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Retail IT News For VARs — April 18, 2014

The Heartbleed Bug tops the headlines this week, prompting some suggestions for ways to protect customer data. Also in the news, the adoption of beacons captures shoppers’ locations and preferences, as well as some advice for investing in mobile technology. Finally, the rise of social media has drastically changed the face of e-commerce. 

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POS & PAYMENT PROCESSING MAGAZINE ARTICLES

  • A Step Ahead Of The POS Curve
    A Step Ahead Of The POS Curve

    What’s next for POS? While you wait for delivery of your crystal ball, this VAR keeps profiting from the writing on the wall.

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POS & PAYMENT PROCESSING EXECUTIVE COMMENTARY

  • Five Things an MSP Needs To Know About Nonprofits
    Five Things an MSP Needs To Know About Nonprofits

    The 1.5 million registered nonprofits in the US can be a rewarding vertical for MSPs to explore in their market. With some research and planning, nonprofits can be a satisfying and profitable addition to your client roster. Working with nonprofits devoted to solving today’s substantial issues can engage the hearts of your employees, boost your reputation with current clients and elevate your standing within your community.

  • 4 Ways Windows XP Support End Of Life Means Opportunity For VARs
    4 Ways Windows XP Support End Of Life Means Opportunity For VARs

    After 12 long years, Microsoft has pulled the plug on Windows XP, and it is huge news in the payment industry. When more than 30 percent of POS systems and 95 percent of ATM machines still run on Windows XP, the discovery of a new security flaw in the system will be disastrous for merchants and banks alike. And since new cyberattacks are reported almost monthly now, it is only a matter of time. It isn’t that Microsoft has forsaken the payments industry. In fact, their reallocation of efforts towards developing better software is in everyone’s best interest, as cyber criminals get increasingly craftier. Nevertheless, Microsoft’s decision and its effects are indicative of a real need within the payments industry: the move to better, safer technology. Luckily for all, innovation in payment tech is alive and well, but it can only go so far without adoption. This is where VARs come in.

  • The Top 3 Things To Look For In A Partner Program
    The Top 3 Things To Look For In A Partner Program

    IT distribution isn’t just about products anymore — there’s an increasing focus on leading with services and solutions to drive results. Distributors are going beyond their name and becoming trusted advisors to resellers.As part of this evolution, it’s more important than ever to develop strong relationships in the channel and engage in events that provide collaboration, networking, and education. Every recipe for success looks different, but here are a few things to consider when looking for a partner program.

  • What IT Channel Executives Can Learn From Legendary Basketball Coach John Wooden
    What IT Channel Executives Can Learn From Legendary Basketball Coach John Wooden

    The legendary John Wooden, arguably the greatest basketball coach of all time, once said, “Never confuse activity with accomplishment.” Whether you’re a vendor or a reseller, that statement resonates — because one of the most difficult aspects of managing a start-up is dealing with the excitement level of the new venture and reining in the tendency to believe that activity for activity’s sake is critical at all times.

  • Lessons Learned From The Latest Data Breaches
    Lessons Learned From The Latest Data Breaches

    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.

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RETAIL-FOCUSED WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

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POS EVENTS

ETA

April 8-10, 2014 Las Vegas
SYNNEX Spring VARNEX Conference April 13-18, 2014 Orlando, FL

Channel Transitions – West

April 29, 2014 Santa Ana, CA

NRA Show 2014

May 17-20, 2014 Chicago

Channel Transitions – East

July 22, 2014

Boston

RSPA RetailNOW

Aug 3-6, 2014 Orlando, FL
BlueStar’s VARTECH  Sep 17-19, 2014 New Orleans

Channel Transitions – Midwest

October 7, 2014

Chicago

Money2020 Nov 2-6, 2014 Las Vegas

 

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RETAIL-FOCUSED MULTIMEDIA

  • Money 2020: Solutions Providers Can Design Customer Experience

    Jameson Publishing and Business Solutions magazine President Jim Roddy interviews to Jennifer Brown, strategic relations and program manager for Infinite Peripherals, in this Executive-To-Executive interview conducted at the Money2020 conference, held Oct. 6-10, 2013 at the Aria in Las Vegas.

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    Jameson Publishing and Business Solutions magazine President Jim Roddy talks to Tim Wojs, senior research associate at Robert W. Baird & Co., in this Executive-To-Executive interview conducted at the Money2020 conference, held Oct. 6-10, 2013 at the Aria in Las Vegas.

  • Money 2020: Technology Is A Way To Customer Service

    Jameson Publishing and Business Solutions magazine President Jim Roddy interviews to Larry Berlin, Vice President of First Analysis, in this Executive-To-Executive interview conducted at the Money2020 conference, held Oct. 6-10, 2013 at the Aria in Las Vegas.

  • Money 2020: Retailers Are Following Consumer Lead

    Jameson Publishing and Business Solutions magazine President Jim Roddy talks to David Silverglide, co-founder of Split Bread and Mixt Greens, in this Executive-To-Executive interview conducted at the Money2020 conference, held Oct. 6-10, 2013 at the Aria in Las Vegas.

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