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Oracle Acquires Micros Systems for $5.3B
Oracle dropped a bomb on the POS industry, this week, when it announced that it will acquire Micros Systems — a provider of integrated software and hardware solutions to the hospitality and retail industries — for approximately $5.3 billion.

Stratix Corp: Capitalizing on Mobility
Stratix’s mobility-as-a-service approach is just the latest in a long series of strategies for the solution provider as it has stayed focused on mobile, even though the trends and tumult of 30 years of IT history.

PAR Unveils New Tablet Designed for Hospitality and Retail Applications
Dubbed the PAR Tablet 8, the company is banking on its 35 years of experience in the hospitality and retail industries to help it rise above the me-too tablets that have saturated the channel in recent years.

Mobility Push Continues but New Challenges Lie Ahead
Mobile devices are clearly changing the equation for workforce computing. Among companies that distribute devices to employees, 76 percent are deploying smartphones and 61 percent tablets, according to CompTIA’s Third Annual Trends in Enterprise Mobility study. But handling these devices – from procurement to management – is a major challenge for many organizations.

Traditional POS Meets Its Final Days
A closer look at how retailers quantify the gains and losses of becoming fully omnichannel, as well as how much IT budget is devoted to omnichannel projects and how long the journey will take.

Tablet Projections for 2014 Dip as Phablet Shipments and Slower Refresh Rates Impact Shipment Growth
Based on a greater decline in demand than predicted in the first quarter and concerns that tablets and 2-in-1s will face additional market challenges the rest of the year, IDC has lowered its 2014 worldwide tablet plus 2-in-1 forecast to 245.4M units, down from the previous forecast of 260.9M units.

Everything You Need to Know About Microsoft Surface Pro 3
The device was meant to replace the desktop/laptop from the beginning with its exclusive Office functionality, but failed to do so. This latest gen device, however, seems to be only a shadow of the original. Take a look at the latest specs and whether it makes sense for enterprise applications.


Vantiv to Acquire Mercury Payment Systems for $1.65B
Mercury further expands Vantiv’s reach into the small and medium-sized business segment through Mercury’s distribution channel, complementary verticals and its ability to design integrated, value-added innovations for the point-of-sale.

How VARs Can Harness the Cloud
According to recent research, cloud adoption will continue on an uptick in 2014, with one-third of U.S. SMBs and three-fourths of U.S. mid-size businesses using it in some fashion by the end of the year. VSR takes a look at the top market technology and technology trends on the cloud horizon.

Tablet Shipments Experience Single-Digit Q1 Growth
According to IDC, tablet growth in the commercial and enterprise markets have not been robust enough to offset the slowing of consumer shipment.

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Transitioning to Subscription-Based Business Models Transitioning to Subscription-Based Business Models
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VSR examines how leading channel vendors are improving their partners’ businesses through solution development strategies, financial incentive programs, marketing offerings and educational courses.
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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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