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  1. Lessons Learned From The Latest Data Breaches
    4/2/2014

    The recent highly publicized data breaches at prominent retailers, smack in the midst of the holiday shopping season, teaches the lesson that building a cyber moat around the enterprise is not enough. The data itself needs to be secured, adding a potent layer of security that will defeat most attempts to monetize stolen data.

  2. 3 Reasons Why VARs Should Focus On The Retail Industry
    3/10/2014

    For retailers, it is important that vendors and partners understand their fast-paced environment, need to control or cut costs, increase employee productivity and manage many locations all at once. By providing the necessary printing solutions to the retail industry, value-added resellers (VARs) can open their doors to a large opportunity to grow their businesses. 

  3. 6 Reasons Tablet POS Systems Are Here To Stay
    2/27/2014

    Retailers often spend significant time determining the layout, décor, and other aesthetic aspects of their shops. They rightly focus on ensuring a consistent brand experience exists for customers throughout the store. Yet businesses that have wanted their countertop devices to fit in with their brand image often have limited options.

  4. Help Your Brick-And-Mortar Retail Customers Make Mobile Work For Them
    2/27/2014

    It’s no secret that mobile technology has changed our lives. We are now able to be in contact with anyone and access the tiniest minutia of information from nearly anywhere in the world using our increasingly sophisticated smartphones and tablets. And increasingly, these mobile capabilities are also transforming another aspect of modern life: how consumers shop.

  5. The Most Overlooked Bar Code Printing/Scanning Features
    2/14/2014

    When searching for a barcode printer or scanner, a new solutions provider’s main concerns are that the equipment works and how much it’s going to cost. However, it’s prudent to take a more in-depth look at the hardware before making a purchase decision. Brian Suter of Wasp lists four features that solutions providers often overlook when assessing a barcode printer or scanner.  

  6. Building An IP Surveillance System SMB Retailers Can Afford
    2/13/2014

    Small video surveillance systems have traditionally been dominated by analog, but when you compare IP video vs. analog, IP video simply offers more. The best surveillance integrators position these benefits as part of the sales cycle to prove that there’s much more value and potential with IP video.

  7. What It Takes To Prevent Cyber Attack
    2/10/2014

    Dan Ross of Promisec says companies that rely only on anti-virus/anti-malware detection cannot keep up with an ever-changing threat landscape and would not have detected these types of changes on end user computers or POS devices. It was only after it was discovered that the anti-virus and anti-malware products could be updated to provide the proper protection. To prevent against this type of breach, companies must be able to detect changes to services, processes, and registry files. 

  8. 4 Ways Big Data And Analytics Can Help Your Retail Customers
    1/21/2014

    Krish Mantripragada of First Data offers four ways VARs can help their retail customers leverage Big Data and analytics.

  9. Top Reasons Your Retail Customers Should Look At IP Surveillance
    1/13/2014

    Jim Malafronte of Verint Video and Situation Intelligence Solutions says retailers can expand their capabilities with the power of network solutions, while IT resellers can build long-term relationships by furnishing IP technologies that can integrate with other networked systems and devices. Combining networked systems enhances situation awareness, and customers experience stronger security and greater value.

  10. SMB Payments Balancing Act: Leveraging Cutting-Edge Technology Without Getting Cut
    1/8/2014

    Mitchell Cobrin, CEO of AnywhereCommerce, tells how resellers can develop a trusted business advisor status by helping their SMB customers stay ahead of the pack in payment technology.