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  1. So Many Things Have To Go Right, It’ll Probably Never Happen
    1/6/2017

    When I became an ISV a little over 19 years ago, it was an exciting time to be in point of sale. DOS was starting to give way to Windows, creating many opportunities for clever guys like myself. I had realized several years earlier this shift would occur and used it to my advantage, creating a fully Windows-based POS before most companies had embraced the fact Windows wasn’t going away. Because the traditional competitors who had comprehensive DOS products had to essentially start from scratch, a level playing field was created in which a one-man operation had a fighting chance against established players.

  2. What The Internet Of Things Really Means For Retail
    1/6/2017

    At the NRF BIG Show this January, we guarantee you won’t be able to swing your show bag in a circle without hitting a vendor touting its IoT (Internet of Things)-enabled widget. The IoT has quickly moved from a futuristic concept to a worn-out buzzword in the retail industry — so quickly, in fact, many merchants haven’t had the time to fully grasp what the IoT is, much less why its important to the future of retail.

  3. Clustering May Save Your Day, And Your Video Data
    1/6/2017

    Cluster computing is achieved by connecting a group of computers in a dedicated network so they can act like a single entity. By J.O.S. Svendsen, Corporate Communications Manager, Milestone Systems

  4. Why Managed Security Services Is An Easy Pivot For MSPs
    1/5/2017

    Small- to medium-sized business owners may not have understood how managed IT services such as remote monitoring and management or backup and disaster recovery worked in 2016, or why they are beneficial to their business. By Hunter Smith, CIO, Continuum

  5. 3 Business-Building Tips For MSPs In 2017
    1/4/2017

    The ringing in of the New Year provides an opportunity for businesses to take stock, reflect on their successes over the past 12 months, and address any challenges they faced along the way. At the same time, those who want to grow in the coming year are setting goals and evaluating new paths and opportunities to explore. By Brian Babineau, General Manager, Intronis MSP Solutions by Barracuda

  6. 24 Must-Haves For Payment Processing With Dynamics AX 2012/Dynamics 365 Enterprise
    1/3/2017

    As Retail Realm has been providing Payment Processing solutions for Microsoft Dynamics® AX/Dynamics 365 Enterprise for many years, we’re often asked how our software developments are different from others. By Afshin Alikhani

  7. Membership Has Its Privileges
    1/3/2017

    Lynn Souza, President and CEO of Connect Computer, has been an ASCII member for six years. Ask her why and she’ll tell you it’s because ASCII is a caring group that wants to help the industry. Furthermore, ASCII members helping each other ultimately results in individuals learning to help themselves. How is this possible? Souza answered this question and more when she took time to speak with me at the ASCII Success Summit held in October in Providence, RI.

  8. The Rise Of IT Efficiencies In Security Environments
    1/2/2017

    Never before have modern organizations been hungrier for data. Business leaders in a wide variety of market segments seek out information gleaned from network devices and systems to achieve more informed decision-making and make sense of what is occurring at any given time.

  9. 3 Technical Considerations For VARs Looking To Provide Hybrid-Cloud Services
    12/30/2016

    Companies are always looking to be on the cutting edge of technology and boast “the next big thing.” Right now, that means cloud computing. In particular, a lot of businesses want hybrid-cloud environments in their organization. According to Blue Coat, three of four enterprise companies are adding cloud-based solutions to supplement their on-premises web, data, and network security deployments.

  10. 3 Things A New Data Security Offering Should Do For Your Business
    12/29/2016

    For fellow MSPs, the technology solutions we choose to provide are the lifeblood of our business. Selecting the correct ones is often a make-or-break proposition, and this is perhaps particularly true when it comes to ensuring client data is secured as part of the service offering. By Terry Cole, Founder, Cole Informatics