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Is Your Store "Clienteling?"

Posted by Joe Clarkin on 3/24/14 11:00 PM

The following excerpt is from the article "Thanks To Mobile, More Retailers 'Clienteling,'" written by and published on MediaPost. Mahoney describes an important new trend in retail that can help your staff win sales if they're properly equipped with the right technology and skills.

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The Beginner's Guide to the Cloud

Posted by admin on 8/28/13 11:00 PM

The following excerpt is from an article written by Jess Fee, features intern, and published on Mashable.com. Fee explains the complex concept of cloud computing in easy-to-understand terms that can help you better grasp what it means and how it can help your store. View her full article for information on the history of this technology and it's security.

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Why SaaS Shines When the Sunset Comes

Posted by admin on 7/9/13 11:00 PM

The following excerpt, from the article Why SaaS Shines When the Sunset Comes, was written by Gary Damiano and published on ExecutiveBrief.com. View his full article for further information on the topic.

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Sunnier Days Ahead for Retailers that Use Cloud Computing

Posted by admin on 5/20/13 11:00 PM

The following excerpt, from the article Sunnier Days Ahead for Retailers that Use Cloud Computing, was written by Vish Ganapathy, of IBM, and published on Wired.com. Ganapathy explains how cloud computing can keep your store competitive below; read the full article for an even more detailed account.

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Top 5 Misconceptions About the Cloud

Posted by admin on 10/4/12 11:00 PM

The following article was written by Western Digital for Mashable.com.

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Small and Midsize Businesses Seizing the Cloud Opportunity

Posted by admin on 6/14/12 11:00 PM

The following article was written by Andy Monshaw, General Manager of IBM Midmarket Business, for IBM's A Smarter Planet Blog.

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Colleges Focus on Cloud Security

Posted by admin on 5/22/12 11:00 PM

The following is an excerpt from the article Colleges Focus on Cloud Security, written by Karen D. Schwartz for Ed Tech Magazine, and offers important insight into the significance of cloud computing in today's technologically-driven world. Although this article refers to campus infrastructure as whole, MBS offers cloud computing solutions specialized for the college store. Just like the providers described below, our main priority is your security, so we take serious measures to ensure the integrity of your data is never compromised. In fact, we've partnered with Paymetric for tokenization security in the cloud, too.

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Lessen Your Hassle with a Hosting Model

Posted by admin on 5/22/11 11:00 PM

Upgrades, maintenance and new hardware can all add up to equally significant financial and operational strain on your store. In an effort to reduce this hassle, MBS created our innovative hosting model, nearly nine years ago. Today, over three-fourths of our systems customers are deployed in a hosted model, providing full integration with the MBS POS, as well as all MBS applications.

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