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  1. XP End Of Life A Boon To MSPs, Retail IT VARs
    3/20/2014

    If you don't know, Microsoft's support for Windows XP ends on April 8. In the general IT space this is a big deal and significant opportunity to upgrade customers to the latest OS. In particular, XPs end of life (EOL) is a great opportunity for MSPs (managed services providers) to standardize customer's PCs to make support easier. Managing a hodge-podge of systems makes remote management and monitoring a little tricky and getting customers to standardize is often a hard sell. Well, XP EOL might be the catalyst of change you need. Don't miss it!

  2. First Data Symposium Focuses On Cybersecurity
    3/19/2014

    Security experts were among the panelists at First Data’s Cyber Security Symposium “Commerce in the Crosshairs: Solutions to the Growing Threat.” The symposium, held in New York on March 18, was First Data’s first event on the topic. The first panel of the day featured John Watters, CEO of iSIGHT Partners, and Art Coviello, executive chairman of RSA Security.

  3. Big Moves At RSPA
    3/19/2014

    Pretty big news in the retail IT world today. I awoke to a press release stating that the RSPA has hired its new CEO and president, Ms. Kelly Funk.

    While Funk is not from the retail industry, she has association experience with the Alzheimer’s Association and has held positions with Genworth and GE Financial. Additionally, she also holds a Masters degree in Leadership from Georgetown University. 

  4. Managed Services, Backup And Recovery, And Networking News From February 2014
    3/18/2014

    This month in Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, and Networking news, FalconStor announces new software releases, Continuum offers conversion from Zenith Infotech BDR devices, Datto provides information on its newest integration with ConnectWise, Lenovo adds four new ThinkServer solutions, Ingram Micro becomes a public sector distributor for VMWare, Aruba networks unveils an element-resistant Wi-Fi solution, and Unitrends’ new version is now available.

  5. Point Of Sale And Payment Processing News From February 2014
    3/18/2014

    This month in Point of Sale and Payment Processing news, StrandVision introduces new digital display options, CRS announces a new impact printer, BlueStar enters a distribution agreement with PioneerPOS, UP Solution launches free tablet-based POS for restaurants, Adelo releases POS software for iPad, and POS Lavu redesigns the reporting process for its iPad POS and announces a partnership with Ingram Micro.

  6. Access Control And Video Surveillance News From February 2014
    3/18/2014

    This month in Access Control And Video Surveillance news, Honeywell adds hybrid NVR to its portfolio, Pelco partners with Oncam Grandeye and with Milestone Systems, Axis launches nitrogen-pressurized stainless steel cameras, and WavestoreUSA releases a new version of its video management software.

  7. Data Collection and Mobility News From February 2014
    3/18/2014

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Data Collection and Mobility news, TEKLYNX enhances its bar code labeling software, and Motorola releases a new touch computer and expands its distribution agreement with BlueStar.

  8. Field Service IT News — March 18, 2014
    3/18/2014

    In the news, the FMCSA’s proposed rule that would require the use of electronic logging devices gets mixed reviews from the trucking industry. Also Forbes looks at the transformations cloud-based applications can mean for field service.

  9. Retail IT News For VARs — March 18, 2014
    3/18/2014

    In the news this week, research reveals technology integration is the biggest hurdle to omni-channel initiatives. Also in the news, wearable technology is forecast to grow from 15 million units to 154 million units by 2018, and a report shows CIOs plan to invest in technology that enhances the customer experience.

  10. Trace3 Plays Matchmaker For CIOs, VCs, And New Technologies
    3/17/2014

    Red Robin CIO And 2014 Outlier Award Winner Chris Laping Explains How The Program Helps CIOs Find New Ideas To Integrate Into Their Businesses.