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  1. What MSPs Need To Know Before Developing An Integrated Security And Management Solution
    8/12/2015

    As MSPs straddle the twin needs of meeting customers’ ongoing technology needs and doing so in a reliable and cost-effective way, security and systems monitoring are two of the high-demand technologies they are trying to add to their business portfolios. What should you look for when implementing a multitenant environment that monitors and secures network infrastructure across both physical and virtual boundaries? Below are five best practices for service providers to consider.

  2. Containers Eliminate Modernization Pain And Open New Value-Add Opportunities
    8/12/2015

    End-of-life (EOL) announcements for Windows Server and SQL Server are a fact of life for your clients. These dreaded notifications signal yet another long, expensive, and painful migration process that businesses have been forced to accept as a required element of data center modernization.

  3. Microsoft Presentation Highlights mPOS Trends, VAR Opportunities At RetailNOW 2015
    8/11/2015

    Mobile point of sale (mPOS) trends — and the opportunities they create for VARs, ISVs, and other IT solutions providers — was a focus of education at RetailNOW 2015. There was standing room only (plus a few listeners gathered outside the door) for a presentation on the topic from Bob Kilbride, partner account manager at Microsoft, at the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) event held Aug. 2 to 5 in Orlando, FL.

  4. Leadership Panel Provides SWOT Analysis Of Channel At RetailNOW 2015
    8/11/2015

    At RetailNOW 2015, Retail Solutions Providers (RSPA) president and CEO Kelly Funk asked a panel of channel executives to offer their views on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in the retail IT channel.

  5. PowaPOS Demonstrates All-In-One Tablet POS At RetailNOW 2015
    8/11/2015

    Bob Stone, SVP of product management for PowaPOS, demonstrated the T25, an all-in-one design for tablet point of sale (POS), at Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) RetaiNOW 2015, held Aug. 2 through 5 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, FL. 

  6. Top Trends And Takeaways From RetailNOW
    8/11/2015

    The RSPA’s annual RetailNOW event underscored that the consumer experience is rocking retail, and it showcased what the channel is doing about it.

  7. 4 Things SMBs Are Looking For From Their Software And IT Solutions Providers
    8/11/2015

    Small and mid-sized business (SMB) owners have a lot on their plates, many taking on roles typically outsourced or assigned to an employee such as human resources, marketing, and business development. One of the most vexing roles for a business owner to take on is IT administrator. IT is evolving at the speed of light with new technologies being introduced every day. While a small business owner may be an expert in his or her special craft, they may lack the expertise to research, understand and implement the myriad of IT solutions critical to operating a business today.

  8. 4 Ways To Move Outside Your Comfort Zone And Win Big With Managed Services
    8/11/2015

    The comfort zone for many channel partners revolves around their technology expertise. How many certs, how many vendors, how many techs? But where the big money is being made is in the application of this knowledge and the solutions it can create to solve business problems and deliver desired outcomes for businesses of all sizes.

  9. Former Harley-Davidson Director Of Communications Shares Secrets Of Successful Marketing At RetailNOW 2015
    8/10/2015

    Marketing can be a challenge for retail IT VARs — you may often come to the conclusion your efforts aren’t producing the results you need. At RetailNOW 2015, keynote speaker Ken Schmidt challenged VARs attending the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) event to consider getting those results by looking at marketing from a different perspective.

  10. Don’t Supersize, Optimize: New Strategies For Document Management Solutions
    8/10/2015

    All businesses relentlessly seek new strategies to reduce costs and increase productivity. Every dollar saved goes back to the bottom line to fuel growth. Costs can be recovered in many areas across the business.

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