Editor's Notebook

  1. SYNNEX Keynote Herm Edwards Shares NFL Lessons That Resonate With Break/Fix VARs

    I’ve been to my share of industry conferences and have sat through my share of keynote speakers. So, when I saw that Herm Edwards, ESPN analyst and former NFL coach and player, was speaking, I expected a speech filled with touching and humorous NFL stories tied to life lessons and motivational wisdom. Edwards delivered all that, but in a way that exceeded my expectations.

  2. Here's A Better Way To Review Surveillance Video

    There's a lot to see at ASIS. The physical security industry conference and expo boasted more than 700 exhibitors showing the latest and greatest surveillance and access control solutions. Having only a few days to get around the floor, the sad fact is that I’m sure I missed seeing some very cool things while there last week. However, there is something I saw that impressed me quite a bit. Let me set the stage...

  3. Evaluating A New Vendor

    In the coming months in the pages of Connect, you’ll read articles focused on technologies you should strategically consider adding to your line card. Great, but what if it’s been a while since you’ve gone through the process of adding a new vendor/product to your portfolio? We’ve assembled a handy checklist of things to consider when doing your evaluations. As you use run a vendor down this checklist, your overall goal is to determine what it takes to go from 0-60 and how the vendor will help you in the process.

  4. 3 Tips Every Managed Services Provider Should Know

    If you’re a reseller new to the managed services model or an established MSP looking to hit the next level of your business, Thomas Clancy Jr., partner and manager of sales and operations for Valiant Technology, says a simple formula has been instrumental to Valiant’s success. His lessons are to the point, actionable, and very relevant.


  5. Point Of Sale And Payment Processing News From August 2013

    Each month, Business Solutions collects and sorts through all the relevant channel news so you don't have to. This month in Point Of Sale And Payment Processing, companies announce new products, new solutions, new collaborations — and the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announces a preview of version 3.0 standards changes.

  6. Retail IT News for VARs — August 23, 2013

    Business Solutions searched recent headlines for news of interest to VARs serving clients in the retail market.

  7. Point Of Sale For Google Android?

    I'm always amused when personal and business interests intersect. I happened to be evaluating tablets for myself (because I'm a laggard and still don't have one) and came across an article that stated that Google's new Nexus 7 tablet might be a "boon for POS." As you might know, I've been writing about mobile POS for a while now, but thusfar the biggest name in the hardware game has been Apple.

  8. RetailNOW Presenter Advises How To Drive Mobile Payment Adoption

    At the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA)’s RetailNOW 2013 conference, Aug. 5 to 8, 2013 in Las Vegas, Dick Scheutzow, account executive for Systems East/Xpress-pay.com, presented “Driving Mobile Payment Adoption from the Ground Up.”

  9. Mobile POS: Way More Than Marketing Hype

    Do you think mobile POS is just hype? Stephen Bergeron VP of global marketing at APG Cash Drawer compiled a strong argument to the contrary in his presentation “Mobility and Cash Transactions: Emerging Technology In Retail” at RSPA’s RetailNOW 2013 Aug. 4-7, 2013, in Las Vegas.

  10. You Become What You Look For In Life

    At last week's RSPA RetailNOW 2013, the keynote speaker, Roy Spence, talked about the need and importance of purpose in what one does. His closing remarks, while not overly original, were impactful in the way he strung them together, and most importantly, quite relevant in both personal and professional life.

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