BlueStar, a leading global distributor of Digital Identification, Mobility, Point-of-Sale, RFID, Digital Signage, and Security technology solutions, is excited to announce the attestation of validation from the PCI Council, certifying BlueStar to provide point-to-point encryption (P2PE) key injections. For many years, BlueStar has worked to assist partners and VARs with POS bundles and other hardware …

Mark your calendars, set your phone reminders, and get ready for a new year packed with opportunities to join BlueStar on the road in 2018. BlueStar is hitting the road in North America for a jam-packed schedule of road shows and events. Each event features experts from BlueStar both on the trade show floor and …

It’s a nightmare scenario for business owners. The point of sale system stops working, and your customers are forced to inform customers that they must pay in cash. If they choose, they could instruct your staff to manually write down credit card numbers, but this exposes the business to huge liability issues due to non-PCI …

As an ISV looking to get involved in the channel, there are many things you’ll need to know about how to best grow your company. You will need to have dedicated resources to support your reseller program and a plan to navigate the channel efficiently. Competition is tough, and many VARs resell more than one …

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Thanks to a market survey conducted in partnership with Dev Pro Journal, we’ve been able to gather data around ISV marketing trends and demographics. Specifically, we polled BlueStar’s ISV Connect community to get a picture of how software companies who operate in and around the channel approach marketing. ISV Connect is a community created and nurtured by …

The technology world is full of buzzwords, and our channel is no exception to this rule. As soon as one term becomes demystified, two more spring up in its place. Just when you thought you understood what the Internet of Things is and how it could impact your business, the term ‘smart city’ starts getting …

Like any company, Google continually changes and updates the way it functions and ranks websites. The Google algorithm, sacred and highly secret, is the key to creating quality SEO organically, but there’s always an air of uncertainty to it. Some changes come along because they are improving their techniques. Some are because they are trying …

Have you dabbled in social media? Did you find that it was not gaining the ROI that you thought it might? Maybe you did not receive any of the results that you had anticipated. Believe it or not, there are specific guidelines and precautions that should be followed in order to make social media a …

The Challenge: Every successful executive knows you have to keep up with the trends, your competitors, and the shifts happening within your industry to remain competitive. This is especially true of companies selling technology solutions, as our industry is driven by change and innovation. As you work to learn and become knowledgeable about emerging technologies, new …

The holidays are right around the corner, which means the busiest season in retail is just about to hit. ‘Tis the season for empty shelves, stocking issues, and a shortage of all the most popular gift items this year. Today, major brick and mortar retailers and suppliers face issues of stock shortages year-round, but the …