Retail IT News For VARs — March 11, 2014
The MasterCard Mobile Payments Study finds 80 percent of merchants believe they would be at a disadvantage by not adopting a mobile payment option. In other news, solutions providers who deal with SMBs are reminded mobile management hasn’t kept up with adoption of mobile apps, and the apparel industry could offer a new market for QR code systems.
Field Service IT News — March 10, 2014
GPS technology recently played a role in the recovery of stolen trailers. Also in the news, Cook County, IL, approved the use of an automated vehicle locations system for real-time tracking of county vehicles, as well as performance data collection.
Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — March 10, 2014
An article in Nation’s Restaurant News points out when placing POS systems in restaurants it’s just as important to consider durability in these demanding environments as it is to consider functionality. Also in the news, a study shows mobile wallet adoption is slow, but growing, and hotel CEOs share how technology is used — and will be used — in their industry.
Education IT News For VARs -- March 7, 2014
The Consortium for School Networking makes recommendations for school networks. Also in the news, all-digital curricula could become a trend, and a proposed bill in Maine would prohibit selling student data.
Retail IT News For VARs — March 5, 2014
A study reveals large enterprises consider mobility and Big Data as priorities. Also in the news, an article says beacons are most beneficial when connected to consumer touch points.
Grocery And Convenience Store IT News For VARs — March 5, 2014
In the news, an article gives insight into up sell opportunities in the grocery vertical. Also, an article looks at the evolution of the smart grocery cart.
Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — March 4, 2014
This week’s restaurant and hospitality news for VARs is loaded with information on mobility. Whether talking specifically about loyalty, social media, mobile advertisements, or payments, it’s clear why “mobile” remains such a hot-button topic in the IT world.
Healthcare IT News For VARs — February 28, 2014
News articles highlight continuing concern over health records data breaches, with one in five healthcare organizations having experienced a security breach. Also, Health Catalyst provides information on the Healthcare Analytics Adoption Model.
Education IT News For VARs — February 28, 2014
Technology plays an ever-increasing role in education, bringing accessibility and improved resources for the classroom. However, it’s not without risk — another school data breach hit an institution of higher education this week. In other news, the website EdSurge will index products in the education technology space, providing Consumer Reports-style coverage of companies.
How To Provide Network Security To SMBs
Business Solutions interviewed Dave Martin, VP of marketing for Edgewater Networks, about selling security services to your SMB clients.