Retail Articles

  1. BI Survey 16 Identifies BI Product Leaders
    10/31/2016

    Dimensional Insight, Pyramid Analytics, prevero, Jedox, and Yellowfin are all among top BI vendors. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  2. VARCOM 101 For ISVs
    10/27/2016

    The following is an edited transcript of Business Solutions’ Editor in Chief Mike Monocello’ s Q&A with Jason Firment, Director of Point of Sale and Director of VARCOM for BlueStar which took place at ISV IQ Live! held October 6 in Philadelphia.

  3. BlueStar Introduces ISV Connect
    10/27/2016

    The following is an edited transcript of Business Solutions’ Editor in Chief Mike Monocello’ s Q&A with Jason Firment, Director of Point of Sale and Director of VARCOM for BlueStar which took place at ISV IQ Live! held October 6 in Philadelphia.

  4. Epson ISV Conference Recap: Full Speed Ahead with OmniLink Merchant Services
    10/25/2016

    I have to admit that after attending Epson’s inaugural ISV conference in San Diego last year, I was skeptical the company was going to be able to meet its projected deadlines — especially launching an ISV partner portal by the end of 2015 with 10 hand-selected ISVs. Sure enough, however, their OmniLink Merchant Services (OMS) announcement at the National Retail Federation (NRF) convention in mid-January removed much of that skepticism. OMS is a suite of cloud-based software solutions for the retail and hospitality markets. Powered by hand-selected Epson ISV partners, OMS provides hospitality and retail VARs with a global network of cloud and mobile based tools, best practices, business data, and expertise.

  5. Most Data Breaches Due To Employee Errors Making Cyber Education Critical
    10/21/2016

    MSPs and VARs should make employee training a top priority for their clients. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  6. Crytographic Errors Defeat MarsJoke Ransomware
    10/14/2016

    Researchers develop a new decryption tool that helps stop the threat of MarsJoke. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  7. Boards Pressured To Prioritize Security Due To Compliance Regulations
    10/4/2016

    A Majority of Board Members say they need a cyber expert on the board. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  8. Rapidly Shifting Channel On Display At VARTECH 2016
    9/15/2016

    It’s easy to focus on the fun aspects of VARTECH 2016, BlueStar’s annual conference for its partners, held Sept. 12-13 at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. For example, I bet that just now the word in the previous sentence that jumped out to you was either “Bahamas” or “Resort,” right?

  9. iPhone7, Apple Watch Unveiled
    9/15/2016

    Will changes ignite sales for Apple? By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  10. Inside VARTECH: Day 2 – It’s All Upside With BlueStar’s Technical Services
    9/13/2016

    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.