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 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...
4 Mobile POS Mistakes To Avoid

4 Mobile POS Mistakes To Avoid

Bill Breed, sales manager at High Meadow Business Solutions, provides a list of common mistakes resellers make when providing mobile POS systems to their customers.  Continue Reading...
Government IT News For VARs — January 7, 2014

Government IT News For VARs — January 7, 2014

In the news, the Department of Veterans Affairs has added access to open data on its website. Also in the news, a VAR could be banned from doing business with the federal govenment in the wake of allegations of channel stuffing prior to an ISV acquisition.  Continue Reading...
Healthcare IT News For VARs — January 6, 2014

Healthcare IT News For VARs — January 6, 2014

In the news, the CMS has extended the Stark law exception that permits hospitals to help fund EHR costs for physicians. Also, a survey shows most vendors are still in the ICD-10 product development phase, a newly introduced House Bill 3750 would provide assistance to states for telehealth policies, and ACO participation is on the rise.   Continue Reading...
Peer-To-Peer: The Best Way To Sell Subscription-Based POS

Peer-To-Peer: The Best Way To Sell Subscription-Based POS

Business Solutions interviewed Dave Iava, senior account representative for Plymouth Rock Merchant Services, for the article “Take A ‘Pay It Forward’ Approach To POS.” After Iava established Plymouth Rock, which offers payment processing services, he began providing point of sale (POS) systems for a monthly fee. Iava offers advice to other solutions providers selling “Free POS.”  Continue Reading...
Education IT News For VARs — January 2, 2014

Education IT News For VARs — January 2, 2014

In the news is a description of a secure school front entrance, ways 3D printing can be used in education, and how two Alabama school districts are funding technology.  Continue Reading...