Featured Articles

  1. Jim Collins Talks Greatness At Ingram Micro ONE

    Jim Collins’ books are pretty much required reading for the business world. The man’s works, including Good to Great, are highly regarded as some of the best continuing ed for aspiring business leaders. Last week I was lucky to be among the 2,000 Ingram Micro ONE attendees to be able to hear Collins speak for almost two hours. During that time, his presentation covered 12 questions to ask yourself, your team, and business that can help the business reach “greatness.”

  2. What You Missed At Ingram Micro ONE Fall 2015

    Last week I was one of 2,000 people who attended the Ingram Micro ONE fall conference in Nashville. I have 10 full pages of notes from the event. Following are some highlights I thought you’d find valuable, along with my commentary.

  3. IRT Retail Tech Spending Report: Budget For mPOS, Digital Signage, Wi-Fi, Security

    Cloud adoption is up, inventory visibility is down, and mobile point of sale (POS) is ever increasing, according to Innovative Retail Technologies’ report Retail Tech Spending 2016: The Digitization Of The Physical Domain. The report, conducted every third quarter of the year since 2005, surveys IRT subscribers on their tech spending plans for the next year.

  4. How Big Is The Gap Between Users And Developers On c?

    Bluebox Security surveyed more than 400 consumers and 300 developers and found that there is an immense gap between consumer expectations and developer investment in mobile application security. In general, the survey found users trust mobile apps they utilize on a regular basis, but developers admit these apps are not often secure.

  5. Per Device, Per User, User-Centric: How Successful MSPs Price Their Offerings

    Is it best to price your managed services offerings per device, per user — or using a different model? At Channel Transitions VAR/MSP Executive Conference, powered by Business Solutions, members of the managed services provider (MSP) panel Greg Zolkos, CEO of Atlas Professional Services, Jason Etheridge, president and CEO of Logic Speak, and Tom Clancy, co-founder of Valiant Technology, told which pricing models their companies use and why.

  6. Storage Automation Benefits Include IT-As-A-Service Delivery

    SolidFire, a provider of all-flash storage systems, released survey results that offer insights into how IT professionals are benefitting from automation of the storage layer. The 2015 Storage Automation Report is based on the survey that was conducted by independent research organization TechValidate of more than 300 global IT professionals. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  7. RSPA INSPIRE 2016 To Be Held In San Diego

    The Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) announced Inspire 2016 will be held stateside this year, scheduled for January 31 to February 3, 2016, at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in San Diego. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  8. Intel Security: 2016 Cybercrime Predictions And What VARs Can Do For Their Clients

    Intel Security’s McAfee Labs released predictions for cybercrime next year and beyond to 2020 in the McAfee Labs Threat Predictions Report.

  9. Q&A With Harbortouch CEO: Will EMV Slow Down Holiday Shoppers?

    With holiday shopping in full swing, Business Solutions asked Jared Isaacman, founder and CEO of Harbortouch, what impact the U.S. EMV migration will have on the customer experience this season. Isaacman also shared findings from a Harbortouch survey on EMV and his insights into how mobile payments could impact EMV adoption.

  10. Tech Investments And Challenges For Your Retail IT Clients, By Tier, In 2016

    A Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) webinar examined IT trends and plans among retail tiers, presented by Greg Buzek, founder and CEO of IHL Group.