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

Sell Your Business Or Keep It: Both Paths Are The Same

Sell Your Business Or Keep It: Both Paths Are The Same

While at Autotask’s recently held Community Live! conference in Miami, I sat in on a very interesting session run by Bruce Teichman, VP and partner of Cogent Growth Partners. The breakout concentrated on the topic of selling one’s business — the steps to take, how much money to expect, and when to start the process. Here’s a quick run-through of Teichman’s tips for how to run your business that will make it...  Continue Reading...
Inside Autotask Community Live! 2015

Inside Autotask Community Live! 2015

Autotask Community Live! officially kicked off yesterday at the gorgeous Trump National Doral Miami. Mark Cattini, president and CEO of the company took the stage in Monday's early morning keynote to update the crowded room of Autotask partners on the recent achievements and future goals of the automation company. Following are my notes from his presentation and the rest of the day...  Continue Reading...
Mobile Printers Go Hand In Hand With Customer Experience

Mobile Printers Go Hand In Hand With Customer Experience

Three mobile printing experts explain why mobile printers should be a part of every customer experience conversation.  Continue Reading...
Improve Supply Chain Visibility In Manufacturing

Improve Supply Chain Visibility In Manufacturing

A $250,000 RFID tracking-and-tracing solution has a six-month payback. Here’s how.  Continue Reading...
Take Your Liquor Store Customers Out Of PCI Scope

Take Your Liquor Store Customers Out Of PCI Scope

A VAR installs a $35,000 POS upgrade to solve the multistore, PCI needs of its liquor store customer.  Continue Reading...
Don’t Overlook This Amazing Channel Resource

Don’t Overlook This Amazing Channel Resource

If there are angles or topics we’re missing or something you’re struggling with in your business, please email me.  Continue Reading...
Special Report: Retail Data Security

Special Report: Retail Data Security

As the number of payment- and POS-related breaches continues to rise, retail IT VARs should be stepping up to help.  Continue Reading...
Never Overlook Payment Security

Never Overlook Payment Security

EMV is just one part of the payment security equation and VARs and ISVs need to have a holistic view of retail payment and data security.  Continue Reading...
How Good Of A Trusted Advisor Are You?

How Good Of A Trusted Advisor Are You?

Oftentimes, I’ll hear VARs say that they’re a trusted advisor to their retail customers. That might be the case. However, I want to plant the seed today and ask you if you’re really doing all you can to advise your customers. You may be trusted, no doubt, but are you doing the absolute best job possible advising your customers about the latest technologies, business-enhancing solutions, threats, and opportunities?  Continue Reading...
Managed Services, Backup And Recovery, And Networking News From April 2015

Managed Services, Backup And Recovery, And Networking News From April 2015

Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in managed services, backup and recovery, and networking news, D-Link launches a weatherproof wireless access point, Ingram Micro introduces a new ISV resource for VARs, AVG updates Business Managed Workplace, Webroot integrates with Palo Alto Networks Firewall, StorageCraft unveils BDR for Linux, Continuum announces a new managed backup platform, and Panasonic...  Continue Reading...