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.
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Make Your Customers’ Loss Prevention Systems Smarter
This electronic article surveillance (EAS) provider is taking its business to the cloud and giving retailers a lot more actionable data to help them thwart theft.
ISVs Drive Retail, Restaurant Innovations
Three experts explain how ISVs continue to shape the retail and restaurant verticals. Are VARs ready?
Product Comparison: Backup And Recovery Software
We compare the certifications, pricing structures, and support of 10 business continuity solutions.
PREMIUM RETAIL 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.
Point-of-Sale Resellers Can Thrive By Driving Merchants To Become Omni-channel
In this digital age, it is important for merchants and resellers to not only market their services with a brick and mortar operation, but online as well and across a multitude of platforms. This is called omni-channel. According to a survey by Aspect Software, businesses that adopt omni-channel strategies achieve 91% greater year-over-year customer retention rates compared to businesses that don’t. With this in mind, it’s vital to gain an understanding of what omni-channel can do for your merchants and how best to implement it for long-term success.
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.
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 RETAIL PRODUCTS
Celerant Command Retail POS Software
Celerant Command Retail — POS Software is a real-time retail management system that manages all areas of a retail organization including point of sale, sales back office, inventory management, warehouse, distribution center, allocation, multichannel/e-commerce/kiosk, data mining, and more, in a single integrated system.
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.
OKI Retail Solutions
When you partner with OKI Printing Solutions, you get more than a print supplier. You get a printing solutions partner with a passion for retail. It's our 35 years of dedicated experience that enables us to understand the fast-moving business, the management of many locations and markets and the current retail environment and need to control or cut costs.
CP30 Series Windows Mobile Computer
Designed for the demanding retail business and built compact with friendly programmable software support, the CipherLab CP30 puts more flexibility and capability in your palm to make the work simpler and faster.
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.
The IT That Retailers Want, Versus What They Need
Omni-channel is all the rage in retail, but is it something small retailers want or even need? And what did you miss at NRF last week that could make you more successful in 2016? We’re talking retail technology with Matt Pillar, retail guru, on this episode of the Trusted IT Advisor.