CHANNEL INSIGHTS

LEADERSHIP LESSONS

  • In our ongoing quest to provide you with the best business advice possible, we’ve partnered with The ASCII Group and their members who are going to share their thoughts on timely topics or best business practices. In this article, the following ASCII member answered our questions about where the industry stands a little bit more than a year after the pandemic hit:

  • For the successful systems integrator, growth and subscription selling must go hand-in-hand.

  • The logistics industry of the USA is significantly contributing to the country's GDP. It is a rapidly growing industry with the help of technology like automated logistic tracking. Technology gave the logistics industry an upper hand to do efficient work with minimal manual monitoring.

WHITE PAPERS

  • Resellers Beware: Hackers Are Using You To Get To Your Clients

    According to a February 2018 White House Report — The Cost of Malicious Cyber Activity to the U.S. Economy — cyberattacks cost U.S. businesses as much as $109 billion in 2016. A 2017 Ponemon survey found a typical firm experiences 130 security breaches each year. Because of this, business owners are turning to resellers to provide cybersecurity protection from hardware using point to point encryption (P2PE) to security services such as Tokenization. Resellers are becoming the first defense against distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, phishing and spear-phishing attacks, and password and malware attacks.

CASE STUDIES

  • Improving Reliability And Enhancing Operational Efficiency At The Vatican Apostolic Library

    Founded in 1451 by Nicholas V, the Vatican Apostolic Library preserves and displays rare manuscripts from as far back as the third century. The Vatican Apostolic Library holds pivotal cultural documents that include letters from important historical figures; drawings and notes by artists and scientists such as Michelangelo and Galileo; and treaties from all eras, in all fields of learning, from all parts of the world. 

FEATURED SUPPLIERS

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

  • 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. 

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

FEATURED PRODUCTS

  • Ensure higher levels of uptime for top-tier systems with push-button cloud failover.

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.

  • Addressing Financial Services Technology Challenges During Growth

    In a literal sense, consolidation and expansion seem to be opposing viewpoints. However, in the realm of financial services, both of these activities serve to enlarge an organization. When financial organizations consolidate, two – or more – companies merge to become one larger entity. And with expansion, an organization scales its territory, service offering, or operations, gaining organic market share.

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