POS Executive Commentary
Avoid These 4 Common Mistakes When Pitching Mobile POS
Mobile POS is hot right now. Everyone wants it and for good reason--we have seen first-hand the benefits of mobile solutions: shorter wait times, better service, and better access to product information. Here are several things VARs can do to avoid some commonly made mistakes while presenting to potential clients.
Amex Sync And Twitter: How American Express Has Brought Purchasing Power To Social Media
The shoes on my feet #IveBoughtIt - through Twitter! In the recent past, American Express has partnered with various social media outlets and has branded these partnerships as “Amex Sync.” Amex Sync allows consumers to receive special offers via their Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter accounts. Through Twitter users also have the ability to purchase items by tweeting special hashtags provided by American Express. These partnerships require that an eligible American Express Card be linked with one or all of the social media providers, depending on which ones the customer may utilize. ...
A Walkthrough Of A Broken Organization
Strategic sales management is often a weak link in solution provider companies. For the past 14 years I have been working all across North America and internationally, meeting, speaking and consulting with organizations of all sizes and areas of focus. While every client engagement is unique, some problems are common to many corporate cultures and tend to prevent a company from reaching its business potential.
How To Build A Powerful, Budget-Friendly Surveillance System For SMB Retailers
Today, there’s no doubt that video surveillance is moving to IP networks for a number of reasons such as superior image quality from IP cameras, ability to easily integrate video with other systems such as access control, the need for accessing video from remote locations and the added value from video analytics.
IP Video In Retail: ROI Via Enhanced Productivity & Stronger Data
Retail is a dynamic market, constantly changing and evolving due to the economic climate, buyer behavior, and the rise and fall of criminal activity. It's also a challenging market, where thin profit margins make cost control not just a useful strategy but a daily and constant requirement of doing business.
Beginner’s Guide To Selecting The Right IP Camera
There are many advantages to choosing IP cameras over standard devices. Megapixel cameras provide high-resolution images, and the higher the resolution, the more accurate the detail of the image. Therefore, megapixel images are much more valuable from a forensic standpoint than lower-resolution images. With analog technology, a recorded image has around 0.3 megapixel, but a network camera with 3.1 megapixels records 10 times more detail.
IP Video For SMBs
Rapid growth using limited available resources presents plenty of challenges for small to medium-sized businesses (SMB), and the challenges extend to their choice of video surveillance systems. In contrast to large companies that can target personnel and resources to specialized areas, SMB customers often have to make do with less and call on their employees to wear “multiple hats.”
Remote Video Monitoring: 4 Factors That Can Kill Performance
Viewing video on a smart phone is common today in the consumer market. Remote access to video — from anywhere to anywhere — is also an expectation among security end users. The security benefits are undeniable, including greater productivity for security officers, who no longer have to sit at a desk to view video. Easy availability of real-time video of remote locations can help protect a company's people, facilities and assets — and even offer operational benefits.
Mobile Marketing For SMB Retailers
It’s no secret that large, multi-national businesses are driving these numbers today, but as consumers become more comfortable and adept at using their mobile devices to look for deals, they will be open to mobile marketing from the small businesses they frequent right in their own neighborhoods.
3 Ways To Ensure Your First VMS Install Is A Success
When examining a job, the VMS is usually only one part of the solution. Integrators need to examine the profit potential of a job from an overall perspective first, but also break it down and examine the VMS portion among other components (cameras, storage, network etc.)