ARTICLES BY JIM RODDY
Future POS’s Giles Talks EMV, Tablets, Reseller Relevance
Who better to talk about the future of the POS channel than the president of Future POS? I recently sat down with John Giles (pictured) in his office in Butler, PA, just north of Pittsburgh, to discuss a range of important topics facing the retail IT channel.
The Best Business Advice You’ve Ever Received: RSPA INSPIRE Edition
One of my favorite articles posted recently on the Business Solutions website is What’s The Best Piece Of Business Advice You’ve Ever Received? Five channel executives weighed in with guidance that would benefit any business leader.
Best Quotes From The Day 3 Reseller Forum At RSPA INSPIRE 2015
Day 3 at the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) INSPIRE 2015 Conference in Maui kicked off with an open-forum discussion among the nearly 100 retail IT channel executives in attendance. Led by RSPA solutions provider board members Mike Seymour, COO at Postec in Atlanta, and Bob Bauer, president at BMC POS in Michigan, the half-hour session produced some memorable insights.
Heath, INSPIRE 2015 Attendees Discuss VAR Salesperson Challenges
I was fortunate to participate in a very interesting exercise this morning at the RSPA INSPIRE 2015 Conference. Chip Heath, the event’s featured presenter, facilitated a workshop among the 100+ channel executives in attendance focusing on how solutions providers must train their salespeople to become consultative partners, not just hardware pushers.
RSPA INSPIRE 2015: Heath Says Channel Leaders Need To Find “Bright Spots”
If it’s true that great conference speakers cause the attendees to act constructively, then Chip Heath, the featured presenter at the RSPA INSPIRE 2015 Conference in Maui, HI, has proven to be a great speaker. Many of the 100+ channel executives attending this conference said Heath has taught them principles and actions they told me they will implement at their businesses.
Heath Answers Questions From Channel Execs At RSPA INSPIRE 2015
Acclaimed business author Chip Heath (pictured, right) isn’t just speaking at the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) INSPIRE 2015 Conference — he’s carving out significant time to engage with retail IT channel executives in the audience. Here’s a portion of the Q&A from Heath’s January 26 discussion.
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.