Bernadette Wilson

Bernadette Wilson

ARTICLES BY BERNADETTE WILSON

Phoenix Managed Networks’ PCI-Certified Security Solution Available To BlueStar Partners Channel partners can take advantage of BlueStar’s partnership with a cloud-based network services and security provider whose solution can help secure your clients’ networks and help keep them in PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) compliance. Phoenix Managed Networks’ agreement with BlueStar enables partners to sell PhoeniXSentry, the world’s first PCI DSS Level 1-certified network security service.  Continue Reading...
VARTECH 2015 Features “Channel Ed” Solutions Sessions
VARTECH 2015 Features “Channel Ed” Solutions Sessions All VARs know it’s important to work on your business as well as in it, and BlueStar’s VARTECH 2015 is providing that opportunity. In addition to covering technology topics, Solutions Sessions at the conference will include “Channel Ed” sessions that focus on helping you manage and grow your business.  Continue Reading...
Why Mobility Is An Important Trend In Healthcare — And To Healthcare IT VARs
Why Mobility Is An Important Trend In Healthcare — And To Healthcare IT VARs In an exclusive interview at the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit, Business Solutions president Jim Roddy asked Jeff Fountaine, director of healthcare at Honeywell, for his perspective on mobility in healthcare and the opportunities it presents to VARs.  Continue Reading...
iVend Platform Equips Midmarket With Total Omni-Channel Solution iVend Retail is designed to enable merchants to launch an effective omni-channel strategy including mobile point of sale (mPOS), collecting data through loyalty and customer engagement programs, and sending digital offers and coupons to a consumer’s phone or home computer. “The omni-channel feel can be achieved at brick-and-mortar stores or online,” Mick Adamson, VP, North America, says.  Continue Reading...
AffinityLive Adds Asset Tracking To Its PSA Software
AffinityLive Adds Asset Tracking To Its PSA Software This summer, AffinityLive added asset tracking to its professional services automation (PSA) software.  Continue Reading...
ScanSource’s Dixon Gives Advice On Surviving As A Retail IT VAR
ScanSource’s Dixon Gives Advice On Surviving As A Retail IT VAR As retail IT changes — with innovations in mobile point of sale (POS), payment types, and data analytics — the way a VAR creates and delivers solutions to their clients is also undergoing changes.  Continue Reading...
Next Phase Of Intel Security Partner Program Roll-Out Includes Margin Enhancement, Incumbency Advantage Intel Security announced a second phase of changes and enhancements to its partner program that are meant to translate into higher margins, exclusivity on deals, and rewards for renewals.  Continue Reading...
Why Would Your Retail IT Clients Choose Solutions-as-a-Service?
Why Would Your Retail IT Clients Choose Solutions-as-a-Service? Transitioning to the recurring revenue business model is the focus of more attention among retail IT VARs — but will your IT customers also be interested in making the transition?  Continue Reading...
GDS Solution Empowers Users With Data Control Global Data Sentinel (GDS) has designed a platform that CEO John-Philip Galinski says “puts data control back into the hands of the owner.” He describes the cybersecurity platform as a set of tools the end user can incorporate to manage data.  Continue Reading...
4 Lessons From Canada’s EMV Migration That Provide Insights For U.S. VARs
4 Lessons From Canada’s EMV Migration That Provide Insights For U.S. VARs Industry analysts are using a variety of methods to try to predict how the U.S. EMV migration will progress. Jeff Guthrie, CSO of Moneris, suggests, however, that retail IT VARs can gain insights from looking back at how the migration progressed in Canada. Moneris had a front row seat for the Canadian (and now U.S.) migration, currently processing more than 3 billion payment card transactions each year at more than 350,000 merchant locations...  Continue Reading...