Newsletter | February 17, 2014

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Business Solutions

In This Issue:

Amazon Adds Confusion To The Retail POS Landscape
By Mike Monocello, editor in chief
By Mike Monocello, editor in chief If you didn’t think you had enough competition or the POS landscape was confusing enough, Amazon recently announced its entrance into the point of sale game. Yes, Amazon. This news made its way throughout the RSPA INSPIRE conference today, with many wondering what Amazon’s solution would look like and how it would or could alter the retail landscape. Any time a company the size of Amazon makes a move, all retailers watch. However, retail resellers and vendors haven’t had a concern or stake until now.
Education. Connections. Results. ScanSource POS and Barcode introduces Healthcare Connect — designed to guide resellers to success in the $34.5 billion healthcare IT market. Join now to find out where the opportunities lie, identify solutions to solve patient care needs, and pain points for IT decision makers and users.
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Promoting Your Brand Best Practices
By Gabe Ulloa
As we know, promoting your brand is one of the single most important things you can do.  In this digital world, it is about who can remember you and what they remember from you.  You not only want to engage and provide value, you also want to ensure customers leave with a good taste in their mouth.  Here are some tips and tricks on what you can do to increase your brand awareness.
The Right Rx For Label Accuracy
Where accurate labeling is critical, Mangar Medical Packaging uses SATO America CL4e Series thermal bar code printers for an effective print-on-demand medical device labeling solution.
Healthcare Technology Solutions To Prevent Hospital Acquired Infections
This white paper from BlueStar discusses hospital acquired infections (HAIs), currently costing healthcare facilities more than $30 billion each year to treat. These infections are the fourth-largest killer in America, with two million patients contracting infections in hospitals each year and more than 100,000 deaths annually as a result.
Carrefour Middle East Improves Productivity In 21 Retail Stores
This Honeywell case study takes a look at Carrefour Group, the world’s second-largest retailer and the largest in Europe. It operates a combination of hypermarkets, supermarkets, hard discount stores, and convenience stores with 15,500 locations that are either company-operated or franchise.
Urban Campus Fired Up About Network Surveillance
Central Piedmont Community College uses IP video as crucial link between IT, campus security, facilities managers and local police.
7 Key Considerations To Help Get Your MSP Service Desk Up and Running — FAST
As a managed service provider (MSP) the quality of your service delivery can be vital for the growth and success of your business.
Are Your SMB Customers Safe From Cyber Attack?
By Tim Gillen
Tim Gillen of Terrapin Networks and a member of The ASCII Group lists some measures MSPs can take to help protect their SMB clients from cybercrime.
From RSPA INSPIRE: Much Ado About Millennials
By Jim Roddy, president, Business Solutions magazine
I’ve attended several RSPA INSPIRE winter conferences, so most of the topics discussed this year didn’t surprise me. The most important challenges facing the retail IT channel — shrinking hardware margins, the transition to the as-a-Service business model, the convergence of POS and payment, the rise of mobility — have been top of mind for at least a couple years now.
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