Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Point of Sale and Payment Processing news, companies announce new products — including a payment terminal, a mini-PC controller with Wi-Fi, receipt-printing technology, tablet POS — as well as a new a label solutions store and new partnerships.
Restaurant and Hospitality IT News For VARs — December 10, 2013
Tabletop tablets, as well as ordering and reservation and recipe apps, are in the news as 2014 restaurant technology trends. “Flash travel” and mobile payments are also expected to be on the rise.
Grocery And Convenience Store IT News For VARs — December 10, 2013
This week, a survey reveals the industry believes real-time payments could be available by 2018 and Wi-Fi is becoming a c-store fixture.
Retail Tech Sales 2014: It’s All About The Consumer
Retailers’ 2014 retail technology budgets will be won by solutions providers who understand the new influence of the consumer.
Leverage Your IP Expertise To Win Security Installs
An IT integrator’s networking expertise helps it win a $280,000 IP video surveillance install with a K-12 school.
Smart VARs Leverage The Untapped Marketing Potential Of Paper Receipts
This retail marketing company’s cure for the common receipt led to rapid expansion with a wellknown ice cream and dessert retail franchise that’s now being implemented by more than 200 stores.
Backup And Disaster Recovery (BDR) Solutions Product Review Part 2
A managed services provider (MSP) evaluates three Backup And Disaster Recovery (BDR) solutions and shares the pros and cons of each.
David Gosman of pcAmerica tells how Big Data can benefit VARs' retail and hospitality customers — as well as benefitting the VARs themselves.
Walker Thompson of WhenToManage lists some key considerations for retailers considering upping their Big Data game.
Almost daily, Business Solutions magazine hears from industry experts and from subscribers that to survive in the channel, a business must find a way to build a predictable revenue stream and maximize profitability. For changes in your business to result in success, however, everyone has to support the transition.
Clint Hofer of Slingfly Media tells what to do — and not to do — to help use video to reach your goal of expanding your brand and creating leads.
Gil Cargill of Cargill Consulting Group explains the value of tracking the ratio of first meetings to first orders.
Rick McFarland of Voice4Net lists questions to ask your partners about transitioning to WebRTC-based communications.
Jon Cassell of SmartReceipt lists a variety of applications across multiple verticals that use smart printers.
For integrators new to video surveillance and the cloud, here’s some advice to kick-start your sales.
N-able Technologies Inc.
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CipherLab is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of Automatic Identification and Data Capture/Collection products and systems. The company's mobile computers and scanners are integrated into the networks of some of the world's best known logistics, retail, distribution, government installations and healthcare companies, helping them run more efficiently and effectively onsite and on the road.
Accu-Time Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1991, Accu-Time Systems (ATS) has been a trusted global leader in workforce management, offering state-of-the-art solutions for time and attendance, payroll, and security access. For almost 20 years, Accu-Time Systems has been a global supplier for workforce productivity, planning, human resource data collection, and labor management.
WYNIT Distribution, LLC
Every business day, WYNIT delivers millions of dollars of products from over 150 manufacturers to thousands of resellers across the country. Entering its 25th year in business, the company provides top industry brands to national and regional retailers and eTailers, VARs, integrators, and specialty stores.
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.
Whether you’re an experienced IT managed services provider (MSP) or an hourly rate one-man shop, LabTech can help you significantly improve your operational productivity and efficiency by leveraging the power of IT automation. LabTech’s functionality can take care of any repetitive IT maintenance task or process, monitor mission critical network components and automatically run auto-remediation programs, and so much more! At LabTech Software we proudly say, “If you can think of an IT task, LabTech can automate it!”
CP40 Series Industrial Mobile Computers
Built to support your mobile workforce at the warehouse or in the field, the CP40 series mobile computers deliver an optimal combination of anywhere mobility and real-time data communication into a rugged PDA form factor. Handy yet feature-packed, the CP40 series accelerates productivity and boosts efficiency wherever you need it.
Maximus — the state-of-the-art internet appliance that removes limitations through use of wide-open standards.
HX3 Wearable Computer
The HX3 rugged voice-directed computer incorporates all of the user-friendly features needed to maximize productivity, accuracy, and worker satisfaction in a fast-paced quick-picking environment. It all starts with our ToughTalk 4-pin connector, specially engineered to minimize crosstalk.
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