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

VAR Tells How Wine + Technology Can Enhance The Customer Experience

VAR Tells How Wine + Technology Can Enhance The Customer Experience

One of the topics of Business Solutions’ Retail IT VAR Of The Future Conference, May 12-13, at Bally’s Las Vegas, is how retail VARs can enhance the customer experience their merchant clients provide.  Continue Reading...
ScanSource’s Dixon: Where Mobility Fits In Retail And Hospitality

ScanSource’s Dixon: Where Mobility Fits In Retail And Hospitality

Greg Dixon, CTO and technology evangelist at ScanSource explains the role of mobility in retail and hospitality, device features that support mobile applications, and advice for your retail and hospitality IT customers that can help them with their decision to deploy mobile solutions.  Continue Reading...
Can You Answer Your IT Clients’ Questions About BC/DR?

Can You Answer Your IT Clients’ Questions About BC/DR?

Most IT solutions providers offer some type of backup and business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) solution. According to CompTIA’s Business Continuity And Disaster Recovery Overview, it’s a natural extension of their other offerings.  Continue Reading...
Multilayered Approach Can Help Your Merchant IT Clients Reduce Chances Of A Data Breach

Multilayered Approach Can Help Your Merchant IT Clients Reduce Chances Of A Data Breach

Joe Majka, CSO for VeriFone, explains the benefits of a multilayered approach to cardholder data security including end-to-end encryption and how it can help your merchant clients protect their businesses and their reputations.  Continue Reading...
Retail IT VAR Of The Future Preview: 4 Parts Of The Retail IT Ecosystem

Retail IT VAR Of The Future Preview: 4 Parts Of The Retail IT Ecosystem

Business Solutions Retail IT VAR Of The Future Conference, May 12-13, at Bally’s Las Vegas, will present an in-depth look at four topics: POS-as-a-Service, mobile point of sale (POS), Payment Security and EMV, and customer experience.  Continue Reading...
Retail Solutions 2015: Measured Against Their Contribution To Customer Experience

Retail Solutions 2015: Measured Against Their Contribution To Customer Experience

Resellers who can help retailers meet new shopper expectations while simultaneously satisfying the needs of the merchant to attract and retain customers will be most successful.  Continue Reading...
Avast Partners With The Channel To Offer Free Security

Avast Partners With The Channel To Offer Free Security

Avast Software has released Avast for Business, cloud-managed security geared toward SMBs — that’s completely free of charge.  Continue Reading...
MSP Differentiates His Business With HIPAA, SMB Security, Expands Partner Program

MSP Differentiates His Business With HIPAA, SMB Security, Expands Partner Program

“Security is the place to focus on now and in the future,” advises Art Gross, president and CEO of HIPAA Secure Now! “It’s not going away.” The company launched a partner program — now with about 160 partners — who offered feedback that their clients outside the healthcare vertical could benefit from a similar service. In March, Gross’ company will launch Breach Secure Now!, a general,...  Continue Reading...
CompTIA IT Industry Outlook Includes Growth, Transformation

CompTIA IT Industry Outlook Includes Growth, Transformation

CompTIA's IT Industry Outlook 2015 report predicts a better year for IT sales as well as IT solutions providers taking a more strategic approach to services and solutions.CompTIA says the channel will be challenged to focus on their own branding and marketing as well as on tech skills as consumer and enterprise use of technology continues to evolve.    Continue Reading...
Point Of Sale, Payment Processing And Data Collection News From January 2015

Point Of Sale, Payment Processing And Data Collection News From January 2015

Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale and payment processing, Merchant Warehouse is now “Cayan,” NCR introduces solutions for data protection, sales, and compliance, and DENSO ADC introduces new handheld bar code terminals. Verifone announces a mobile point of sale (mPOS) payment terminal and Android mPOS, Heartland Payment Systems offers a merchant breach warranty, and...  Continue Reading...