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.
Retail Management System Replaces Paper-Based Process
New POS software helps solve a liability problem while growing a customer database at this indoor trampoline park.
Break Out Of Paltry POS Sales
Selling complementary IT solutions and professional services contracts are driving this retail VAR’s projected 150 percent revenue 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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Motorola MC75A Series Enterprise Digital Assistant (EDA)
The turbocharged MC75A enables workers inside the enterprise and out in the field to reach new levels of efficiency. As one of the world's premium EDAs, the Motorola 3.5G MC75A offers more features and functionality in a field proven rugged form factor than any other device in its class.
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.
Merchantware is a complete suite of certified payment processing solutions designed especially for Developers and VARs.
Marathon Field Computer
For mobile workers, the successful execution of every step in that day’s shift is critical. Every completed service call, every first response, every product shipped, every single decision made in the field can either bring you closer to your destination or cause a setback for both mobile worker and customer.
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