Articles By Christine Kern

  1. How Can You Help Your IT Merchant Clients Through The Consumer EMV Learning Curve?
    8/28/2015

    Randy Vanderhoof, director of the EMV Migration Forum, addressed concerns about the U.S. EMV transition during a presentation at Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) RetailNOW 2015. Vanderhoof says this transition is particularly challenging because of its complexity: every part of the payment ecosystem has to change, including merchants, consumers, issuers, and acquirers.

  2. VARs: How Well Would You Do Playing “EMV Jeopardy”?
    8/28/2015

    The Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) EMV Committee’s panel discussion at RetaiNOW 2015 featured a round of “Jeopardy” that revealed some of the basic facts about the U.S. transition to EMV payment technology. As an IT solutions provider with clients turning to you for answers, how well would you do with this round of questions?

  3. MSPs Provide Hiring, Training Advice At Channel Transitions Newark
    8/28/2015

    At Channel Transitions Newark powered by Business Solutions Magazine, three managed services providers (MSPs) offered advice for you regarding hiring and training employees as you grow your managed services business.

  4. Tractica: Wearable Payments Could Total 500 Billion+ Annually By 2020
    8/26/2015

    It’s no surprise wearables including smart watches, fitness trackers, and wristband devices are growing in popularity.

  5. Sikich Survey: How Your Manufacturer IT Clients Can Leverage Technology
    8/26/2015

    A majority of manufacturers and distributors fail to either implement or leverage important technological advancements, according to a new survey from professional services firm Sikich LLP.

  6. TBR’s Cloud Developer Report: Cloud Decision-Making Will Become Collaborative
    8/26/2015

    In its recent Cloud Developer Report, Technology Business Research (TBR) predicts “the traditional developer-based decision-making process for bringing cloud computing into a business will become a group decision as executive, IT, and line-of-business teams collaborate more during the process over the next two years.”

  7. Your Higher Ed IT Clients May Be Adopting Iris Scans Over ID Cards
    8/26/2015

    Biometrics is the emerging trend in identification and authentication, from fingerprint scanning to facial recognition.

  8. How To Convince Your IT Client Free Digital Signage Software Is Not Worth The Cost
    8/26/2015

    There are many factors to consider when your clients begin a search for digital signage software. No two digital signage companies offer the same packages, and costs vary.

  9. Sophos Report Examines Angler Exploit Kit
    8/25/2015

    Exploit kits have become widely adopted by criminals looking to infect users with malware.

  10. 2112 Group: North American IT Channel Forecast To Grow More Than 6 Percent In 2015
    8/25/2015

    A report by business strategy firm The 2112 Group, the 2015 Midyear Channel Report, predicts the North America IT reseller channel will increase by at least 6 percent in 2015,

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