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

Government IT News For VARs — January 14, 2014

Government IT News For VARs — January 14, 2014

Over the past week, the news was filled with stories about GPS tracking technology. The GAO reports automakers are collecting and storing data from on-board navigation devices, and police and emergency responders are using the technology to locate the closest unit to an emergency to reduce response times. Along with the use of the technology are privacy concerns and a possible target for hackers.  Continue Reading...
Field Service IT News For VARs — January 14, 2014

Field Service IT News For VARs — January 14, 2014

In the news, predictions for field service IT in 2014 include companies leveraging analytics to increase efficiency and reduce costs and market demands for M2M, ruggedized devices, and cloud-based services. In addition, a study predicts the fleet management market will reach $30.45 billion by 2018.  Continue Reading...
Point Of Sale And Payment Processing News From December 2013

Point Of Sale And Payment Processing News From December 2013

Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Point of Sale and Payment Processing news, Lavu iPad POS introduces pizza ordering tools, StrandVision enhances its digital signage service, Seiko launches a new receipt printer, Harbortouch  adds new functionality, CUSTOM presents a tablet POS solution, APG Cash Drawer adds the Stratis Tablet Holder, and iTesso teams with Merchant Link.  Continue Reading...
Access Control And Video Surveillance News From December 2013

Access Control And Video Surveillance News From December 2013

Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Access Control And Video Surveillance news, OnSSI partners with Code Blue to deliver a security solution, Samsung offers a new 3 MP panoramic camera, and MOBOTIX adds a new camera line.  Continue Reading...
Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, and Networking News From December 2013

Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, and Networking News From December 2013

Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, and Networking news, Unitrends acquires PHD Virtual, Datto introduces a new partner marketing tool, MegaPath launches a data breach risk calculator, N-able announces N-Central 9.3, Kaseya presents BYOD Suite, and SYNNEX enhances its rebate management application. Also The ASCII Group can take advantage of a Passportal...  Continue Reading...
What VARs Should Take Away From Retail’s BIG Show and EXPO

What VARs Should Take Away From Retail’s BIG Show and EXPO

Retail’s BIG Show and EXPO is filled with insights for the IT Channel, with candid perspectives on technology needs and the role technology plays — or should play — in retail. The event, hosted by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and billed as the world's leading retail event, is being held Jan. 12-15 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, preceded by a Super Saturday event on Jan. 11.   Continue Reading...
Data Collection and Mobility News From December 2013

Data Collection and Mobility News From December 2013

Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Data Collection and Mobility news, Honeywell announces a mobile handheld computer for retailers, Panasonic upgrades the Toughbook CF-C2, Datalogic offers a new presentation scanner, and Wasp Barcode launches a new website.  Continue Reading...
Education IT News For VARs — January 10, 2014

Education IT News For VARs — January 10, 2014

In the news, Knewton and Cengage partner to enhance a platform with adaptive learning, schools are finding “assistive” uses for technology, and a new platform assesses and provides feedback on written assignments.   Continue Reading...
Why You Should Pitch Mobile Field Service Management

Why You Should Pitch Mobile Field Service Management

If you have customers who are still relying on paper records in their field service operations, you have the opportunity to sell management solutions with apparent ROI for them — and possibly recurring revenue for you.  Continue Reading...
Healthcare IT News For VARs — January 9, 2014

Healthcare IT News For VARs — January 9, 2014

In the news, the North American healthcare IT market is forecast to reach $31 billion by 2017. “Business associates,” as defined by the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, are advised to ensure that compliance programs are in place, and reports continue of healthcare data breaches — some resulting in financial penalties.   Continue Reading...