GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

  • COVID-19 Crisis: Leading VARs And ISVs Are Taking Action – Today

    To help retail IT VARs and ISVs effectively deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, the RSPA reached out to several members asking them for ideas and business best practices related to this crisis. Our community has responded generously with several executives sharing helpful information. Our first RSPA Blog post shared examples of how two VAR/ISV hybrids are communicating with their constituents.

  • Staying Cyber Resilient During A Pandemic

    We’re all thinking about it, so let’s call it out by name right away. The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is a big deal. For many of us, the structure of our lives is changing daily; and those of us who are capable of doing our work remotely are likely doing so more than we ever have before.

VAR WHITE PAPERS

  • Webroot 2020 Threat Report

    As we embark on a new decade, it’s striking to think how many major changes have taken place in the very recent past. Consider this: we’ve been living in the smartphone era for over ten years. If we think back even further, the “cloud” grew from a mere concept in the 1960s to a buzzword in the early 2000s—then into the ubiquitous state of strategic computing today, in which public, private and hybrid clouds are everywhere.

  • Infrastructure Implications For Edge Deployments: Moving Compute Functions To The Edge Makes Infrastructure More Critical

    Remember ten years ago (2009)? Facebook was this fairly new thing that all the kids did, and mom and dad were recently exposed to. Twitter was 140 characters of new hotness. And then there was this buzz word that everyone used called “cloud.” 

  • Cash Transactions In The Mobile World

    For two decades, the PC has reigned supreme over all POS solutions, operating as point of sale terminals that sit on counters and control various peripherals. However, the need for PC-centric solutions is waning as a more flexible POS model emerges Leveraging cloud and mobile technologies, this model supports thin client and IP-enabled components such as cash drawers and printers.

FEATURED SUPPLIERS

  • CompTIA

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

  • EVO Payments

    EVO Payments, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOP) is a leading payment technology and services provider. We offer an array of innovative, reliable, and secure payment solutions to merchants ranging from small and mid-size enterprises to multinational companies and organizations across North America and Europe.

  • The ASCII Group

    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.

  • Panduit

    Panduit is a world leader that engineers flexible, end-to-end electrical and network connectivity physical infrastructure solutions that help businesses stay connected in a global world. Our high-performance products improve productivity and offer a lower total cost of ownership to create a competitive business advantage.

  • Webroot

    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.

  • APG Cash Drawer, LLC

    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.

INDUSTRY PARTNERS AND ASSOCIATIONS

ASCII CompTIA HTG Peer Groups Small Biz Thoughts
SMB TechFest 2112 Group RSPA Money 20/20
Shoptalk ASP Drone Dealer Expo Michael E Gerber Companies

 

VAR INSIGHTS CONTENT COLLECTIONS

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It’s never been harder to be a value added reseller than now. VARs operate on low margins, there are more distributors to choose from than you know what to do with, technology and pricing are constantly changing, and you need to regularly stay updated about the latest technology and the newest products in the market. VAR Insights has compiled an E-book to help you overcome these challenges. It's authored by business owners such as yourself and we're sure this guide will help you avoid some common mistakes.

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INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

  • Lockdown Lessons - Why Hackers Hack: The Profile

    From white hat to black hat, hackers range from ethical to extremely destructive. While white hat hackers test and assess systems, black hat hackers pose a huge threat to your business. Building hacker profiles to understand their motivation helps us identify who they target, their skill level, and the type of defenses you need to combat them.

  • 8 Cybersecurity Tips For Working Remotely

    As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic continues to interrupt everyday life, millions of employees have had to start working outside the office. For many, that’s a new concept and they may not be as cautious as they are in the office in securing their equipment and data.

  • COVID-19 Communication Guidelines – Addressing Employee and Customer Questions

    This 55-minute session features RSPA Legal Counsel Bob Goldberg and RSPA Board Chair/North Country Business Products HR Director Chelsey Paulson sharing communication best practices.

  • Diversity And Inclusion (D&I) Plan For Technology SMBs

    Can we talk? As a small business owner, could your diversity and inclusion (D&I) efforts use a little help? Most small business owners responded “yes” to our survey and cited challenges like, “I don’t know where to start,” or “I don’t have the time and resources to dedicate to such an initiative,” or “I’m too small to think about diversity.”

  • POS Software Comparison Tool For Resellers

    Resellers and POS ISVs can download this ISV selection matrix to learn what resellers evaluate before choosing new point of sale software partners. When evaluating different POS software vendors, It is paramount that ISV's be ready to answer these questions and more.

  • Your Annual Customer Health Checkup Is Overdue. You Just Don’t Know It.

    How satisfied are your merchants with your customer service? The answer is … you only know what they’ve told you directly. And because they’re polite like most of us, you likely have a blind spot to their actual feelings and could be at risk of losing them to a competitor. I’ve been working with VAR and ISV executives who have been surprised by what their merchants have told them through the RSPA’s Customer Health Checkup survey. 

FEATURED PRODUCTS

  • SMARTtill™ Cash Management Solution

    ACHIEVE CASH HANDLING EXCELLENCE

    The SMARTtill® Solution is a new revolution in cash management, enabling retailers to reduce cash losses, reduce the cost of cash handling, and improve in-store productivity.

  • NetPRO® Interface Mobile Solution Ethernet Interface

    APG’s NetPRO® interface for cash drawers are available in both wired and wireless configurations and will communicate with retailer’s mobile POS devices for cash drawer control. NetPRO® cash drawers have the ability to collect transaction data, supplying the information necessary to identify security issues and to validate cashier training. NetPRO® cash drawer access alert features can activate security cameras, time and date stamp security video recordings, and broadcast alert messages to a store manager’s mobile devices.

  • Cash Drawer Caddy™ SPM Organizer

    Sleek and streamlined, the Caddy™ SPM cleans up your work space cabling and allows positioning of your LCD display for greater productivity. Reposition your LCD to organize your POS workstation with just a touch.

  • Webroot Threat Intelligence

    Fight Cyber Threats with the Power of Webroot Threat Intelligence.