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  1. 5 Reasons Channel Partners Can No Longer Ignore Cloud Services
    2/2/2015

    Analysts are predicting cloud computing will grow to $105B and represent 17 percent of the total IT spend by 2017. Add to the mix that cloud services and solutions are on pace to realize an annual growth rate that’s 5x the total IT spend and it’s safe to say cloud computing is officially  mainstream. So why are only a fifth of today’s channel partners selling and supporting cloud-based solution and services?

  2. APG Teams With Datacap And Next Gen Dine To Keep Juice Bar Flowing
    2/2/2015

    The Juice Bar at LVAC, a health foods eatery in Las Vegas, needed a POS system that refl ected its corporate image — light and modern. But the company was stuck with an expensive legacy system that put too many restrictions on its operations.

  3. Don't Forget The Cash: Cash Drawers Essential To POS Solutions Development And Configuration
    2/2/2015

    As a new, lighter POS approach emerges, Point of sale (POS) solutions no longer have to depend on PCs to operate. Depending on a system’s configuration, the new POS model can leverage thin clients such as tablets and handhelds, giving the cashier the freedom to transact business at the point of decision.

  4. Selecting The Right Cash Drawer
    2/2/2015

    When starting up a new business or updating an existing one, usually the cash drawer is the last on your mind when it comes to the POS system. However, if you want a successful business, and you plan to accept payments, your cash drawer and POS system are absolutely necessary.

  5. Defining The Future Of The Customer Experience
    2/2/2015

    In the past few months, I’ve attended sessions where industry experts shared key insights on the future of customer experience. Consumers’ expectations are changing, and how brands choose to interact with them in the future is imperative to success. Retailers stand to differentiate themselves by adopting service models and technologies that help define a memorable experience with a brand. Vars who sell solutions that help retailers solve problems vs. pushing hardware/software will set themselves apart from the completion.

  6. Left In The Lurch: Survey Shows Lack Of Vendor Support Dampens Partners’ Enthusiasm For Emerging Tech
    2/2/2015

    Despite a steady drumbeat of industry optimism over emerging tech such as Big Data, software-defined networking and the Internet of Things, solutions providers take a generally dim view of opportunities in the most hyped technologies.

  7. Creditcall CEO: IT Solutions Providers Need To Be Trusted Counselors In EMV Migration Process
    1/30/2015

    Lars Pedersen, Creditcall’s new CEO, answers Business Solutions’ questions on progress in the U.S. toward EMV adoption, challenges IT solutions providers are facing, and resources available to solutions providers.  

  8. Is It Time To Offer Analytics-as-a-Service?
    1/30/2015

    Knowledge Vault CEO and co-founder Christian Ehrenthal explains when to consider Analytics-as-a-Service over an on-premises platform, how to address your customers’ concerns over security, and why this is the time to consider offering Analytics-as-a-Service.

  9. Is Biometric Identification Ready For Payment Technologies?
    1/30/2015

    Reading the term “biometric” takes us towards the biological connection between the subject and the term. It is named biometric, because it uses metrics related to human characteristics. Biometric identifiers are mainly categorized into two categories, physiological and behavioral characteristics. Physiological characteristics may include fingerprints, palms, veins, face recognition, DNA, iris recognition, or anything used for identifying a person physically. Behavioral characteristics can involve characteristics related to the pattern of behavior of a person, like typing rhythm, voice, etc.

  10. The Cloud: The Channel’s Biggest Threat And Opportunity In 2015
    1/30/2015

    The cloud is changing the shape of the channel as we have traditionally known it. The increasing need for managed IT services is driving new opportunities for solutions providers that have once been considered to be VARs to a new era of the managed services provider (MSP). The enabler for this shift? The cloud.

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