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

Inside VARTECH: Day 1 -- POS & Payments Updates
Inside VARTECH: Day 1 -- POS & Payments Updates VARTECH 2016 kicked off today in Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas (yes, you read the correctly). However, before you think that this event is nothing more than an excuse to sit by a pool and drink fruity cocktails, you should know that there’s serious business going on here. Apart from the top-notch education, numerous breakout sessions, and impressive show floor named CodeZone, BlueStar has brought most of its key staff along to...  Continue Reading...
Don’t Miss Out On The Converged Infrastructure Growth Trend
Don’t Miss Out On The Converged Infrastructure Growth Trend An IT solution provider discusses a major data center growth trend that every channel IT company should be taking advantage of right now.  Continue Reading...
Product Comparison: Restaurant Tablet POS - 2016
Product Comparison: Restaurant Tablet POS - 2016 We take a close look at nine tablet-based POS software solutions for the restaurant industry. Which is best for your customers?  Continue Reading...
Managed Services And Video Surveillance News
Managed Services And Video Surveillance News CompTIA Study Highlights IoT Opportunities, ConnectWise To Provide Microsoft Azure Support, Sophos Introduces Cross-Platform Always-On File Encryption, Genetec Unveils New VMS Version, and StorageCraft To Launch Cloud Data Protection Solution.  Continue Reading...
POS, Payment Processing, And Data Collection News
POS, Payment Processing, And Data Collection News Seiko Introduces New Mobile Printer Line, Datalogic Announces New Multipurpose Retail Device, Zebra Unveils New Wearables Line, Vantiv Launches New Developer Resources, Creditcall, Elavon Address Unattended EMV, and Touch Dynamic Announces The Quest II Tablet.  Continue Reading...
Big Changes For The Retail IT Channel
Big Changes For The Retail IT Channel At the time of this writing, I’m fresh off of RSPA RetailNOW 2016. Coming back from an event like RetailNOW, my mind and notebook are overloaded with takeaways from the various education sessions, keynote speakers, and interactions with resellers and vendors. Indeed, over the four-plus days I was in Texas, I have more than 30 pages of notes.  Continue Reading...
Address The Needs Of Small Restaurants
Address The Needs Of Small Restaurants Experts share details on the most significant needs of small restaurants, where the lowest hanging fruit resides, and what VARs can do to win big with this market.  Continue Reading...
Collaboration Key To Successful RFID Deployment
Collaboration Key To Successful RFID Deployment Bringing together hardware, software, and subject-matter expertise allows these two companies to win big in the manufacturing vertical.  Continue Reading...
EMV Integration Addresses Legacy POS
EMV Integration Addresses Legacy POS This POS solutions provider has worked with its payment partner to develop an EMV integration for old RMS systems.  Continue Reading...
RetailNOW 2016 - Day 1 Recap
RetailNOW 2016 - Day 1 Recap Despite Monday being technically the first day of RetailNOW, I’ve been here since Saturday, participating in various meetings and event-related activities. While this is my day 1 recap of the event, it’s really my notebook for what’s transpired over the first day, as well as the unofficial previous two days.  Continue Reading...