LavuCon 2016, the annual partner conference for iPad POS vendor Lavu, included a few surprises for me. Most notably, of the several dozen VARs who attended, about half were under 40 years of age – a much younger group than the typical point of sale show. Vendors such as Lavu have attracted a younger, iEverything generation to our channel.
We take a close look at nine different tablet-based POS software solutions for the retail industry. Which is best for your customers?
Sterling Payment Technologies’ Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Gary Staub recently announced that Anton Wurr joined Sterling as executive director of marketing. “Anton brings more than 20 years of corporate marketing experience to Sterling with a passion for branding and developing innovative marketing campaigns,” says Staub. Wurr has worked at several technology companies, including America II Electronics and Tech Data Corporation. He has experience leading a global team of marketing professionals in diverse activities, including web design and development, lead generation, social media, e-commerce programs, strategic market planning, corporate branding, and communication programs.
Panasonic System Communications Company of North America recently announced the release of UC Pro, a collaboration application allowing users to connect to anyone, anywhere, across a multitude of devices. The new software is designed to integrate with the Panasonic KX-NS series of IP-based unified communications (UC) platforms including the KX-NS700, KX-NS700G, and KX-NS1000.
Smaller practices might not be quite ready to take on the challenges of MACRA, but it’s never too early for MSPs to start talking tech solutions with them. Small practices in particular are going to find themselves facing an incredibly complex reimbursement environment and, according to Diagnostic Imaging, tech won’t be an option in keeping up. By Megan Williams, contributing writer
StayNTouch is new on the scene, but its timely blend of mobile and cloud is taking the hospitality PMS (property management system) market by storm.
Where IT is involved, this restaurant-focused managed services provider (MSP) wants to leave nothing on the table.
It’s easy to focus on the fun aspects of VARTECH 2016, BlueStar’s annual conference for its partners, held Sept. 12-13 at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. For example, I bet that just now the word in the previous sentence that jumped out to you was either “Bahamas” or “Resort,” right?
Today is the second day of VARTECH 2016 in Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak with BlueStar leaders about POS, payment processing, IoT, and healthcare. Today, I was able to speak with Dan Brewer, technical services manager at Bluestar. Brewer’s message is simple: VARs should be leveraging BlueStar’s many services to extend their capabilities, improve their profitability, and win more business.
VARTECH 2016 kicked off today in Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas (yes, you read the correctly). However, before you think that this event is nothing more than an excuse to sit by a pool and drink fruity cocktails, you should know that there’s serious business going on here. Apart from the top-notch education, numerous breakout sessions, and impressive show floor named CodeZone, BlueStar has brought most of its key staff along to interact with its VAR and ISV partners. I had an opportunity to sit with a handful of departmental leaders to get a first-hand account of the trends BlueStar is seeing, as well as how the value-added distributor is dealing with those trends.