Before you jump to the conclusion that this is a doom-and-gloom article, let me promise you it isn’t. It’s a story about opportunity. True, where there’s opportunity, there’s often the other side of the coin where weakness and threats lie. My goal, and that of Business Solutions, is to keep readers like you on the opportunity side of business. I want you profitable and thriving in 2014 and into 2015.
Data Collection and Mobility News From November 2013
Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Data Collection and Mobility, companies announce a skills certification for mobile technologies, new products — including mobile computers and tablets, a handheld imager, and sled — a new label solutions store and a new acquisition.
Point Of Sale And Payment Processing News From November 2013
Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Point of Sale and Payment Processing news, companies announce new products — including a payment terminal, a mini-PC controller with Wi-Fi, receipt-printing technology, tablet POS — as well as a new a label solutions store and new partnerships.
Leverage Your IP Expertise To Win Security Installs
An IT integrator’s networking expertise helps it win a $280,000 IP video surveillance install with a K-12 school.
Retail Tech Sales 2014: It’s All About The Consumer
Retailers’ 2014 retail technology budgets will be won by solutions providers who understand the new influence of the consumer.
Avoid The À La Carte IT Menu Trap
Allowing customers free range to pick and choose which IT solutions they buy from you is almost always not in their best interests, and rarely in yours.
Backup And Disaster Recovery (BDR) Solutions Product Review Part 2
A managed services provider (MSP) evaluates three Backup And Disaster Recovery (BDR) solutions and shares the pros and cons of each.
POSitouch leading POS and Back Office solution for the restaurnant industry. Offering traditional touch screen and peripherals, as well as, wireless tablets and hand held solutions. Both store based and cloud based offerings.
Mike Foreman of AVG Technologies explains the threat from CryptoLocker ransomware infections and what you can do to protect your business' and your customers' data.
E la Carte is enabling a restaurant revolution by equipping restaurant tables with easy-to-use Presto tablets. Diners can quickly split checks, peruse menus, place orders, make payments and play games, all from the comfort of their restaurant seats without having to wait.
David Gosman of pcAmerica tells how Big Data can benefit VARs' retail and hospitality customers — as well as benefitting the VARs themselves.
Walker Thompson of WhenToManage lists some key considerations for retailers considering upping their Big Data game.
Almost daily, Business Solutions magazine hears from industry experts and from subscribers that to survive in the channel, a business must find a way to build a predictable revenue stream and maximize profitability. For changes in your business to result in success, however, everyone has to support the transition.
Clint Hofer of Slingfly Media tells what to do — and not to do — to help use video to reach your goal of expanding your brand and creating leads.
Gil Cargill of Cargill Consulting Group explains the value of tracking the ratio of first meetings to first orders.
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.
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.
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.
APC by Schneider Electric
APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in critical power and cooling services, provides industry leading hardware, software, and services designed to ensure availability and higher energy efficiency across the residential, business network, data center, and manufacturing environments.
WYNIT Distribution, LLC
Every business day, WYNIT delivers millions of dollars of products from over 150 manufacturers to thousands of resellers across the country. Entering its 25th year in business, the company provides top industry brands to national and regional retailers and eTailers, VARs, integrators, and specialty stores.
CognitiveTPG is a leading provider of on-demand barcode and point-of-sale transaction printers to the retail, healthcare, manufacturing, service and financial sectors worldwide. For over 35 years, CognitiveTPG has supplied its customers with compact and ultra-reliable printing solutions.
CP40 Series Industrial Mobile Computers
Built to support your mobile workforce at the warehouse or in the field, the CP40 series mobile computers deliver an optimal combination of anywhere mobility and real-time data communication into a rugged PDA form factor. Handy yet feature-packed, the CP40 series accelerates productivity and boosts efficiency wherever you need it.
Continuum is redefining end-to-end support in delivering optimal managed services uptime by combining intelligent remote monitoring and management with advanced backup and disaster recovery in a new integrated solution.
Maximus — the state-of-the-art internet appliance that removes limitations through use of wide-open standards.
Join The APC Channel Partner Program
There's never been a better time to be an APC by Schneider Electric channel partner. Our program is all about you by offering differentiated program levels that reflect your core competency and area of expertise. Be the solution your customers need today.
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