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Last year, PGA TOUR wanted to add a mobile point of sale (mPOS) solution for the PGA TOUR Canada. Steve Evans, SVP for information systems, PGA TOUR said, “We needed to implement a secure and easily portable payment solution.” 

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An annual study by Wakefield Research for VitalSource Technologies found that 44 percent of students don’t go more than 10 minutes without using some form of technology during an average school day. Knowing the prevalence among students to use technology throughout the day is so high, why not meet them on common ground when trying to connect? Schools have an opportunity to not only enhance the connected campus experience, but also to reduce costs and improve operations as well. Reduced maintenance technology that supplants dinosaur devices or practices can save colleges and universities countless time and money through an overall low total cost of ownership.

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Now that the EMV liability shift has arrived in the US, it’s important that merchants explore additional security options beyond EMV to protect cardholder data and their businesses. Trusted payments partners, together with the major card associations, suggest some actionable best practices at the POS that are easy to execute yet often overlooked. Here are two.

Managed Services Continues To Be Money In The Bank

If you are an “IT guy,” who trades your labor for dollars, then offering managed services (flat rate services) should be a no-brainer. But, that doesn’t necessarily mean your business model can guarantee you are doing it correctly or more importantly, being successful at it. The transition from a break-fix business to a managed services business model is actually not as difficult as many people might think. However, there are two vital factors that must be taken into consideration before deciding to make this transition.

Born In The Cloud: The Next Generation Of Call Center Technology

As more and more companies are shifting gears and jumping on board with cloud technology, the contact center industry is making the switch as well. Cloud computing technology has made it possible for call centers to forego the need to increase staff numbers and the routine headaches that are all too often associated with hardware and software (we’ve all been there).

The Complete Guide To Office 365 Security

Office 365 is the fastest growing offering in Microsoft’s history, and customers are entrusting the platform to not just meet all of their productivity needs, but to secure and manage their business-critical information assets. Security in Office 365 is a constant effort to monitor, maintain, enhance, report, and verify. Microsoft wants you to know that your data inside Office 365 remains yours – they will never mine your data for advertising campaigns or access your data outside of the scope of delivering your organization with cloud productivity services. In fact, when you sign up to use Office 365 you will see a series of regulatory disclosures describing these governance measures.

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A VAR & MSP's Guide To Health IT Trends

A VAR & ISV's Guide To EMV + Payment Security

Business Solutions Executive Insight 2014

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See how you can expand your business by taking advantage of the rapidly changing healthcare IT industry. Advice concerning EMV and its upcoming liability shift, but also a broader perspective on retail security. Channel leaders discuss trends you can take advantage of to help grow your business.


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    Webroot delivers intelligent cybersecurity for endpoint, mobile and web to channel partners, consumers, businesses, and enterprises worldwide. Powered by its BrightCloud® collective threat intelligence network, Webroot protects the internet of everything. Our cloud-based threat detection, high performance, lightweight agents, and single, web-based point of control have changed the way businesses think about protecting mobile devices, PCs and servers. Named a ‘Visionary’ in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, Webroot’s smarter approach to security is why companies including Cisco, F5 Networks, GateProtect, HP, Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks, Proofpoint, RSA and others choose our solutions for advanced threat protection for their security products and services.

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    UP Retail® is a complete Windows based POS solution that is perfectly suited for high volume apparel, grocery, convenience, beauty supply, liquor, and other retail store types. This industry leading, next generation solutions is powerful, reliable, and possesses all of the key features you need to run your retail business efficiently.

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