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  • How VARs And MSPs Can Organically Increase Revenue In Rapidly Changing Channel
    How VARs And MSPs Can Organically Increase Revenue In Rapidly Changing Channel

    An aging telecommunications channel is rapidly morphing into an innovative technology marketplace. Leading carriers, pure cloud vendors, ISVs are making indirect channel a priority as 60% of all technology purchases are made through an IT consultant. Business lies with the person that has the customer relationship, those IT consultants (referred to as agents in the indirect channel) have the proverbial keys to the castle.

  • How Expertise And Trust Help Drive Sales For VARs And MSPs
    How Expertise And Trust Help Drive Sales For VARs And MSPs

    Selling professional services is tricky business. There is nothing tangible in the conversation. No product to pick up, turn over, and closely examine for quality and functionality. What clients are buying is you and your expertise. 

  • Four Hiring Strategies For Channel Executives
    Four Hiring Strategies For Channel Executives

    An MSP owner realizes that two of his newest team members aren't going to make it to the ninety-day mark. Should he dread replacing those employees, or relish the chance to dramatically improve his business?

  • Reseller Growth 101: 5 Straightforward Strategies And The Risks Involved

    “Nothing ventured, nothing gained,” the old saying goes, and that can certainly be said of VAR marketing. Marketing is the tool used by companies to jumpstart growth and the most effective strategies come with a certain amount of risk.

  • Resellers – Are Your Current Channel Providers The Best Solution For Your Customers? If Not, What Next?

    A friend or business colleague sells you an insurance policy, promising that it is the best insurance policy out there.  Great!  You purchase the policy because you want the best.  Two years later your agent switches companies.  Your agent reaches out to you to sell you a new policy from the new company which is touted as the best policy out there.  What?  Don’t you already have the best policy on the market?  Well … you did when your agent worked for their prior company, but you don’t necessarily have the best policy right now … or do you? 

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VAR WHITE PAPERS

  • 5 Steps To Take Backup From Good 2 Great

    I f you have been in the IT service business for a while, you likely have the basics down for backup. You probably have some revenue coming in from the service, and you might even have saved your clients a few times from severe data loss.

  • Work-Stations: Disaster Recovery's Untouched Opportunity

    Often, the mention of Disaster Recovery produces thoughts of monsoons and hurricanes, complete chaos, no power, etc. In reality, for many businesses a disaster is simply as an event that creates an inability for the business to function. Disasters come in many shapes and sizes – the natural disasters we all think about, but also chemical spills, building fires, broken water pipes, and, on a much smaller scale, a virus-infected server.

  • Choosing An Online Backup Tool: Why Speed Should Be A Consideration

    Backup isn’t just about storing copies of your customers’ data; it’s really more about what happens when you need to restore it. You see, the more often    you back up, the more up-to-date the data is when the time comes to restore it. Much of this is driven by the backup window, which is the time it takes to perform a backup without impacting system and network performance. Performance degradation is one reason backups are usually done during off- peak hours.

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FEATURED SUPPLIERS

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

     

  • ConnectWise
    ConnectWise
    ConnectWise is the leading business management solution designed exclusively for technology organizations, such as IT solution providers, MSPs, software companies, hardware/software resellers, and System Integrators.  

     

  • 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.

  • APG Cash Drawer, LLC
    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.

  • Solarwinds MSP
    Solarwinds MSP

    SolarWinds® MSP delivers comprehensive, scalable IT service management solutions to empower MSPs of every size and scale worldwide to create highly efficient and profitable businesses that drive a measurable competitive advantage.

  • Advantech
    Advantech

    Over the last decade, Advantech has established an excellent reputation for innovative and high-quality interactive digital signage and POS solutions for retail chains and stores, shopping centers and other major corporations across the nation. Their products and services allow retailers to enhance the shopping experience while optimizing business management for more intelligent and effective workflow.

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INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

  • Data Analytics Enhances Cash Management For Retailers
    Data Analytics Enhances Cash Management For Retailers

    Cash loss is one of the biggest challenges faced by retailers, and most of it currently results from internal theft. But even without taking theft into account, cash management is time-consuming and expensive, boosting operating expenses for retailers. The time spent manually counting cash, conducting top offs and lifts eats away at a retailer’s bottom line.

  • 5 Ways To Offset Rising Labor Costs
    5 Ways To Offset Rising Labor Costs

    Retailers and restaurants are looking for ways to cope with rising labor costs, which are being fueled by minimum wage hikes in different cities and states as well as competition for workers as unemployment dips below 4.5 percent.

  • How To Hire The Right Salespeople
    How To Hire The Right Salespeople

    According to the employment firm Manpower, Inc., sales representatives were ranked in the top three of the hardest to hire positions in the U.S. in 2016. This is especially true in the managed IT services business. During the hiring process, the challenge is looking beyond a standout personality to see what lies beneath. How do you break through the surface to assess an applicant’s ability to close sales and help your business grow?

  • 2017 Business Cybersecurity Trends
    2017 Business Cybersecurity Trends

    We asked the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), an IT analyst research and strategy company, to examine the challenges your business customers are facing as they take on malware and other cyber threats at network perimeters.

  • What’s Happening With Ransomware? MSP Cybersecurity Trends & Strategies
    What’s Happening With Ransomware? MSP Cybersecurity Trends & Strategies

    Ransomware is real and it’s scary, but for managed service providers, it also represents a profitable opportunity. Your clients need your help in knowing how to protect themselves against an attack.

  • Payment Trends to Watch
    Payment Trends to Watch

    The payments industry is in the midst of one of its most dynamic and challenging periods in decades. Consumers now have a multitude of new options pay for goods and services, and merchants have been hard pressed to keep up with rapidly evolving technologies and standards.

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    ExtremeSwitching™ 220 Series

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    ExtremeSwitching™ 210 Series

    Managed Gigabit Switches for Enterprise and SMB.

  • SB1015 Quad-Core All-in-One Point-of-Sale Terminal
    SB1015 Quad-Core All-in-One Point-of-Sale Terminal

    The Bematech SB1015 AIO terminal packs great features and value into a sleek and sturdy design. It delivers an economical POS solution while providing excellent performance and reliability. The highly rugged touch monitor includes a solid base with extra wide hinge for maximum stability. The SB1015 also facilitates options for a quick and professional mounting of integrated magnetic stripe reader and VFD/LCD customer display.

  • 15" Compact All-in-One POS System
    15" Compact All-in-One POS System

    An All-in-One POS System with 15" true-flat PCAP touch or 5 wire Resistive touch. It is with Intel Baytrail or Skylake-U processor, fanless design with quiet operation and energy saving.

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