LEADERSHIP LESSONS

  • For the past 20 months or so, the world has adapted to the constant changes COVID-19 has brought our way. Throughout 2021, we saw business leaders continue to operate remotely or begin to adopt a hybrid approach to working. In 2022, business leaders are going to face a split: continue working remotely, return to the office or fully embrace the hybrid approach. The decision might influence which talent is attracted to your company and if you can retain current employees.

  • A core part of running a flourishing online business is keeping up with technological innovations. This isn’t to say that you need to live on the cutting edge, admittedly: you can leave that to the startups with nothing to lose or the enterprise corporations with massive budgets. But you do need to ensure that you don’t fall too far behind the curve. If you let your operation grow too antiquated, you’ll soon struggle to compete.

  • These days, it isn’t just the service industry facing a labor shortage. With an estimated shortage of 1.4 million software developers in 2021, and only 400,000 software developer graduates this year, enterprises have a desperate need for lower-skilled developers to jump into application and IT development. New paths to innovation are opening up the market for low-code development as companies look for a competitive advantage by introducing new business models and enhancing digital experiences.

WHITE PAPERS

  • Why Security Awareness Training Is An Essential Part Of Your Security Strategy

    Every year, millions of people fall victim to cybercrime. Hackers and criminals prey on their victims using a wide variety of elaborate techniques such as phishing emails, ransomware attacks, and phony web pages, among others. In fact, scams that have plagued society for centuries only continue to grow in size, sophistication, and complexity. For instance, the well-known Nigerian email hoax has roots from a common “Spanish Prisoner” scam that dates back more than 100 years. In this type of primitive “advanced fee scam,” the fraudster requests cash in return for a large commission which, of course, is never delivered.

CASE STUDIES

FEATURED SUPPLIERS

  • Shift4 is a leading national provider of touch-screen point of sale (POS) systems and payment processing services. As pioneers of the “as a service” model, Shift4 offers an unprecedented “free” POS program that allows the company’s sales partners to offer a full-featured POS system with no up-front costs.

  • For more than 30 years, APG Cash Drawer has been designing and delivering cash drawers with a variety of size, color, interface, and integration options. An APG cash drawer will provide years of smooth, trouble free service with virtually no downtime, no service required, and no headaches. Our cash drawers are so well constructed and so reliable that our customers install them and forget them - even in the most demanding environments.

  • Carbonite is a leading, single-source provider for comprehensive data protection for all the different types of data and systems in today’s IT environments. Carbonite’s complete Data Protection Platform includes advanced solutions for ensuring the integrity, survivability and accessibility of data for businesses of all sizes and in any industry. 

  • The ASCII Group is a vibrant community of independent MSPs, VARS and solution providers in North America. The organization offers members leveraged purchasing programs, education and training, knowledge sharing among peers, discounts on business services, and more. Founded in 1984 by Alan Weinberger, ASCII is the oldest and largest group of independent IT solution providers, integrators and VARS in the world.

  • Webroot delivers intelligent cybersecurity for endpoint, mobile and web to channel partners, consumers, businesses, and enterprises worldwide. Powered by its BrightCloud® collective threat intelligence network, Webroot protects the internet of everything. Our cloud-based threat detection, high performance, lightweight agents, and single, web-based point of control have changed the way businesses think about protecting mobile devices, PCs and servers. Named a ‘Visionary’ in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, Webroot’s smarter approach to security is why companies including Cisco, F5 Networks, GateProtect, HP, Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks, Proofpoint, RSA and others choose our solutions for advanced threat protection for their security products and services.

EBOOKS

  • Cybersecurity Special Edition

    We must continue to understand the importance of cybersecurity and ensure the channel has the resources needed to be safer and more secure online. We need to encourage individuals and organizations to protect their part of cyberspace and take proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity. To achieve these lofty goals, we've put together this special, cybersecurity-focused newsletter to help you do your part and be cybersmart.

  • Delegate Or Die

    When the RSPA team talks business challenges with our value-added reseller (VAR) and independent software developer (ISV) members, we hear most frequently about one obstacle. Not cloud point of sale, not mergers and acquisitions, not vendor relationships, not shrinking margins, not the economy. The most mentioned hindrance to VAR and ISV growth is delegation.

  • What Every VAR Needs To Know About Security

    Achieving success in the world of IT depends on understanding and managing security. So, the question is: Are you doing security right? If you're not sure, have no fear. We've put together this special, security-focused e-book to help guide you through all things security: from compliance to protecting remote workers and more.

  • Buyer's Guide: Endpoint Protection

    Key features to look for in an endpoint backup solution.

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