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?
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.
We compare the certifications, pricing structures, and support of 10 business continuity solutions.
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.
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.
Over the last year or so I've noticed a sharp increase in the number of questions being posted to MSP forums that relate to starting an MSP or moving from a break-fix model to an MSP model. This is to be expected as the model becomes more well known and more entrepreneurs start MSPs, but some of the questions that are posted send a chill down my spine.
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.
The retail industry is no place for anitquated processes and archaic technology. Just as the overall retail experiece has morphed into something almost unimaginable, full of engaging bells and whistles, retail technology has made equally enticing advancements.
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.
SB9015F delivers the perfect blend of quality, performance, durability, and economy that make it the Best-in-Class hardware for Point-of-Sale All in One touch screen systems. The SB9015F is equipped with an industrial computer core and can support a wide range of operating systems. It is a perfect choice when an All In One solution is needed. Just one thumb-screw located at the back panel of the monitor allow an easy access to the computer core for service and maintenance.
The Late-June 2017 Petya-based cyberattack has already assaulted companies in critical economic sectors across the globe. This comes just after the WannaCry incident, the largest ransomware attack in history that shut down businesses across 150 countries and infected hundreds of thousands of machines. Watch this on-demand webinar to get a closer look at the ins and outs of these ransomware attacks and learn how you can keep your clients safe.
While the number of malware executable files and potentially unwanted applications has dropped, plenty of other threats continue to multiply. Report after report warns businesses, government and consumers of increasingly sophisticated attacks. We’ve seen zero-day phishing URLs grow steadily through 2016, with almost twice as many detected in the fourth quarter as in the first quarter.
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, there are well over 50 vendors who offer some form of endpoint security. Some of them are old familiar names, like Symantec, McAfee, Sophos, and Trend Micro, while others are “next-gen” up-and-comers, such as Cylance, Sentinel One, Tanium, Bromium, and Carbon Black.