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

F-Secure Details Security Solutions For Channel Transitions East Attendees

F-Secure Details Security Solutions For Channel Transitions East Attendees

At Channel Transitions East on July 22, 2014 at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport, Michael Wong, systems engineer for F-Secure, tells VARs and MSPs how they can provide security solutions to their customers through F-Secure.  Continue Reading...
RapidFire Tools Details HIPAA Compliance Module At Channel Transitions East

RapidFire Tools Details HIPAA Compliance Module At Channel Transitions East

Mark Winter, VP of Sales for RapidFire Tools, answers questions about the company’s HIPAA Compliance Module for an attendee at Channel Transitions East on July 22, 2014 at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport.  Continue Reading...
Webroot Discusses Security At Channel Transitions East

Webroot Discusses Security At Channel Transitions East

At Channel Transitions East on July 22, 2014 at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport, Webroot’s NA Channel Manager Jim D’Espinosa tells how Webroot can help MSPs and VARs provide endpoint protection, web security, mobile device protection, and other services to their clients.  Continue Reading...
Channel Transitions East: GFI MAX Tells How RMM Benefits MSPs

Channel Transitions East: GFI MAX Tells How RMM Benefits MSPs

At Channel Transitions East on July 22, 2014 at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport, Ernest Byrd, sales engineer with GFI MAX, talked to managed services providers and resellers preparing to make the transition to managed services. He discussed how the GFI MAX remote monitoring and management tool can be a benefit as a part of your managed services business.  Continue Reading...
Channel Transitions East Attendees Learn How To Increase Revenue With Mercury

Channel Transitions East Attendees Learn How To Increase Revenue With Mercury

At Channel Transitions East on July 22, 2014 at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport, Chris Allen, director of demand generation for Mercury, tells how Mercury channel partners can increase revenue.  Continue Reading...
RSPA Lists Benefits Of Membership At Channel Transitions East

RSPA Lists Benefits Of Membership At Channel Transitions East

Stephen Bergeron, the chairperson of the Emerging Technology Committee for the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA), discusses benefits of membership in the association with attendees at Channel Transitions East on July 22, 2014 at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport.  Continue Reading...
Channel Transitions East: MSPs Should Practice What You Preach

Channel Transitions East: MSPs Should Practice What You Preach

When you speak with a prospect or a customer about a new solution, you discuss its benefits — some of which could fall into the categories of automating to increase efficiency, making data-based decisions, and enhancing the customer experience.  Continue Reading...
Channel Transitions East: Panel Shares Candid Advice For MSPs

Channel Transitions East: Panel Shares Candid Advice For MSPs

Channel Transitions VAR/MSP Executive Conferences powered by Business Solutions magazine — education and networking conferences designed to help VAR and managed services provider (MSP) executives learn how to best implement and manage the as-a-Service model — promise “real-world, nuts-and-bolts, headaches-and-heartaches discussions and success stories on the transition.”  Continue Reading...
Channel Transitions East: Why You Have To Grow To Survive In The Channel

Channel Transitions East: Why You Have To Grow To Survive In The Channel

At Channel Transitions East powered by Business Solutions magazine, keynote speaker Larry Walsh of channel strategy firm The 2112 Group said average revenue growth in the IT channel last year was 11 to 15 percent, but "5 percent of your peers are growing 100 percent per year."  He told the VARs, managed services providers (MSPs), and other solutions providers at the event on July 22 at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport that growth...  Continue Reading...
How Flash Is Transforming The Enterprise

How Flash Is Transforming The Enterprise

Ken Oberman, Vice President of Worldwide Commercial Business Channel Marketing, SanDisk explains the impact of flash on the industry and questions VARs should ask when their customers are considering flash-based solutions.  Continue Reading...
Surgo Group Enables You To Offer Web Enhancement As A Value-Add

Surgo Group Enables You To Offer Web Enhancement As A Value-Add

Surgo Group, a digital strategy and visibility company, provides web enhancement and lead generation services to an array of verticals. It offers SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) Solution Providers a unique partner program to better service their clients — and substantial, up-front and recurring compensation.  Continue Reading...
What Vertical Communications Wants The Channel To Know About Its Merger With Fulton Communications

What Vertical Communications Wants The Channel To Know About Its Merger With Fulton Communications

Vertical Communications has merged with Fulton Communications. The merger is a little unusual due to the fact that Fulton Communications had been a top-performing Vertical Communications partner, selling in 25 metro markets.  Continue Reading...
Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, and Networking News From June 2014

Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, and Networking News From June 2014

Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, and Networking news, new releases are announced by Kaseya, GFI MAX, LabTech Software, and Autotask. Ingram Micro announces new cloud solutions, Datto launches a virtual appliance, Intronis unveils an all-in-one cloud backup and data recovery solution, and Axcient offers enhanced granular exchange recovery. CompTIA launches ...  Continue Reading...
Access Control And Video Surveillance News From June 2014

Access Control And Video Surveillance News From June 2014

Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Access Control And Video Surveillance news, Canon has entered into an agreement to acquire Milestone Systems A/S, and Axis announces several new cameras to its product line.  Continue Reading...
Point Of Sale And Payment Processing News From June 2014

Point Of Sale And Payment Processing News From June 2014

Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Point of Sale and Payment Processing news, PAR announces a tablet solution for hospitality, Vantiv released an EMV testing platform, and Adelo Touch now supports Star Micronics mobile products.  Also, Global Payments introduces a full acquiring program for American Express, Powa POS presents a tablet POS solution, and iPayment partners with VeriFone to...  Continue Reading...
Ingram Micro, Pearson Collaboration Enables VARs To Be A Single Source Of IT For Schools

Ingram Micro, Pearson Collaboration Enables VARs To Be A Single Source Of IT For Schools

Ingram Micro has expanded its K-12 solutions portfolio to include Pearson’s digital learning solutions. Pearson creates solutions that enable educators to leverage data to improve teaching and learning, and Ingram Micro channel partners can now create customized offerings to meet the individual learning needs of schools and districts.  Continue Reading...

HP Switch Series Assists VARs With Migration From Legacy To SDN Environments

HP recently announced its next-generation HP 5400R zl2 Switch Series, designed to support customers as they migrate from legacy vendors to software-defined network (SDN) environments.  Continue Reading...
Grocery And Convenience Store IT News For VARs — July 11, 2014

Grocery And Convenience Store IT News For VARs — July 11, 2014

In the news, IBM shares its vision of the grocery store of the future and a study shows online grocery shopping could hurt supermarkets, with online consumers making less impulse buys. Also, recent retail data breaches are changing shoppers’ perceptions of store transactions.  Continue Reading...
Retail IT News For VARs — July 11, 2014

Retail IT News For VARs — July 11, 2014

In the news, studies show consumers view transactions with retailers differently since recent high-profile data breaches, and Kentucky passed legislation for new data breach notifications. Also, biometrics are emerging as a part of payment solutions.  Continue Reading...
The Evolution Of Data Collection VARs Into Healthcare VARs

The Evolution Of Data Collection VARs Into Healthcare VARs

Before the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), VARs that provided data collection solutions were, basically, VARs that provided data collection solutions — to any vertical. HITECH, which gave healthcare providers the opportunity to fund electronic medical records (EMRs) systems through government reimbursements, also enabled some VARs to...  Continue Reading...

Websense Security Labs Identifies New Strain Of Zeus Malware

Websense Security Labs announced that they have identified a recently evolved strain of Zeus malware, often used to steal banking information.  Continue Reading...
What MSPs Need To Know About Storage Solutions For Retail

What MSPs Need To Know About Storage Solutions For Retail

Any MSP (managed services provider) providing storage or data center space to a customer should have a product option for data protection for their customers. The physical hand-off of servers and information to an MSP almost always includes a customer expectation that their data will be protected.  Continue Reading...
Brave, New, Fragmented World: Tying IT Together For Your Clients

Brave, New, Fragmented World: Tying IT Together For Your Clients

As the world of IT grows and changes, it can be increasingly complex for your end-user clients. Dave Sobel, director of partner community for GFI Software points out from 1998 to 2005, Windows and the Intel architecture dominated computing, with 96 percent market share of the computing world. In 2012, iOS and Android accounted for 45 percent of all the computing operating systems, with Windows reduced to 35 percent.  Continue Reading...
How To Help Your Merchant Clients Build Customer Databases With mPOS

How To Help Your Merchant Clients Build Customer Databases With mPOS

Craig Tieken, vice president of product for TransFirst, tells how to enable your merchant client to  build a customer database with data collected through mobile point of sale (mPOS), how to enable them to collect data, and some of the metrics your client can track.  Continue Reading...