A General Mills Convenience and Foodservice survey shows convenience stores are lagging behind other channels in digital connections. In other news, a study shows mobile management has not kept up with SMBs’ adoption of mobile apps and solutions.
Retail IT News For VARs — March 11, 2014
The MasterCard Mobile Payments Study finds 80 percent of merchants believe they would be at a disadvantage by not adopting a mobile payment option. In other news, solutions providers who deal with SMBs are reminded mobile management hasn’t kept up with adoption of mobile apps, and the apparel industry could offer a new market for QR code systems.
Field Service IT News — March 10, 2014
GPS technology recently played a role in the recovery of stolen trailers. Also in the news, Cook County, IL, approved the use of an automated vehicle locations system for real-time tracking of county vehicles, as well as performance data collection.
Discover Payment Processing Sales Opportunities Outside Of Retail
Although retail is the first vertical many VARs and MSPs look to for payment processing opportunities, there are lucrative possibilities in other verticals, too.
Remote Management Improves MSP Business
STI Computer Services can better serve clients, and do so more profitably, by providing remote security audits and hardware troubleshooting.
4 Steps To Becoming A Trusted Virtualization Advisor
This $9 million MSP’s projected 17% revenue growth is coming from its foray into selling virtualization solutions and services to the SMB market.
10 Tips to Avoid Costly Downtime in Today’s Data Center.
Business Solutions asked Anurag Lal, CEO at Infinite Convergence, about using mobile messaging for enterprise — and about solutions providers’ opportunities to add mobile messaging to their customers’ solutions.
There are many benefits for both you and your clients by bringing vendor management into your professional services stack. For your business, you can control the scheduling of outside IT projects, meaning no more surprise calls about the new T1 line going in.
As the security industry continues to move away from closed, propriety architectures toward solutions that support an ecosystem of open and connected devices, the time has never been better for SMBs to migrate to an IP-based video surveillance system.
The corrections market is synonymous with a need for an uncompromised commitment to security. From local jails to state and federal prisons, all corrections facilities share a mission of ensuring safety and security.
For retailers, it is important that vendors and partners understand their fast-paced environment, need to control or cut costs, increase employee productivity and manage many locations all at once. By providing the necessary printing solutions to the retail industry, value-added resellers (VARs) can open their doors to a large opportunity to grow their businesses.
To stay competitive, all companies have to continually place bets on where to invest their time and resources; assess how to strengthen solution offerings; and innovate around them. We are all evaluating the industry sectors that deliver the most promise and provide the biggest opportunities for business growth. If manufacturing isn’t on your short list, it definitely should be.
The inevitable fate of Windows’ legacy OS presents a serious potential industry violation threat to your customers operating in regulated industries — and the perfect opportunity for you to save the day.
Harbortouch is a leading national provider of touch-screen point of sale (POS) systems and payment processing services. As pioneers of the “as a service” model, Harbortouch offers an unprecedented “free” POS program that allows the company’s sales partners to offer a full-featured POS system with no up-front costs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SATO Label Gallery 3 Label Gallery is a family of professional labeling software products that brings a complete barcode printing solution and RFID Smart Label printing to desktop, mobile and network users. Label Gallery offers an easy-to-use interface and meets any label design and printing requirement for efficient label printing solutions to users in retail, logistics, health care, chemical, automotive and other industries.
MerchantWARE WebServices API
Merchantware Web Services API is a platform-independent card authorization and settlement solution designed for secure, high-speed transaction processing and seamless operations management.
Cisco Aironet 600 Series OfficeExtend Access Point Extend predictable 802.11n wireless coverage to the home teleworking environment with Cisco Aironet 600 Series OfficeExtend Access Points.
N-supportPro - Highly-Secure Remote Control and Support For The Service Desk Provide your customers with fast, effective help, regardless of the operating system they're using. The answer to ensuring that remote support services run efficiently and economically, N-supportPro is the remote assistance software solution for managing the multiple operating systems utilized in desktops and servers as well as laptops and other mobile devices.
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