Newsletter | June 2, 2014

06.02.14 -- The Top 5 Alternative Payment Methods VARs Should Keep An Eye On

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When Numa Networks launched in 2009 as a pure-play MSP, they moved from a traditional break-fix IT services model to a proactive approach that addresses on-going customer needs to build their business. Key to their success has been the integration of N-able’s remote monitoring and management (RMM) technology.
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Verizon Data Breach Report: Everyone Is Vulnerable
By Megan Williams, contributing writer
In an effort to gain further insight into the ever changing landscape of data breaches, Verizon has released a report, covering 50 global organizations, 1,367 data breaches, 95 countries, and 63,437 security incidents in 2013. The report provides a month-by-month breakdown of breaches and security threats across the year.
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A day and night camera is designed to be used in outdoor installations or in indoor environments with poor lighting. A day and night, color network camera delivers color images during the day. As light diminishes, the camera can automatically switch to night mode to make use of near infrared (IR) light to deliver black and white images. Maintaining image sharpness and low noise, particularly in varying outdoor lighting conditions, has proved challenging.
What You Should Know About The Shift To Consumer-Driven Healthcare
By Megan Williams, contributing writer
A survey released by PricewaterhouseCoopers examines the shift in the healthcare industry from one of traditional offerings to one of more convenient and affordable options, and also looks at consumers’ reactions to the change. The 19-page report contains a discussion of market opportunities, new entrants, two case studies addressing the democratization of care, and a third study on Wal-Mart’s activity in the industry, as well as a review of sector growth potential and insight into the impact on individual businesses.
Cloud Retail Software Brings Retail Win
By Brian Albright, Business Solutions magazine
Girl Scouts of the USA has automated store operations with a cloud-based solution.
The Top 5 Alternative Payment Methods VARs Should Keep An Eye On
By Russ Harty
Which solutions should VARs recommend to their customers? What benefits does each provide? While some new payment options hold definitive value for businesses today, others merit a wait-and-see approach. Russ Harty of Merchant Warehouse provides a breakdown the top five alternative payment methods that VARs should keep an eye on now.
I Sat In A Time Machine Last Week...I Borrowed A Desk
By Gil Cargill
No, more accurately, I should say I sat in a time capsule. You see, I needed to borrow a desk and a PC and was near a friend’s company. He graciously allowed me to spend some time at the desk of one of his salespeople who was out of town. I became aware that I was sitting in a time capsule, when I looked around this individual’s work area.
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