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 Role Should Solutions Providers Play In Business’ Migration From Windows Server 2003?

What Role Should Solutions Providers Play In Business’ Migration From Windows Server 2003?

July 14 will be the end of service (EOS) for Microsoft Windows Server 2003. And although a sense of urgency to migrate to a new solution has been increasing over the past few weeks, there are still many businesses — some of your IT clients and prospects — who are still at the beginning of the process. David Brisbois, senior manager of assessment and technology deployment services consulting for Softchoice, says, “A lot of the...  Continue Reading...
PCI DSS 3.0 “Best Practices” Become Requirements On June 30

PCI DSS 3.0 “Best Practices” Become Requirements On June 30

Although PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) 3.0 went into effect at the beginning of the year, some elements of the standard were designated “best practices” until they would become mandatory on June 30. In addition to requirements your merchant IT clients need to ensure they comply with in a few weeks, there are also soon-to-become requirements that directly affect you. You will need to provide your merchant IT clients that the...  Continue Reading...
Partners Tell How N-Central 10 Boosts Efficiency

Partners Tell How N-Central 10 Boosts Efficiency

SolarWinds N-able’s launch of its N-central 10 platform is notable to managed services providers (MSPs) for a number of reasons. Not only is it the first launch under the company’s new brand name since SolarWinds’ 2013 acquisition of N-able, but Derik Belair, VP of marketing and business development for SolarWinds N-able, says it also creates a fundamental shift in the way MSPs support their SMB customers.  Continue Reading...
Windows Server 2003 EOS: 4 Opportunities For Solutions Providers

Windows Server 2003 EOS: 4 Opportunities For Solutions Providers

July 14 will mark the end of service for Microsoft Windows Server 2003, and this means the end of patches, security updates, and, in some cases, compliance with their industries’ regulations and requirements.  Continue Reading...
BSMtv From Retail IT VAR Of The Future Conference: As-A-Service, mPOS, Payment Security, Customer Experience

BSMtv From Retail IT VAR Of The Future Conference: As-A-Service, mPOS, Payment Security, Customer Experience

Business Solutions editor in chief Mike Monocello and president Jim Roddy discuss the as-a-Service business model, mobile point of sale, and security to introduce BSMtv from the Retail IT VAR Of The Future Conference held May 12 to 13 at Bally’s, Las Vegas.  Continue Reading...
Video: mPOS, Cloud Help Retail IT VARs Overcome Objections To As-A-Service

Video: mPOS, Cloud Help Retail IT VARs Overcome Objections To As-A-Service

In this installment of BSMtv, Jason Cowan, president of Spark Solutions Group, tells Jim Roddy, president of Business Solutions, one of the benefits of the Retail IT VAR Of The Future Conference, May 12 to 13 at Bally’s, Las Vegas was attending with a diverse group of VARs and ISVs. He said this provided insights into how other solutions providers overcome challenges.  Continue Reading...
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...