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

Video: Competitive Retail IT VARs Keep An Open Mind About New Technologies

Video: Competitive Retail IT VARs Keep An Open Mind About New Technologies

At the Retail IT VAR Of The Future Conference, May 12 to 13 at Bally’s, Las Vegas, David Wible of Industry Weapon offered advice to retail IT VARs on how to stay competitive.  Continue Reading...
How To Convince Your Merchant IT Clients They Need A Loyalty Solution

How To Convince Your Merchant IT Clients They Need A Loyalty Solution

In this exclusive interview, Amaha Selassie, VP of channel sales for UP Solution, tells Business Solutions how retail IT VARs can explain the ROI of loyalty solutions to their merchant clients, as well as the benefits of adding a gift card program.  Continue Reading...
Video: Why Bundling Additional Solutions With Payment Processing Makes Sense

Video: Why Bundling Additional Solutions With Payment Processing Makes Sense

At the Retail IT VAR Of The Future Conference, May 12 to 13 at Bally’s, Las Vegas, Chuck Fillinger, senior associate with The Strawhecker Group, commented there are sizable opportunities for VARs who can provide tier 3 and 4 merchants with payment processing and payment security solutions.  Continue Reading...
Video: What Retail IT VARs Need To Consider To Make The Transition To The Recurring Revenue Model

Video: What Retail IT VARs Need To Consider To Make The Transition To The Recurring Revenue Model

In this installment of BSMtv, Karl Palachuk, owner of Small Biz Thoughts and author of Managed Services in a Month and Managed Services Operations Manual, discusses the as-a-Service business model with Business Solutions president Jim Roddy.  Continue Reading...
Video: How RSPA Is Helping VARs With The Transition To EMV

Video: How RSPA Is Helping VARs With The Transition To EMV

The Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) is supporting its members with resources and information related to the U.S. migration to EMV. In this installment of BSMtv from the Retail IT VAR Of The Future Conference, May 12 to 13 at Bally’s, Las Vegas, Kelly Funk, president and CEO, says in response to member feedback on the need for EMV resources, the RSPA has devoted an area of its website, “EMV Central,” to content on...  Continue Reading...
Video: How Retail IT VARs Can Stay Competitive

Video: How Retail IT VARs Can Stay Competitive

At the Retail IT VAR Of The Future Conference, May 12 to 13 at Bally’s, Las Vegas, Kevin Kogler, president of Microbiz, said to remain competitive in a time of change, retail VARs need to think of themselves as providers of business solutions, not as technology providers.  Continue Reading...
Video: Take An Active Approach To Selling Payment Processing

Video: Take An Active Approach To Selling Payment Processing

At the Retail IT VAR Of The Future Conference, May 12 to 13 at Bally’s, Las Vegas, Chris Allen, director of demand generation for Mercury, said a decision that almost every retail IT VAR will face is whether to add payment processing to the services they provide.  Continue Reading...
Video: A Hybrid Solutions-as-a-Service Model Can Bridge The Revenue Gap As You Transition From Break-Fix

Video: A Hybrid Solutions-as-a-Service Model Can Bridge The Revenue Gap As You Transition From Break-Fix

At the Retail IT VAR Of The Future Conference, Mark Fraker, VP of marketing for BlueStar discussed strategies to facilitate retail VARs’ transition to the as-a-Service business model.  Continue Reading...
Video: As-A-Service Requires A Different Approach To Providing Retail IT

Video: As-A-Service Requires A Different Approach To Providing Retail IT

In this installment of BSMtv from the Retail IT VAR Of The Future Conference, Greg Dixon, CTO for ScanSource, discusses the necessity of the as-a-Service business model for retail VARs.  Continue Reading...
Video: What Are The Benefits Of Adding P2PE And Tokenization To EMV?

Video: What Are The Benefits Of Adding P2PE And Tokenization To EMV?

In this segment of BSMtv, Chester Ritchie, senior VP of strategic partnerships for Worldpay, explains the benefits of combining EMV with point-to-point encryption and tokenization. He says EMV, which uses chip cards that create a unique code for each transaction, protect against card fraud only. Point-to-point encryption (P2PE) protects card data —from a chip or mag stripe card — by encrypting it rather than transmitting it “in ...  Continue Reading...