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  1. VARTECH 2016: A Wild Start, A Changing Channel

    VARTECH, the annual conference hosted by value-added distributor BlueStar, has a reputation for being the most unusual event in our channel. A parade through New Orleans led by a WiFi-enabled elephant? Been there. Shutting down rush hour traffic in downtown Cincinnati to march in the middle of the street to a baseball game? Done that. Trade show on a cruise ship? BlueStar’s actually pulled that off twice.

  2. Inside VARTECH: Day 2 – It’s All Upside With BlueStar’s Technical Services

    Today is the second day of VARTECH 2016 in Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak with BlueStar leaders about POS, payment processing, IoT, and healthcare. Today, I was able to speak with Dan Brewer, technical services manager at Bluestar. Brewer’s message is simple: VARs should be leveraging BlueStar’s many services to extend their capabilities, improve their profitability, and win more business.

  3. POS, Payment Processing, And Data Collection News

    Seiko Introduces New Mobile Printer Line, Datalogic Announces New Multipurpose Retail Device, Zebra Unveils New Wearables Line, Vantiv Launches New Developer Resources, Creditcall, Elavon Address Unattended EMV, and Touch Dynamic Announces The Quest II Tablet.

  4. RetailNOW Exhibitors Showcase New And Innovative Solutions On The Show Floor

    The show floor at RetailNOW 2016 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, TX featured 150+ exhibitors. Business Solutions filmed product demo videos with 26 channel vendors to bring the show floor to solutions providers who were unable to attend the event.

  5. Trader Joe’s Formula For Success: Innovation, Customer Experience, & Culture

    Doug Rauch took the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) RetailNOW 2016 stage Aug. 2 to detail how, while president of Trader Joe’s, grew the company from a nine-store chain to a nationally-acclaimed retail success story with more than 340 stores in 30 states.

  6. 11 Fast Thoughts From RetailNOW 2016

    I spent nearly six full days in Dallas attending RetailNOW 2016, but it went by like a blur. Let me try to share with you some highlights from what I saw and heard July 29-Aug. 3.

  7. Tom Reichart Accepts RSPA Chairperson Gavel

    Tom Reichart became 2016-17 RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association) Board Chairperson on Aug. 2 when 2015-16 Chair Mike Seymour, COO of Postec, passed the gavel to him during the awards ceremony at RetailNOW 2016 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, TX.

  8. Morphing Enfal Malware Remains Dangerous

    New report finds that Enfal is still evolving with a new API name obfuscation technique By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  9. POS, Payment Processing, And Data Collection News

    Getac recently announced its new B300, an ultra-rugged notebook designed for the most extreme, mission-critical environments found in military and law enforcement applications, as well as with certain field service technicians.

  10. Q&A: Real-World Benefits Of An RSPA Membership

    Kelli Stewart, operations manager at Indiana-based VAR Advanced Data Systems, discussed the benefits of being an RSPA member at the 2016 Retail IT VAR Of The Future conference on May 18, 2016 in Chicago. The Q&A included Bob Fiorentino, Member Services Leader with the RSPA. Stewart talked about the valuable networking at RSPA events, taking advantage of resources like member discount programs, and what the RSPA has done for her business.