Mike Monocello

About 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

Advice For Raising Capital

Advice For Raising Capital

Unless you’re a lifestyle VAR happy to chug along with a modest business, you’ve probably at one time or another thought about raising capital to help your business reach the next level. Business Solutions recently held a Webinar on the topic of raising capital. While the guests were ISVs, the information they gave applies to any company looking for investors.   Continue Reading...
Visa Reports On Slow EMV Adoption: Where Do We Go From Here?

Visa Reports On Slow EMV Adoption: Where Do We Go From Here?

This morning I received an email from BridgePay Network Solutions in regard to the Visa Payment Technology Provider Forum held last week at Visa Headquarters in San Francisco. The email includes some interesting stats and information that was shared at the Forum concerning the upcoming Oct. EMV liability shift. If you do any work in the retail and restaurant verticals, this information is very relevant.  Continue Reading...
Product Comparison: Backup & Recovery Software, Part 2

Product Comparison: Backup & Recovery Software, Part 2

We compare 11 business continuity solutions. Which is right for you and your customers?  Continue Reading...
Where VARs, MSPs Should Focus For Success In Healthcare

Where VARs, MSPs Should Focus For Success In Healthcare

Healthcare survey data points solutions providers to where the most realistic sales opportunities exist.  Continue Reading...
4 Technologies Every Restaurant IT VAR Should Be Selling

4 Technologies Every Restaurant IT VAR Should Be Selling

Learn why mobile technologies, fixed tablets, and digital signage should be a significant part of your business plan.  Continue Reading...
Managed Services, Backup And Recovery, And Networking News From July 2015

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

Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in managed services, backup and recovery, and networking news, StorageCraft unveils a new cross-platform BDR, Seagate announces hybrid cloud data protection solutions, Tigerpaw and LabTech announce integration, Red Hat introduces its certified cloud and service provider program, LogicNow releases MAX ServiceDesk 2.2, Sophos acquires Reflexion Networks, Nimble...  Continue Reading...
Point Of Sale, Payment Processing And Data Collection News From July 2015

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

Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale, payment processing and data collection news, Benseron adds Comodo-based security and online ordering capabilities, Creditcall and Lans Holdings partner to provide tools for EMV migration prior to the Oct. 1 liability shift, and Bematech announces its new bump bar. In other news, Star Micronics releases two mobile receipt printers, MMF POS unveils ...  Continue Reading...
Cash In On Stand-Alone Bar Code Printing

Cash In On Stand-Alone Bar Code Printing

A systems integrator creates a stand-alone printing app that leads to printer sales and six-digit recurring revenue from consumables.  Continue Reading...
Create Unique Printing Applications For Specialty Retail

Create Unique Printing Applications For Specialty Retail

This solutions provider created a custom shelf labeling system that can now be sold to its grocery customers.  Continue Reading...
Why You Should Get Involved With CompTIA

Why You Should Get Involved With CompTIA

One thing became very clear by the time this year’s CompTIA ChannelCon ended — this is an organization every VAR, MSP (managed services provider), integrator, and solutions provider should leverage. CompTIA is probably best known for its certifications, and it’s due to those certifications and the revenue they bring in that the nonprofit can afford to so generously serve the IT community.  Continue Reading...