be a hard sell for your clients, but an added benefit of cost reduction is sure to get even the most reluctant customer interested.
Demand For Lecture Capture Technology Increases
Learning institutions constantly seek easier and more convenient ways to provide education to their students. Lecture capture solutions provide one way to transport lectures to students outside classroom, mainly in a home setting.
Field Service IT News For VARs — September 23, 2014
In the news, M2M technologies have ROI in field service, the 2014 FLEET Learning Expo and Efficient Technology Symposium is taking place this week, and why VARs can expect delays from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in the wake of Anne Ferro’s departure as the administrations head.
An Open Approach To Payments
A new payment processing option opens up additional functionality and business opportunities for this POS VAR.
Automation Helps MSP Manage Client Services
A professional services automation (PSA) tool has helped this MSP improve visibility into client services and assets.
Expanding Printer Revenue In Manufacturing
The manufacturing sector is growing, but VARs will need a keen understanding of their clients’ business and a focus on solutions.
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.
Earlier this year, the Department of Justice and the FBI announced a multinational effort to disrupt “GameOver Zeus,” malware that targets banking and other information from the computers it infects. Infected computers become part of a botnet that work for cybercriminals to continue to look for and exploit more systems and information.
For the first 25 years of my career I sold POS systems for someone else, starting with mechanical cash registers, moving through all the evolutions of systems to the sophisticated PC-based systems we now see in most restaurants.
Managed Services continues to be a high growth market with many MSPs rapidly acquiring new customers, managing new devices and building recurring revenue. The reason for this growth is the reliance of SMBs on their IT infrastructure without the IT budgets to justify staffing their own technicians. MSPs are in a perfect position to continue to shift SMBs away from hourly rates and into fully managed services. Moving to a model with consistent monthly fees provides stable IT costs for the customer and predictable recurring revenue for the provider.
How do I empower my team to make decisions on their own, look at the whole picture of the problem, and bring it to resolution?
Many government departments and offices are turning to bar code scanners to replace manual data entry. By utilizing bar code technology, a user can enter data nearly 20 times faster and do so about 20,000 times more accurately. These numbers can be extremely important when it comes to tracking valuable assets that are purchased with grants or assets that have a dollar value that determines that they must be tracked. In most cases, once a grant is provided, the government office or department is tasked with tracking each item purchased by the grant in order to create accurate documentation to stay in compliance. In many cases when an audit turns out to be incorrect, it can result in lost grant opportunities or money owed.
In a recent article by the Huffington Post, researcher and writer Stowe Boyd referenced the work of two Oxford researchers, Carl Benedict Frey and Michael A. Osborne. Frey and Osborne found that 47 percent of routine jobs are at risk of being automated, with humans being displaced from these jobs and the demand shifting to more non-routine, creative work — a phenomenon, cited in a report by Liberty Street Economics, called job polarization.
How do I empower my team to make decisions on their own, to look at the whole picture of the problem, and bring it to resolution?
Retailers are convinced of mobility’s benefits and are looking for the right solutions.
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.
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.
VTech is the world’s largest manufacturer of cordless telephones, and the largest supplier of electronic learning products from infancy to preschool in the US and Western Europe. It also provides highly sought-after contract manufacturing services.
SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), a Fortune 500 corporation, is a leading business process services company, servicing resellers, retailers and original equipment manufacturers in multiple regions around the world. The Company provides services in IT distribution, supply chain management, contract assembly and global business services. Founded in 1980, SYNNEX employs approximately 49,000 full-time and part-time associates worldwide.
Mercury Payment Systems
Mercury® provides integrated payment processing solutions that help businesses prosper. Known for secure and reliable processing, Mercury’s solutions are built into the POS, helping merchants reduce errors in data entry, manage cash flow, and minimize risk.
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.
Zebra R110Xi4 RFID Printer/Encoder
With Zebra’s R110Xi4 RFID printer/encoder—optimized for high-volume operations— you can print and encode a variety of UHF radio frequency identification smart labels for a multitude of applications.
The CharTec Academy is a two-day comprehensive MSP training event for CharTec Partners to attend a variety of business enhancement training sessions designed to accelerate the success of their companies.
AXIS P72 Video Encoder Series AXIS P72 Video Encoder Series offers powerful, full-featured and efficient integration of analog cameras into an IP-based video surveillance system. The video encoders are is ideal for locations such as gas stations, convenience stores and small offices.
Stratis™ Tablet Holder For Cash Drawer Integration
APG’s Stratis™ tablet holder is designed for retailers who are installing mobile and/or Thin (Thinbility) iPad ® based point of sale applications. POS software is moving to tablets and to the cloud for easy accessibility and instant reporting. Designed to allow the retailer to take advantage of the small foot print tablet, the Stratis™ tablet holder adds an elegant look to your POS environment.
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