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  1. How The MSPs Role Changes When Clients Transition To The Cloud
    4/4/2016

    When companies move to the cloud, do they still need a managed service provider? The short answer is yes. The longer answer explains why MSPs will play a slightly different role in complementing a company's cloud strategy. In fact, 80 percent of businesses incorporating cloud deployment plans state they will still depend on MSPs for a variety of reasons, none of which can be fulfilled solely by transitioning to the cloud.

  2. EMV Solution Helps Win Market Share For VAR
    3/31/2016

    Adoption of EMV within the United States has met many challenges. One of which is in the restaurant industry, where the pre-authorization and tip process conflicts with the way EMV chip cards are processed. However, OSS Data, a VAR servicing the Miami region has been moving its restaurant customers over to EMV with little problem.

  3. 4 Reasons Retail VARs Need To Focus On In-Store Mobility
    3/22/2016

    Renewed focus on IT in brick-and-mortar retail stores was one of the major themes emerging from NRF 2016, the National Retail Federation’s Retail BIG Show. Other trends that continue to create buzz across the industry are mobile POS, omnichannel retailing, and a strong focus on the customer experience as a competitive differentiator.

  4. Data Protection Without Borders
    3/18/2016

    Data sovereignty has garnered a lot of press and discussion over the last few months. But ask data owners, data creators, and those who process data what data sovereignty truly means and you will probably get many unique answers.

  5. It’s Astonishing How Problematic Business Can Be
    3/10/2016

    At least, it is to me. Astonishing, that is. You see I’ve been in the business of transforming small business for 40-plus years. I’ve walked inside of every imaginable kind of company, from one person to 10,000 person companies.

  6. What Can IT Providers Do To Help Combat The Human Component Of Data Security Vulnerabilities?
    2/29/2016

    IT providers have a responsibility to do everything feasible to assure the success of their customers. Hard drives do fail and tornados do occur; however, with surprising frequency, more threats are occurring as a result of fellow human beings.

  7. 5 Insights Into Successful Channel Relationships
    2/23/2016

    Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. What can vendors do to develop mutually profitable channel relationships with their partners? Teach them to fish? Well, something like that.

  8. The 2016 Outlook For Digital Wallets
    1/25/2016

    Will 2016 be the year consumers ditch their card-carrying wallets for the digital variety? Will it usher in a trend of merchants adopting NFC (near field communication) technology to process mobile wallet payment transactions? It’s a payment solution several years in the making, but many indicators point to 2016 as the year mobile wallets finally turn that corner in the payments integration landscape.

  9. Help Your Clients Avoid 3 Costly Card-Not-Present Transaction Mistakes
    1/6/2016

    Industry statistics confirm that state-of-the-art technology is a company’s only formidable defense against data attacks. Unfortunately, most attacks target small and mid-sized businesses, which are often targeted due to assumed lower security.

  10. 3 Mobile Payments Trends To Watch For In 2016
    12/21/2015

    With greater use of mobile payments comes better loyalty programs, more order-ahead apps and sustainable security.