Newsletter | June 13, 2013

06.13.13 -- A Beginners Guide To BYOD

Business Solutions Newsletter

In This Issue:

Why VARs Need To Care About EMV
Over the past eight years EMV (Europay, MasterCard, and Visa) has become the standard for globally interoperable, secure payments. Ironically, while the U.S. is typically a driver of new technologies in terms of both development and adoption, we are just now preparing for a forthcoming shift to EMV.
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Scaling Managed Services With A Third-Party NOC Partnership

Scaling Managed Services With A Third-Party NOC Partnership

Third-party NOC services are the means by which managed services providers (MSPs) can deliver a foundation of services to their customers at fixed, known, and predictable costs; gain access to new technologies and support resources; and grow business without tremendous capital investment. Through third-party network operation center (NOC) partnerships, MSPs achieve an accelerated time to value, lower development costs, access to extensive research and operational experience, access to scalable infrastructure and expert resources, and faster returns on investment. Learn more.

Product Review: Rugged 4-Inch Mobile Label Printers
By Mike Monocello, editor in chief
A common printer in field service applications, the rugged 4-inch mobile label printer was a class of printers we were eager to test for VAR and ISV (independent software vendors) readers. For this review, we partnered with VAR Paragon Print Systems to leverage the company’s years of bar-coding expertise and facilities.
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Top 7 Most Overlooked Professional Services Automation (PSA) Features
By Suzy Kratochvil
The right tools and technology can be the difference when it comes to maintaining your competitive edge, positioning your business for growth, and doing more with less in today’s dynamic and always changing business environment.
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Business data is the most powerful tool for ITSPs according to our recent Benchmarking Study. Download our eBook to hear what experts had to say about industry trends and growth projections, business efficiency, profitability, and customer satisfaction.

Teamwork, Persistence Pay Off In Deal To Install Inventory-Management Solution
It was the deal that almost got away. A department store chain in the New York metro area had decided to buy inventory-tracking handheld computers from a competitor of systems integrator tekservePOS.
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Gamification: Using Virtual Awards And Recognition To Motivate Your Sales Team
Find out about gamification, the ground-breaking method to motivate your sales team by playing on what drives them — competition and recognition! Strategies leveraged from the world of video games bring fresh ideas that go a long way to keeping sales motivated.
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Cynergy Data: The Game Changer In VAR Solutions
Since 1995, Cynergy Data has been delivering fast and secure payments processing for thousands of businesses across the U.S. Ranked in The Nilson Report’s top 1% in terms of total merchant acquirers, we deliver a complete array of payments and industry-leading support to continually enhance the customer experience.
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Executive Commentary

A Beginners Guide To BYOD

There is no denying that BYOD is one of the most talked about trends in the IT industry so far this year; and yet in a recent survey of MSPs using RMM software it was found that on average only 19% of these MSPs were already monetizing on this trend.
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Executive Commentary

How To Convince Your Customers To Choose IP Cameras Over Analog

As IP surveillance technology becomes more affordable, it’s also becoming a more attractive solution for smaller installations. But how do you convince your customers to upgrade their analog to IP, preferably before an incident forces their hand?
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Executive Commentary

IP Video For Mom & Pop Retailers

IP video used to only make sense for mid- to large-sized surveillance systems [32 cameras or more]. But today smaller systems and budgets can reap big benefits with IP video. This is thanks to the continued decreasing cost of IP technology coupled with different storage and migration options of today.
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Tigerpaw Software Testimonial — Scott Moat, Computers and Beyond

Scott Moat with Computers and Beyond talks about Tigerpaw at their user conference.
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Mobile Marketing For SMB Retailers
By Mike Poldino

It’s no secret that large, multi-national businesses are driving these numbers today, but as consumers become more comfortable and adept at using their mobile devices to look for deals, they will be open to mobile marketing from the small businesses they frequent right in their own neighborhoods.
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CompTIA ChannelCon
July 30 to August 2, 2013 | Orlando, FL

August 4 to 7, 2013 | Las Vegas, NV

GFI Partner Summit
September 22 to 24, 2013 | Las Vegas, NV

N-able Summit
October 23 to 25, 2013 | Scottsdale, AZ

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