VARTECH, the annual conference hosted by value-added distributor BlueStar, has a reputation for being the most unusual event in our channel. A parade through New Orleans led by a WiFi-enabled elephant? Been there. Shutting down rush hour traffic in downtown Cincinnati to march in the middle of the street to a baseball game? Done that. Trade show on a cruise ship? BlueStar’s actually pulled that off twice.
Experts identify the most promising targets for mobile printing sales today and point to trends that could affect the future.
We take a close look at nine tablet-based POS software solutions for the restaurant industry. Which is best for your customers?
At the time of this writing, I’m fresh off of RSPA RetailNOW 2016. Coming back from an event like RetailNOW, my mind and notebook are overloaded with takeaways from the various education sessions, keynote speakers, and interactions with resellers and vendors. Indeed, over the four-plus days I was in Texas, I have more than 30 pages of notes.
Merchants across the U.S. have gone through the expense and pains of adopting EMV, expecting it to be the one-stop solution to fraud. As the majority of merchants are implementing EMV, fraudsters are looking for any points of entry. Unfortunately, even EMV has its vulnerabilities.
No longer an isolated, occasional event, technology deployment occurs almost continuously now, and retailers should be thinking about changing the way they plan, budget, manage, and support deployment cycles in this new world.
Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have been growing in popularity among consumers and are currently poised for explosive growth in the retail industry. By Shaun Kirby, Chief Technology Officer for Rapid Prototyping, Cisco
Historically, software development projects would spend considerable time gathering tedious amounts of requirements from a group of business leaders before the developers write a line of code. In this process, months can pass by before any tangible results begin to form. However, Agile was created to solve this problem. Agile helps to organize your development into smaller components so that developers can start writing code right away. Agile is effective because the business receives real and tangible results very early in the process. Because of its benefits, Agile enables the developer to meet timelines and expectations; therefore, we learned how to do it really well.
Managed Service Providers (MSPs) have long served as their customers’ IT security experts. Small- and medium-sized businesses typically do not have the IT expertise or resources in-house, and so rely on their MSPs to provide the high level of IT support they could not create on their own. As the security landscape evolves and becomes more complex, MSPs also find themselves managing multiple vendors for different product areas, from endpoint security, email, disk encryption, network and mobile security, and wireless capabilities.
Epson America, Inc., a leading supplier of value-added Point of Sale (POS) solutions, recently announced that Sidewerks, an IT services VAR for hospitality POS and Epson Envision partner, has certified three Epso mobile POS-friendly printers.
Dirty fingerprints, dry fingerprints, wet fingerprints, damaged fingerprints... in the real world nearly any fingerprint condition can be quickly read by the Maximus AccuTouch.
AXIS P13 Network Camera Series comprises of indoor and outdoor-ready fixed cameras that deliver superb image quality with H.264 compression.
Today, there are well over 50 vendors who offer some form of endpoint security. Some of them are old familiar names, like Symantec, McAfee, Sophos, and Trend Micro, while others are “next-gen” up-and-comers, such as Cylance, Sentinel One, Tanium, Bromium, and Carbon Black.
Today's advanced malware is increasingly difficult to remove and even harder to detect in the first place. In this presentation, we examine the modern threat landscape and discuss the shortcomings of traditional antivirus, as well as how organizations can stay ahead of the malware curve. Malware authors aren't too concerned about what traditional security is capable of blocking, since they've formed reliable tactics to circumvent that protection. Either by leveraging social engineering or advanced evasive tactics, modern malware spells an uphill battle for traditional defenses.
The thought of integrating EMV can seem overwhelming and confusing. Many ISVs and VARs are still not aware of the best way to integrate EMV and haven’t yet invested time or money into EMV solutions. With the recent liability shift now in place, the time is now to offer enhanced and secure payment options for your customers. First American Payment System’s Semi-Integrated EMV solution is just what you need to get started down the EMV path. We have done the heavy lifting of certification for you, allowing you to deploy EMV quickly and efficiently.
Crypto ransomware has come a long way over the past 2½ years and no single solution can stop it 100% of the time. But the right recovery and mitigation strategies can help MSPs keep businesses a step ahead of this virulent threat and ensure their clients are effectively protected.