Bounce Imaging, founded by an MIT alumnus in 2012, is helping law enforcement assess danger in unseen areas with its new device, the Explorer. Now, the Boston-based startup will be deploying 100 of the new gadgets to police departments nationwide, and it aims to expand to first responders and other security clients in the near future, according to MIT News. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Addressing Headcount In Managed Services
VARs looking to make the transition to managed services need to overcome some hurdles. We’ve been writing about them for a while now. Cash flow, training, a different sales methodology, selecting the right automation tools, etc. Another hurdle is running an efficient business. With that in mind, here’s a tough pill for many to swallow: Many VARs who have historically been project-/break-fix-based probably have a headcount issue.
Competition Aims To Recognize Developers That Further AIDC
AIM, the industry association for innovation and technology solutions in automatic identification and data capture, has announced the 2015 AIDC (Non RFID) Case Study Competition is now open for submissions through July 31. The competition is open to all AIM members and partners in an effort to promote collaboration and knowledge sharing. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
How Big Apple Hospitality Mastered Manhattan
In Manhattan’s fine dining microcosm, selling restaurant systems requires equal parts modern technology and old-school salesmanship.
VAR Lands 8-Terminal Coffee Shop Install
No tablet POS here. This VAR installed eight all-in-one POS terminals for a coffee shop/restaurant located inside a hospital.
Don’t Let Your SMB Customers Succumb To False Security
Small companies face the same cyber threats as their enterprise counterparts, but proper education and the right sales strategy are prerequisites to getting them what they need.
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.
Partnering as an IT solutions provider with the small and medium business client is the sole focus of many integrators and MSPs (managed services providers). Though SMBs have many of the same needs as bigger firms, they are usually less tech savvy, have fewer resources and a less strategic view of their IT. So they are looking to you for three things.
In the ultimate move toward self-leadership in the workplace, Zappos (among others) recently announced they were eliminating managers in an effort to keep things less corporate. In a movement called holacracy, teams are expected to know what needs to get done and do it, focusing on the relationships rather than the individual to meet objectives.
The IT services market is a unique one, and the SMB niche within it is even further refined. Small and medium-sized businesses have far fewer resources (and minimal manpower) when compared to their enterprise counterparts — and traditionally, these restrictions have prevented smaller organizations from gaining access to emerging technologies and infrastructure solutions.
Loyalty programs have earned a place in the toolbox of merchants that depend on repeat purchases from their customers. Repeat business is great, but there is an even better reason why loyalty programs are important: they save money.
There’s no such thing as traveling light today. Hotel guests are carrying a heavy load of sensitive financial information on their credit cards when they check-in. Just as they expect their hotel rooms to be comfortable and clean, they also expect their data to remain secure before, during and after their stay.
In the darkest days after a tornado in early May damaged 30 percent of Van, Texas, (a city outside of Dallas) residents were provided some relief when the Van High School “Vandals” baseball team beat North Lamar High School to go on to the state semifinals for the first time in program history.
Bitcoins are a form of cryptocurrency, meaning they do not have a physical representation. Instead they are stored in an online exchange in anonymous wallets. They can be transferred anywhere in the world via the Internet. They can be paid from anywhere, to anywhere with total anonymity. The long and short of it is: They are the ideal form of payment for illicit activities and hackers.
One of the areas I spend considerable time on is helping business owners prepare for and then complete an exit from the business they often founded and have worked in for decades. Let’s get one thing straight: It is a big deal for an entrepreneurial owner to exit his or her business. In fact, it is a very big deal. The saddest call I receive comes from a small business owner that has worked in their company for decades. It was their creation, and they have poured sweat and blood into building it to where it is today.
Solarwinds N-able 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.
Creditcall makes card acceptance simple from any device, anywhere. Whether attended, unattended, online or mobile payments, our award-winning EMV-ready payment gateway and EMV Migration solutions are at the very heart of our clients’ businesses, ensuring payments flow – all day, every day.
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.
Today, SATO continues its tradition of designing and manufacturing high-quality industrial printers that deliver reliable performance with each print job.
StorageCraft Technology Corporation
StorageCraft Technology Corporation is a premier software company focused on helping you backup fast and recover faster. StorageCraft develops innovative disk-based backup, disaster recovery, system migration, data protection and security solutions for servers, desktops and laptops.
Field Nation believes in a highly collaborative, global community that helps businesses achieve the most good in the world. We are a partner for people, organizations and enterprises and ensure successful collaborations so that teams can focus on accomplishing great things together.
UP TAB Cloud-Based Android™ POS Solution
Cloud-based Solution for Restaurants, Retailers, and Salons.
APG Series 3000 Cash Drawer
The Series 3000 is a high capacity cash drawer built to support heavy coin loads.
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.
The CharTec Academy is a two-day comprehensive MSP training event for CharTec Partners to attend a variety of business enhancement training sessions designed to accelerate the success of their companies.
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