In the news this week, the NRF has announced plans to initiate an information-sharing platform for cybersecurity threats — and the NRF has hailed the decision by Chase to move to PIN and Chip cards, replacing the chip-and-signature cards, a move that will further safeguard against breaches of customer information. Also in the news, hackers are now utilizing vulnerable third-party vendors to access systems, so retailers need to be extra vigilant in checking the security of their systems.
Restaurant And Hospitality News For VARs – April 23, 2014
This week the news includes a warning that hackers are using third-parties to gain access to data through vulnerable systems. Also, hotels and other retailers are adopting new mobile technology for check-in. And finally, in an interview with Forest Key of Buuteeq, we find out why hotel marketing is flying to the cloud.
Field Service IT News – April 22, 2014
In the news, Android is giving other operating systems a run for their money in the competition for the top field service platform, and the April Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry is at its highest in two years.
Increase Your Mobile POS Revenue In The Hospitality Market
A hospitality VAR’s persistence in finding the right POS solution for a growing hospitality customer leads to a successful implementation and 15 follow-up sales.
The Critical Diversify Or Die: Move Into MPS
This office supply company’s foray into managed print services (MPS) brought in a new, multimillion-dollar, recurring revenue stream that’s offsetting its shrinking office products business and positioned it for growth.
Boosting Video Surveillance Revenue In Retail
Analytics and hosted solutions can provide upsell and recurring revenue opportunities for VMS VARs.
As a reseller, what’s keeping you from implementing a successful service renewal program with your customers? Most likely it’s a data issue — whether it's data that hasn’t been collected, data that’s not meaningful, data that’s trapped in an information silo or data that’s simply outdated. The reality is, keeping a handle on your customer data is the most important and time-efficient way to drive an effective service renewal initiative.
Bob Stegner, senior VP of Marketing, North America for SYNNEX, highlights what retail customers want from POS systems, including benefits related to mobile point of sale (POS) and particular attention to all aspects of the system’s security.
As a full-service hotel chain catering to corporate and leisure travelers, Delta Hotels and Resorts, founded in 1962, has grown to become Canada’s leading hotel management company. Today, they boast a diversified portfolio of 37 city-centre, airport and resort properties. Widely viewed as the brand of choice for discerning owners and guests, they take pride in being an exemplary employer to more than 5,800 people and an active corporate citizen building stronger Canadian communities from coast to coast.
Business Solutions asked industry experts “Why VARs Should Set Their Sights On SMBs” for the Business Solutions 2014 Partner Program Insider. In addition to the insights in that article, these industry leaders also describe the current health of the SMB market from an IT spend perspective and give their opinions on the best time to sell.
SYNNEX is introducing the HP EliteBook Folio 1040, described as a business Ultrabook. Bob Stegner, senior VP of Marketing, North America, SYNNEX, highlights the differences between rugged and consumer devices and how VARs can overcome customer objections to selecting rugged computers.
How to help more customers make the shift to a managed cloud offering and reach the maximum addressable market.
Selecting the right partners is critical as resellers look to strengthen and grow their businesses. And while you may find that all partner programs have some similar elements, you’ll also quickly learn that each program is very different.
When organizations first began crowdsourcing to identify talent for specific projects, the concept seemed to offer limitless potential.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AXIS M70 Video Encoder Series
AXIS M70 Video Encoder Series offers high quality video, efficient and affordable integration of analog cameras into a powerful IP-based video surveillance system and is ideal for locations such as gas stations, convenience stores and small offices.
Motorola TC55 Touch Computer
To get the job done, your workers need access to business-critical applications out in the field. They want a business device that is every bit as small, sleek an as easy to use as their own personal smartphones. But today's smartphones fall far short of the feature set you need in your business.
Datto G Series
Versatile Network-Attached Storage (NAS) with Off-Site Sync.
Flexible and powerful, the Datto G Series delivers off-site synchronized local storage at an unbeatable cost per GB. The Datto G Series offers an excellent way for small to medium-sized businesses to protect their critical data.
Thor VM2 Vehicle-Mount Computer
Solidifying Honeywell’s position as the leader in vehicle-mount computing, the Thor VM2 builds on the best-in-class Thor VM1 that was created specifically to address the unique challenges of supply chain applications.
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