GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

  •  3 Simple Tips For Software Quality Assurance
    3 Simple Tips For Software Quality Assurance

    The growing number of IoT devices calls for more connected devices, which means software quality becomes the topmost priority for organizations. Software testing is a process of reviewing and evaluating a software application regarding its quality and compliance with specific requirements. It aims at identifying and fixing defects at early stages of the software development process. Software testing is not only an important part of quality assurance but also makes the software development process simpler and easier.

  • 6 Ways To Differentiate Your MSP
    6 Ways To Differentiate Your MSP

    Based on the IT Glue Global 2019 Benchmark Survey, increased competition and downward price pressure are two major issues currently faced by MSPs. When you think about it, these are to be expected in a rapidly growing market with relatively low barriers to entry. More service providers enter the market, and prospective clients compare their many options. Since the suite of services offered between MSPs are generally undifferentiated (commoditized), the most salient variable when choosing a service provider becomes price.

  • I Don’t Know Any of My Passwords, And That’s Awesome
    I Don’t Know Any of My Passwords, And That’s Awesome

    I don’t know any of my passwords. I’m okay with this. I don’t need to know them. I don’t want to know them. I don’t use the same password twenty times over, and I don’t have a little notebook with passwords in it sitting in my desk drawer, either. I just don’t know any of my passwords.

  • Using Pay-At-The-Table Technology To Win Business

    Between the limited implementations available and the high cost, adding a tableside device to their ecosystem provided more problems than solutions for resellers. However, recent changes in the industry have allowed this technology to increase sales and augment the considerable value resellers can already provide. 

  • SMBs And Cybersecurity In 2019: The Shift From Complacent To Critical

    As more SMBs realize they are no longer able to fly under the proverbial cyberattack radar, there’s a big opportunity for managed service providers (MSPs) at several levels to get in on offering security services.

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VAR WHITE PAPERS

  • Hook, Line, and Sinker: Why Phishing Attacks Work

    When we talk about phishing, it might conjure up memories of scam emails from foreign princes, chock-full of terrible typos, grammar mistakes, and other easy-to-spot signs that the message might not be legitimate. If you’re thinking in those terms, it might shock you to find out how many people actually fall for such attacks.

  • 3 Tips To Selling DNS For MSPs

    Threats are everywhere, and endpoint security simply isn’t enough to keep your clients safe. Pairing domain name system (DNS) protection with endpoint security is a proactive way to prevent costly network attacks. Most clients, however, don’t understand the need for this added layer of security.

  • Size Does Matter: Small Businesses And Cybersecurity

    Small businesses are part of the UK’s economic lifeblood. SMBs account for at least 99.5% of businesses in every main industry sector and we need to support and protect them in this challenging climate. Technology is key to helping small businesses grow, reach new customers and thrive. But digital technologies can present challenges and difficulties for any business, the top one is cybersecurity issues.

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FEATURED SUPPLIERS

  • Webroot
    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.

  • The ASCII Group
    The ASCII Group

    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.

  • Sennheiser
    Sennheiser

    Sennheiser is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of headphones, microphones, and wireless transmission systems. With 20 sales subsidiaries and long-established trading partners, the company is active in more than 50 countries and operates its own production facilities in Germany, Ireland, and the USA.

  • SherWeb
    SherWeb

    SherWeb has been helping businesses around the world work smarter in the cloud since 1998. Our cloud solutions help companies be more agile in today’s competitive market and trim IT costs.

  • Shift4 Payments
    Shift4 Payments

    Shif4 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, Shif4 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.

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

     

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VAR INSIGHTS CONTENT COLLECTIONS

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CHANNEL EXECUTIVE DIGITAL MAGAZINE

Channel Executive magazine Digital Edition

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

  • Finding The Right Fit For Your Merchants’ Laundromat POS System
    Finding The Right Fit For Your Merchants’ Laundromat POS System

    Not everyone has the time or inclination to handle laundry on their own. This can present a tremendous business opportunity for laundromats. According to a market research report by IBISWorld, “The laundromat industry had a total revenue of $5 billion in 2018.” With a wash and fold service, your merchants can help their customers to enjoy more of their free time while taking advantage of a lucrative business opportunity.

  • How Your Merchants Can Make The Most Of Their Online Ordering And Takeout POS Systems
    How Your Merchants Can Make The Most Of Their Online Ordering And Takeout POS Systems

    Thanks to new technology, both business owners and customers can benefit from the ability to place online takeout orders. This can help to speed along the process for your merchants’ business while providing a streamlined and easy way for customers to order their favorites from their menu. According to GloriaFood.com, “Since 2014, digital ordering and delivery has grown 300% faster than dine-in-traffic.

  • Pay-at-the-Table Solves Common Restaurant Industry Issues
    Pay-at-the-Table Solves Common Restaurant Industry Issues

    With payment experiences changing in the United States, a growing number of restaurants across the country are starting to grab hold of the latest tableside ordering technology called Pay-at-the-Table (PATT). These options allow them to better meet customer demand for ease of payments while also streamlining their processes and making their operations run more efficiently.

  • Five Ways Online Video Can Boost Your Sales
    Five Ways Online Video Can Boost Your Sales

    Content marketing is integral to every business. Engaging your customer base can boost sales and increase revenue. At the forefront of the content marketing strategy should be a focus on video. Online video has become one of the main activities consumed while using smart phones.  According to Statista, “85% of all internet users in the United States watched online video content monthly on their devices.”

  • Show Me The Money: How To Increase Profitability In Your Business
    Show Me The Money: How To Increase Profitability In Your Business

    The number one goal of any business is to drive sales, and as a result, increase profitability. It’s not about how much you make, but how much you can keep at the end. Easier said than done, right? Everyone is looking for the slightest of advantages to gain prospects’ trust and business. According to newvoicemedia.com, “After one negative experience, fifty-one percent of customers will never do business with that company again.” We take a look at six ways to increase profitability and your bottom line.

  • Finding The Right Fit For Your Merchants’ Hotel And Lodging POS System
    Finding The Right Fit For Your Merchants’ Hotel And Lodging POS System

    Operating a hotel or other form of lodging involves numerous challenges, not the least of which is the satisfaction of guests. Your merchants must also make sure that bookings are handled in an accurate manner. Along with handling payment processing for actual bookings, merchants must also have a system in place that will allow them to process payments and provide superior customer service whether their guests are using the restaurant, bar, spa, or other service.

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  • Webroot Security Awareness Training
    Webroot Security Awareness Training

    Become Compliant and Minimize Security Incidents and Unforeseen Remediation Costs

  • Vasario Series Cash Drawer
    Vasario Series Cash Drawer

    The APG Vasario Series is the cost-effective choice that doesn't sacrifice quality or dependability.

  • NetPRO® Interface Mobile Solution Ethernet Interface
    NetPRO® Interface Mobile Solution Ethernet Interface

    APG’s NetPRO® interface for cash drawers are available in both wired and wireless configurations and will communicate with retailer’s mobile POS devices for cash drawer control. NetPRO® cash drawers have the ability to collect transaction data, supplying the information necessary to identify security issues and to validate cashier training. NetPRO® cash drawer access alert features can activate security cameras, time and date stamp security video recordings, and broadcast alert messages to a store manager’s mobile devices.

  • BrightCloud Real-Time Anti-Phishing Service
    BrightCloud Real-Time Anti-Phishing Service

    Accurate, next-generation, real-time protection against phishing attacks.

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