LEADERSHIP LESSONS

  • Prevention Always The Channel’s Best Cybersecurity Medicine

    Fraud is alive and too well in society. It’s also alarmingly entrenched in the IT channel. To VARs and other types of solutions providers, the consequences of inaction or inadequate cybersecurity measures can be catastrophic. Reputations and partnerships are at stake, along with the potential for massive business losses — as well as regulator and financial liability.

  • Tech Together: How AI, Blockchain, Drones And IoT Can Safeguard The Supply Chain

    An E. coli outbreak of romaine lettuce made national news in late 2019, an incident that lasted more than two months and infected 167 people in 27 states, sending 85 to the hospital. The year before, a similar outbreak caused the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to tell Americans to throw away all romaine lettuce. How could it have been prevented? Members of CompTIA’s Industry Advisory Councils think they have an answer.

  • Engaging With Channel Partners In The Age Of COVID-19

    At a time when face-to-face interaction is strictly limited, maintaining an appropriate level of partner and customer support has been a challenge—especially for companies that conduct a large amount of business via channel sales.

WHITE PAPERS

  • Making The Business Case For POS As-A-Service

    Selling point of sale (POS) solutions to retail and hospitality clients via an as-a-Service model may seem counterintuitive, particularly to VARs that have traditionally relied on the profit margins generated by hardware and software sales. But as technological advances accelerate and product life cycles shrink, this emerging business model comes close to being a true “win-win” for everyone involved.

CASE STUDIES

  • VAR Addresses Bar And Grill’s Need For Fixed And Mobile POS

    While many restaurants have been using POS systems for years, there are plenty that still do things with a cash register. Take, for instance, PY’s Saloon and Grill in Osceola, WI. Nestled along the St. Croix River, the bar and restaurant relied on an antiquated electronic cash register for years. Unfortunately, without the capabilities of a POS system, PY’s owner was experiencing a multitude of problems.

FEATURED SUPPLIERS

  • 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.

  • Carbonite

    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. 

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

     

  • 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.

  • Shift4 Payments

    Shift4 Payments 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 Payments 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.

  • CompTIA

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

FEATURED PRODUCTS

  • Carbonite Availability

    Carbonite Availability enables IT organizations to maintain the highest availability of their Windows and Linux servers. Continuous, byte-level replication maintains a secondary copy without taxing the primary system or network bandwidth.

EBOOKS

  • DRaaS Ushers In Changes To Data Protection Strategy

    Businesses are headed in a new direction with regards to backup and disaster recovery.

  • Hacker Personas: A Deeper Look Into Cybercrime

    Staying informed on today’s ever-changing cybersecurity landscape is vital for mitigating threats and keeping businesses safe. This educational eBook, the sequel to the popular “Why Hacker’s Hack” series, explores cybercriminal personas and who is most likely to fall prey to these scam artists. 

  • The Future Of Payments

    The payments industry has faced a decade of change unlike any other. The growth and acceptance of the cloud, user's expectations that their B2B technology mirrors their B2C technology, and the ever-increasing risk surrounding more sophisticated hacks and breaches have all been something of a lead up to the biggest disruption the industry has ever seen: the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Buyer’s Guide: DRaaS Features And Functionality

    When a server stops responding, for whatever reason, the fastest way to resume service is to have a secondary environment ready to go. But traditionally, the redundant hardware, server space and additional human resources required have made this a prohibitive option. Most organizations simply cannot afford the costs and resources required to maintain secondary, off-site infrastructure. In the end, many IT departments simply live with the risk of potential business-ending outages.

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