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  1. 4D Printing Holds Special Potential For The Healthcare Industry
    9/22/2014

    What Is 4D Printing? Essentially, it’s 3D printing with a fourth dimension of chameleon-like transformation.

  2. Latest Hacking Scare Exaggerated, Says Google
    9/22/2014

    Dump of emails and passwords provides reminder that online security is essential.

  3. Bar Coding And RFID Executive Forum Scheduled For October
    9/22/2014

    Barcoding, Inc. is hosting Executive Forum 4: Be Efficient- Accurate- Connected, the fourth annual executive forum. The full-day conference is set to take place at the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD, on October 9, 2014.

  4. Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs — September 22, 2014
    9/22/2014

    In the news, 3D printing, automation are focuses of the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) conference. Also, manufacturing growth is anticipated through 2016, and applying Lean principles can help your clients save time and money. In addition, a webcast on Wednesday will show how digital manufacturing is transforming American industry.

  5. Top Quotes From Archie Manning’s VARTECH Keynote
    9/22/2014

    Archie Manning is best known for his football prowess and the success of his NFL quarterback sons Peyton and Eli. But he proved today during his keynote speech at VARTECH 2014, the annual conference hosted by value-added distributor BlueStar, he knows something about teamwork and leading an organization. Manning spoke to an estimated crowd of more than 1,000 channel executives Friday morning at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans.

  6. Janam CEO Lerner Details New Mini-Tablet At VARTECH
    9/22/2014

    One of the more interesting products I saw last week at VARTECH, the annual conference hosted by value-added distributor BlueStar, was Janam’s XT1 Rugged Mini-Tablet. Company CEO and co-founder Harry Lerner discussed it during a wireless breakout session at the show, and then I met with him near the busy Janam booth on the CodeZone expo floor.

  7. Toshiba TEC’s Lee Highlights Two Printers At VARTECH
    9/22/2014

    Toshiba TEC showcased two printers — including one that has yet to be released — last week at VARTECH, the annual conference hosted by value-added distributor BlueStar. I met with Theresa Lee, the product manager of Toshiba’s Electronic Imaging Division, during the VARTECH CodeZone expo to receive more details on the products.

  8. “Hybrid Solutions-as-a-Service” Model Can Pave POS VARs’ Way To Recurring Revenue
    9/19/2014

    BlueStar wants its channel partners to know there is an answer to their questions about how to transition their businesses away from break/fix to the as-a-Service recurring revenue model. The new solution was a topic at several sessions during VARTECH 2014, the annual conference hosted by value-added distributor BlueStar this week at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans.

  9. Healthcare IT News For VARs — September 19, 2014
    9/19/2014

    In this week’s news, the White House seeks help from developers to expand the adoption of interoperable electronic health records (EHRs), and New Jersey faces worsening data breaches.

  10. How a PSA Commitment Led to 150% Revenue Growth
    9/19/2014

    In a recent blog, I talked about some of the common pitfalls VARs and MSPs run into with PSA (professional service automation) tools. One of the biggest pitfalls identified was “Using 10% of the application.” I recently spoke with Kory Lindersmith and Lonnie Ladwig, cofounders of Dakota Retail Technologies, two guys who can closely identify with this pitfall.

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