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  1. The Top 5 Ways Universities Confirm Student Identity Through Access Control
    8/31/2015

    As students return to school, packing lecture halls and moving into dorm rooms in the colleges and universities, officials behind the scenes look for ways to safeguard the students, faculty, and assets. To accomplish this feat, today’s higher education organizations look for a combination of policies and new technology solutions.

  2. Beyond The Headlines: Taking A Holistic Approach To Data Security
    8/31/2015

    It seems as if a week doesn’t go by without a data breach making headlines. From recent news of backup tapes gone missing from a Massachusetts-based hospital to a phishing attack at an Indiana-based healthcare system to a malware incident involving payment cards at several upscale hotels in California, the reasons for these data breaches vary widely. While each of these incidents offers a cautionary tale for businesses of all sizes, they don’t fully illustrate what’s needed to successfully fill the security gaps that exist today.

  3. 2015: The Year of Mobile
    8/28/2015

    As you have probably heard, mid April of this year, Google made big changes to their search engine algorithm, giving priority to websites that are optimized for mobile devices. Over the past few months, many companies (our clients included) have started taking a closer look at their site traffic and refreshing their websites to make them mobile friendly.

  4. The Seven Keys To MSP Success
    8/28/2015

    The best way for any business to grow is strategically: at a manageable pace, and with a clear view of implications and opportunities as they evolve. While there’s no single, all-encom- passing secret to success, these seven guidelines provide a solid framework for profitable, sustainable growth.

  5. How To Balance The Tech Side And The Human Side Of Data Security
    8/27/2015

    When it comes to a business’ data security strategy, it’s still a huge challenge to protect workers from their own carelessness, poor decision-making, and (occasionally) even their maliciousness, while also staying out of a worker’s way and avoiding data security becoming a cumbersome burden that harms productivity and leaves them irritated.

  6. The Smart Way To Make The MSP-To-CSP Transition
    8/27/2015

    Just about every VAR, MSP, or IT solutions provider I’ve talked to who’s not currently selling cloud solutions and services tells me they’d like to start doing so. But although you can sign up for a free cloud service in less than two minutes, becoming a successful cloud service provider (CSP) isn’t so easy. What’s more, selling cloud requires a different skill set than selling traditional hardware or software, and it’s different than selling managed services, too.

  7. 4 Ways To Create A Seamless Transition To EMV For Your IT Clients And Their Customers
    8/27/2015

    With the October 1 EMV liability shift just a little over a month away — merchants still looking to comply with their limited timeframes — need efficient and cost-effective strategies to make the deadline or be held liable for fraudulent card transactions.

  8. ISV IQ Webinar Series - Part 2: Raising Capital
    8/27/2015

    Business Solutions recently launched ISV IQ: Education For Software Developers, an initiative to provide specific information to the 11,000+ ISVs who read the content in our magazine and on our website. We’ve spoken to and surveyed our audience about what topics could have the greatest impact on their business, and raising capital was near the top of that list.

  9. 4 Mobility Trends Transforming The Manufacturing Industry
    8/26/2015

    From business decision-making to process workflows, user interfaces, and proactive maintenance, new utilizations of mobile devices and apps are drastically changing the way manufacturing gets done.

  10. VAR Addresses Bar And Grill’s Need For Fixed And Mobile POS
    8/26/2015

    While many restaurants have been using POS systems for years, there are plenty that still do things with a cash register. Take, for instance, PY’s Saloon and Grill in Osceola, WI. Nestled along the St. Croix River, the bar and restaurant relied on an antiquated electronic cash register for years. Unfortunately, without the capabilities of a POS system, PY’s owner was experiencing a multitude of problems.

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