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Hiring, Business, & Payment Advice For POS Solutions Providers At Retail IT VAR Of The Future
Hiring, Business, & Payment Advice For POS Solutions Providers At Retail IT VAR Of The Future

Jim Roddy, Reseller & ISV Business Advisor for Vantiv’s PaymentsEdge Advisory Services, sat down with Business Solutions Associate Editor Abby Sorensen for a Q&A breakout session at the Retail IT VAR Of The Future conference on April 4 in Orlando.

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MAGAZINE ARTICLES

  • Win Big In Field Service
    Win Big In Field Service

    An integrator moves a pest control company away from pen and paper with an 800-unit mobile computer and printer install.

  • Inside A $100,000 Bar-Coding Makeover

    Multiple AIDC vendors came together to create a warehouse automation solution for a deserving company.

  • Best Channel Vendors 2017

    Our Best Channel Vendors survey, conducted with statisticians from Penn State, takes a look at the best vendors in Business Continuity/BDR, Data Collection/Mobility, Labeling, ECM Hardware & Software, General Computing, Networking & Security, POS Hardware & Software, Payment Processing, Managed Services, Video Surveillance/Access Control, and VoIP as voted by your peers.

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EXECUTIVE COMMENTARY

  • 6 Reasons Your Company Should Have A Blog
    6 Reasons Your Company Should Have A Blog

    The mention of the word blog may conjure up visions of outdated strategies from more than a decade ago. By Jenna Hardie, Account Manager, Compass Integrated Communications

  • Why Manufacturers Are The New Solutions Provider
    Why Manufacturers Are The New Solutions Provider

    Your channel partners are no longer an extension sales team. If this comes off as a contrarian point of view, you’re right — this disconnects from conventional thinking. By Alex Weinbaum, Computer Market Research

  • Targeting Value: Bull’s-Eye On Value Added Resellers
    Targeting Value: Bull’s-Eye On Value Added Resellers

    Value added resellers (VARs) have long been sought after as high quality distribution channels for point-of-sale (POS) manufacturers. Their high-touch interaction with end-users and expertise in end-to-end business management solutions have made them rising stars and ideal partners within the POS industry. Over the past few years, software developers and payments processing companies have also seen the light as they, too, have come to appreciate VARs’ distribution value.

  • Why Manufacturers Are Overpaying On Partner Submitted Claims
    Why Manufacturers Are Overpaying On Partner Submitted Claims

    Ineffective management of partner submitted claims contributes to a host of problems for manufacturers. By Alex Weinbaum, Computer Market Research

  • Mobile Predictions: What Apple, Google, And Microsoft Will Do In 2017
    Mobile Predictions: What Apple, Google, And Microsoft Will Do In 2017

    As 2017 approaches, major players in the space seem to be competing around a few common themes: artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), and a focus on bringing high-end hardware in-house to showcase platform capabilities (the exception here is Apple, which has controlled its entire hardware line from the beginning). By Andrew Levy, CSO and Co-Founder, Apteligent

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WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

  • How Your Small To Midsize Business Can Embrace Mobility Now

    Mobile devices have brought advancements to virtually all aspects of modern life and have had transformative effects on businesses spanning all industries. However, the positive business effects that can be brought about by mobility and "going digital" are not enjoyed as frequently within small and midsize businesses (SMBs) as they are within larger organizations.

  • Enhancing Supply Chain Efficiency And Resource Management

    As the channel continues to evolve and grow, it’s more important than ever resellers position themselves as trusted partners to their end-user customers so they can further build successful relationships. By Paul Constantine, President, ScanSource POS and Barcode

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DATA COLLECTION INDUSTRY EVENTS

SYNNEX Spring VARNEX
April 10-15
Dallas
   
     
     
 

ABOUT DATA COLLECTION & MOBILITY

Data collection & mobility covers barcoding, barcode scanners, RFID tags and scanners, mobile printers and printing, mobile computing, automatic identification and data capture (AIDC), and field service technology.

Barcodes are machine-readable representations of data about the object they are applied to. There are two types of barcodes, 1D and 2D. 1D barcodes represent data with parallel lines of varying widths and spacing and are also known as linear barcodes. 2D barcodes use rectangles, dots, hexagons and other geometric patterns in two dimensions. Barcodes are traditionally read with optical scanners called barcode readers, but now desktop printers, mobile computers, and smartphones can also act as scanners.

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is a wireless non-contact method of transferring data for automatic identification and object tracking. RFID tags contain stored electronic information. RFID tags can be powered or passive as required by varying operations. RFID tags differ from barcodes in that they do not require direct line of sight to the reader, allowing them to be inserted in objects.

Mobile printers offer portable printing options and are designed to boost employee productivity and accuracy. Mobile printers can be wired or wireless and are battery powered. They are designed to print barcodes, labels, receipts, and tickets and are often ruggedized in order to operate in harsh and demanding environments.

Mobile computing covers the broad range of business and consumer devices that are designed to be transported during normal usage. Mobile computing encompasses mobile communications, mobile hardware, and mobile software. Mobile computing devices include personal digital assistants (PDAs), smartphones, tablet computers, ultra-mobile CPs, in-vehicle computers, and wearable computers. Enterprise-class devices are often ruggedized to prevent damage from constant use and accidental drops and water contact. Devices operate on a range of operating systems including Windows, Android, iOS, Linux, and more.

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    CardScan Image Capture (IC) accurately captures driver’s licenses, insurance cards and other patient information. Used on its own or interfaced with electronic health records and other practice software systems, CardScan IC delivers true, complete color images to help reduce errors, streamline admissions and speed reimbursement.

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