Mike Monocello

Mike Monocello

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Mike Monocello is the editor in chief of Business Solutions magazine, a monthly publication dedicated to helping IT solutions providers grow their businesses by selling complementary technologies and moving into thriving markets.

ARTICLES BY MIKE MONOCELLO

Win True mPOS Business Today
Win True mPOS Business Today Three experts explain how VARs can find, win, and support true mobile POS (mPOS) solutions today.  Continue Reading...
ISV Finds Niche Vertical Growth
ISV Finds Niche Vertical Growth An unexpected call from an amusement park led to an exciting and profitable new market for this food service ISV.  Continue Reading...
Product Comparison: Endpoint Security
Product Comparison: Endpoint Security We compare five endpoint security solutions to see what steps each is taking to stay ahead of malware.  Continue Reading...
Building The Ideal Solutions Provider
Building The Ideal Solutions Provider And just like that, one month of 2017 is in the books. Time flies, doesn’t it? In this column last month, I urged you to focus on adding more recurring revenue to your business this year. What steps have you taken thus far?  Continue Reading...
The Power Of IP Video
The Power Of IP Video A security integrator’s $50,000 camera and VMS (video management system) install is being leveraged not just for security but also for business data.  Continue Reading...
RSPA Inspire 2017 – Day 2 Recap
RSPA Inspire 2017 – Day 2 Recap Day 2 of RSPA’s Inspire continued the Roadside MBA educated that started the day before. Today, Scott Schaefer took the stage first and reinforced some of the lessons learned the previous day. One of my favorite nuggets from his session was concerned with increasing profitability. He said that every decision you make for your company should have some direct impact on profit (good or bad). If you decide to do something that doesn’t...  Continue Reading...
POS, Payment Processing, AIDC, And IP Video News
POS, Payment Processing, AIDC, And IP Video News Datacap Systems has completed US EMV level 3 certification with BluePay and released an EMV-capable version of NETePay available for download. NETePay for BluePay’s host-based processing platform provides Datacap and BluePay POS partners with the ability to deliver US EMV functionality via an evolving list of PIN Pads through a simple out-of-scope interface.  Continue Reading...
Managed Services And Networking News
Managed Services And Networking News Ingram Micro recently added IBM Connections to its Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace, an automated cloud services platform that allows resellers to purchase, provision, manage, and invoice cloud technology. Built on a single, open-cloud platform, IBM Connections is a digital business platform that offers collaboration tools designed to help companies increase productivity, augment decision-making, and become digital businesses.  Continue Reading...
RSPA Inspire 2017 – Day 1 Recap
RSPA Inspire 2017 – Day 1 Recap Day 1 of RSPA’s Inspire kicked off today at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort. While some might think an event like Inspire is an excuse to sneak in a vacation on the business dime, they’d be very wrong. Sure, the venue is gorgeous, but it only serves as a backdrop for the networking, education, and relationship building that takes place. In short, for the VARs, vendors, distributors, and yes, the sole media representative (me), Inspire...  Continue Reading...
Retail IT Forecast 2017
Retail IT Forecast 2017 Retailers reveal where they plan to allocate their IT budgets in 2017.  Continue Reading...