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

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 back through my...  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...
Use EMV To Sell Higher Margin Solutions
Use EMV To Sell Higher Margin Solutions This VAR looks at EMV (Europay, MasterCard, and Visa) terminal upgrades as a way to endear customers and move into conversations around high-margin solutions.  Continue Reading...
Stand Apart With Custom Software
Stand Apart With Custom Software This integrator developed a simple software app that speeds up data entry, leading to opportunities in law enforcement, healthcare, education, fitness clubs, and more.  Continue Reading...
Special Report: IT Insights 2017
Special Report: IT Insights 2017 Survey data reveals the hottest verticals and technologies in 2016, and what solutions providers are focusing on for 2017.  Continue Reading...
Managed Services News
Managed Services News StorageCraft Technology Corp. has released VirtualBoot for vSphere, a new technology that gives StorageCraft ShadowProtect SPX users the ability to virtualize backup images as guest virtual machines (VMs) directly on VMware ESXi hosts without the use of an intermediary appliance or secondary conversion process.  Continue Reading...
POS, Payment Processing, AIDC, And IP Video News
POS, Payment Processing, AIDC, And IP Video News Honeywell has released new models of its MP Series compact industrial label printers. The MP Series printers are among the smallest industrial label printers on the market, featuring all-metal casings for improved durability. The MP Series printers can be used in almost any orientation and can be mounted on walls, manufacturing lines, or fork trucks. In short, Honeywell has designed these printers for industrial work environments where space is...  Continue Reading...