At the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) RetailNOW 2014 Awards Ceremony on August 5, 2014, the association presented its 2014 Gold Medallion Award to Business Solutions magazine. Each year, the RSPA presents Vendor of Excellence Awards — more than 300 vendors were categorized and selected by RSPA reseller members for the awards, which make them the only industry accolade honoring vendors for channel work, given by the retail channel.
Government IT News For VARs — August 27, 2014
In news this week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) have suspended contracts with U.S. Investigations Services (USIS) in the wake of the major cyber-attack that may have accessed more than 25,000 DHS employees. Agencies also find that combining a content management system with mobile device management (MDM) can save money and provide secure transmission of content on mobile devices. The Department of Defense (DOD) is re-examining its cloud security policies; Open Source may not be the hazard some think it is. And if the Freedom Act is passed, some IT vendors may be left holding the financial bag.
Google Glass: A New Tech For Paramedics
You may soon see Google Glass making appearances in ambulances.
3 Lies Break-Fix VARs Tell Themselves About Managed Services
Despite the growing number of managed services success stories, many VARs are reluctant to make the switch, and here’s why.
Find Your Cloud Services Niche
This MSP’s client communication skills and intentional focus on cloud services are important keys to its projected 25 percent revenue growth this year.
Multimarket Surveillance Sales Drive Double-Digit Growth
This LA-based security solutions reseller doesn’t discriminate by vertical, and it’s consistently achieving 20 percent annual sales 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.
The Service Provider Program is designed to work with the Service Provider business model. Dell understands that Service Providers want to match their expenses with their revenue. They receive their revenue monthly/quarterly and wish to work with vendors that provide the same flexibility.
How IT can enable the flexibility of employee-owned devices without losing control of the enterprise.
The role of the IT department is continually redefined as successive generations of technology force their way into the workplace in response to economic pressure, user demand, and desire for competitive advantage. This has never been more obvious than with the current growth in “bring your own device” (BYOD) programs, which are rapidly spreading through the business world, bringing new headaches and opportunities.
Can Consumerization Fit Healthcare IT’s Demanding Requirements?
Most disasters strike when you least expect them. Some – like hurricanes – give you more warning. But in either case, it’s a real problem if disaster brings your business to a grinding halt. Forces of nature, malicious acts, or even a simple mistake can have a long-lasting negative effect on your business. This idea paper offers some first steps and follow-up steps you can take to upgrade your disaster preparedness.
Migration of your most precious business asset, that which is mission-critical for the success of the company on so many levels—your Exchange messaging solution—is not something to be taken lightly.
IT professionals looking to embrace the cloud inevitably encounter skeptics who resist the move. This white paper details four key steps to dispelling the skeptic’s fears so that your organization can begin to take advantage of the many benefits of the cloud.
How do I establish my credibility as a leader to execute on the change that folks want to see happen?
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.
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.
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.
SATO America, Inc.
Today, SATO continues its tradition of designing and manufacturing high-quality industrial printers that deliver reliable performance with each print job.
RSPA stands for Retail Solutions Providers Association. We are the only association dedicated to the retail technology industry.
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.
BluePRO™ Bluetooth Enabled Cash Drawers
Model 510 Bluetooth Device for a Low-Cost Printer Kick Cash Drawer
APG Cash Drawer introduces the BluePRO™ interface — the 1st ever Bluetooth enabled cash drawer. BluePRO™ connects a low-cost, printer-kick cash drawer and pairs it with a mobile device. By creating a one-to-one relationship, retailers can now wirelessly synchronize and transfer data between a mobile device and the cash drawer. The BluePRO™ interface achieves proximity when the mobile device comes within limited range of the drawer.
HP ElitePad 1000 G2
More than a tablet—a total business solution. The elegant and sleek HP ElitePad 1000 G2 has the performance and flexibility to transform the way you work.
NetPRO® Mobile Solution Suite Of Cash Drawers
Connect your iPad or Mobile Device to APG’s NetPRO® Family of Cash Drawers: Wireless Ethernet, Wired, and WebSockets.
APG’s NetPRO® interface will be a compelling aspect of your m-POS application. Available with Ethernet, wireless Ethernet and Bluetooth, this cash drawer communicates with retailer’s mobile POS devices for cash drawer control. Concerned about security in today’s mobile world? NetPRO® cash drawers offer Biometric and bar-code claiming for local protection. Worried about keeping an eye on the checkout?
Report Manager - An Easy And Fast Way To QUANTIFY The Value of Your Managed Services
Report Manager is an essential tool to quickly and easily quantify the value of managed services, drive the right IT discussions, and build a Trusted Advisor relationship with customers.
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