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  1. 3 Tips To Help Your Clients Take The Sting Out Of Microsoft Licensing
    11/24/2014

    With the release of SQL Server 2012, Microsoft transitioned from a per-processor to a pre-core licensing model. One might suppose, that with the advent of ever-larger core-count processors, Microsoft saw an opportunity and took action. While this change may not have hit your clients’ radar screen yet, it will in a few months, and when it hits — it will hurt. 

  2. MSPs, Don’t Risk Missing Opportunities: 4 Factors Driving Cloud Security
    11/24/2014

    To all MSPs out there that are accustomed to managing on-premise security solutions, it’s time to take note — your business is moving to the cloud, whether you like it or not. According to a Gartner report released last year, by 2016 the use of cloud computing will increase to become the bulk of new IT spend. In fact, Gartner refers to 2016 as a “defining year for the cloud.” Infonetics Research backs that claim, stating cloud-based security service revenue will expand at a 10.8 percent compound annual growth rate through 2017, and projects the market to reach $9.2 billion. With this rapid cloud adoption comes the need for cloud security functions. Gartner states that the top three cloud services moving forward will be email security, Web security, and identity and access management (IAM).

  3. 4 Ways To Make BYOD Security Easy For The User
    11/24/2014

    Today, we characterize 29 percent of the global workforce as anytime, anywhere information workers — those who use three or more devices, work from multiple locations, and use many apps. BYOD in the office is becoming inevitable and employees can easily forget that using their personal devices at work creates a greater potential threat surface for hackers to exploit.

  4. 6 Tips For Big Data Analytics Success
    11/24/2014

    Big Data is changing the business equation. Businesses are starting to realize data is a gold mine of valuable information, and, if understood, it could be used to detect patterns in behavior and predict future outcomes.

  5. Retail Solutions inDepth Report
    11/24/2014

    System solutions for retailers keeping pace with industry’s rapid evolution.

  6. Developing The Right Price For Your Services
    11/24/2014

    These days there’s a lot of pressure to get your price points perfect. Ask too much, and you’ll limit your customer base. Ask too little, and you’ll hurt your profitability or client perception. Learn the factors that really matter when developing your prices.

  7. 3 Reasons Why Narrowband Wireless Solutions Are Ideal For Coverage-Challenged Outdoor Environments
    11/21/2014

    Real-time information requires reliable wireless connectivity. Period. Today, enterprises can’t operate without either. Yet for some — seaports, rail yards, airports, and outdoor manufacturing yards — achieving both remains a challenging proposition. In addition to the vast areas that require coverage, these environments also contain materials — such as metal containers, heavy equipment, liquids, and other 2.4 GHz networks — that wreak havoc on Wi-Fi signals.

  8. Wendy's Franchisor Ensures Cardholder Security And Brand Integrity With Payment Processing Solution
    11/21/2014

    When it comes to payment data security, what you don’t know certainly can hurt you. And when you operate several retail stores—each with multiple payment and other network-attached devices—there’s plenty you don’t know at any given point.

  9. Securing The Tunnel: The Retail Systems Dealer’s Remote Management Responsibilities
    11/21/2014

    For many in the retail systems dealer community, internet-enabled remote access and support capabilities have been a godsend. Countless resellers, ISVs, and tech integrators have successfully expanded their geographic market reach while simultaneously lowering their support costs by enabling remote support, whereby many hardware and software issues can be diagnosed— and often fixed—without the need for an expensive truck roll and an on-site technician. Remote access to merchant POS systems is also an increasingly popular means of inexpensively executing software updates and conducting end-user training.

  10. Integrating Payments With EMV: Choosing The Right Path Forward
    11/21/2014

    With the rapidly approaching fraud chargeback liability shift in October 2015, many merchants are asking their POS solution providers about their plans to support EMV. In turn, POS developers want to understand what their options are for supporting EMV in the U.S. market. This paper discusses the certification requirements and alternatives to certification available to enable EMV processing. POS developers looking to enable acceptance of EMV cards have three main options: direct certification, moving to stand alone terminals, and an EMV out of scope integration.

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