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  1. Finding Profits In Challenging Times
    11/13/2012

    VARs continue to face a challenging economic climate heading into 2013. Margins have been under continued budget pressure and scrutiny during the past few years, plus growing challenges from online product sales threaten established revenue opportunities.

  2. A VAR’s Guide To Deciphering The State Of Mobile Payments
    11/13/2012

    Due to mobile innovation, the discussion around payments has exploded from traditionally an industry conversation to mainstream news. Whether it’s speculation around availability of new payment types like near-field communication (NFC), EMV, and QR codes to conversation about which of the mobile wallet providers, Google, ISIS, Sprint, v.Me, and others, will gain mass consumer adoption, there is no denying that the payments ecosystem is undergoing a major paradigm shift. And, to add even more confusion for VARs and other industry professionals, integrated solutions that offer gift, loyalty, reward, and even advertising, are extending the value proposition far beyond payments.

  3. The Reality Of The Internet Of Things: How Channel Partners Can Benefit From Internet Of Things Emerging Technologies
    11/13/2012

    When Kevin Ashton first used the term Internet of Things (IoT), he truly believed that if computers knew everything there was to know about things, without human interaction, it would change the world. This idea that we could gather information, in real time, to help us make better business decisions is proving to be more than just a concept, and is quickly becoming the future of business operations.

  4. Five Tips For Selecting The Best Mobile Printer
    11/2/2012

    Mobile printers have proven that they can increase productivity, reduce operating costs, improve cash flow and revenues, and enhance customer retention in a competitive market.

  5. 3 Steps To Selling Business Continuity To SMBs
    10/31/2012

    This MSP Guide from Continuum takes a look at the effects of data loss and downtime on small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and how SMBs need to meet this challenge by relying on IT service providers that can minimize their exposure to such events.

  6. Are Smartphones And Tablets Suitable For Use In Warehouse And Distribution Center Operations?
    10/31/2012

    This white paper from Honeywell takes a look at the widespread popularity of Apple’s iPhone, iPad, and Android-operated cellphones and tablets and their growing acceptance as a practical and relevant technology for use in the workplace.

  7. A Marriage Of Retail & Mobile Printing
    10/16/2012

    Mike Monocello, chief editor for Business Solutions magazine, speaks with Marty Johnson, the product-marketing manager for Zebra, about the trends of mobile printing in the retail space.

  8. Advantages Of PCL-Enabled Thermal Barcode Printers In Distribution And Transportation: Cutting Out The Middleware
    10/9/2012

    This white paper from Source Technologies discusses barcode technology in the distribution and transportation industry and the advantages of using thermal barcode printers that utilize Printer Control Language (PCL) – the industry standard.

  9. Wholesale Distributor Reduces Loss Prevention Risk With Video Surveillance System
    10/9/2012

    This case study from MOBOTIX takes a look at Graybar Canada, an employee-owned wholesale distributor of electrical equipment, communications, lighting, automation, utilities, and security in the Canadian marketplace. Graybar was facing a variety of challenges, having their Halifax headquarters victimized by graffiti and their warehouse in Markham experiencing loss prevention issues and illegal dumping on their property.

  10. Now You’re Speaking My Language: New Standards For Enterprise Thermal Printer Management
    10/1/2012

    Unlike most technology solutions, thermal printers have not used an open standard programming language for communication and print control. Printer manufacturers developed their own proprietary language because it was easy to develop, required a minimal investment to enter the market and there were no incentives to standardize a printer language in the thermal printing industry.

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