Tips for strengthening the security of your sensitive data. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
In recent years, organizations have become infused with data, big and small. Organizations that saw the competitive advantage in collecting, storing, and harnessing this data quickly began to innovate quicker than ever before. The old way of approaching business intelligence was fading, and the business and IT sides of companies began collaborating to maximize this new found influence. Since this infusion of data and collaboration with IT and business, trends in the business intelligence industry have become a hot topic.
The MSP market is still growing and now offering more choices to satisfy customers. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Report says the president can’t treat it like a business. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
The recent rise of PSA (Professional Services Automation) and RMM (Remote Monitoring and Management) software in the point of sale channel has generated some interesting conversations. Unfortunately, most of those discussions happened off the record — until now.
Business Solutions regularly conducts surveys so our editorial team can better understand what topics and trends are important to our readers. We recently closed a survey for our ISV/software developer audience to help us improve our editorial coverage and shape our 2017 ISV IQ Live! conferences. Business Solutions wants to make our insights on the survey available to our ISV readers so they can see what topics their peers and competitors are most interested in, and what parts of their business ISVs are struggling with the most.
Any talk of what the future holds needs to include a look at a fully-connected world. In all honesty, it’s not hard to imagine this particular scenario as we’ve already experienced the beginning of it.
This year’s Best Channel Vendors survey again afforded me the opportunity to study a lot of valuable data to glean insights from readers about their vendor partners. For the past few years, I’ve taken a deeper dive into the data in an attempt to unearth trends that might not be obvious at a cursory glance. The results this year are similar to last year’s, not so far as the specific winners and losers are concerned, but with trends in the overall data.
The trend of payment company consolidation continues. Vantiv recently announced its agreement to acquire Moneris Solutions (Moneris USA) from Moneris Solutions Corporation (Moneris) for $425 million US, subject to certain adjustments. Upon closing the transaction, Vantiv will begin servicing Moneris USA’s merchants and other business relationships, including its relationship with BMO Harris Bank, which operates approximately 600 branches in the United States. Moneris USA processed approximately $12 billion in U.S. transaction volume in 2015.
Tigerpaw Software has released a new version of its professional services automation (PSA) software, enhancing its project management capabilities as well as features to merge quotes and consolidate billing from multiple meters.