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

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...
Create Unique Printing Applications For Specialty Retail
Create Unique Printing Applications For Specialty Retail This solutions provider created a custom shelf labeling system that can now be sold to its grocery customers.  Continue Reading...
Why You Should Get Involved With CompTIA
Why You Should Get Involved With CompTIA One thing became very clear by the time this year’s CompTIA ChannelCon ended — this is an organization every VAR, MSP (managed services provider), integrator, and solutions provider should leverage. CompTIA is probably best known for its certifications, and it’s due to those certifications and the revenue they bring in that the nonprofit can afford to so generously serve the IT community.  Continue Reading...
CompTIA ChannelCon: MSP Thought Leadership
CompTIA ChannelCon: MSP Thought Leadership This week I’ve been at CompTIA’s ChannelCon conference in Chicago. Talking with attendees and listening to speakers, I discovered a theme I’d like to share. At ChannelCon, the organization’s president and CEO Todd Thibodeaux took to the stage Tuesday morning to deliver his state of the industry keynote. During his presentation he shared some keys to success in managed services and one of them was to get your customers on...  Continue Reading...
A Must-Have Tool For Every Retail & Restaurant IT VAR
A Must-Have Tool For Every Retail & Restaurant IT VAR We’ve done plenty of surveys, formal and informal, to know that VARs don’t historically put much emphasis on PCI with customers. It seems like many choose to take the path of “the software I sell is PCI compliant — I think — so me and my customers are good.” That might be true for some, but it’s not true for all. While I can’t stress to you the importance of PCI compliance, I also can’t seem...  Continue Reading...