Featured Hospitality Articles

  1. What Goodies Will NRF 2014 Hold In Store For The Retail Channel?

    Next week is the NRF BIG Show, the biggest retail technology show of the year. While I’m not looking forward to the frigid temperatures and windy streets of NYC, I am looking forward to seeing the next step in the evolution of retail IT. This event is really a mixed bag for me. There’s so much to see and, unfortunately, not all of the solutions on display will be sold through the reseller channel. I’m on the lookout for solutions you, our reseller audience, can add to your portfolio to have a more successful 2014.

  2. Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — January 6, 2014

    Mobile apps with integrated loyalty and rewards is boosting digital gift card spending — and restaurants are planning to invest in smartphone app and other mobile technology. Also in the news, the RPI reached a five-month high in November 2013, at 101.2. 

  3. Peer-To-Peer: The Best Way To Sell Subscription-Based POS

    Business Solutions interviewed Dave Iava, senior account representative for Plymouth Rock Merchant Services, for the article “Take A ‘Pay It Forward’ Approach To POS.” After Iava established Plymouth Rock, which offers payment processing services, he began providing point of sale (POS) systems for a monthly fee. Iava offers advice to other solutions providers selling “Free POS.”

  4. Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — December 30, 2013

    In the news, analysts predict trends for hotels and restaurants and restaurant spending in 2013 was up — but visits were down. 

  5. Restaurant And Hospitality IT News for VARs — December 23, 2013

    The news includes advice on hotel loyalty programs, a projection that the holiday shopping season will be “positive overall,” and a question posed about whether Bluetooth could become the standard for mobile payment.

  6. New POS System Benefits Club — And The VAR Who Installed It

     James Cawdron of Manhattan POS tells how he upgrading a POS system led to additional benefits for the end user, as well as for his business.

  7. Why Increased Profitability Might Be Out Of Your Reach

    If you’re a VAR or integrator looking to become more profitable, check this out. I attended a lot of trade shows and partner conferences focused on managed services this fall and sat through a ton of educational sessions. Something that really jumped out at me about MSPs is their focus on business metrics.

  8. Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — December 17, 2013

    This week’s news shows growth among the fast-casual restaurant industry, increased hotel focus on booking from their own websites, and remote monitoring to assist with HACCP compliance.  

  9. Is 2014 The Beginning Of The End?

    Before you jump to the conclusion that this is a doom-and-gloom article, let me promise you it isn’t. It’s a story about opportunity. True, where there’s opportunity, there’s often the other side of the coin where weakness and threats lie. My goal, and that of Business Solutions, is to keep readers like you on the opportunity side of business. I want you profitable and thriving in 2014 and into 2015.

  10. Point Of Sale And Payment Processing News From November 2013

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Point of Sale and Payment Processing news, companies announce new products — including a payment terminal, a mini-PC controller with Wi-Fi, receipt-printing technology, tablet POS — as well as a new a label solutions store and new partnerships.