Jim Roddy

About Jim Roddy

Jim Roddy is the president of Business Solutions magazine and Integrated Solutions For Retailers magazine.

ARTICLES BY JIM RODDY

  • Fast Receipt Printer Demo By CognitiveTPG At NRF 2015

    One of the products at the 2015 NRF show that caught my eye – though my eyes couldn’t quite catch up to it – was the A799II thermal receipt printer by CognitiveTPG. Promoted as the “fastest receipt printer,” the A799 shows in this video it can print the over 4,500-word United States Constitution in about 9 seconds. Cognitive executives told me the demonstration was inspired by French artist/engineer Thibault Brevet who presented at the SXSW Conference in 2014.

  • Top Quotes From Heath's “Made To Stick” — RSPA INSPIRE 2015 Preview

    This is the last of three Business Solutions articles sharing the best quotes and lessons from a Chip Heath business book. Heath, a best-selling co-author with his brother Dan, will be the much-anticipated featured speaker at the RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association) INSPIRE 2015 conference January 25-28 at the Grand Wailea Resort in Maui.

  • Business Lessons From Heath Book “Switch” — RSPA INSPIRE 2015 Preview

    This is the second of three Business Solutions articles sharing observations from a Chip Heath business book. Heath will be the featured speaker for the RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association) INSPIRE 2015 conference January 25-28 at the Grand Wailea Resort in Maui, and I think studying his writing is a great way to prepare for the event.

  • RSPA INSPIRE 2015 Preview: Best Quotes From Heath’s “Decisive”

    When the RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association) announced that Chip Heath, co-author of business best-sellers Switch and Made to Stick, would be the featured speaker for the INSPIRE 2015 conference, I was super excited. To be able to spend a couple days with one of the world’s leading minds in business is a rare opportunity. And to do that at the Grand Wailea Resort in Maui makes it even better.

  • MAXfocus’s Sobel: Find The Right Mix For MSP Success

    In addition to the insights in his presentation “The Perpetually Valuable MSP” at the ASCII Success Summit on October 23 in Atlantic City, Dave Sobel, the director of partner community for MAXfocus by LogicNow, shares his views on the channel landscape, finding success as a managed services provider, and focusing on business agility — in this exclusive interview with Jim Roddy, president of Business Solutions.

  • ASCII Announces Atlantic City Success Summit Awards

    On Thursday evening the ASCII Group announced the winners of the ASCII Success Summit “Best of Show” Awards for its Atlantic City conference held October 22-23.

  • From ASCII Atlantic City: The Perpetually Valuable MSP

    “Thought leadership” is a phrase thrown around rather casually by companies and marketers, especially in the IT channel. True thought leadership includes having genuine, original ideas and then presenting those concepts to everyone in your constituency.

  • Video: Datto Crowned 2014 ASCII Cup Winner During Spectacular Ceremony

    Ever since I attended my first ASCII Cup ceremony, I had difficulty articulating the incredible energy and pomp-and-circumstance around the award. Typically when an IT vendor is presented a channel award, they receive polite applause and a plaque or crystal trophy of some sort.

  • From ASCII Atlantic City: The MSP Evolution

    I really liked the slide titled “The MSP Evolution” presented by Shannon Mayer (pictured), the channel engagement manager for LogMeIn, at the ASCII Success Summit in Atlantic City on October 23.

  • From ASCII Atlantic City: 5 Great Quotes, 2 Helpful Business Continuity Tools

    Back in late May, Business Solutions published an article titled “How To Sell Backup? Stop Pitching Fires, Floods, And Famine” based on a presentation by Rob Rae, the vice president of business development at Datto, at the ASCII Success Summit in Columbus, OH.

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