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  1. VAR Looks To Future New Cutting-Edge POS Solutions

    As a second-generation POS dealer, Delaware Valley Registers, Inc. (DVR) has had to make many adjustments to its business over the years to remain relevant. With the rapid pace of technological change in the retail and restaurant markets, resellers need a strategy to stay ahead of trends and provide their customers with the most powerful, secure, and cutting-edge solutions. For VARs who don’t, the result is typically them going out of business.

  2. Switching From VAR To MSP

    The value-added reseller (VAR) business isn’t what it used to be. Competition on pricing is intense, and profit margins have become thin. As a result, some VARs are looking for ways to diversify their offerings and generate new revenue. For many, that means delivering managed IT services.

  3. From VAR to MSP: Real Advice From Successful VARs Turned MSPs

    With intense competition on pricing and paper-thin profit margins, the value added reseller (VAR) business isn’t what it used to be. As a result, many VARs are looking to diversify their offerings and generate new revenue by transitioning over to managed services.

  4. Be Alert! The Ransomware Epidemic, By The Numbers

    91% of IT service proividers report recent ransomware attacks against small businesses, 40% report six or more in early 2016, and 31% report multiple ransomware attacks in a single day.

  5. 13 Ransomware Statistics That Will Make You Rethink Data Protection

    Ransomware has had a BIG year. So big, that it has cost US small businesses upwards of $75 billion dollars in downtime.

  6. Justifying The Cost Of Backup And Disaster Recovery (BDR)

    IT provider? Justifying the cost of backup and disaster recovery to end users can be difficult. Here are some tips to help you make the sale.

  7. Datto's 2017 State Of The MSP Report

    As a channel-first company, Datto is 100% dedicated to enabling our partners to be the best managed services providers they can be. In order for us to continue to deliver the industry-leading solutions and resources, it is critical to know as much as we can about the IT channel and the needs of MSPs today.

  8. 2017 State Of The MSP Report

    Datto surveyed 1,200 managed service providers (MSPs) about their daily lives both in and out of the office and published the results in this report. Download and learn all about today’s IT service professionals, from sports fandom and favorite podcasts to current business challenges and best MSP resources. Star Wars or Star Trek? We uncover that too.

  9. Stop Asking How To Be Productive: 5 Free iPhone Apps To Organize Your Life

    The iPhone has revolutionized how we work, socialize, and how we go about managing our day to day tasks. And yet, the most popular smartphone of our time is still underused as the productivity center that it truly is. You’d be amazed how the tools on your iPhone can teach you how to be productive in no time. Even the laziest person out there uses apps on their iPhone, so why not put your time into learning how to be productive instead of playing Angry Birds or using Snapchat Filters.

  10. Clocking Systems – 6 Shocking Reasons Why You Need To Get One Immediately

    Biometric clocking systems are among the various tools companies are using to curb time theft, tackle absenteeism, and maximize productivity as a whole. These kinds of clocking systems use unique characteristics, such as the iris, fingerprints, and shape of hand to record attendance. It therefore completely eradicates most types of time theft, such as buddy punching where employees clock in/clock out for fellow employees.