Bernadette Wilson

About Bernadette Wilson

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Bernadette Wilson is Business Solutions magazine’s associate editor. She is a former staff member of the Laurel Group Newspapers, Trib Total Media, in Westmoreland County, PA, editing The Independent-Observer, Scottdale, PA’s community newspaper, for six years. Before joining Business Solutions she worked for Larson Texts,which produces mathematics books for middle school through college, and contributed to a number of newspapers and magazines as a freelance writer. She is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University.

ARTICLES BY BERNADETTE WILSON

What The Status Of EMV And Payment Fraud Probably Will Be On October 2

What The Status Of EMV And Payment Fraud Probably Will Be On October 2

There are about three months until the liability for fraudulent payment card transactions will shift from issuing banks to the party with technology least compliant with EMV. As an IT solutions provider working with merchants, you are probably helping your clients transition to the new technology or maybe, still, even just explaining what it is. EMV payment technology uses chip cards that create a unique transaction code, hindering criminals...  Continue Reading...
Video Surveillance Solutions: Integrators Should Start With Storage

Video Surveillance Solutions: Integrators Should Start With Storage

The video surveillance market is in transition. In addition to the continuing shift from analog to IP video, resolutions of 4K (and even greater) are available, and required data retention times are longer. And the channel must respond.  Continue Reading...
Procuring The Right Technology And Helping CIOs Make It Work Pays Off For Trace3

Procuring The Right Technology And Helping CIOs Make It Work Pays Off For Trace3

Trace3 looks at the role of “solutions provider” differently. Tyler Beecher, CEO, explains, “We solve business problems. The answer I love to give is that we’re in the IT ascension business.”  Continue Reading...
Channel Transitions: How Providing Payment Processing Solutions Can Benefit Any MSP

Channel Transitions: How Providing Payment Processing Solutions Can Benefit Any MSP

If you aren’t a retail IT VAR, is there any benefit to providing payment processing solutions? Yes, according to Walker Thompson, director of alliance management of Mercury Payment Systems, and Mercury partner Hunter Allen, CEO of Cervion Systems, who spoke at Business Solutions’ Channel Transitions VAR/MSP Executive Conference on June 4 at the DoubleTree Newark Airport.  Continue Reading...
Channel Transitions: Reasons MSPs Are More Successful With RMM

Channel Transitions: Reasons MSPs Are More Successful With RMM

IT solutions providers had the opportunity to consider the positive impacts remote monitoring and management (RMM) can have on their businesses during Business Solutions’ Channel Transitions VAR/MSP Executive Conference on June 4 at the DoubleTree Newark Airport.  Continue Reading...
What Are The Skills Mobile Developers Need To Succeed?

What Are The Skills Mobile Developers Need To Succeed?

CyberCoders reports “mobile app development is the hottest and most in-demand industry right now. Mobile is permeating all forms of tech.”  Continue Reading...
Private Equity Firms Are Making $10 Billion Bid For NCR

Private Equity Firms Are Making $10 Billion Bid For NCR

Reuters reported Blackstone Group LP and Carlyle Group LP are making a bid in attempt at a leveraged buyout of cash register and ATM manufacturer NCR Corp.  Continue Reading...
Channel Transitions: How Can You Market Your MSP?

Channel Transitions: How Can You Market Your MSP?

Marketing your managed services provider (MSP) can be challenging. Not only do you have to determine which efforts will produce the best results and develop the skills necessary to carry those efforts out successfully — but you also have to find the time to do it.  Continue Reading...
Partners Consider The Opportunities At 1Comm 2015

Partners Consider The Opportunities At 1Comm 2015

ScanSource’s 1Comm 2015 Partner Conference helped partners explore new verticals, adjacent markets, and new service offerings. Rich Long, president of both ScanSource Catalyst, U.S. and Canada, and ScanSource Communications, U.S. and Canada, that joined together for the conference May 19 to 21 in Greenville, SC, says one of the goals of the conference was to help the IT channel focus on opportunities in the marketplace.  Continue Reading...
Why Retail IT VARs Need To Be Problem Solvers First, Tech Providers Second

Why Retail IT VARs Need To Be Problem Solvers First, Tech Providers Second

Your merchant clients’ goals of providing enhanced customer experiences require solutions tailored to how their employees use technology and how they want to engage with their customers.  Continue Reading...