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  1. Accessibility, Mobility Key Requirements For Business Intelligence Users
    2/1/2017

    Seventy percent of users consider mobile BI software "crucial" to their work. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  2. RSPA Inspire 2017 – Day 2 Recap
    1/31/2017

    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 affect profit, you should question if you’re spending your time wisely.

  3. POS, Payment Processing, AIDC, And IP Video News
    1/31/2017

    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.

  4. Managed Services And Networking News
    1/31/2017

    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.

  5. Majority Of Businesses Not Prepared For Ransomware
    1/31/2017

    Sixty-eight percent of respondents to a Vanson Bourne survey report their company to be “very vulnerable” or “vulnerable” to attack. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  6. RSPA Inspire 2017 – Day 1 Recap
    1/30/2017

    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 is priceless. You can’t get this level of the aforementioned networking, education, and relationship-building with any other event. Over the course of the week, all attendees will learn a lot, laugh a lot, build memories, share life and business lessons, and establish or strengthen lasting relationships, if not friendships. Again, nowhere else.

  7. Cyber Risk Number Two Concern According To ‘Top 10 Global Business Risks For 2017’
    1/24/2017

    Report identifies top corporate challenges and potential solutions for 2017. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  8. B2B Businesses Need To Capitalize On Cloud-Based Commerce Systems
    1/23/2017

    Industry evolution sees gap between expectations of B2B buyers and what brands can provide. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  9. Celebrate Data Privacy Day By Tightening Your Cybersecurity
    1/20/2017

    Tips for strengthening the security of your sensitive data. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  10. Business Intelligence Trends To Look For In 2017
    1/18/2017

    In recent years, organizations have become infused with data, big and small. Organizations that saw the competitive advantage in collecting, storing, and harnessing this data quickly began to innovate quicker than ever before. The old way of approaching business intelligence was fading, and the business and IT sides of companies began collaborating to maximize this new found influence. Since this infusion of data and collaboration with IT and business, trends in the business intelligence industry have become a hot topic.