The Business Solutions Retail IT VAR Of The Future conference on April 4-5 at the DoubleTree Orlando at SeaWorld featured 21 solutions provider executives, consultants, and channel thought leaders sharing insights on sales best practices, security trends, preparing your business for a successful exit, scaling to nationwide growth, KPIs for solutions providers, and the transition to managed services.
Jim Roddy, Reseller & ISV Business Advisor for Vantiv’s PaymentsEdge Advisory Services, sat down with Business Solutions Associate Editor Abby Sorensen for a Q&A breakout session at the Retail IT VAR Of The Future conference on April 4 in Orlando.
Delivery drones will make up less than 1 percent of the commercial market by 2020. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Day 2 of RSPA’s Inspire continued the Roadside MBA educated that started the day before. Today, Scott Schaefer took the stage first and reinforced some of the lessons learned the previous day. One of my favorite nuggets from his session was concerned with increasing profitability. He said that every decision you make for your company should have some direct impact on profit (good or bad). If you decide to do something that doesn’t affect profit, you should question if you’re spending your time wisely.
Sixty-eight percent of respondents to a Vanson Bourne survey report their company to be “very vulnerable” or “vulnerable” to attack. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Day 1 of RSPA’s Inspire kicked off today at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort. While some might think an event like Inspire is an excuse to sneak in a vacation on the business dime, they’d be very wrong. Sure, the venue is gorgeous, but it only serves as a backdrop for the networking, education, and relationship building that takes place. In short, for the VARs, vendors, distributors, and yes, the sole media representative (me), Inspire is priceless. You can’t get this level of the aforementioned networking, education, and relationship-building with any other event. Over the course of the week, all attendees will learn a lot, laugh a lot, build memories, share life and business lessons, and establish or strengthen lasting relationships, if not friendships. Again, nowhere else.
Decision Intelligence™ leverages machine learning to boost approvals for genuine transactions. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
New unpublished ransomware offers decryption in exchange for infecting more targets. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Business Solutions recently connected with Jim Roddy, a Reseller & ISV Business Advisor for Vantiv’s PaymentsEdge Advisory Services, to talk about his company’s recent survey on automation software in the point of sale (POS) channel. Vantiv surveyed 113 of its reseller and ISV partners in mid-November.
Nearly half of IT pros are more concerned about insider threats than external ones. By Christine Kern, contributing writer