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  1. Eliminate 7 Wastes From Your Supply Chain
    9/13/2013

    In difficult economic times, lean thinking strikes a chord for manufacturers as it promises to reduce costs, improve quality and transform the bottom line, by eliminating waste in every area of the value stream, including factory management and supplier networks. Its goal is to eliminate non-value added processing from the customers’ perspective, enabling less inventory, less space,less resource, less time and less cost to produce more – and all highly responsive to customer demand.

  2. Power-over-Ethernet (PoE): A Smart Strategy For Upgrading Today’s IP Surveillance Networks
    9/4/2013

    An ever-increasing number of today’s businesses, school districts and healthcare facilities are delving into Smart Ethernet switches with Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) technology—and reaping big benefits for their IP Surveillance networks.

  3. CIT Builds A Strong Managed Services Foundation With Automation Platform
    8/6/2013

    Computer Integration Technologies (CIT) is a comprehensive IT services firm with an impressive portfolio of offerings – from application training, to hardware products and services, to software development and more. Nearly 10 years ago, it added managed services into the mix, recog- nizing the growing market opportunity for supporting its SMB (small to midsize business) customers around the clock under a monthly fee arrangement.

  4. CDS Office Technologies Goes For Managed Services Growth With RMM Automation
    8/6/2013

    In business for more than 40 years, CDS Office Technologies got its start in the copier business and has stayed strong through the years by adapting quickly to the changing high-tech landscape. It made its mark as an early leader in personal computing in the 1980s, becoming one of the largest U.S. resellers for Panasonic word processor technology at that time. Next, it rode the wave of Novell local area networks, forging new ground in business computing.

  5. Integrator Brings Cloud-Based Access Control To Historic Courthouse
    7/3/2013

    After the town of Crown Point, IN built a new courthouse complex, the historic courthouse, under the leadership of the Crown Point Courthouse Foundation, was transformed into a three-story mix of retail, offices, ballroom function space, and a still-functioning courtroom. Security for the remodeled historic courthouse remained standard lock and key, and that’s where the problems began.

  6. Legally Speaking: Policy And Procedure Update
    6/28/2013

    You have implemented an employee policy and procedure manual, checked it off your “to-do list” and now have not looked at it again. The very document that was created to protect you in employment matters can quickly become a liability if not regularly reviewed and updated. Let’s consider some of these policies and current requirements.

  7. 5 Ways To Sabotage Your Mobile POS Installs
    6/26/2013

    At first glance, it seems like the requirements for mobile POS installations are easy: a wireless network, a few mobile devices and a point of sale package are all that’s needed to start ringing sales. This may be true, but the best VARs know that there’s a lot more planning that goes into these installs than just those two elements.

  8. Teamwork, Persistence Pay Off In Deal To Install Inventory-Management Solution
    5/30/2013

    It was the deal that almost got away. A department store chain in the New York metro area had decided to buy inventory-tracking handheld computers from a competitor of systems integrator tekservePOS. But through teamwork with data-capture solutions vendor CipherLab and multiple meetings with the customer, tekservePOS persuaded the retailer to change course. The result was a $100,000 installation to manage inventory processes at the retailer’s 100 locations.

  9. Why VARs Need To Care About EMV
    5/30/2013

    Over the past eight years EMV® (Europay, MasterCard, and Visa) has become the standard for globally interoperable, secure payments. According to EMVCo, there are over 1.55 billion EMV enabled cards worldwide and more than 21 million EMV enabled POS terminals, representing some 45 percent of total cards in circulation and 76 percent of payment terminals, respectively. Ironically, while the U.S. is typically a driver of new technologies in terms of both development and adoption, we are just now preparing for a forthcoming shift to EMV.

  10. IP Video Demystified: Fact vs Fiction
    5/30/2013

    Mid- and large-sized video solutions (16 video channels or more) today are universally specified for lower total cost of ownership than analog CCTV due to shared/consolidated infrastructure, common off the shelf hardware, Power over Ethernet and improved forensic video coverage, scalability and more. It only remains to compare small analog and small IP video systems for cost – and that paradigm is shifting more in favor of IP thanks to continued innovation.

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