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

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...
Monetize Payment Security
Monetize Payment Security Experts advise VARs on how to turn payment security from an unwanted chore to a revenue generator.  Continue Reading...
Special Report: Retail Data Security
Special Report: Retail Data Security Despite increasing threats to merchants, VARs seem to have a hands-off approach to security.  Continue Reading...
Death, Taxes, And Payment Security
Death, Taxes, And Payment Security Many IT solutions providers, both VARs and software developers, rank dealing with payment security slightly higher than a trip to the dentist. It’s not something people want to spend time on. To most, payment security is not a money-making profit center. Additionally, the rules seem to be ever-changing and nearly impossible to get ahead of. To top it off, the bad guys always seem to be one step ahead.  Continue Reading...
5 Ways To Give Your Business A Financial Kick In The Pants
5 Ways To Give Your Business A Financial Kick In The Pants I’ve never spoken to a VAR, software developer, or MSP that was totally satisfied with where its business was in terms of revenue or sales  Continue Reading...
Find Kiosk Applications In Any Vertical
Find Kiosk Applications In Any Vertical An integrator lands a kiosk deal for the nation’s largest Hispanic church.  Continue Reading...