Featured SMB Articles

  1. Overcoming Market And Technology Barriers To Use Mobile Apps In Hazardous Manufacturing
    6/16/2016

    A 2015 VDC Research survey found manufacturing organizations were facing challenges of outdated infrastructure, workforce transition, and an aging workforce, as well as issues surrounding overall worker productivity and safety. These issues are particularly significant for workers operating in hazardous environments, where paper-based or manual processes have traditionally supported workflows.

  2. Beat Ransomware Once And For All
    6/14/2016

    It’s no secret businesses need to defend against ransomware attacks, but according to Carbonite Chief Evangelist Norman Guadagno, they need to be able to respond effectively and efficiently to them as well. For the unfamiliar, ransomware is a type of malware that infects a computer, restricting access of the infected system in some way. The actor(s) who infect the system hold it hostage in exchange for payment, presenting a particularly severe problem for businesses.

  3. Epson, BlueStar Execs Analyze The Channel’s “Mobility Metamorphosis”
    6/14/2016

    The “Mobility Metamorphosis” breakout session May 18 at the Retail IT VAR Of The Future Conference in Chicago featured insights from two veteranl channel executives: Luis Artiz, Group Product Manager, Epson America Inc. and Jason R. Firment, Director of POS and VARCOM,  BlueStar.

  4. Ransomware Blog Series Offers Protection Advice
    6/9/2016

    As ransomware becomes a more serious threat, businesses need to take new precautions.

  5. EMV Migration Is Changing Everything
    6/6/2016

    The migration to EMV chip technology in the U.S. is changing the payments landscape. As consumer’s experience and adapt to the new process, businesses are evolving to make the payment itself as easy as possible. With the competitive nature of the ever-present online store, the last things a merchant wants in are an added barrier, frustration, or detraction point. The demand for a smooth flow is pushing developments in mobile payments merchants are eager to adopt.

  6. Top 5 Help-Desk Productivity Killers
    6/3/2016

    In today’s marketplace, customer help-desk services are crucial to the survival of any enterprise. But making these services efficient and timely, while reducing redundancy, poses a particular challenge.

  7. Institutions In The Americas Connect Via New High-Speed Network
    6/1/2016

    Consortium uses 100-gigabit network link to support innovation across continents.

  8. POS, Payment Processing, Data Collection, And Physical Security News
    5/31/2016

    Genetec recently began shipping the new version of its turnkey network security appliance, the SV-32 v2. With built-in analog encoder cards, the SV-32 v2 offers a cost-effective solution to integrate legacy analog cameras as part of an IP transition plan. Pre-installed with the Genetec Security Center platform, the appliance allows for the consolidation of multiple remote sites within a single security environment, while supporting a wide range of future-proof IP cameras and door controllers to suit various deployments needs.

  9. Managed Services, Backup And Disaster Recovery, And Networking News
    5/31/2016

    RapidFire Tools announced recently the release of Reporter, a new stand-alone, virtual appliance that MSPs can use to fully automate regularly scheduled Network Detective IT assessments for their clients. The new software appliance is available as a $29/month add-on for Network Detective subscribers; it is used to remotely schedule the running of any Network Detective scan and automatically generate any of the fully brandable reports included with most of the individual module subscriptions.

  10. Arm Your Payments Clients With DDoS Attack Protection
    5/13/2016

    Eight out of 10 companies that adopted IoT suffered DDoS attacks.