Data Collection & Mobility Articles

  1. Epson ISV Conference Recap: Full Speed Ahead with OmniLink Merchant Services

    I have to admit that after attending Epson’s inaugural ISV conference in San Diego last year, I was skeptical the company was going to be able to meet its projected deadlines — especially launching an ISV partner portal by the end of 2015 with 10 hand-selected ISVs. Sure enough, however, their OmniLink Merchant Services (OMS) announcement at the National Retail Federation (NRF) convention in mid-January removed much of that skepticism. OMS is a suite of cloud-based software solutions for the retail and hospitality markets. Powered by hand-selected Epson ISV partners, OMS provides hospitality and retail VARs with a global network of cloud and mobile based tools, best practices, business data, and expertise.

  2. Most Data Breaches Due To Employee Errors Making Cyber Education Critical

    MSPs and VARs should make employee training a top priority for their clients. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  3. Guidance Report To Secure IoT Product Ecosystem Released

    Report provides actionable and useful guidance to help boost overall security of IoT products. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  4. Point Of Sale And Data Collection News

    Sterling Payment Technologies’ Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Gary Staub recently announced that Anton Wurr joined Sterling as executive director of marketing. “Anton brings more than 20 years of corporate marketing experience to Sterling with a passion for branding and developing innovative marketing campaigns,” says Staub. Wurr has worked at several technology companies, including America II Electronics and Tech Data Corporation. He has experience leading a global team of marketing professionals in diverse activities, including web design and development, lead generation, social media, e-commerce programs, strategic market planning, corporate branding, and communication programs.

  5. Technology Is Changing How We Monitor Our Roadways

    Survey finds Toll Technology is transforming mobility for customers. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  6. Drones, Fully Autonomous Robots Transform The Security Landscape

    New technology is changing the way security is handled across the private and public sectors. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  7. VARTECH 2016: A Wild Start, A Changing Channel

    VARTECH, the annual conference hosted by value-added distributor BlueStar, has a reputation for being the most unusual event in our channel. A parade through New Orleans led by a WiFi-enabled elephant? Been there. Shutting down rush hour traffic in downtown Cincinnati to march in the middle of the street to a baseball game? Done that. Trade show on a cruise ship? BlueStar’s actually pulled that off twice.

  8. Inside VARTECH: Day 1 -- IoT Isn’t Just Hype, It’s A Real Money Maker

    BlueStar’s VARTECH 2016 kicked off today in Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas. A variety of BlueStar’s team are on hand to provide great insight into the goings on within the industry and at the distributor. One trend that gets a lot of headlines is IoT (Internet of Things). I had a chance to speak with Duane Roebuck, IoT & WLAN business development manager for BlueStar about IoT. Specifically, what’s hype and what VARs and integrators should be keeping their eyes on.

  9. Inside VARTECH: Day 2 -- Government Sales Aren’t Out Of Reach

    Today is the second day of VARTECH 2016 in Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas. After speaking with BlueStar’s leaders on the topics of POS, payment processing, IoT, and healthcare, I was able to sit down with Peggy Lane-Welch, manager of government services at Bluestar, to talk about all things government. Lane-Welch’s message to VARs is clear: if you aren’t doing government work, don’t assume that it’s too difficult to get involved.

  10. Inside VARTECH: Day 2 – It’s All Upside With BlueStar’s Technical Services

    Today is the second day of VARTECH 2016 in Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak with BlueStar leaders about POS, payment processing, IoT, and healthcare. Today, I was able to speak with Dan Brewer, technical services manager at Bluestar. Brewer’s message is simple: VARs should be leveraging BlueStar’s many services to extend their capabilities, improve their profitability, and win more business.