• The past two years have been a rude awakening for many organizations, whether they were able to fully go remote or not. Even in manufacturing and other sectors where work had to be done in person, the use of smart technology has significantly increased. Processes like stock taking and operational auditing are now done electronically. While the pandemic forced businesses to embrace tech investment that was previously deprioritized, the fruits of such investment have changed their minds around it. Now, they are embracing it.

  • Many of today’s consumers want a seamless payment transaction without the friction of human interaction, long checkout lines, or inefficiencies. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated this preference, as social distancing mandates offered up greater access to self-service solutions, encouraging contact-free and contactless payment methods. Credited as a key driver for digital transformation, the pandemic allowed consumers to try - and become comfortable with – traditional point of sale (POS) systems safely and knowledgeably.

  • Product innovation is stoking the demand for new features and driving up the cost of research and development (R&D). Electronics companies spend a lot of money on components, labor, and testing as part of the R&D process. Testing spans every phase of R&D. When incorporating a new design element into a product, manufacturers must test the element for performance. If they replace a small component with a lower-cost or higher-performance component, they must test again.


  • Are We Safe? A CEO’s Guide To Addressing Cybersecurity Concerns

    The best business decisions are often made based on senior leadership’s confidence in facts, figures and calculations made by appropriate parties within the organization. Relying on gut instinct—or worse, potentially false or incomplete information—is a dangerous road to travel, especially in cybersecurity.



  • 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.

  • 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.  



  • The Arlo cash drawer delivers uncompromising performance and quality, providing a low cost of ownership for light cash use environments. Purpose-built for the entry-level market, the Arlo cash drawer is easy to use enabling efficiency throughout the checkout process.


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    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.