Mike Monocello

Mike Monocello

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Mike Monocello is the editor in chief of Business Solutions magazine, a monthly publication dedicated to helping IT solutions providers grow their businesses by selling complementary technologies and moving into thriving markets.

ARTICLES BY MIKE MONOCELLO

Retail IT Forecast 2017
Retail IT Forecast 2017 Retailers reveal where they plan to allocate their IT budgets in 2017.  Continue Reading...
What Sets Your POS Software Apart?
What Sets Your POS Software Apart? This software developer’s open design is intended to make its POS software fit the unique needs of customers.  Continue Reading...
Vertical Strategy: Expand Or Focus?
Vertical Strategy: Expand Or Focus? Experts share their strategies for VARs interested in increasing their credit card residuals.  Continue Reading...
How Long Will You Be Relevant?
How Long Will You Be Relevant? This year’s Best Channel Vendors survey again afforded me the opportunity to study a lot of valuable data to glean insights from readers about their vendor partners. For the past few years, I’ve taken a deeper dive into the data in an attempt to unearth trends that might not be obvious at a cursory glance. The results this year are similar to last year’s, not so far as the specific winners and losers are concerned, but with...  Continue Reading...
Managed Services, Networking, And IP Video News
Managed Services, Networking, And IP Video News Tigerpaw Software has released a new version of its professional services automation (PSA) software, enhancing its project management capabilities as well as features to merge quotes and consolidate billing from multiple meters.  Continue Reading...
Managed Services And Networking News
Managed Services And Networking News Information technology channel firms are caught up in a dichotomy over where cloud computing fits into their business, new research from CompTIA reveals. Nearly 40 percent of companies surveyed for CompTIA’s Sixth Annual State of the Channel report say cloud computing is the number one reason to be optimistic about the channel’s future. At the same time, cloud computing is one of the main reasons that a third of channel firms...  Continue Reading...
POS, Payment Processing, AIDC, And IP Video News
POS, Payment Processing, AIDC, And IP Video News Star Micronics recently introduced cloudPRNT, a technology enabling users to print to Star printers directly through a cloud service. The first Star product in this line to be released, the TSP650IIcloudPRNT thermal printer, retrieves and prints orders from any online ordering service integrating Star’s communication protocol. cloudPRNT will work with the online ordering service to store and create print jobs and communicate status with...  Continue Reading...
It’s Time For Self-Evaluation, Improvement
It’s Time For Self-Evaluation, Improvement We’re coming up on nearly a decade since we launched our annual Executive Insight series, which appears in the magazine each December. The goal of this section is to have leading executives from the industry share their insights on the current year and recommended actions for the upcoming year concerning markets and technologies.  Continue Reading...
Lessons From The Road
Lessons From The Road As this issue reaches everyone’s mailbox in the first week of December, I’ll be wrapping up my last business trip of the year by attending Ingram Micro’s fall ONE conference in Las Vegas. Including this trip, my fall event calendar was pretty full. Between partner conferences, expos, trade shows, and Business Solutions’ own events, I hit up eight events over the past few months. While each event was different, in looking...  Continue Reading...
The Future Of The Retail POS Terminal
The Future Of The Retail POS Terminal With tablet-based POS solutions flooding the market, what does the future hold for POS terminals in retail?  Continue Reading...