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.
Convert Break-Fix Customers To Managed Services Through MPS
Addressing a community health center’s printer, copier, and fax environment with a managed print service (MPS) contract was a key prerequisite to selling managed services.
Bundle IT Services With Physical Security Sales
Honing its vertical market expertise and integrating IT solutions and services with physical security sales are keys to this physical security integrator’s projected 20% growth.
Earn Triple-Digit Revenue Growth Selling Digital Signage Services
This ISV’s digital signage consulting expertise and subscription-based recurring revenue model are leading it to a sixth consecutive year of triple-digit revenue growth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Axis is an IT company offering network video solutions for professional installations. The company is the global market leader in network video, driving the ongoing shift from analog to digital video surveillance. Axis products and solutions focus on security surveillance and remote monitoring, and are based on innovative, open technology platforms.
AVG Technologies USA, Inc.
AVG is a global security software maker protecting more than 100 million active users in 170 countries from the ever-growing incidence of Web threats, viruses, spam, cyber-scams and hackers on the Internet.
SATO America, Inc.
Today, SATO continues its tradition of designing and manufacturing high-quality industrial printers that deliver reliable performance with each print job.
3VR Server Class SmartRecorder The most powerful, expandable, and analytic rich 3VR solution, the Server-class offers the most robust analytic expansion, data systems integration potential, and processing capability of any DVR on the market.
Spam Filter Software For ISPs, Web Hosts, Universities And Multiple Domain Managers, Anti Spam And Viruses Email Protection Soft CanIt-Domain-PRO is spam filtering software designed for Web Hosts/ISPs who have to manage multiple domains. CanIt-Domain-PRO spam blocker enables a super system administrator to delegate system administration rights which in turn allows the designated system administrator to offer per-user or per-group spam filtering.
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.
ONEAC ON Universal-Mount UPS (700 - 2000 VA) The ONEAC ON® Series UPS provides a high performance solution with universal mounting capability and scalable runtime. It has a built-in isolation transformer to eliminate electrical noise, ensuring attached electrical equipment is unaffacted by the electrical environment and does not degrade over time.
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