Newsletter | July 2, 2014

07.02.14 -- Sub-$1300 All-In-One POS Terminals Product Review

Business Solutions

In This Issue:

Good News For RetailNOW Registrants: Bouwer Is Back
By Jim Roddy, president, Business Solutions magazine
By Jim Roddy, president, Business Solutions magazine Tom Bouwer will be appearing on Wed., Aug. 6, at RSPA's RetailNOW 2014 in Orlando, FL. Bouwer will be conducting his exclusive workshop titled, “Get A Grip On Your Business: Are you running your business, or is your business running you?” This session is designed for business owners and is based on the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS).
  Harbortouch is a leading national provider of touch screen point of sale (POS) systems and payment processing services. As pioneers of the "as-a-Service" model, Harbortouch offers an unprecedented "free" POS program that allows the company’s sales partners to offer a full-featured POS system with no up-front costs. For more information about Harbortouch, visit or email
Featured Articles
Sub-$1300 All-In-One POS Terminals Product Review
By Mike Monocello, editor in chief
A VAR evaluates seven sub-$1,300 all-in-one POS terminals and shares the pros and cons of each.
Turning IP-Based POS Systems Into Recurring Revenue
The need for PC-centric POS solutions is waning as a more flexible model emerges. Leveraging cloud and mobile technologies, this model supports thin client and IP-enabled components such as cash drawers and printers.
POS Sales: Software Functionality Seals The Deal
By Matt Pillar, editor in chief, Integrated Solutions For Retailers
ECR Systems sells all the hot stuff, but core software functionality remains the key to its longevity.
Power Of Social Media In The VAR Community
A VAR’s survival and success depend solely on the number of users that they attract and acquire. The challenge for the VAR, as with many other businesses today, is the most effective approach to user acquisition.
Integrated Payments — A Profitable Solution For You And Your Clients
Solving for business inefficiencies is the foundation of the commitment you make to your clients. Those clients trust you to provide advice, recommendations, and solutions that will help their businesses reach the highest levels of success. But what about your business?
Advanced POS Solutions Vs. Entry-Level Retail Apps
“The best value a genuine POS VAR or retail solution provider can provide retail clients today is a highly confi gurable POS solution with fully integrated and secure payment processing capabilities.”
Harbortouch Offers Innovative Partnership Program For Resellers
As tablet POS systems have begun to saturate the market and reduce margins for resellers, Harbortouch has pioneered the “as-a-Service” business model that offers VARs a chance to regain profitability and stability in their portfolios.
Biometric Adoption Finally Ready To Accelerate?
By Larry Dawson
For decades, the collection of fingerprint data has been associated with crime investigation and law enforcement. Criminals are routinely fingerprinted, and their fingerprints are entered into national databases. Crime scenes are “dusted” for trace fingerprints.
Top 6 Features Of Tablets For Delivery/Service
By Mike McMahon
According to a report from VDC Research, mobile workers account for nearly one-third of today’s workforce, surpassing over one billion in 2013. For these workers, mobile solutions are vital tools to stay connected to data, to each other, and to customers.
6 Essential Considerations For Video Surveillance Technology
Given the sheer number and variety of cameras and recorders on the market, there are a lot of choices — some might say too many — when it comes to video surveillance technologies. To say that the task of evaluating these technologies to find the right fit for an application is daunting may be an understatement.
  ASIS 2014: Succeed Today By Seeing Tomorrow

Attend the ultimate showcase for security technology, ideas, and solutions. The ASIS International 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits is the most comprehensive security program spanning the operational and cyber security spectrums. ASIS 2014, and collocated (ISC)2 Security Congress, will provide valuable resources, including: dynamic education, certifications, thought leadership, networking, and 600+ exhibits. ASIS 2014: September 29 to October 2, in Atlanta, Georgia. Registration and housing are open.
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Featured Event
Channel Transitions
East | July 22nd | Boston, MA
Midwest | Oct.7th | Chicago, IL
Channel Transitions, powered by Business Solutions Magazine, is a one-day education and networking conference designed to help VAR/MSP executives learn how to best implement and manage the "as a Service" model. The event will feature real-world, nuts-and-bolts, headaches-and-heartaches discussions and success stories on the transition.
Only $199 for world-class education and networking.
Visit the Channel Transitions website for more information.
Industry Event
  Join RSPA in Orlando on August 3 to 6 for retail technology’s premier industry event: RetailNOW 2014! You’ll have your choice of 30+ education sessions, 20+ networking events, and a 175 booth tradeshow, while 2014 keynote speaker (and former Disney Institute Executive) Dennis Snow will provide you with tips on emulating Disney’s world-class customer service experience in your business. Find out more:
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