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

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...
Are You Missing Out On IP Video?
Are You Missing Out On IP Video? An IT integrator leveraged its data networking skillset to win an IP security upgrade for Bausch & Lomb.  Continue Reading...
POS, Payment Processing, Data Collection, And Physical Security News
POS, Payment Processing, Data Collection, And Physical Security News Creditcall and Miura Systems recently announced that retail developers, ISVs, and VARs can now integrate the Miura M007 mPOS PINpad into Windows- and Linux-based retail POS infrastructure, in addition to iOS- and Android-based mPOS solutions, by using Creditcall ChipDNA SDKs.  Continue Reading...
Managed Services, Backup And Disaster Recovery, And Networking News
Managed Services, Backup And Disaster Recovery, And Networking News IT professionals can now protect their virtual environments through socket-based pricing for StorageCraft ShadowProtect SPX. The new licensing model allows IT administrators to purchase licenses based on the number of CPU sockets on the host, both VMware and Microsoft, and protect an unlimited number of virtual machines per licensed socket.  Continue Reading...
The Digital Wallet Dilemma
The Digital Wallet Dilemma Why now is the right time to sell your customers on the importance of accepting digital wallets.  Continue Reading...
SaaS Model Pays Long Term
SaaS Model Pays Long Term This ISV passes up short-term money for long-term recurring revenue from SaaS contracts and payment residuals.  Continue Reading...
Don’t Pass Up Niche Opportunities
Don’t Pass Up Niche Opportunities A reseller finds tablet POS and payment processing success in the high-end auto spa niche.  Continue Reading...
30-Year Anniversary: A Look Back
30-Year Anniversary: A Look Back Business Solutions magazine began as Business Electronics magazine in May 1986. In the 30 years since, the magazine and focus have undergone some significant changes. Originally, the magazine was dedicated to office automation dealers. Looking over those first few issues, you can’t help but smile at some of the topics.  Continue Reading...