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“Retail as a Service” Is About Survival, Increasing The Value Of Your Business

“Retail as a Service” Is About Survival, Increasing The Value Of Your Business

Since RSPA INSPIRE back in January, the topic of “Retail as a Service” has been top of my mind. We’ve been writing a lot about how this business model can — with some effort, admittedly – create a more stable flow of revenue and lead to a more profitable business.  Continue Reading...
Does Your Mobile Printer Manufacturer Believe In Its Own Products?

Does Your Mobile Printer Manufacturer Believe In Its Own Products?

I’m frustrated and confused today. And, feeling sorry for many VARs in the mobile printing game. As part of our planning for an upcoming 4-inch rugged mobile label printers product review, I had calls with 11 companies that manufacturer such printers. What I found was that the majority of manufacturers think that their latest printers aren’t the greatest in the field.  Continue Reading...
7 IP Video Mistakes That Make You Look Dumb

7 IP Video Mistakes That Make You Look Dumb

For some time now, I’ve been advising IT integrators to add IP video surveillance technologies to their line cards. After all, you own the relationship with your customer, IP networking is old hat to you, and (more often than not nowadays) IP solutions require integration with the systems you’ve already put in place.  Continue Reading...

The SMB Market: A $1 Trillion Secret You Can't Ignore

After covering the IT industry for 12+ years, it's rare that I'm surprised by news announcements, industry studies, or other IT events. That said, it does happen, and here's a recent example that I'd like to share. A study by analyst group Gartner projects the SMB market to surpass the $1 trillion mark in IT spending by 2015, representing 44% of the total IT spend worldwide. With so many hot vertical markets (e.g.  Continue Reading...

Who Makes The Best 4-Inch Mobile Label Printer?

Today's answer to the above headline is "I don't know." However, by the time our May issue rolls around, I'll know. You see, I've been up to my eyeballs working on this upcoming product review for Business Solutions. So far, it's shaping up to become what I think will be a very valuable comparison.  Continue Reading...

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