• In our ongoing quest to provide you with the best business advice possible, we’ve partnered with The ASCII Group and their members who are going to share their thoughts on timely topics or best business practices. In this article, six ASCII members answered our questions about quiet quitting.

  • A VAR's job isn't easy. Between decreasing margins, mergers & acquisitions, and difficulty finding and retaining talent- it seems sometimes you can't win. Then, unexpectedly, one more overwhelming problem appears making all the other problems seem small by comparison such as; Solutions providers sunsetting products, then forcing VARs to offer cloud solutions they themselves can no longer service and support (snatching away future opportunities).

  • We discussed the problems VARs face when their solutions provider sunsets a product, leaving them with no choice but to offer solutions they don't want to because of a lack of support, the inability to service and support their clients, or any other reasons. We discussed alternative solutions then and, in this Q&A with nightclub/restaurant owner Tino Roncone, we explored what your clients are looking for when they are vetting you.


  • Why ISVs Should Integrate Cash Recycling Into POS Systems

    As cash-handling industries such as retail and food service evolve, cost-efficient ways to process cash are a must. Mechanical and manual methods no longer adequately support businesses, as evidenced by the $50 billion of retail revenue lost yearly to theft. ISVs that integrate intelligent cash management solutions such as cash recyclers into their solutions help clients meet tough challenges, protect their businesses, and improve their chances at longterm success.


  • Total Touch Point of Sale is an integrated point of sale system designed to help Restaurant & Bar Owners increase sales and manage their business. It’s also designed to help Point of Sale Resellers maximize business growth and recurring revenue potential.

  • At apg® we believe that brick-and-mortar retail connects people to their community, to each other, and drives business success. For more than 40 years, we have been supplying your communities and their retail and hospitality businesses with cash drawers through various partner channels.

  • CompTIA is the voice of the world's information technology (IT) 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.

  • RSPA stands for Retail Solutions Providers Association. We are the only association dedicated to the retail technology industry.  



  • Small in size, the APG Series 100 Cash Drawer does not compromise efficiency. It actually improves upon it because it increases the effectiveness of your workstation.


  • The MSP’s Guide To Building A Better Cloud Practice: Tips From MSPs For MSPs

    As small and medium businesses (SMBs) continue to shift their workloads to the cloud, managed service providers (MSPs) can take advantage of this trend by building a cloud practice. Offering cloud-based managed services enables MSPs to better support customers moving workloads to the cloud and create new revenue streams.

  • A Comprehensive Ransomware Protection: Detection, Response, And Recovery

    Ransomware attacks can have serious financial implications for businesses, and ransom payment is just one complication. The business downtime associated with an attack can cripple revenue generation and the reputational damage to an organization that has been breached can take years to overcome.

  • The MSP’s Guide To Business Continuity And Disaster Recovery On Azure

    As cloud adoption continues to grow among small and medium businesses (SMBs), Microsoft Azure has emerged as a popular option. When SMBs run workloads in Azure, they agree to a shared responsibility model. In this model, the cloud provider (Microsoft) assumes responsibility for the security and protection of the physical data centers, hosts, and network, while the user is responsible for everything else—including information and data, applications, and more.

  • BCDR Buyer’s Guide For MSPs

    When a client’s server goes down or is compromised in a cyberattack, managed service providers (MSPs) need an effective business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) solution to restore data and operations quickly, without sacrificing margin. That means industry-leading recovery technology from a vendor that is there to support you 24x7x365, no matter what. Simply put, you need a solution you can rely on. One that delivers peace of mind—for you and your clients.