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  1. 5 Ways Merchant Services Providers Can Help Prepare Retailers For The EMV World
    6/11/2015

    After what seems like an eternity of conversation and prognostication on the part of the card associations, the much anticipated transition from traditional magnetic stripe cards to new EMV chip cards will begin in earnest this October. While EMV has certainly been around in one form or another in other global markets, the introduction of EMV into the U.S. is still catching many merchants — and even a number of solutions providers — off guard in terms of liability responsibilities, technology nuances, and even availability of certified solutions

  2. 8 Reasons mPOS Is The Perfect Fit For Hospitality
    6/10/2015

    The interesting thing about mobility is that it doesn’t matter what the industry, it always changes the paradigm in a positive way. Look at police/emergency response, doctors, pilots, utility meter reading, package delivery, and even football players: You can easily visualize the benefits from having computers with you as opposed to having to input and print out data off the point of task execution.

  3. Knights, Kings/Queens, Presidents And You: How To Lead When Others In Leadership Roles Won’t
    6/10/2015

    He bows before you, King/Queen of your Technical Realm. You raise the magical gleaming silver sword, Excalibur, high over your head. Lowering Excalibur, you touch each shoulder of that bowed special ally as empowering words fall from your lips, “I dub thee, Sir, Knight of the Royal Technology Table. Arise Sir Reginald and assume your leadership role.” With a hope-filled heart you watch Sir Reginald arise. He walks into your service team meeting glowing with pride and promptly falls on his face. Gasping for air, you awake from your dream wondering, “How can I lead when my leaders can’t … or won’t?”

  4. The 3 Most Important Things For Retail IT VARs To Do This Year
    6/9/2015

    As EMV is shaping software solutions in the retail and restaurant world, big corporations are getting into the payments space. They have realized, without the POS (point of sale) software, acquiring new merchants is a big challenge. Dealers had a very difficult time last year when the market changed and traditional POS vendors were not achieving revenue expectations.

  5. MSP Taps Business Synergies Between Solarwinds N-able And ConnectWise To Grow Services Business
    6/9/2015

    From day one, Tegen, Ltd., based in the U.K., has focused its business exclusively on managed services. Established in 2002, the firm has quickly made its mark, landing top clients such as Pets Corner – which maintains 80 pet stores across England – and expanding its practice in size and scope.

  6. MSP Stands Out In Brazilian Market With RMM Solution
    6/9/2015

    Strati, a business unit of Adn Tecnologia (Adn), is a stand-out managed services provider (MSP) on a mission to make IT managers’ lives easier. With a ranking on the prestigious MSPmentor ® 501 list for two years running, the MSP first broke into managed services in 2010 when it aligned with SolarWinds N-able, the global leader in remote monitoring and management (RMM) and service automation software. Starting from scratch, the firm built a base of sustainable clients in just a few years’ time and quickly rose to become N-able’s first Super Elite partner in South America.

  7. MSP Sets The Stage For Growth And IT Automation With RMM Solution
    6/9/2015

    In Germany, where the managed service provider (MSP) market is just starting to take off, Oliver Kaspar, co-founder of Munich-based network and IT solutions provider Softbox, is ready to seize the opportunity. Founded in 1997 as an application development company, Softbox evolved to focus on IT in 2004, adding managed services into the mix a few years later.

  8. MSP Gains Global Reach From RMM Solutions
    6/9/2015

    Based in Hamburg, Germany, SeaFair IT is a unique IT services fi rm that supports more than 150 worldwide employees for its parent company, The SeaFair Group, an international logistics provider. The company also serves a growing number of external business customers throughout Germany and is eager to build on its success.

  9. MSP Partners With Solarwinds N-able To Fend Off Competition
    6/9/2015

    Precedent Technologies’ CEO Patrick Carley wanted to move his IT services business from good to great. Making the decision to become a managed services provider (MSP) was the first step. The second step was selecting the right remote monitoring and management (RMM) tools.

  10. MSP Powers Through Hurricane Sandy
    6/9/2015

    When Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast shoreline on October 29, 2012, the devastation was immediate and widespread. More than 100 lives were lost and thousands of people were left homeless. The powerful storm wreaked havoc on 24 states, but did the most damage across New Jersey and New York, where Joe Ambrosole, president of Staten Island-based NetConnect and its sister company VISN IT, serves over 100 small to midsize business (SMB) customers.

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