FEATURE ARTICLES

GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

  • Ransomware’s Dark Past

    Historically, ransomware targeted individual personal computer users. Today, the big money is in attacking businesses. Most of these infections go unreported because companies don’t want to expose themselves to further attacks or reputational damage.

  • 4 Ways MSPs Can Fine Tune Their Cybersecurity Go-To-Market Strategy

    Today’s work-from-home environment has created an abundance of opportunities for offering new cybersecurity services in addition to your existing business. With cyberattacks increasing in frequency and sophistication, business owners and managers need protection now more than ever.

  • Understanding The Main Street Lending Program

    The Federal Reserve’s Main Street Lending Program (MSLP) has been launched. The MSLP provides loans to small to midsized businesses that were in good financial condition before COVID-19 but that are now seeking financial support because of the pandemic.

  • Maintaining The Minute Book: Best Practices In Corporate Record Keeping

    A familiar sight in any office is that bookcase filled with minute books. It is a monument to how most companies have managed their corporate record keeping for years. But in today’s virtual working environment, many companies are reviewing how they track their information and update physical books they may no longer have access to.

  • Developing A Lien Search Strategy For Legal Due Diligence

    When performing legal due diligence, one of your primary goals is to uncover hidden legal liabilities, historical and pending, that come with the deal. However, your plan of attack can be dramatically influenced by several factors, including the type and size of the deal, the industry, time constraints, and more.

VAR WHITE PAPERS

  • Debunking The Top Five Myths About Ransomware And SMBs

    SMBs have limited time and IT resources, and a lot on their plates – especially when it comes to cybersecurity. Unfortunately, SMBs have become the biggest target for ransomware attacks, and they need to face the harsh truth that ransomware can wreak havoc with data, budget and reputation. 

  • The Value-Added Potential Of Physical Infrastructure

    You’re a data center deployment expert—but are the physical infrastructures you’re putting in place working with you or against you?

  • Improved Reliability Through Wireless Monitoring And Control

    Redundancy in electrical power components and cooling backups are the core of reliability for data centers. If an electrical or cooling component fails, it is critical that the backup takes over without human intervention and without complications. The minimum risk of repair of the failed part is dependent on an aggressive, maintainable installation that employs breakers, valves and other isolation strategies. Another critical element of reliability is capacity and the ability to conduct high density monitoring.

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.

  • 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.

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

     

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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According to Gartner, at least 50 percent of the security market will be service-based by 2020. Worldwide spending on IT security will grow by 8.7 percent, while general IT spending will increase by just 3.2 percent. And this was all before the COVID-19 pandemic increased security concerns. VAR Insights has compiled an ebook to help you determine if you’re positioned to meet these challenges. It's authored by industry leaders and we're sure it will help you avoid some common mistakes.

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INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

  • Is Today’s IT Partner Expected to Know Everything?

    How can you continue to focus on your areas of expertise and not have your clients ‘snapped’ up by larger security firms? Learn why security and compliance are key business drivers and how a security audit can be an additional source of income for MSPs (especially those with clients in highly regulated industries).

  • 10 Things To Remember When Reopening Your Office After COVID-19

    COVID-19 isn’t over—hardly—but across the U.S., increasing numbers of communities are planning to or starting to relax restrictions that will enable more businesses to open and allow employees to head back to the office—many for the first time in several months.

  • Canceled By COVID-19? Here’s How To Pivot Your In-Person Meeting Into A Virtual Success

    Someday, we’ll all look back at March 2020 as the time when COVID-19 spread so quickly, we moved from rumors and question marks in the U.S. to a full-scale global pandemic in seemingly no time. It also shook our businesses and our lives to the core. We may even demarcate our own lives in two periods: pre-coronavirus and post-coronavirus.

  • What Are QR Codes And How Are They Changing The Payments Industry?

    Driven by consumers and merchants alike, contactless payment is becoming more and more omnipresent. Though relatively new to the contactless payments’ scene, QR codes are quickly making their way to the top of the list of solutions your customers prefer.

  • How VARs Can Help Clients Safely Reopen

    Michael Russo, Chief Technology Officer at Shift4, has over 30 years of experience in the hospitality and healthcare technology space, building cutting-edge software products, leading agile teams, driving strategic business initiatives, and developing go-to-market strategies. Russo took the time to speak with VAR Insights about how to help merchants struggling to reopen, new payment methods, and what emerging technologies VARs need to be aware of.

  • Five Best Practices For Managing Your Business Through A Crisis Or Disaster

    When faced with a crisis or disaster, whether it’s a fire, flood, pandemic, cyberattack or security breach, it can be daunting for solution providers and other channel firms to know where to focus their efforts. Issues that need immediate attention may range from restoring networks and service to evaluating staffing to troubleshooting IT supply chain problems, but other, longer-term challenges may also require resources and consideration as well.

FEATURED PRODUCTS

  • Webroot Security Awareness Training

    Become Compliant and Minimize Security Incidents and Unforeseen Remediation Costs

  • Carbonite Migrate

    Support customers with simple and seamless hardware upgrades, virtualization, switching hypervisors, and moving to, from and between clouds.

  • 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.

  • Flip-Top Cash Drawer

    APG's Flip-Top Cash Drawer significantly reduces twisting and bending to access the drawer. it saves space, decreases transaction times and improves service, as the cashier need not turn away from the customer.