Newsletter | April 15, 2013

04.15.13 -- Cloud POS Fails When The Internet Cuts Out: Fact Or Fiction?

Business Solutions Newsletter

| Point of Sale & Payment Processing Edition

In This Issue:


Cloud POS Fails When The Internet Cuts Out: Fact Or Fiction?
By Mike Monocello, editor-in-chief
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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Why Every VAR Should Sell Mobile Device Management
By Mike Monocello, editor-in-chief
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. As a solutions provider, you should always be looking to increase your value-add.
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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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Complementary RSPA RetailNOW Registration

If you're interested in attending RSPA RetailNOW from August 4 to 7, Business Solutions has two complementary registrations ($595 value) available. To qualify, VARs must NOT be RSPA members and NOT have attended RetailNOW in the past. First come, first serve. Contact mike.monocello@bsminfo.com.

CognitiveTPG's New Spill Guard And Spill Warranty Protect Against Accidents
CognitiveTPG is pleased to introduce a new accessory designed to provide their A798 and A799 receipt printers with an added level of protection from environmental hazards.
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MercuryLoyalty Now Supported On Datacap Tran Products
ECRs and embedded point of sale systems that utilize Datacap’s Tran line of integrated payment solutions now have the option to accept integrated MercuryLoyalty transactions.
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Executive Commentary

"Retail as a Service" Is About Survival, Increasing The Value Of Your Business
By Business Solutions Magazine

Since RSPA INSPIRE back in January, the topic of “Retail as a Service” has been top of my mind. We’ve been writing a lot about how this business model can — with some effort, admittedly — create a more stable flow of revenue and lead to a more profitable business.
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Executive Commentary

PCI IQ: The Basics
By RSPA

What’s your PCI IQ? Read each issue of connect this year to find out! To prep our readers for this “course” that will test your PCI IQ, we thought we’d start with the basics. If you can answer at least four out of the following six questions, you’re ready to start measuring your PCI IQ in the next issue of connect.
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Executive Commentary

A Business And Personal Fiscal Cliff
By Bob Goldberg, RSPA Attorney, Schoenberg, Finkel, Newman & Rosenberg, LLC

On January 3, 2013, President Obama signed into law H.R. 8, the “American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.” Although the act may have prevented the government from falling over a fiscal cliff it has clear implications and consequences to you and your business.
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Featured Article

Finally! Profits From IP Video
By Jay McCall, networking and managed services editor

It’s been three years, but this VAR is finally seeing IP video surveillance sales take off and is projecting 33% revenue growth this year.
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Tech Trends

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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Shows And Events

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

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

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