Yesterday, Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO, announced two new products: Office for iPad and Enterprise Mobility Suite. Both are exciting new products that reveal Microsoft’s dedication to leading the consumer and enterprise mobility space.  Office for iPad is getting the most press coverage because it shows a departure from traditional thinking as Microsoft is focusing on …

People love choices.  Choices increase competition and innovation.  This is happening in POS right now as there are more viable operating system options than ever before. Much of this is driven by the increased competition in the retail and hospitality spaces.  Companies are working harder than ever to win the sale.  Customer engagement is top …

By now, perhaps you have heard of the “Above the Line” and “Below the Line” accountability of the “Oz Principle”. This principle states there is a thin line that separates success from failure. Below the line lies excuse making, blaming, confusion and helplessness. Above the line is a sense of reality, ownership, commitment and solution …

As businesses grow and develop, it is very important that they form a strong team that can work well together. That is what happens at BlueStar, where we have a global team that is physically based in different regions but works very well together keeping up with the communication and generation of ideas to continue …

As a result of the recent Credit Card breaches announced by Target and Nieman Marcus, there appears to be strong push by the credit companies, retailers and banks to institute a counterfeit protection measure in the United where fraud seems to be rampant when compared to Europe and Asia. Most of the world has instituted …

SMB Tips

If part of your role is the marketing of your product or service, you realize that a part of the routine is to look for the “next best thing” in communication. What’s the latest? What is working? Should we be doing that? – Are the questions you ask when facing the morning mirror. In the …