05.14.14 -- How VARs Can Help Restaurants Meet Changing Consumer Demand

Business Solutions

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Increase Your Mobile POS Revenue In The Hospitality Market
By Jay McCall
By Jay McCall A hospitality VAR’s persistence in finding the right POS solution for a growing hospitality customer leads to a successful implementation and 15 follow-up sales.
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Featured Articles
How VARs Can Help Restaurants Meet Changing Consumer Demand
By Jon Brandon
Consumers are beginning to expect restaurants to integrate technology that improves their ordering and dining experience. This expectation has led restaurants to actively seek out technology solutions that can improve the customer experience while also improving their business operations.
The Social, Mobile, Loyal Consumer
According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, 61 percent of American adults own smartphones. Ownership is particularly high among 20 and 30-year-olds (although a majority of Americans 44 to 54 years old have smartphones) as well as in households with relatively high levels of income and educational attainment.
Leveraging Loyalty To Help Your Customers And Your Business
By Michael Gavin
Loyalty marketing programs date back to the late 1700s in the U.S., and they’ve continued to grow in popularity over the years, especially recently.
Hunting Manufacturer Streamlines Shipping And Inventory System
Memphis-based Avery Outdoors manufactures hunting equipment primarily for the waterfowl hunting market such as duck, goose, and the like. According to Alan Hughes, VP and owner, Avery’s customer base consists of sporting goods stores around the country and offshore, from the small mom and pop stores to larger outlets like Dick’s Sporting Goods, Gander Mountain, MAC’s, and Rogers.
HDTV And Video Surveillance
The TV market is moving rapidly towards high-definition television, HDTV. This change brings truly remarkable improvements in image quality and color fidelity. HDTV provides up to five times higher resolution and twice the linear resolution compared with traditional, analog TV. Furthermore, HDTV comes with wide screen format and DVD-quality audio.
Healthcare Regulations, Advancing Technology Create Opportunities For Solutions Providers
By Bernadette Wilson, associate editor
Several industry experts' opinions on the most significant trends and opportunities in healthcare are featured in the Business Solutions article, "Healthcare IT Driven By The Patient," in the Business Solutions 2014 Partner Program Insider. The following channel execs also provide insights on trends and opportunities for BSM's readers.
Millennial Generation: How To Speak Their Language
By Tess Rex
The Millennial Generation is made up of more than 80 million Americans from their teens to their early thirties, making it larger than any other generation. This means that millennials, otherwise known as Generation Y, are the largest group of consumers, and they’re a force to be reckoned with. They grew up surrounded by connective technology and, as a result, have come away with eagerness and a curiosity that some view as entitlement and others view as progression.
5 Things To Look For In A Partner
By Gloria Canales
Many companies today credit at least part of their success to strong and meaningful partnerships. These strategic alliances can help drive growth and profitability, and allow businesses to gain a competitive advantage by accessing a partner’s resources, such as technologies, marketing support, and capital.
5 Things You Need To Know About Containerization And Device Security
By Megan Williams, contributing writer
The question of whether to implement a BYOD (bring your own device) program boils down to risk vs. reward. Businesses stand to gain increased innovation, flexibility, and productivity — but their data can also become vulnerable. The risks, especially with the changing security and device landscape in 2014, merit serious consideration.
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