POS Executive Commentary

  1. The Top 3 Things To Look For In A Partner Program
    4/10/2014

    IT distribution isn’t just about products anymore — there’s an increasing focus on leading with services and solutions to drive results. Distributors are going beyond their name and becoming trusted advisors to resellers.As part of this evolution, it’s more important than ever to develop strong relationships in the channel and engage in events that provide collaboration, networking, and education. Every recipe for success looks different, but here are a few things to consider when looking for a partner program.

  2. What IT Channel Executives Can Learn From Legendary Basketball Coach John Wooden
    4/10/2014

    The legendary John Wooden, arguably the greatest basketball coach of all time, once said, “Never confuse activity with accomplishment.” Whether you’re a vendor or a reseller, that statement resonates — because one of the most difficult aspects of managing a start-up is dealing with the excitement level of the new venture and reining in the tendency to believe that activity for activity’s sake is critical at all times.

  3. Lessons Learned From The Latest Data Breaches
    4/2/2014

    The recent highly publicized data breaches at prominent retailers, smack in the midst of the holiday shopping season, teaches the lesson that building a cyber moat around the enterprise is not enough. The data itself needs to be secured, adding a potent layer of security that will defeat most attempts to monetize stolen data.

  4. Nobody Wants To Be Your Guinea Pig
    4/2/2014

    Testimonials can show you are an established, successful solutions provider.

  5. How VARs Can Help Restaurants Meet Changing Consumer Demand
    4/1/2014

    Consumers are beginning to expect restaurants to integrate technology that improves their ordering and dining experience. This expectation has led restaurants to actively seek out technology solutions that can improve the customer experience while also improving their business operations.

  6. 10 Ways Mobile POS Impacts Restaurant Revenue and Customer Experience
    3/28/2014

    Restaurants have led the way in adopting mobile tablet-based point of sale (POS) systems. Twenty eight percent of restaurants have gone mobile, and of those that have not made the switch, nearly 70 percent are making mobile their top priority. Restaurant owners understand mobile POS systems have tangible impacts on restaurant revenue and intangible, positive impacts on the customer experience. When owners are intimately familiar with restaurant profit margins being in the 3 to 4 percent —  and the intangibles are what  make or break a restaurant — it's no surprise experienced restaurateurs have a keen sense for anything that can positively impact revenue and customer experience. A mobile POS delivers both.

  7. Four Leadership Lessons I’ve Learned From Baseball’s Joe Maddon
    3/14/2014

    If you follow Major League Baseball, chances are you’re familiar with Tampa Bay Rays Manager Joe Maddon and his unorthodox approach to managing the game … not to mention his team. Joe’s famous (or infamous, depending on where you’re standing) for mixing things up, taking players out of their standard positions and testing their skills in new ways.

  8. The Ultimate Cloud Sales Strategy
    3/14/2014

    During a recent new client strategy meeting and a session where I had a chance to interview their entire sales team I came away with a break through idea regarding their sales efforts. I think it is pertinent to almost every past client and all future clients. I just had to share it with my many readers.

  9. 3 Reasons Why VARs Should Focus On The Retail Industry
    3/10/2014

    For retailers, it is important that vendors and partners understand their fast-paced environment, need to control or cut costs, increase employee productivity and manage many locations all at once. By providing the necessary printing solutions to the retail industry, value-added resellers (VARs) can open their doors to a large opportunity to grow their businesses. 

  10. 6 Reasons Tablet POS Systems Are Here To Stay
    2/27/2014

    Retailers often spend significant time determining the layout, décor, and other aesthetic aspects of their shops. They rightly focus on ensuring a consistent brand experience exists for customers throughout the store. Yet businesses that have wanted their countertop devices to fit in with their brand image often have limited options.