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
Why Now Is The Right Time To Sell IP Security
With a market poised for explosive growth over the next three years, smart IT integrators are capitalizing on their advantage over traditional security dealers.
How Using Video-as-a-Service Can Strengthen Customer Relationships
This security integrator is realizing the advantages of a recurring revenue model.
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.
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.
Even in an age where oceans of information are available online, well-designed, comprehensive technology training is still a valuable commodity. In fact, for many VARs, using what they learn from a technology vendor can create a significant competitive advantage.
How much value can a VAR add by taking advantage of a vendor’s technology training program? One point of sale vendor believes the benefits of education are well worth the investment.
Efficiency through automation is essential to growth, but it’s customer satisfaction with service delivery that’s critical to long-term profitability. It’s not only the technology in place, but how it’s used—and incorporated into a relationship with clients—that shapes success.
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.
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.
RSPA stands for Retail Solutions Providers Association. We are the only association dedicated to the retail technology industry.
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.
Mercury Payment Systems
Mercury® provides integrated payment processing solutions that help businesses prosper. Known for secure and reliable processing, Mercury’s solutions are built into the POS, helping merchants reduce errors in data entry, manage cash flow, and minimize risk.
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.
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.
AXIS M70 Video Encoder Series
AXIS M70 Video Encoder Series offers high quality video, efficient and affordable integration of analog cameras into a powerful IP-based video surveillance system and is ideal for locations such as gas stations, convenience stores and small offices.
MX8 Handheld Wireless Computer Ideal for a vast array of data collection tasks - take the MX8 wherever you need it. Whether used for voice and/or scanning in challenging warehouse environments or in the storefront for retail inventory, the lightweight MX8 computer is right at home. It’s engineered for all-day comfort yet tough enough to endure day-to-day operations.
Datalogic Scanning Gryphon I GBT4100-HC The Gryphon™ series represents the premium line of Datalogic Scanning’s general purpose handheld data collection products and offers the richest feature set among the general purpose products.
Thor VM2 Vehicle-Mount Computer
Solidifying Honeywell’s position as the leader in vehicle-mount computing, the Thor VM2 builds on the best-in-class Thor VM1 that was created specifically to address the unique challenges of supply chain applications.
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