CompTIA ChannelCon 2015’s focus, Aug. 3-5 in Chicago, is the evolving IT channel.
Instilling Mobile Confidence In Your Healthcare IT Clients
As the amount of data in circulation in healthcare grows, and as the industry itself becomes more complex, obtaining and maintaining clients will become increasingly grounded in vendors being able to instill trust.
Why Retail VARs Should Consider Tablet POS Hardware With Universal OS Support
If you are grappling with the decision of which operating system your tablet point of sale (POS) hardware should support, Paul Rasori, EVP, product and marketing, for Powa Technologies, says the answer could be: Don’t limit yourself to one. In this exclusive interview with Business Solutions, Rasori explains the importance of universal support for iOS, Android, and Windows to you and your merchant IT clients — now and in the future.
Stop Settling For POS Status Quo
Seven years after first appearing in Business Solutions, this POS VAR is still breaking with convention — and is projecting $1 million in revenue growth this year.
End Users Are Interested In Managed Services Too
We’ve written a lot about managed services in recent years and have strongly urged readers to adopt the model to build a healthy recurring revenue stream.
Invaluable Lessons From An MSP-Turned-VAR
Recognizing the unique skillsets between project-based IT and managed services is key to this IT solutions provider’s projected double-digit growth.
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.
Loyalty programs have earned a place in the toolbox of merchants that depend on repeat purchases from their customers. Repeat business is great, but there is an even better reason why loyalty programs are important: they save money.
There’s no such thing as traveling light today. Hotel guests are carrying a heavy load of sensitive financial information on their credit cards when they check-in. Just as they expect their hotel rooms to be comfortable and clean, they also expect their data to remain secure before, during and after their stay.
In the darkest days after a tornado in early May damaged 30 percent of Van, Texas, (a city outside of Dallas) residents were provided some relief when the Van High School “Vandals” baseball team beat North Lamar High School to go on to the state semifinals for the first time in program history.
Bitcoins are a form of cryptocurrency, meaning they do not have a physical representation. Instead they are stored in an online exchange in anonymous wallets. They can be transferred anywhere in the world via the Internet. They can be paid from anywhere, to anywhere with total anonymity. The long and short of it is: They are the ideal form of payment for illicit activities and hackers.
One of the areas I spend considerable time on is helping business owners prepare for and then complete an exit from the business they often founded and have worked in for decades. Let’s get one thing straight: It is a big deal for an entrepreneurial owner to exit his or her business. In fact, it is a very big deal. The saddest call I receive comes from a small business owner that has worked in their company for decades. It was their creation, and they have poured sweat and blood into building it to where it is today.
Remember the days when the most integration your computer and your telephone had was when you connected to the Internet via dial-up modem? It was really more like the occasional meet-up than a full-fledged marriage between two critical pieces of technology. Phone systems, like mainframe computers, were highly specialized, cumbersome, and expensive long-term commitments — and there was an equally specialized and highly trained sector of people who sold and serviced them.
Enterprise IT decision makers are now among the ranks of those taking a long look at what open source software can offer their organizations. Given the advantages, this transition comes as no surprise. VARs would do well to pay attention to this trend and be prepared to offer strategic advice and solutions that will help their enterprise customers address current and future needs.
In our last blog post, we discussed the importance of understanding the true costs associated with owning business hardware. Once you are cognisant of your hardware’s total cost of ownership, you are better equipped to make the difficult decision between making a CapEx purchase or subscribing to a solution provided as-a-Service. In order to help you make an informed decision, here are some of the advantages and disadvantages associated with an outright purchase and with a monthly as-a-Service subscription.
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.
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.
We’ve spent more than 40 years helping lead the electronic payment revolution, and we remain at the industry’s forefront. Providing merchants and partners with seamless, secure solutions and the latest industry intelligence, Moneris helps the businesses we serve unlock new possibilities and take advantage of new avenues for growth.
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.
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.
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.
SATO S84/86-ex Series High Performance Print Engines
Maximize productivity for 24/7 mission critical applications. SATO's flagship print engines are used by the world's best print and apply systems.
Best-in-class design. Meet best-in-class functionality.
Harbortouch POS Elite combines state-of-the-art software with top-of-the-line hardware to deliver a high quality POS system that is unmatched in both reliability and usability.
APG Vasario 1313 Cash Drawer
Vasario Standard Duty
The Vasario series is the cost effective choice that doesn’t sacrifice quality or dependability.
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