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  1. Grocery And C-Store IT News For VARs — April 10, 2014
    4/10/2014

    In this week’s grocery and c-store news, loyalty programs are a recurring theme. From tying rewards programs to mobile wallets and digital receipts, retailers are forging ahead with ways to keep customers coming. Meanwhile, NACS reported that c-store sales grew while profits declined in 2013. And POS remains a target of cybercrime and hacking — the news includes five ways to protect your systems and show you how researchers hacked an mPOS device to play a game.

  2. Ingram Micro Cloud Summit 2014 Takeaways Via Twitter
    4/10/2014

    At the Ingram Micro Cloud Summit 2014 this week, speakers provided insight, advice, and inspiration. Here’s what channel members in the audience shared on Twitter from the presentations.   

  3. Security, Mobility Create Opportunities For Solutions Providers In Education
    4/10/2014

    Business Solutions 2014 Partner Program Insider gave industry experts the opportunity to share their opinions on the top opportunities in the education vertical. According to BSM editor-in-chief Mike Monocello, “Their responses can be boiled down into two main categories: keeping an eye on people and assets and getting computers into the hands of students.”

  4. Common Mistakes Solutions Providers Make In The Education Vertical
    4/10/2014

    Along with their responses to questions for the Business Solutions 2014 Partner Program Insider industry experts listed what they believe are the most common mistakes VARs, MSPs, integrators, and software developers make in the education vertical.

  5. Hospitality News for VARs — April 9, 2014
    4/9/2014

    Mobility and loyalty continue to be hot topics in hospitality. Major operators including Pizza Hut and Buffalo Wild Wings have been investing in new tableside — and tabletop — technology to enhance the customer service and payment experience. 

  6. ICD-10 Delays, ICD-11, And What Clients Want From VARs
    4/9/2014

    You’ve likely heard the noise around the U.S. transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 — most of it centered on the five-fold increase in the number of codes. However, it’s also been criticized as being a headache for CIOs and for being too granular — sometimes to the point of humor.

  7. Government IT News For VARs — April 9, 2014
    4/9/2014

    In this week’s news, VAR have new ways to find requests for bids, increased insight into government tech spending, and the finalization of the LGS sale.

  8. Field Service IT News — April 8, 2014
    4/8/2014

    In the news, manufacturers are beginning to ruggedize consumer devices. Also, the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation predicts investment in equipment and software to increase modestly this year.

  9. Details Of Global Cloud Marketplace Unveiled At Ingram Micro Cloud Summit
    4/8/2014

    Summit news includes new hosted cloud solutions, “white glove” services, and an expanded channel partner program.

  10. You Have To Study The Education IT Market To Make A Sale
    4/8/2014

    Business Solutions magazine interviewed industry experts for the Business Solutions 2014 Partner Program Insider article on the top opportunities for solutions providers in the education vertical. In addition, BSM asked their opinions on the current health of the education market from a potential IT spend perspective.Their responses show that to answer this question, you have to define which part of the market and which time of year you’re referring to — unless you’re talking about security.