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

Is Tablet POS On Your Line Card?
Is Tablet POS On Your Line Card? This ISV upgraded a sports bar and grill with its cloud-based tablet software that runs on iPads.  Continue Reading...
Bring Multi-Site POS To Restaurants
Bring Multi-Site POS To Restaurants This VAR did a complete POS hardware and software overhaul for a Vietnamese restaurant chain in Los Angeles.  Continue Reading...
Don’t Stand Still
Don’t Stand Still My grandfather, 95 years old at the time of this writing, has been in and out of the hospital quite a bit in the last 12 months. Prior to his health decline, this man was very active. In fact, he never stopped moving.  Continue Reading...
Roddy Launches VAR/ISV Consulting Business
Roddy Launches VAR/ISV Consulting Business I typically fill our blog with advice on tech trends and business topics. Today’s post is of a more personal nature. After more than 17 years with Jameson Publishing (formerly Corry Publishing), Jim Roddy, president of Business Solutions, speaker, and author of Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer, has left the magazine to pursue a new business venture.  Continue Reading...
POS, Payment Processing, Data Collection, And IP Video News
POS, Payment Processing, Data Collection, And IP Video News Datacap Systems has released TranCloud, a new EMV-enabled payments solution for mobile and browser-based POS providers. Engineered specifically for mobile/browser POS, Datacap’s cloud approach with small footprint hardware allows POS systems to process transactions through a variety of payment processors while simultaneously driving a range of PIN pad hardware from leading OEMs — all via the cloud.  Continue Reading...
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...