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  1. Why You Should Sell EMV-Compliant Solutions With NFC Technology

    In this Business Solutions exclusive, Jared Isaacman, CEO of Harbortouch, explains why your merchant IT clients selecting EMV-compliant payment solutions need to consider also upgrading to accept payments that use near field communication (NFC) technology. Advising your IT clients to look ahead can help establish you as a knowledgeable business advisor — as well resulting in upsell.

  2. Inside Autotask Community Live! 2015

    Autotask Community Live! officially kicked off yesterday at the gorgeous Trump National Doral Miami. Mark Cattini, president and CEO of the company took the stage in Monday's early morning keynote to update the crowded room of Autotask partners on the recent achievements and future goals of the automation company. Following are my notes from his presentation and the rest of the day...

  3. How OpenStack Can Work For DaaS

    More and more commonly, OpenStack is being utilized to manage large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources through a data center.  According to software company Leostream, it’s useful for virtual desktop environments as well: OpenStack, a free and open-source platform, is “changing the equation for virtual desktops and has the potential to turn VDI on its head.”

  4. Study Finds Inconsistent Use Of Project Management Tools Among Services Providers

    Almost 40 percent of project managers do not use project planning, tracking, or collaboration software, making it impossible to track the profitability of their projects, according to new study from AffinityLive.

  5. What VARs Need To Know About Their Customers' Business Labeling Needs

    A recent Loftware Enterprise Labeling Trends Survey has identified a number of key factors that are impacting supply chain strategy and ultimately labeling processes today. Labeling has become a mission-critical component in the current supply chain with global expansion of businesses. Among the trends that have been identified as affecting the labeling process are growing customer demands and evolving regulatory requirements. VARs need to be aware of these factors in order to better serve their customers’ changing needs.

  6. What The Departure Of ONC’s DeSalvo Would Means For Health IT

    Karen DeSalvo, M.D. has been nominated by President Barack Obama for the position of the next assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), leaving the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) without a leader, but potentially with a powerful advocate in a high profile position.

  7. HIT.gov Provides Guide For Business Associates, Including VARs And MSPs

    HealthIT.gov has released a Guide To Privacy And Security Of Electronic Health Information. Here are the points that apply most to solutions providers who quality as business associates.

  8. How Good Of A Trusted Advisor Are You?

    Oftentimes, I’ll hear VARs say that they’re a trusted advisor to their retail customers. That might be the case. However, I want to plant the seed today and ask you if you’re really doing all you can to advise your customers. You may be trusted, no doubt, but are you doing the absolute best job possible advising your customers about the latest technologies, business-enhancing solutions, threats, and opportunities?

  9. Managed Services, Backup And Recovery, And Networking News From April 2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in managed services, backup and recovery, and networking news, D-Link launches a weatherproof wireless access point, Ingram Micro introduces a new ISV resource for VARs, AVG updates Business Managed Workplace, Webroot integrates with Palo Alto Networks Firewall, StorageCraft unveils BDR for Linux, Continuum announces a new managed backup platform, and Panasonic updates the Toughpad 4K tablet.

  10. Access Control And Video Surveillance News From April 2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in access control and video surveillance news, Milestone Systems enhanced its NVR series, Sony adds a 4K camera, Axis Communications unveils a new camera and an installation tool, and Genetec announces cloud-based license plate recognition and updates to its Security Center VMS.

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