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.
Three experts explain how ISVs continue to shape the retail and restaurant verticals. Are VARs ready?
As customer demand and expectations have shifted to subscription-based solutions, so must your line card.
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.
Businesses today are under greater pressure and scrutiny than ever before. With increased restrictions on storing, accessing and protecting customer data, there are very serious repercussions for those that fail to do it correctly. Of course, IT security isn’t a core competency for many businesses. They need help. And that’s just one place where solutions providers can play an important role.
In order to thrive, data protection experts Silverstring recognized it needed to switch from a product-led to a service-led business model. Looking back at the early days of the company’s transformation, Silverstring’s Chairman Alistair Mackenzie highlights the ups and downs as well as key learnings.
I previously wrote about the importance of considering the variety of technological shifts that need to occur for a VAR to successfully transition to MSP from a sales perspective. But these considerations don’t end there: You also have to anticipate the need to essentially overhaul your technology infrastructure to accommodate not just these new tools, but also to provide on-going technical support for your customers.
Crystal Barrineau is director of marketing at OrderCounter — a technology company that specializes in point of sale and cloud-hybrid solutions for restaurants. Crystal took time to talk with VARinsights.com about the importance of on-site demos, marketing tactics that work in hospitality, and more. VARs take note: while OrderCounter may be a software provider, Crystal offers up some good nuggets VARs — particularly those in the POS world — should pay attention to.
When planning your transition from VAR to MSP, one of the main factors to consider is the variety of technological shifts that need to occur for the change to be successful. Your sales team is going to be selling an entirely new suite of solutions with a different value proposition and process. They will need the training and sales tools necessary to make a successful transition.
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.
Star Micronics has the solution to print thermal prescriptions using its secured locking TSP800 Rx Printer. Answering the requests from Hospitals and Physicians to efficiently automate the prescription process and make it simple is the cure from Star.
Bemacash is an innovative Point-of-Sale solution that runs on an Android tablet or Bematech’s SB8010A Android All-in-One. Secure cloud based system - access your business data from anywhere!
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.
Fast reading capacity of 500 scans per second. The Aquila S-500 reads the most available 1D barcodes. High performance and efficiency in the same compact, fast and robust scanner. Also its rugged trigger is designed for an intensive use. The light indicators and buzzer available are totally configurable according to the user’s preferences.
The latest news about threats can't wait. To help you stay ahead of modern threats, we’ve compiled our observations on the cybersecurity landscape and malware trends throughout the last year, as well as insights on how to stay secure, in our Quarterly Threat Report.
Today's advanced malware is increasingly difficult to remove and even harder to detect in the first place. In this presentation, we examine the modern threat landscape and discuss the shortcomings of traditional antivirus, as well as how organizations can stay ahead of the malware curve. Malware authors aren't too concerned about what traditional security is capable of blocking, since they've formed reliable tactics to circumvent that protection. Either by leveraging social engineering or advanced evasive tactics, modern malware spells an uphill battle for traditional defenses.
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.
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.