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Restaurant And Hospitality News For VARs – April 23, 2014
This week the news includes a warning that hackers are using third-parties to gain access to data through vulnerable systems. Also, hotels and other retailers are adopting new mobile technology for check-in. And finally, in an interview with Forest Key of Buuteeq, we find out why hotel marketing is flying to the cloud.
Restaurant And Hospitality IT News for VARs — April 16, 2014
In Hospitality News this week, Google Wallet payments can only be made on a device that supports HCE. Also, both full-service and quick-service restaurants can benefit from smartphone technology, and quick-service spending increased in March. Also, a recent survey showed that free Wi-Fi is the top demand for travelers, and European hotels are responding to that need.
The Top VAR Opportunities In The SMB Space
Business Solutions asked industry experts “Why VARs Should Set Their Sights On SMBs” for the Business Solutions 2014 Partner Program Insider. In addition to the insights in that article, these industry leaders also offer what they believe are the biggest opportunities and significant trends in the SMB space — including network and physical security, and, for SMB retailers, the transition to EMV and online marketing.
Hospitality News for VARs — April 9, 2014
Mobility and loyalty continue to be hot topics in hospitality. Major operators including Pizza Hut and Buffalo Wild Wings have been investing in new tableside — and tabletop — technology to enhance the customer service and payment experience.
Hospitality IT News for VARS
In the news this week, McDonald’s launches mobile payment for home delivery in Thailand. In hotel news, mobile compatibility is becoming crucial to continued successful bookings.
Motorola Solutions CPE 2014: Moon Highlights Keys To Motorola’s Success
In the morning session today at the Motorola Channel Partner Expo 2014, March 23-25, in Las Vegas, Mark Moon, Executive Vice President and President of Sales & Product Operations at Motorola Solutions addressed the company’s partners.
Motorola Solutions CPE 2014: Channel Program Updates
Motorola Solutions is hosting its Motorola Channel Partner Expo 2014, March 23-25, in Las Vegas. Last night, I had the opportunity to speak with Bill Cates, senior director of global channels strategies programs and operations for Motorola Solutions, to find out more about the changes to the company’s PartnerEmpower channel program.
Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — March 24, 2014
In the news, a federal court of appeals up held the 21-cent debit swipe fee ruling. Also, the PCI Compliance Guide warns restaurants they can be targets for hackers.
Where's The Love For EMV?
There's something that's been bugging me for a couple years now and I can't figure out what's going on. Resellers and retailers don't seem to care about PCI and EMV. Editorial pieces we produce on the topics don't get much traction on our site and in our newsletters. The headlines are compelling. The content is actionable and relevant (breaches are huge news). Yet, there's little interest.
XP End Of Life A Boon To MSPs, Retail IT VARs
If you don't know, Microsoft's support for Windows XP ends on April 8. In the general IT space this is a big deal and significant opportunity to upgrade customers to the latest OS. In particular, XPs end of life (EOL) is a great opportunity for MSPs (managed services providers) to standardize customer's PCs to make support easier. Managing a hodge-podge of systems makes remote management and monitoring a little tricky and getting customers to standardize is often a hard sell. Well, XP EOL might be the catalyst of change you need. Don't miss it!