Guest Contributors

  1. Finding The Right Fit For Your Merchant’s Spa, Salon POS System

    The salon and spa industry are categorized under wellness, the state of being in good health. After all, everyone wants to look and feel good and these services accomplish both. According to IBIS World, “Salons and spas in the United States generate $4 billion in revenue each year. From 2012 to 2017, the industry grew at an average annualized rate of 1.8%.” Salons and spas typically generate profits through the provision of both services as well as product sales.”

  2. How Your Merchants Can Make The Most Of Mobile Food Service POS Systems

    Operating a mobile food truck often means that your merchant must be able to make changes on the fly. Whether they operate a taco truck or an ice cream truck, a key to success in the mobile food business is to be able to work quickly and accurately.

  3. Don’t Be Shocked By Your Processing Partner’s Fees

    If you’re like most people, when you’re handed a 30-page contract, you skim over it, make sure it looks okay and sign on the dotted line. When it comes to payment processing, resellers should cross all the t’s, dot all the i’s and read it from cover to cover. Yes, it may take some time, but that dedication could save your merchants’ hundreds if not thousands of dollars, and even your reputation.

  4. Ten Steps To Save Your Merchants From Data Breaches

    According to Accenture, “The most expensive component of a cyber-attack is information loss, which represents 43 percent of costs.” It is not uncommon for businesses to maintain at least some sensitive data. If your merchants are not taking steps to protect their information, they could be at risk.

  5. Seeing Green: Eye Scans And The Evolution Of The Payment Industry

    The evolution of the payment industry dates back thousands of years. Whether it was the early days of bartering goods and livestock, or the introduction of precious metal coins and leather money, we’ve come a long way. As time marches on, we see a shift from paper currency such as checks and dollar bills to credit card payments. No longer is cash the true king.

  6. 2019 Trends & What To Know About UC This Year

    Over the last few years, we have seen a remarkable transformation take place in the enterprise communications arena, as businesses have migrated away from traditional phone systems in favor of IP-based communications. Today, the golden standard is unified communications (UC), a technology that combines multiple systems like voice, video, fax, presence, and instant messaging into a centralized, cohesive platform. 

  7. The Integration That Makes Procurement Simple

    Most technology professionals don’t usually jump for joy when they hear procurement. In reality, it’s a task most struggle with. When the products you use can’t define a solid and efficient procurement process, it can heavily impact your bottom line—and your sanity.

  8. 4 Patch Management Practices To Keep Your Clients Secure

    Patch management is one of the biggest concerns of IT service providers and their clients. As more vulnerabilities are discovered, patch management begins to feel like a full-time job—especially in larger environments. Developing a patch management strategy can make the practice of updating your clients’ machines a whole lot easier.

  9. How CSPs Can Streamline Efficiencies To Create Healthier Margins

    To ensure business and service profitability, it’s important to have a strong sales strategy in place, as well as an established way to create healthy margins. If you’re considering adding a cloud solutions offering to your existing services, or already offer cloud services and want to increase profitability, here are a few tips for cloud service providers (CSPs) to find success.

  10. Remote Monitoring And Management: What Is It And Why Should You Care?

    As a managed service provider (MSP), you want to provide proactive, comprehensive client endpoint management. But with limited resources, that can be nearly impossible. Constantly monitoring each server, laptop, tablet, and other wireless devices may take more resources than your team has available—holding you back from delivering the exceptional service you know you’re capable of.