By Jim Roddy, president, Business Solutions magazine
A frequent complaint I’ve heard from channel vendors — including a few times this week at the RSPA INSPIRE Thought Leadership Summit in Puerto Rico — is that many resellers lack fundamental business management knowledge and skills. For example, when talking about the need to shift to the as-a-Service business model, the owner of the small reseller business isn’t familiar with business models in general and doesn’t track his company’s financial performance.
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You don't have to be a retail IT VAR to see that restaurants go in and out of business all the time. Many smart VARs use this to their advantage. Such was the case with Gary Hayes, owner of GH Computer Enterprises, who was driving through a section of Chicago when he noticed a new “coming soon” sign on the door of a restaurant that recently went out of business.
In the past five years, the point of sale terminal landscape has changed significantly. Prior to the launch and mass consumer adoption of smartphones, merchants relied exclusively on legacy POS systems for consumer checkout, but in the years since, new technologies and devices have empowered both consumers and merchants to handle payments at checkout differently.
A job well done brings many rewards, and if you’re in the business of developing and installing POS software, rewards can come in the form of customer referrals. Such was the case when Revel Systems got an inquiry to replace the cash registers at a San Francisco craft beer store with an iPad-based POS solution and APG cash drawers.
After a failed attempt to salvage its aging analog surveillance systems with proprietary encoders, Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) decided it was time to migrate to a centralized network solution that would dovetail with its recently upgraded infrastructure backbone, which linked its main campus with six satellite locations across metro Charlotte, NC.
By Dan Ross
Dan Ross of Promisec says companies that rely only on antivirus/antimalware detection cannot keep up with an ever-changing threat landscape and would not have detected these types of changes on end user computers or POS devices. It was only after it was discovered that the antivirus and antimalware products could be updated to provide the proper protection.
By Randy Helm
Manufacturing organizations globally are in the midst of a massive transformation. Shifts in global markets and key technological advances within manufacturing organizations are introducing a new phase of innovation, growth, and opportunity. Manufacturers are leveraging advances in mobile technologies to improve operational efficiencies and to create competitive differentiation.
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