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  1. Bill Pay Option For POS Systems Catching On With Retailers’ Cash-Only Customers
    7/7/2014

    Most people typically pay their bills with a check, debit card, or online. Some, however, prefer the privacy of paying cash. According to a csnews.com article, point of sale (POS) cash payment technology has made it easier and quicker than ever for the roughly 68 million cash-based consumers in America to pay their bills. In addition, convenience and grocery stores are benefitting from the new technology as well, with those paying their bills spending additional cash within the stores themselves.

  2. Education IT News For VARs — July 7, 2014
    7/7/2014

    Student data continues to make headlines: privacy remains a top concern despite technological advances. Biometrics could replace plastic ID cards on college campuses, and Louisiana moves forward with a student data bill that collects information on all public school students.

  3. How To Help Your Merchant Clients Build Customer Databases With mPOS
    7/3/2014

    Craig Tieken, vice president of product for TransFirst, tells how to enable your merchant client to  build a customer database with data collected through mobile point of sale (mPOS), how to enable them to collect data, and some of the metrics your client can track.

  4. The Future Of 3PLs And Where Solutions Providers Fit In
    7/3/2014

    Third-party logistics (3PL) providers offer services to customers who have outsourced logistics for part, and sometimes all, of their supply chain management functions. According to a recent article by PYMNTS.com, gone are the days when 3PLs only distributed goods from the distribution warehouse to their respective stores. Today, the dynamic has shifted to include individual consumers, with items going directly to their homes.

  5. EdTech Spending Increases: Display Devices In Demand
    7/3/2014

    Global spending on education technology within the classroom reached U.S. $13 billion last year — up 11 percent from 2012, according to a market study from Futuresource Consulting cited in Market Watch. The study relates a significant increase in the mobile PC market, with classroom display devices — such as projectors and interactive whiteboards (IWBs) — and complementary devices — such as visualizers, voice amplification, and related devices.

  6. New Jersey Bill Would Grant Police Access To School Security Cameras
    7/3/2014

    School districts have become increasingly concerned with security over the past decade, especially considering many of the tragic shootings that have taken place on school and college campuses. As a result, more schools are installing security camera systems, which, arguably, create a safer environment for students, teachers, and administrators. Despite debates over privacy issues, most faculty and parents agree that cameras are an integral component of a school’s security system, and therefore many districts have either already installed cameras or are looking to do so.

  7. Healthcare IT News For VARs — July 3, 2014
    7/3/2014

    In the news this week, specialty EMR offerings are expanding, and PCs are still dominating EHR viewing platforms.

  8. The Cloud: Taking Healthcare Clients To The Next Level
    7/2/2014

    The cloud is everywhere, in more ways than one. HIMSS Analytics just released its 2014 Cloud Survey, and one of the biggest takeaways was that 80 percent of respondents were already using cloud-based services. Great news for an industry that tends to lag on technology, but where does that leave MSPs who are looking for new ways to sell their clients on the cloud?

  9. NRF Study Shows Change In Organized Retail Crime Concerns
    7/2/2014

    Organized retail crime (ORC) isn’t just a brick-and-mortar issue anymore. Nearly half of respondents say their online operations are affected by ORC, a study released last month reports.

  10. Keys For Maximizing IT Security Of The Future
    7/2/2014

    Understanding the latest developments and trends in security technology is an important step towards ensuring your clients are not vulnerable to cyberattacks. Gartner has highlighted the top ten technologies for IT and their implications for security organizations in 2014. Findings were presented at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit.

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