This week in the news, there are reports that a government-grade malware has fallen into hacker hands, while an international collaboration was created to target the Shylock Trojan. An interview with Mike McConnell reveals his fears of a new major cyber-attack, while Edward Snowden touts SpiderOak over DropBox to protect data from government snooping. And a recent blog post muses about the future of the NIST-NSA relationship.
The Growing Need For Mobile Device Archiving
Are you keeping your data protected through archiving?
Are We Ready For Government Biometrics?
A new survey shows most people are willing to share biometric information with government agencies if it would in some way improve their travel experience
Jump-Start Your As-a-Service Transition
As you might know, we’ve dedicated many pages to educating readers on the value of a managed services model. While the benefits can be great, there also can be some significant hurdles to clear before you sail off into the sunset. Many established MSPs have stories about adopting certain aspects of the model, while ignoring other aspects. This can delay or stifle your success on this model and potentially poison people into thinking that the model isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
From Flat To Flourishing: The Smart Way To Grow POS Revenue
This retail VAR discovered innovative ways to bundle customers’ legacy POS equipment with professional and payment processing services, which is leading to $500,000 in projected revenue growth this year.
Take Financial Services To The Cloud
This $213-million company’s record fiscal year is a result of overcoming customers’ cloud fears and expanding its managed services practice.
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.
At Channel Transitions East powered by Business Solutions magazine, keynote speaker Larry Walsh of channel strategy firm The 2112 Group said average revenue growth in the IT channel last year was 11 to 15 percent, but "5 percent of your peers are growing 100 percent per year." He told the VARs, managed services providers (MSPs), and other solutions providers at the event on July 22 at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport that growth is necessary for survival -- and exceeding market expectations is possible -- but it requires a plan.
Axcell Technologies is a respected provider of outsourced IT services in the Chicago area. Axcell serves a variety of industries including manufacturing, real estate, healthcare, transportation, and finance. As the company grew, President Rick Vines began looking for an integrated Professional Services Automation (PSA) solution to help better manage the dispatch and scheduling aspects of the service ticket process. During the evaluation process, Vines was impressed with the functionality that ConnectWise had to offer and how it tied in to all areas of the business. “ConnectWise is at the center of what we do. We use it for just about everything on the operations side.” said Vines.
I speak in front of IT providers at many live events each year. During these events I poll the audience to see how many people have a goal of increasing their managed services revenue and normally over 95 percent of the hands in the audience go up. Then I ask how many people have a dedicated resource focused only on adding new managed services agreements. Very few hands are raised.
The Ultimate EMV Cheat Sheet: Everything ISVs, Integrators And VARs Need to Know About EMV Migration
Around the globe, countries have adopted EMV technology to combat against fraud. A report from Europol says 80 percent of fraud outside the European Union, using EU payment cards, occurs in the U.S.
Like almost any marketing tool, social media can be a two-edged sword. If handled with care, a tweet can be engaging and appealing, generating brand awareness and positive consumer responses; if they are thoughtless or insensitive, they can severely damage your brand.
Ken Oberman, Vice President of Worldwide Commercial Business Channel Marketing, SanDisk explains the impact of flash on the industry and questions VARs should ask when their customers are considering flash-based solutions.
Larger businesses have been using POS systems for many years, and as a result, they fully understand and appreciate the important benefits of POS systems to optimize their business results. Large POS systems are robust, customized, sophisticated, highly technical, and require a full support staff to keep them running.
Vertical Communications has merged with Fulton Communications. The merger is a little unusual due to the fact that Fulton Communications had been a top-performing Vertical Communications partner, selling in 25 metro markets.
SATO America, Inc.
Today, SATO continues its tradition of designing and manufacturing high-quality industrial printers that deliver reliable performance with each print job.
Established in 1972, Honeywell Scanning and Mobility is a leading manufacturer of data collection and communication products designed specifically for mobile, on-site, and transaction processing applications.
Dell Software Inc.
Dell provides end-to-end solutions leveraging our combined breadth and depth of software and system competencies. We enable partners to differentiate their offerings and drive recurring revenue generating IT as a Service (ITaaS). These offerings will accelerate customer onboarding, ensure cost-effective scalability and heterogeneous manageability across a broad range of ITaaS workloads for Enterprise and SMB customers.
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.
N-able Technologies Inc.
N-able Technologies is the global leader in remote monitoring and management automation solutions for managed service providers (MSPs) and IT departments. N-able's award-winning N-central software and complementary toolsets are proven to reduce IT support costs, improve network performance and increase productivity through the proactive monitoring, management and optimization of IP-enabled devices and IT infrastructure.
Datamax-O'Neil MF4te Portable Thermal Printer The microFlash family offers the most rugged and reliable performance for route accounting, direct store delivery and field service workers.
Datamax-O'Neil MF2te Portable Thermal Printer The microFlash family offers the most rugged and reliable performance for route accounting, direct store delivery and field service workers.
Dolphin 99GX Mobile Computer
Purpose built for transportation and logistics applications, Honeywell’s Dolphin® 99GX mobile computer with an integrated handle provides user- friendly ergonomics, cutting-edge wireless technology, multi-functional data capture and extreme durability for front-line workers operating in a variety of locations ranging from loading docks to front line retail.
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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