Newsletter | April 18, 2013

04.18.13 -- A New Breed Of POS VAR Is Coming For Your Customers

Business Solutions Newsletter

In This Issue:


Managing Mobile Devices: The New MSP Opportunity
By N-able Technologies Inc.
Just as it’s hard to imagine banking without ATMs, computer users eventually will look back and wonder how they ever got by without smartphones or tablets. Network-connected smartphones, notebooks, and tablets, according to analysts, will reach 15 billion worldwide by 2015 — more than double the planet’s projected population.
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Software Developers Gain Unique Value-Add Tied To Merchant Processing
By Cynergy Data
DonateWiseNOW is a first-to-market technology enabling micro-donations during card transactions at the POS for SMB merchants. For software developers, this functionality is a way to differentiate and earn additional recurring revenue from donations made.
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The Top Opportunities In Education
By Jay McCall, networking and managed services editor
Digital textbooks, physical security, desktop virtualization, and mobility are just a few of the hot topics and trends driving this $20 billion market.
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3 Tips For Maximizing Your Field Service Success
By Mike Monocello, chief editor
According to experts, your success in the field service vertical hinges on a few key factors.
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The SMB Market’s $1 Trillion Secret
By Jay McCall, networking and managed services editor
Some resellers shy away from selling to SMBs, but there’s overwhelming evidence that indicates this could be a costly decision. The SMB market has been a staple for the channel for many years, and cost savings continues to be the primary driver for this market, which is often difficult to define.
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3 Mistakes That Can Cripple Your Hospitality Sales
By Mike Monocello, chief editor
Experts advise VARs of the common pitfalls they should avoid to increase their chance of success with restaurant and hotel customers.
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Tech Trends

A Minimalist Guide To Retail Trends In 2013
By Mike Monocello, chief editor

Retail experts share their advice on the most significant trends facing retail IT VARs in 2013.
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Blog

Cloud POS Fails When The Internet Cuts Out: Fact Or Fiction?
By Mike Monocello, chief editor

Today's topic comes to you complements of the many readers with whom our team has spoken that believe a downside of cloud-based POS is that if the Internet is down or the power goes out, a cloud-based POS system is dead in the water.
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Blog

A New Breed Of POS VAR Is Coming For Your Customers
By Mike Monocello, chief editor

I just read Business Solutions writer Matt Pillar's upcoming feature article on POS startup Congruity Solutions. If this article — which will appear in our May issue — doesn't serve as a wake up call for POS dealers, I'm not sure what will.
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Blog

Why Every VAR, MSP Should Sell Mobile Device Management
By Mike Monocello, chief editor

The other day I was reading a white paper we produced for an RMM (remote monitoring and management) provider on the topic of mobile device management (MDM), and it struck me that this is a service you could be offering your customers.
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Shows And Events

Ingram Micro Spring VTN Invitational
April 21 to 24, 2013 | Hollywood, FL

ETA Annual Meeting And Expo
April 30 to May 2, 2013 | New Orleans, LA

NRA Show
May 18 to 21, 2013 | Chicago, IL

D&H Distributing Mid-Atlantic Spring Technology Show
June 5, 2013 | Hershey, PA

Level Platforms MSP Community Summit
June 17 to 19, 2013 | Las Vegas, NV

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