Articles By Christine Kern

  1. Research Predicts Card-Not-Present and New-Account Fraud Will Rise
    7/3/2015

    According to Javelin Strategy & Research, as many as 8 million consumers could experience both a card breach and identity fraud in the same year by 2018. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  2. Report: Why Your Data-Driven IT Clients Have The Edge In Today’s Marketplace
    7/3/2015

    The most significant shift in the world of Big Data last year was the emergence of velocity as the competitive differentiator, according to IBM Research.

  3. 5 Ways To Help Your SMB Customers See Past The Cost Of EMV Solutions
    7/2/2015

    As of October 1, liability for fraudulent payment card transactions shifts from card issuers to acquirers or merchants, with the least EMV-compliant party responsible for covering the amount of the transaction. And while many SMB merchants are researching what the shift would entail, many are still concerned about the costs involved.

  4. Don’t Make These Mistakes Other VARs Make With SMB Customers
    7/2/2015

    SMBs have different purchasing habits than other market segments. According to a Cisco whitepaper for example, SMBs buy more bundled services than any other segment for reasons that include reliability, quality, integration, ease of doing business, and price. Knowing the ins and outs can be a challenge for VARs, MSPs, integrators, and software developers, but there is also a chance to differentiate yourself among your competitors by expertly addressing SMBs’ needs.

  5. How Adding Digital Signage Increases Opportunities For VARs
    7/2/2015

    While digital signage may be prominent in areas like New York’s Times Square, it’s also used in markets and niches including education, hospitality, shopping malls and retail stores, hospitals, gyms and spas, houses of worship, and financial institutions. 

  6. When Will Your IT Customers Use The IoT?
    7/1/2015

    More and more, sensors, wearables, and “smart” devices are entering the consumer market — but when will your business IT clients incorporate these technologies?

  7. KPMG Study: Data Loss, Privacy Risk Biggest Obstacles To Cloud
    7/1/2015

    A recent KPMG report, Elevating Business in the Cloud, has found increased use of cloud technology by businesses around the globe in order to better connect with their employees and customers.

  8. One-Quarter Of Companies Fall Short Of Business Transformation Goals
    6/29/2015

    A report from KPMG found that while the nearly all of U.S. companies are transforming their businesses (98 percent), about 25 percent fail to realize the optimal value of their initiatives.

  9. Student Privacy Bills Would Limit Use Of Student Data
    6/29/2015

    Educational institutions — and the government — is concerned with protecting sensitive information of their students, and legislation regarding student information privacy has been emerging in the past year. Proposed regulations could help define how student data can be stored and used.

  10. IDG Research Study: How To Leverage ECM For Full Potential
    6/29/2015

    An ERP (enterprise resource management) system is at the heart of everyday operations. But, the information stored outside of the system often creates processing delays. An IDG Research global study found that respondents agree that when information lives across multiple systems, data falls out of sync, decision making comes to a halt, and money is lost.

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