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

10 Retail, Restaurant IT Growth Opportunities
10 Retail, Restaurant IT Growth Opportunities Industry experts share the “what” and “how” regarding today’s hottest VAR and ISV opportunities.  Continue Reading...
The Path Of Most Resistance
The Path Of Most Resistance If your POS business is struggling, it could be time for change. Heck, even if your business isn’t struggling, it could be time for change. At our recently held Retail IT VAR of the Future conference in Chicago, speaking with attendees and our panelists made it clear that VARs are currently having very different experiences in today’s market. Some are growing like crazy, while others are simply trying to keep their heads above water. ...  Continue Reading...
Look Beyond EMV
Look Beyond EMV Today’s payment terminals provide a host of additional features smart VARs are promoting to help convince customers to upgrade.  Continue Reading...
First Steps Toward Customer Engagement
First Steps Toward Customer Engagement This VAR’s 18-store POS, payment, and infrastructure upgrade lays the foundation for customer engagement solutions.  Continue Reading...
Encrypt Your Customers’ Mobile Devices
Encrypt Your Customers’ Mobile Devices This MSP migrated a nonprofit customer to a new encryption solution for its mobile devices.  Continue Reading...
Expand Your Line Card
Expand Your Line Card How does your line card compare with that of your peers? More importantly, where are the highest margins and most revenue?  Continue Reading...
Get Your Butt On A Plane
Get Your Butt On A Plane No matter what technologies you sell or industries you focus on, if you’re an active solutions provider looking to improve your business, you should be spending the first week of August at one of the year’s best conferences.  Continue Reading...
POS, Payment Processing, Data Collection, And Physical Security News
POS, Payment Processing, Data Collection, And Physical Security News Genetec recently began shipping the new version of its turnkey network security appliance, the SV-32 v2. With built-in analog encoder cards, the SV-32 v2 offers a cost-effective solution to integrate legacy analog cameras as part of an IP transition plan. Pre-installed with the Genetec Security Center platform, the appliance allows for the consolidation of multiple remote sites within a single security environment, while supporting a wide range...  Continue Reading...
Managed Services, Backup And Disaster Recovery, And Networking News
Managed Services, Backup And Disaster Recovery, And Networking News RapidFire Tools announced recently the release of Reporter, a new stand-alone, virtual appliance that MSPs can use to fully automate regularly scheduled Network Detective IT assessments for their clients. The new software appliance is available as a $29/month add-on for Network Detective subscribers; it is used to remotely schedule the running of any Network Detective scan and automatically generate any of the fully brandable reports included...  Continue Reading...
Lies VARs/ISVs Tell Themselves About Payment Processing
Lies VARs/ISVs Tell Themselves About Payment Processing Don’t let the following lies prevent you from better serving your merchants and growing your business.  Continue Reading...