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  1. Mobile Payments: Closing The Gap Between Awareness And Adoption In 2016

    Industry forecasts about mobile payments all basically point to the same conclusion — mobile payments adoption is going to increase in 2016, and for the next several years.

  2. SMB IT Market Opportunity: 5 Tips To Maximize Business Value With Next-Generation Power Monitoring

    Organizations should leverage next-generation power monitoring services, keeping these requirements in mind.

  3. 8 Predictions For UCaaS In 2016

    The technology industry is never dull, and in 2016 the UCaaS market will certainly get even more interesting. UCaaS will hit that transition point between the slope of enlightenment and plateau of productivity on Gartner’s hype cycle. The opportunities in UCaaS are increasing, and channel partners can capture new revenue from high margin services and achieve greater success.

  4. The IT Service Pro’s Ever-Changing Business Model

    It’s often said that the only thing that is constant is change. Anyone who’s been working in the IT channel for more than six months —IT service providers, in particular — can certainly attest to this simple truth. Now more than ever, business models are changing rapidly— whether it’s by choice or chance—and the channel needs to be ready to capitalize on it.

  5. A Christmas List For The Small Business Owner In Your Life

    Running a company isn’t as simple as most business owners thought, and the longer they do it, the more disenfranchised they become. It just wasn’t supposed to be this hard. How do you buy a gift for a person like that? Here are a few thoughts on what small business entrepreneurs and owners might like.

  6. Ask Coach: How Do I Validate My Emerging Leaders And Speed Their Development?

    Slowing down to ask questions actually speeds up protégé’s  growth as leaders.

  7. 5 Tips For Enabling A Collaborative Enterprise Workplace

    Finding the proper balance between communications and collaboration is key and each should cyclically drive the other.

  8. 4 Paths To Better Customer Relationships

    Having visibility into vital customer information, and the tools to act on it, will lay the foundation for stronger customer support and higher satisfaction.

  9. How Big Data Works For Safe Cities

    Unified security management solutions are valuable in helping cities collect and analyze important data to deliver actionable intelligence and greater situational awareness.

  10. How To Build Trust With A Managed Services “Gateway Drug”

    Most of us want to be pure-play managed services providers, providing flat-rate services for every client as well as to be able to service the full spectrum of customers that find their way into our arms. Sometimes, however, clients are reluctant to embrace a full managed services solution. What we need is a “gateway drug” to get clients hooked on these proactive services and, based on our experience, we would recommend that every solution provider consider offering such an on ramp to their business.