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ScanSource to Acquire Brazilian Communications Distributor ScanSource to Acquire Brazilian Communications Distributor
As part of the transaction, ScanSource will be acquiring all of Network1’s operations throughout Latin America, including Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Peru.

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How Prepared is Restaurant Industry for end of Swipe & Sign?
8/11/2014
The U.S. payment industry is looking ahead at an October 2015 deadline for the end of swipe-and-sign. According to HT's 2014 Restaurant Technology Study, only about 25 percent of restaurants have a preparedness map in place, but many are looking for ways to reduce their scope and will bring in external service providers in the process.
Top Tech Strategies for School Security
8/7/2014
Since the Sandy Hook School tragedy, VARs, vendors and distributors alike say school districts have become increasingly willing to invest in or upgrade hardware and software intended to shore up physical security within and around buildings and are looking to the channel not only for products, but for value-added services as well..
By Julie Ritzer Ross
The 2014 Innovative Solution Awards
8/5/2014
Solving a problem. Driving innovation. Delivering ROI. Creating something unique and cool. Accomplishing just one of these is great. Doing all four at the same time is downright difficult. But that’s just what the winners of the annual Innovative Solutions Awards have accomplished.
By Lisa Terry
VSR Invades RetailNOW in Orlando
7/29/2014
The VSR crew will be in full effect at RetailNOW and we want to see and meet you, in person, at the various panels, awards and discussions that we will be a part of. Here is a quick rundown of where you can find us.
Worldwide Tablet Market Grows 11% in Second Quarter
7/29/2014
Despite declining shipments of its iPad product line, Apple managed to maintain its lead in the worldwide tablet market, shipping 13.3 million units in the second quarter. See how the rest of the tablet vendors rank.
By International Data Corporation (IDC)
Retailers Transform their Supply Chain to Enable Real-time Retailing
7/29/2014
Real-time retail bridges the digital and physical worlds to empower and encourage customers to fully experience brands whenever and wherever they choose. To meet this generation of customers’ needs, progressive retailers are shifting their business organization and supply chain away from distinct shopping channels into a seamless, unified, customer-facing experience.

By Boston Retail Partners
The Top (and Bottom) Reasons Why Retailers are Upgrading Their POS
7/22/2014
Buying POS can be as much about what clients will gain as what pains they are experiencing with their current systems. VSR takes a look at the leading justifications retailers are giving for augmenting or swapping out their POS solutions. While the top five might not be shocking, the bottom five will surprise you.
By Lisa Terry
ETA Takes Stand Against Vendor Liability for Merchant Fraud
7/17/2014
In testimony before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, ETA's VP of Government Affairs, continued the association's call to rein in Choke Point which unfairly targets the payments industry despite proactive voluntary industry self-regulation to detect and eliminate fraud.
By Electronic Transactions Association
PC Rebound in Mature Regions Stabilizes Market, But Falls Short of Overall Growth in Q2
7/15/2014
The U.S. market showed strong 6.9% year-on-year growth in the second quarter of 2014. Continuing upgrades of Windows XP systems boosted shipments in commercial portables and desktops, helping the commercial segment.
By IDC
Gambling on Free POS
7/3/2014
Some VARs are helping eschew deteriorating margins by offering hardware-as-a-service or free point-of-sale hardware in exchange for long-term contracts designed to net more profits over an extended period of time. Find out if this business model is right for your VAR company.
By Julie Ritzer Ross
 


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Partner Enablement Guide: Summer 2014 Partner Enablement Guide: Summer 2014
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Grow your Business with Touch Solutions for Offices
6/24/2014 2:00:00 PM (EST)
Moderator:
George Koroneos, Editor‐in‐Chief, VSR
Panelists:
John Nicewick, Vice President Marketing, Retail Solutions Group, EloTouch Solutions
Ken Feehan, Product Management, EloTouch Solutions
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