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  1. Research Predicts Card-Not-Present and New-Account Fraud Will Rise
    7/3/2015

    According to Javelin Strategy & Research, as many as 8 million consumers could experience both a card breach and identity fraud in the same year by 2018. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  2. Report: Why Your Data-Driven IT Clients Have The Edge In Today’s Marketplace
    7/3/2015

    The most significant shift in the world of Big Data last year was the emergence of velocity as the competitive differentiator, according to IBM Research.

  3. 5 Ways To Help Your SMB Customers See Past The Cost Of EMV Solutions
    7/2/2015

    As of October 1, liability for fraudulent payment card transactions shifts from card issuers to acquirers or merchants, with the least EMV-compliant party responsible for covering the amount of the transaction. And while many SMB merchants are researching what the shift would entail, many are still concerned about the costs involved.

  4. Don’t Make These Mistakes Other VARs Make With SMB Customers
    7/2/2015

    SMBs have different purchasing habits than other market segments. According to a Cisco whitepaper for example, SMBs buy more bundled services than any other segment for reasons that include reliability, quality, integration, ease of doing business, and price. Knowing the ins and outs can be a challenge for VARs, MSPs, integrators, and software developers, but there is also a chance to differentiate yourself among your competitors by expertly addressing SMBs’ needs.

  5. How Adding Digital Signage Increases Opportunities For VARs
    7/2/2015

    While digital signage may be prominent in areas like New York’s Times Square, it’s also used in markets and niches including education, hospitality, shopping malls and retail stores, hospitals, gyms and spas, houses of worship, and financial institutions. 

  6. Talk To Your Health IT Clients About Payments — They’ll Thank You For It
    7/2/2015

    The work “leakage” haunts the dreams of many of your clients, and most commonly this is attributed to billing issues.

  7. Why Your Health IT Clients Could Be Slow To Move To New Technologies
    7/2/2015

    Medical technology has reached a point where you can do a cardiogram, examine a child’s eardrum, diagnose skin rashes, even refract your eyes, all with a smartphone, and according to Dr. Eric Topol, that’s just the beginning.

  8. When Will Your IT Customers Use The IoT?
    7/1/2015

    More and more, sensors, wearables, and “smart” devices are entering the consumer market — but when will your business IT clients incorporate these technologies?

  9. KPMG Study: Data Loss, Privacy Risk Biggest Obstacles To Cloud
    7/1/2015

    A recent KPMG report, Elevating Business in the Cloud, has found increased use of cloud technology by businesses around the globe in order to better connect with their employees and customers.

  10. What The Status Of EMV And Payment Fraud Probably Will Be On October 2
    6/30/2015

    There are about three months until the liability for fraudulent payment card transactions will shift from issuing banks to the party with technology least compliant with EMV. As an IT solutions provider working with merchants, you are probably helping your clients transition to the new technology or maybe, still, even just explaining what it is. EMV payment technology uses chip cards that create a unique transaction code, hindering criminals from duplicating payment cards from stolen data. You are probably aware there is a lot of misinformation circulating that could be contributing to some confusion regarding EMV.

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