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Choosing the options that best fit our needs. This is a trend that is spanning not just our channel, but all of technology including that which ends up in the hands of end users. Twitter and RSS readers allow us to tailor our information feed to include exactly what we want and exclude everything else. …

As education costs continue to rise, institutions are look for ways to consolidate, improve efficiencies and do more with less. Cutting costs and maximizing staff productivity are major keys to achieving this, but the quality of education and student security are primary issues to consider. A recent survey conducted by Campus Safety magazine  indicated that …

Selling “total solutions” is often easier said than done, especially when it comes to secure, compliant and complete solutions for Point-of-Sale. Resellers must have the resources, time and expertise to create unique hardware and software bundles for different applications, including integrating retail with powerful video surveillance for end users in search of a single solution …

BlueStar recently hosted its annual VARTECH Canada Educational and Tradeshow event at the Centre de Congres in Quebec City, Quebec. With more than 650 attendees–including resellers, technology manufacturers, software vendors, and BlueStar team members from across Canada and the United States–VARTECH Canada 2013 was another successful event for the North American IT solutions channel. “I …

With the ever-changing state of the healthcare and medical industry, providers need to focus their time and resources on providing patients with the care and attention they expect while simultaneously managing costs. This often proves challenging, as anywhere from 10 to 20% of mobile hospital assets are lost or stolen, at an average cost of …

It’s no secret that color printing solutions are a popular way for enterprise organizations to make their business pop. From Manufacturing to Distribution, Healthcare to Industrial, cost-effective color labels and other printed solutions can help end users improve efficiency and increase productivity. Many users believe that black & white printing has been the only way …

Mobile technology is becoming an integral component of point-of-sale retail technology. To keep consumers in store instead of shopping online, retailers are turning to wireless and mobile devices to improve and enhance the customer’s shopping experience. Queue Busting has taken hold across a number of major retailers nationwide. To keep long lines to a minimum …

As the iPhone, iPad and other Apple devices continue to grow in popularity across the consumer and enterprise markets, technology solutions providers can no longer afford to offer products that do not interface effectively with this now-ubiquitous operating system. Demand for peripherals and accessories that work with iOS devices across many vertical market applications is …

The communication and information technology revolution is well under way and shows no sign of slowing down. An explosion of devices including PCs, displays, smartphones, tablets, and digital signage have converged to create a hybrid medium for businesses to convey their messages, and social media adds a dynamic dimension that will continue to drive this …

Fast, accurate data capture is crucial to improving patient care across the complete health and wellness spectrum. Scanners for the healthcare should not only be easy to use, ergonomic and efficient, but they also must meet strict standards for cleaning and disinfectant to aid organizations in the prevention of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs). Flexible imagers …