1. 5 Markets That Are Buying 2D Bar Code Scanners

    Although 1D bar codes are still prevalent across all industries, the implementation of 2D bar codes has skyrocketed. The reason is simple; smaller size and increased information.

  2. Telecom Channel Growth Remains Strong Amidst Industry Changes

    Nearly 20 years ago, the Telecommunications Act of 1996 spawned an industry of competition and innovation that has enabled the creation of an incredible array of communications services for businesses and other customers. The act was clear in its requirement of incumbent providers to provide open access to the existing network infrastructure to spur market competition. At the time, most of those networks were traditional copper-based networks.

  3. VARs: Are You Ready To Take Up The Mobile POS Security Challenge?

    Cyber Awareness month just came to a close and it raised awareness about the need to secure one of the most challenging environments — mobile point of-sale (mPOS) systems.

  4. The Top 5 Access Control Trends VARs Need To Watch In 2016

    While the access control market typically moves at a near glacial pace, the security industry is still seeing advancing technology and a move into increased integration, increased lockdown capabilities, and mobile applications.

  5. What Cloud Resellers Need To Know About Security Vulnerabilities

    New research has shown just how easy it is for hackers to get their hands on cloud data. So-called “man-in-the-cloud” attacks can steal cloud-based files without a password in a way that’s nearly undetectable, while infecting systems with malware. That means no matter what public cloud system your customers use — whether Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, or OneDrive — all files and valuable data stored on these systems are vulnerable to security breaches.

  6. Five Common Ways Technology Vendors Put Protected Health Information (PHI) At Risk

    Healthcare IT vendors play a critical role for healthcare systems, helping them to manage enormous amounts of data in order to increase efficiency, improve patient care and improve financial performance. Unfortunately, IT vendors sometimes create new security gaps and with them new opportunities for data breaches to occur. Healthcare PHI breaches resulting from technology vendor mistakes and misunderstandings have increased over the past few years.

  7. 5 Reasons RSPA Membership Will Make The Difference In Your Business In 2016

    In a perfect world, we would have enough time, money, staff, and luck to make our day-to-day pretty simple. I’m understating the obvious by saying we simply don’t have those luxuries. The Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA), the point of sale technology industry association, is here to help our members by providing knowledge and connections to help close the resource gap that exists for so many in the SMB market. Below are the five reasons you should consider taking a deeper look at RSPA.

  8. Why Solutions Providers Need An IoT Strategy Now

    System integrators know that often the most vexing issue in managing a network is the considerable time spent on identifying the root cause of a network disruption by finding, organizing, and making sense of the glut of diagnostic log data they are receiving. Internet of Things (IoT) analytics effectively addresses this challenge and many others.

  9. The Top 5 Video Surveillance Trends For 2016

    As video surveillance becomes increasingly evolved, end user organizations are leveraging technology to address issues in numerous vertical markets where security is essential to success. The security industry is seeing trends in the increased used of omnidirectional cameras, video analytics, video resolution, and cloud-based surveillance, making the future of video surveillance virtually endless in possibilities.

  10. EMV October 1 Is Past: Now What?

    We are now a couple of weeks past the October 1 EMV liability shift, and VARs and ISVs are starting to realize that there is action they have to take. The community is continuing to hear about EMV from the media, and increasingly from payment providers. EMV technology is here to stay, and delays in adopting compatible solutions could result in liability to businesses long term. With EMV in effect, the time is now to implement the necessary solutions and technology to protect your business.