Newsletter | May 16, 2013

05.16.13 -- Can't Keep Up? 3 Ways To Future-Proof Your Business

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Choosing The Right Payments Partner
By Jim Fink, vice president, Key Accounts and Partner Channel, Merchant Warehouse
Today, more so then ever, value-added resellers and independent software vendors need to align themselves with a trusted payments partner. Much has been made about the emerging payments taking over the industry with mobile, contactless, and chip-and-pin all figuring to be part of the payments equation.
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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.

Utilizing Next Generation MSP Automation To Gain A Competitive Advantage In The Managed Services Marketplace
By N-able Technologies Inc.
The demand for managed services is gaining momentum because of a confluence of macro-market trends. As a result of these trends, approximately 7 in 10 end user organizations today contract with a MSP for some or all of their technology needs, according to a recent survey report published by CompTIA. These savings and other business benefits have driven 62% of the current users of MSPs to plan to increase the proportion of their IT operations managed by MSP over the next two years.
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Why Sell Loyalty Solutions?
By Matt Pillar, editor
Retailers are hot for customer intelligence, and there’s no better source for that data than from their most loyal customers. But, market demand isn’t the only reason VARs and ISVs should add loyalty programs to their solutions portfolios.
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Registration for the only major national trade show designed exclusively for security integration and monitoring companies is open! ESX 2013 will launch seminars taught by industry experts covering the latest trends, networking events including award ceremonies and the notorious ESX Crawl, and a targeted expo floor like none other. Have you registered your team yet?

Scaling Managed Services With A Third-Party NOC Partnership
By Continuum Managed Services, LLC
This article discusses the value managed service providers (MSPs) can gain from utilizing third-party networking operations centers (NOCs) and back-office support companies instead of following the conventional MSP model which requires steep investments in infrastructure, staffing, training, marketing, sales, and customer support.
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How VARs Can Benefit From EMV Adoption
By Gennifer Biggs, Business Solutions magazine
Deliver clear business value by guiding POS customers along the fastest path to accepting chip-based credit cards.
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Can't Keep Up? 3 Ways To Future-Proof Your Business
By Mike Monocello, editor in chief
A few weeks ago I attended the Epson partner conference in Palm Springs, CA. The keynote speaker was futurist/forecaster Daniel Burrus, who spoke a lot about technology trends shaping the future. He had three great thoughts in his presentation that are applicable to the reseller community.
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Featured Video

Two Ways to Grow Your Business With AVG CloudCare

Gil Cargill, sales acceleration coach, presents the sales training video "Two Ways to Grow Your Business with AVG CloudCare".
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Executive Commentary

EMV "Chip Card" Technology Is Coming. Are You Ready?
By Lorena Harris, VP Corporate Marketing, Vantiv

EMV is a global standard for credit and debit payment cards based on chip card technology with enhanced security. Embedded in the card is a microprocessor containing cryptographic processing techniques, which when utilized, make card-present payments more secure.
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Executive Commentary

The Cloud And The Power Of Change
By Matt Pillar, editor in chief, Integrated Solutions For Retailers

Much has been written about the barrier-to-entry power of the cloud, but what about the power of the do-over?
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White Paper

10 Reasons To Switch To IP-based Video
By Axis Communications

This articles looks at 10 key motivators for switching from analog to IP-based cameras. Obtain a more reliable security system, reduce costs, and create value for your business.
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Case Study

Brewer PD Improves Evidence Capture With The Toughbook Arbitrator 360°
By Panasonic

In light of recent budget and resource cuts, agencies are struggling with limited funds for the purchase of new technology to fight crime and improve officer safety. As a result, agencies are considering alternative methods of acquiring funds to purchase and/or upgrade equipment.
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Shows And Events

CompTIA ChannelCon
July 30 to August 2, 2013 | Orlando, FL

Tigerpaw’s National Conference
September 16 to 18, 2013 | Chicago, IL

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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