LEADERSHIP LESSONS

  • Innovation is at the heart of taking risks for enterprises today. However, taking risks to foster greater innovation is not enough, and it is equally critical to eliminate unnecessary risks that can distract the business from its growth journey.

  • The need for visibility into Microsoft Teams service availability and delivery quality has led to the rise in interest in monitoring Microsoft 365 and Teams services from the user perspective.

  • IT security has seen a huge overhaul in recent years. Where strategies had previously been focused on creating a secure perimeter to keep threats out of the network, this model has become increasingly irrelevant. Between accelerated cloud migration and remote working trends, most organizations now operate with a more porous perimeter in which critical assets and users are spread far and wide beyond the old boundaries.

WHITE PAPERS

  • Security Tips For Protecting Your Backup Servers

    The rapid rise of malware attacks in the past few years has brought to the attention of administrators and C-level roles alike the increased risk businesses face today regarding data loss, crippling production delays, and harmful reputation hits. Not only is the frequency of malware on the rise, but the ever-changing complexity or polymorphic characteristics of malware creates a huge hurdle for detection to find and isolate.

CASE STUDIES

  • Tablet-Based POS Transforms Craft Beer Store's Operations

    A job well done brings many rewards, and if you’re in the business of developing and installing POS software, rewards can come in the form of customer referrals. Such was the case when Revel Systems got an inquiry to replace the cash registers at a San Francisco craft beer store with an iPad-based POS solution and APG cash drawers.

FEATURED SUPPLIERS

  • Shift4 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 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.

  • 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 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. 

  • 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.  

     

FEATURED PRODUCTS

  • BLUETOOTH-ENABLED CASH DRAWERS

    Need your POS device to become mobile? The BluePRO® Bluetooth device enables a cash drawer to pair with a mobile device allowing retailers to wirelessly synchronize and create direct relationship. The BluePRO® device requires integration with a trusted POS software.

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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