LEADERSHIP LESSONS

  • Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, the restaurant and retail industries have gone through a technology renaissance, changing and updating their point of sale (POS) solutions to meet new consumer demands. But after two years of rapid upgrading, the technology trends are shifting focus again, moving from simply replacing outdated technology to getting ahead of the curve and futureproofing one’s business.

  • Before 2020, managers were skeptical about remote work. However, when the pandemic forced people to work from home, they found their teams could maintain – or even increase – productivity. Furthermore, the remote work model gives businesses the ability to hire from an expanded talent pool and decrease office space and overhead costs. Now that many businesses have successfully completed a remote work model proof-of-concept, Upwork research shows that as many as 40.7 million or 28 percent of full-time American professionals will be fully remote by 2026.

  • Like organizing your garage, modernizing your applications can seem daunting before you start, but you know it will pay off once done. So, instead of thinking about this project as a technical challenge, put it in the wider context of the business. Just as getting rid of old junk in your garage frees up the space you need for things you actually use, modernizing your apps helps your business run more efficiently and scale more easily.

WHITE PAPERS

  • Security Services Fueling Growth For MSPs

    As the threat landscape continues to grow, regulatory requirements multiply, and CEOs and executive boards become more aware of the business impact of security incidents, most organizations are feeling an urgency to strengthen their cybersecurity efforts. This increased awareness is especially visible in small and midsized businesses (SMBs) that have traditionally underestimated the impact of cybersecurity threats to their organizations. Even so, SMBs are still failing to fully recognize and appreciate the risks, threats and vulnerabilities that are targeting their organizations. 

CASE STUDIES

  • Merchant Services Provider Alaska Financial Goes All-In On POS

    Today, selling merchant services without any sort of value-add is a recipe for disaster. Those in this business suffer from shrinking margins and high attrition rates when competing on price alone. Some ISOs and agents, however, have adjusted their business model to address these trends.

FEATURED SUPPLIERS

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

     

  • 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

  • Generating Profit And Advanced Threat Intelligence

    To keep up, fighting fire with fire is the best defense. Businesses of all sizes must bring equally effective and intelligent security tools to the party. Fortunately, there are resources for tackling this constantly-evolving cyber war. Today, there are a variety of solutions that harness the power of AI and ML and protect businesses against today’s growing and advanced cyber threats.

  • 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.

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