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  1. Retail IT News for VARs — April 11, 21014

    In the news this week, Custora’s latest reports show that retail sales climbed 10 percent over last year. Meanwhile, in POS news, researchers demonstrated the vulnerability of mPOS devices and we have tips for protecting POS systems from cybercrime and for integrating tablets and POS software.  Finally, research predicts that mobile advertising will become the fourth largest ad medium by 2016.

  2. X Series IP Cameras From Sony Electronics Named ‘Best Of Video Surveillance Cameras IP’ At SIA’s 2014 New Product Showcase At ISC West

    The X Series mini dome IP cameras from Sony Electronics won the Security Industry Association’s 2014 New Product Showcase (NPS) for the “Best of Video Surveillance Cameras IP” Award at the NPS awards ceremony at ISC West on Wednesday, April 2.

  3. Federal Cloud Migration: Challenges Bring Opportunities For VARs

    While migration to cloud platforms presents unique challenges for VARs working with federal agencies, it also offers business opportunities in addressing issues unique to the government sphere. 

  4. Grocery And C-Store IT News For VARs — April 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.

  5. Ingram Micro Cloud Summit 2014 Takeaways Via Twitter

    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.   

  6. The ASCII Group Announces Members Of New Advisory Committee

    The ASCII Group, a membership-based community of independent MSPs, VARs and Solution Providers, recently announced the formation of a new Advisory Committee.

  7. Merchant Link Provides Integrated Point-To-Point Encryption To MICROS Clients In The US And Canada

    Merchant Link, a leading provider of payment gateway and data security solutions, is pleased to announce that TransactionShield Point-to-Point encryption [P2PE] is available on MICROS RES, MICROS OPERA and MICROS Simphony 2 solutions in the US and Canada.

  8. Axis Announces PoE+ Over Coax Blade As The First Multi-Channel Migration To IP Solution On The Market

    Axis Communications, the global leader in network video surveillance, recently announces AXIS T8646 PoE+ over Coax Blade for a multi-channel migration solution to IP video that leverages a building’s existing coaxial infrastructure to connect to new IP cameras.

  9. BlueStar Awarded Partner Of The Year By Citizen Systems America

    BlueStar, a leading global distributor of ADC, Mobility, Point-of-Sale, RFID, Digital Signage, and Security technology solutions, has been named the 2013 Citizen Systems America Partner of the Year.

  10. Hospitality News for VARs — April 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.