Featured Articles

  1. MSPs Changing Roles: Managing Devices To Managing User Experience
    4/4/2014

    Alistair Forbes, general manager at GFI MAX, shares insights on how managed services providers (MSPs) can help their customers leverage cloud services while continuing to engage with those customers and solidifying their role as trusted business advisors.

  2. The ASCII Group Provides First Guide To Managed IT Services Sales Tax
    4/4/2014

    California responds with answers about charging state sales tax, and group is preparing guides for solutions providers in other states.

  3. Grocery And C-Store IT News
    4/3/2014

    In the news this week is the latest survey of supermarket chains by Consumer Reports, where Walmart sank to the bottom.  Another survey by OpinionLab shows that consumers are overwhelmingly opposed to in-store tracking, fearing privacy breaches. Meanwhile, a federal appeals court upheld the 21-cent cap on debit card swipe fees that retailers oppose as too high, and an A&P senior employee pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud.

  4. Government IT News For VARs
    4/3/2014

    In the news this week, BlackBerry 10 is approved by the DoD, the former U.S. CTO launches Hunch Analytics, and the U.S. Army is upgrading IT with the capability to share information from sensors and weapons about enemy targets.

  5. Retail IT News For VARs
    4/2/2014

    In the news banks name a credit card security company in a class action lawsuit over last year’s high-profile credit card data breach. Also, analyst are asking whether the fee cap battle will continue after the ruling to uphold the 21-cent swipe fee.

  6. Field Service IT News For VARs
    4/2/2014

    A virtual summit on the field service industry is slated for Thursday. Also in the news this week,  experts offer tips for mobile device selection, construction leads adoption of GPS tracking technology, and freight volumes are climbing — after a decrease during the harsh winter.

  7. CompTIA Announces Open Access
    4/2/2014

    “Registered users” can now access CompTIA’s channel education, industry research, news and tools designed to help meet business goals.

  8. Growing Internet Of Things Means Growing Opportunity For Solutions Providers
    4/1/2014

    The Internet of Things gives solutions providers an expanded opportunity. It enables them to grow into the role of their customers’ single, trusted advisor and manager of all IT systems and solutions inside — and outside — of the office. 

  9. Why Small Business Security Is Such A Big Deal
    3/31/2014

    When small business owners read headlines about security breaches at Target and other multi-billion dollar companies, it can lead to the false notion that cybercriminals really aren’t interested in going after the “small potatoes” of the world. There’s mounting evidence, however, that suggests this mindset is not only prevalent — it’s harmful.

  10. Hospitality IT News for VARS
    3/31/2014

    In the news this week, McDonald’s launches mobile payment for home delivery in Thailand. In hotel news, mobile compatibility is becoming crucial to continued successful bookings.