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

Motorola Solutions CPE 2014: Channel Program Updates

Motorola Solutions CPE 2014: Channel Program Updates

Motorola Solutions is hosting its Motorola Channel Partner Expo 2014, March 23-25, in Las Vegas. Last night, I had the opportunity to speak with Bill Cates, senior director of global channels strategies programs and operations for Motorola Solutions, to find out more about the changes to the company’s PartnerEmpower channel program.  Continue Reading...
Where's The Love For EMV?

Where's The Love For EMV?

There's something that's been bugging me for a couple years now and I can't figure out what's going on. Resellers and retailers don't seem to care about PCI and EMV. Editorial pieces we produce on the topics don't get much traction on our site and in our newsletters. The headlines are compelling. The content is actionable and relevant (breaches are huge news). Yet, there's little interest.  Continue Reading...
XP End Of Life A Boon To MSPs, Retail IT VARs

XP End Of Life A Boon To MSPs, Retail IT VARs

If you don't know, Microsoft's support for Windows XP ends on April 8. In the general IT space this is a big deal and significant opportunity to upgrade customers to the latest OS. In particular, XPs end of life (EOL) is a great opportunity for MSPs (managed services providers) to standardize customer's PCs to make support easier. Managing a hodge-podge of systems makes remote management and monitoring a little tricky and getting...  Continue Reading...
Why VARs Should Set Their Sights On SMBs

Why VARs Should Set Their Sights On SMBs

The SMB market is huge, technology has never been better, and budgets are there for the taking.  Continue Reading...
Retail Advice You Can Take To The Bank

Retail Advice You Can Take To The Bank

Retail experts share their advice on the most significant trends facing retail IT VARs in 2014.  Continue Reading...
Navigating The Changing Restaurant IT Landscape

Navigating The Changing Restaurant IT Landscape

Experts advise VARs on the most significant trends in restaurant IT.  Continue Reading...
Healthcare IT Driven By The Patient

Healthcare IT Driven By The Patient

Demands for patient privacy and safety are sparking many of the IT purchases in the healthcare market.  Continue Reading...
Top Opportunities In Education In 2014

Top Opportunities In Education In 2014

Experts identify the hottest IT trends and topics facing the education market.  Continue Reading...
A Marriage Of Technology & Profitability

A Marriage Of Technology & Profitability

Each year, we give you this guide with one purpose in mind: to educate you on the latest trends in the most lucrative verticals out there, while providing a handy partner program reference to some of the leading vendors in the market today. Why this combination?  Continue Reading...
Big Moves At RSPA

Big Moves At RSPA

Pretty big news in the retail IT world today. I awoke to a press release stating that the RSPA has hired its new CEO and president, Ms. Kelly Funk. While Funk is not from the retail industry, she has association experience with the Alzheimer’s Association and has held positions with Genworth and GE Financial. Additionally, she also holds a Masters degree in Leadership from Georgetown University.   Continue Reading...