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.
HOSPITALITY MAGAZINE ARTICLES
ISVs Drive Retail, Restaurant Innovations
Three experts explain how ISVs continue to shape the retail and restaurant verticals. Are VARs ready?
What’s Your Cloud POS Strategy?
As customer demand and expectations have shifted to subscription-based solutions, so must your line card.
SaaS, Security Drive POS Sales
With deep ties to foodservice giants and a focus on SaaS and security, 6-year-old POS software provider Bypass is shaking up food and beverage.
PREMIUM HOSPITALITY CONTENT
Why We Must Leave Windows 7 Behind
Ignoring the Windows 7 end of support is easy right now, but no savings gained in the short term outweighs the risk to yourself and your business in the long term. A few thousand dollars spent now is better than tens or hundreds of thousands demanded by ransomware and the loss of confidence your clients in the future. Don’t let the deadline pass you by. The time to upgrade is now.
10 Tips for Adding Security And Compliance To Your Services Stack
Managing data privacy and protection, storage and transfer — as well as compliance with state, federal and international laws and guidelines — is too complex for clients of all sizes to manage internally. It's natural that they look to their IT partners to help them solve this issue. It's your opportunity to be ready with a plan when they do. Even better, bring the solution to them before they even start searching. Here’s how.
Tech Leaders Talk National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
In honor of celebrating the 16th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, leading tech industry experts have provided the comments below showcasing the importance of this holiday.
What's Driving The UC Market?
We're more than halfway through the year, and 2019 has been an incredibly exciting year for unified communications. With even more innovation on the horizon in the form of things like natural language processing, AR and VR, and even Edge computing, it's safe to say that 2020 is sure to have a lot of incredible opportunities to offer too.
Black Hat 2019 — A Value Added Reseller’s Playground
Forget for a moment the chatter about Black Hat becoming commercialized or selling out to the security market and venture capitalists. Instead, let us take an inside view of the benefits that Black Hat provides for VARs that focus on security solutions.
Epson And PnP Loyalty Collaborate To Benefit Merchants In The Convenience, Retail And Restaurant Space
Epson America, Inc., a leading supplier of value-added Point of Sale (POS) solutions, recently announced that PnP Loyalty, a loyalty, CRM and digital rewards solution provider for convenience stores and chain restaurants, will leverage Epson’s OmniLink Merchant Services (OMS) platform for its new restaurant customer engagement platform.
FEATURED HOSPITALITY PRODUCTS
SB1015 Quad-Core All-in-One Point-of-Sale Terminal
The Bematech SB1015 AIO terminal packs great features and value into a sleek and sturdy design. It delivers an economical POS solution while providing excellent performance and reliability. The highly rugged touch monitor includes a solid base with extra wide hinge for maximum stability. The SB1015 also facilitates options for a quick and professional mounting of integrated magnetic stripe reader and VFD/LCD customer display.
LS8000 Android Kitchen Display System Controller
The LS8000 is an advanced compact kitchen display system controller with Android operating system. The Android controller is designed and manufactured for reliable uninterrupted operations in harsh kitchen environments.
MOBOTIX FlexMount S14 Camera
The S14 allows you to attach up to two lens units with integrated microphones using a two-meter long connector cable to the camera housing. Two horizontally or vertically adjacent rooms can be completely recorded with just one camera.
8200 Series Enterprise Mobile Computers
CipherLab maximizes retail workflow and productivity with the introduction of the all new 8200 series. This highly versatile mobile computer features a lightweight, ergonomic form factor and low power consumption to help you carry out day-to-day data collection routines with unique application requirements.
EMV Semi-Integrated Solution For ISVs
Many ISVs and VARs are still not aware of the best way to integrate EMV and haven’t yet invested time or money into EMV solutions. With the recent liability shift now in place, the time is now to offer enhanced and secure payment options for your customers.
E-Myth Author Gerber Sounds Wake-Up Call For VAR, MSP Owners
In addition to being recognized worldwide as a small business guru, Michael Gerber is known for his straight talk. And he’s eager for solution provider owners to be candid with themselves and embrace their reality as well. In a recent interview with Business Solutions President Jim Roddy, Gerber said, “Until the straight talk happens, until somebody pulls the chain, until somebody says something that strikes (VARs and MSPs) so deeply that they can't avoid it or ignore it any longer, nothing's going to change for them.
Profitable Partnering For ISVs — 4 Expert Perspectives
If you were not able to attend the ISV IQ Live! conference on February 24 in Santa Ana, CA, you missed out on a day of outstanding education on partnering, raising capital, and marketing. Business Solutions invited a panel of channel thought leaders who spoke at the event to participate in this webinar so more of our ISV subscribers can learn about partnering best practices.
INSPIRE Preview: Seeking — Actually, Obsessing About — The Competitive Advantage
Dr. Robert J. Bies, professor of management at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, is the keynote speaker for Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) INSPIRE 2016. In this exclusive interview, Jim Roddy, president of Business Solutions, asks Bies to share a preview of his presentation he plans for the event scheduled January 31 through February 3 at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in San Diego.