LEADERSHIP LESSONS

  • The tech industry, always tasked with driving transformations for its clients and users, is undergoing a transformation of its own. There is currently a significant gap between open technology jobs and the supply of qualified technology professionals in the market, which has resulted in a major market imbalance. Businesses are scrambling to both find and retain talent thanks to the perfect storm of COVID-19-related job burnout, competition, craving a change, and the need to feel valued. A recent survey states that about one-third of the information-technology professionals interviewed said they plan to look for a different job in the next few months. With the rising costs of hiring and onboarding a new employee, it is no wonder that many tech companies are uneasy about the future.

  • The 5G/LTE mobile network changes the way people do their jobs and connect to corporate networks. It expands the frequency ranges that devices can leverage, giving individuals more access to faster data speeds and better user experiences. To help customers enjoy these benefits, however, partners must ensure this fast, flexible connectivity is built, managed, and secured similarly to other networks. This is where SD-WAN comes into play. 

  • Post 2020, how are you approaching the cloud? The rapid and unexpected digital transformation of 2020 forced enterprises worldwide to quickly mobilize workers using cloud resources. Now, as the world returns to an altered normal, it’s time for organizations to revisit their cloud infrastructure components with a fresh perspective. Hybrid work environments, industry transformations, changing consumer behavior, and growing cyber threats have all affected the way we do business. Now it might be time to change your cloud.

WHITE PAPERS

  • Why Hackers Hack: It's Your Business To Care!

    As cybersecurity grows more complex, criminals around the world are evolving along with it. Their methods leave you vulnerable and many organizations are at risk. Staying informed on this ever-changing landscape is vital. In this educational eBook, we explore the minds of hackers and open the window into their world.

CASE STUDIES

FEATURED SUPPLIERS

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

     

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

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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