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

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...