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

Point Of Sale, Payment Processing And Data Collection News From August 2015
Point Of Sale, Payment Processing And Data Collection News From August 2015 Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale, payment processing and data collection news, Ingram Micro adds key injection services and creates a payments playbook, ZyXEL unveils a router-access point-printer combination, MMF POS introduces an illuminated cash drawer, Mercury launches its Security Pays education initiative, Moneris introduces mPOS payment devices, Honeywell unveils ...  Continue Reading...
Access Control And Video Surveillance News From August 2015
Access Control And Video Surveillance News From August 2015 Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in access control and video surveillance news,VIVOTEK announced a new fisheye network camera and license plate kit for day and night monitoring.  Continue Reading...
Advice For Raising Capital
Advice For Raising Capital Unless you’re a lifestyle VAR happy to chug along with a modest business, you’ve probably at one time or another thought about raising capital to help your business reach the next level. Business Solutions recently held a Webinar on the topic of raising capital. While the guests were ISVs, the information they gave applies to any company looking for investors.   Continue Reading...
Visa Reports On Slow EMV Adoption: Where Do We Go From Here?
Visa Reports On Slow EMV Adoption: Where Do We Go From Here? This morning I received an email from BridgePay Network Solutions in regard to the Visa Payment Technology Provider Forum held last week at Visa Headquarters in San Francisco. The email includes some interesting stats and information that was shared at the Forum concerning the upcoming Oct. EMV liability shift. If you do any work in the retail and restaurant verticals, this information is very relevant.  Continue Reading...
Product Comparison: Backup & Recovery Software, Part 2
Product Comparison: Backup & Recovery Software, Part 2 We compare 11 business continuity solutions. Which is right for you and your customers?  Continue Reading...
Where VARs, MSPs Should Focus For Success In Healthcare
Where VARs, MSPs Should Focus For Success In Healthcare Healthcare survey data points solutions providers to where the most realistic sales opportunities exist.  Continue Reading...
4 Technologies Every Restaurant IT VAR Should Be Selling
4 Technologies Every Restaurant IT VAR Should Be Selling Learn why mobile technologies, fixed tablets, and digital signage should be a significant part of your business plan.  Continue Reading...
Managed Services, Backup And Recovery, And Networking News From July 2015
Managed Services, Backup And Recovery, And Networking News From July 2015 Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in managed services, backup and recovery, and networking news, StorageCraft unveils a new cross-platform BDR, Seagate announces hybrid cloud data protection solutions, Tigerpaw and LabTech announce integration, Red Hat introduces its certified cloud and service provider program, LogicNow releases MAX ServiceDesk 2.2, Sophos acquires Reflexion Networks, Nimble...  Continue Reading...
Point Of Sale, Payment Processing And Data Collection News From July 2015
Point Of Sale, Payment Processing And Data Collection News From July 2015 Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale, payment processing and data collection news, Benseron adds Comodo-based security and online ordering capabilities, Creditcall and Lans Holdings partner to provide tools for EMV migration prior to the Oct. 1 liability shift, and Bematech announces its new bump bar. In other news, Star Micronics releases two mobile receipt printers, MMF POS unveils ...  Continue Reading...
Cash In On Stand-Alone Bar Code Printing
Cash In On Stand-Alone Bar Code Printing A systems integrator creates a stand-alone printing app that leads to printer sales and six-digit recurring revenue from consumables.  Continue Reading...