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  1. Defense In Depth: Layering The Security Solutions You Provide
    7/7/2015

    One of the more common questions I see in the field is about why it is necessary to provide antivirus on the server and desktops if it is already in the firewall. It’s a simple enough question, but the answer leads to one of the most important security concepts, that of layering or Defense in Depth.  Even when wearing body armor, taking cover still makes a lot of sense.

  2. Business Solutions Interviews The E-Myth’s Michael Gerber
    7/6/2015

    An edited transcript follows of Michael Gerber’s interview with Business Solutions president and RSPA chairman Jim Roddy. Gerber, author of best-seller The E-Myth Revisited and five other E-Myth books on the topic of small business and entrepreneurship, will speak at Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) RetailNOW on August 3 in Orlando.

  3. 5 Best Practices For Establishing A Security Policy
    7/6/2015

    IT security is a concern for every business, but what many are missing is that the solution isn’t just about the products in play. It’s about the policies too.

  4. Considering Your Merchant IT Clients’ Needs: Why PCI Needs To Add A Third P2PE Standard
    7/6/2015

    Perhaps the most tragic thing about the glut of data breaches last year is that the lion’s share of them could have been prevented. Or rather, had the breached companies managed its data properly, there would have been nothing of value for the cyber criminals to steal. The year 2014 could have been a year of slapped wrists instead of devastation for some major companies had merchants used the tools they needed to use.

  5. 4 Marketing Best Practices For MSPs
    7/6/2015

    Marketing is one of the biggest challenges managed services providers (MSPs) face. Between managing customer relationships, keeping up with technology advances and handling finances, MSPs have little time left to promote the business. And, most don’t have the marketing talent on staff so they outsource it to an expert.

  6. How Your Retail IT Clients Can Drive Sales, Improve Shopping Experience With Digital Signage
    7/6/2015

    Digital consumers have come of age and expect a rich palette of digital experiences during their shopping journeys, whether online or in the store. In addition, new retail competitors are disrupting the industry and threatening established incumbents. To meet these challenges, retailers must revolutionize business models in order to innovate faster and provide a better shopping experience for consumers. One way to improve the consumer’s in-store shopping experience and drive increased sales is through new uses of dynamic, digital signage within the store.

  7. Why There Will Always Be A Market For Fixed Point Of Sale
    7/6/2015

    Point of sale (POS) systems have long stood at the heart of every retail business and remain one of the largest technical investments a retailer will make during the initial development of its company.

  8. EMV Myths Debunked
    7/1/2015

    Many merchants are concerned about the October 1 EMV liability shift and its potential impact to their respective businesses. Given that there is no mandate around EMV adoption, NCR Hospitality is recommending that restaurant operators, in particular, look to adopt solutions that manage a multitude of payment options rather than selecting single, point solutions that only address EMV.

  9. Communications System Brings CPA Firm New Capabilities, Monthly Savings
    7/1/2015

    Talk about growth: In a single year, KPM CPAs of Springfield, MO, acquired not one, but two separate accounting firms, bringing on clusters of new employees in waves of 15 to 30 people at a time. To keep pace with this growth trajectory, KPM moved into a new building, bringing 110 personnel from all three previous companies into one environment.

  10. 5 Features That Maximize Benefits To Your IT Clients Of An All-In-One POS
    7/1/2015

    According to Forrester, mobile payments in the U.S. are expected to reach $142 billion in volume in 2019. Over the past few years, flurries of new payments and point-of-sale (POS) technologies have emerged; technologies that can give a significant competitive edge to merchants that embrace them. Today’s new POS systems can significantly improve interaction with customers, reduce costs and increase efficiency.

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