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  The hospitality sector, like other industries, has been challenged with the task of evolving technologically in a rapidly changing world filled with more demands than obvious solutions. With millennials becoming a fast-growing consumer within the hospitality sector and technology continuing to become a focal point for customer interactions, there is a need to stay …

  With the ever-growing popularity of mobile devices and consumers’ desire to have information at their finger tips, the retail industry has embraced e-commerce as the future of retail. Even so, brick and mortar locations continue to play an important role in the success of retail establishments. Instead of abandoning physical stores, this shift has …

Today, the term ‘smart’ is used to describe the ever-growing number of devices with wireless connectivity – from smartphones to smart plugs to smart printers. However, ‘smart’ is often used as a one-size-fits-all term that doesn’t adequately explain the nuances across devices. Smart devices can offer many more opportunities than simple wireless connectivity or the …

On a recent blog from VDC, they discuss Mobile Barcode Scanners and how they will shape the future of the Data Capture Industry.   It indicates that “consumer smart device-based solutions such as companion scanners, sleds, and barcode scanning software platforms are being evaluated as viable solutions to replace or be deployed alongside traditional purpose-built devices”.  …

The October 1st liability shift has been at the forefront of the EMV discussion for several months, leading to many questions and much worry from business owners. While the day of the shift has come and gone, there are still a good number of businesses that are not yet EMV compliant. America has been particularly …

BlueStar has had a strategic investment in the RSPA (Retail Solution Providers Association) ever since vendors and distributors were allowed to join the association. Since then, BlueStar has increased this investment year over year. We believe that Channel sustainability is of the utmost importance. We (partners included) are extremely fortunate to have such a strong …

Successful businesses know that the key to their prosperity is the ability to stay productive, efficient, and cost-effective. Experienced value-added resellers understand that the best way to improve sales is to offer services that help their clients meet their goals. It has become much tougher for VARs to generate good margins from selling hardware, and, …

Why Make the Move to the Software as a Service Model? There are numerous benefits to adding a SaaS model to your business strategy. SaaS can allow you to target completely new markets, as many consumers are demanding subscription based software. For example, many smaller companies only want to pay for what they use, allowing …

During April, we visited San Diego to attend RFID Journal LIVE! 2015, which is the world’s largest and most influential conference for radio frequency identification and related technologies. During our time at RFID Journal LIVE!, we had the opportunity to explore the exhibit hall and attended a variety of seminars and workshops. As always, the …