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  1. What Will The Future Of Healthcare Look Like With 3D Printing— And For The VARs Who Sell 3D Printing?

    Richard Jelesky, business development manager for ScanSource, discussed the impact 3D printing is having on healthcare — and healthcare VARs — in an exclusive interview with Business Solutions president Jim Roddy at the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit.

  2. 2 Keys To Building A Business You’ll Love

    One of the things I like most about running an IT solution and managed services practice is that after nearly 18 years, I’m still learning new things about technology — and making the business run better. When it comes to the latter, I’ve learned it’s often the little things that keep us from reaching our full potential.

  3. The Role Of Video In Your IT Clients’ Business Intelligence

    According to Cisco's recent Visual Networking Index Report, video is now the fastest growing type of data in the world.  The report estimates by 2019, nearly one million minutes of video content will cross the network every second. Of course, video generated by security and surveillance systems is included in these numbers. This represents an enormous amount of unstructured data – or Big Data – that can potentially be mined for business intelligence.  However, generating any kind of actionable information from endless amounts of video content can seem overwhelming, which is why surveillance video is often overlooked when it comes to Big Data and generating business intelligence.

  4. MAX 2015 Recap: LogicNow Makes Bold Move Toward Automated Analytics

    Last week I was at LogicNow’s (formerly GFI Software) MAX 2015 partner event in Washington DC at the Gaylord National Convention Center. LogicNow captures literally petabytes of data points with the help of its 12,000 managed services provider (MSP) partners throughout the world who collectively manage more than 2 million end points. 

  5. POS VARs: What Can Recurring Revenue Really Do For Your Business?

    There is increasing conversation — and an increasing number of solutions — that support a recurring revenue or POS-as-a-Service business model. Interest in this model is growing, in part, because of the benefits it provides — for your cash flow, client retention, and even the value of your business.

  6. Honeywell Connects The Dots: Scanners And Mobile Printers To Addressing Retail IT Pain Points

    The retail IT channel is evolving quickly — marketing is migrating to digital, workflows are leveraging mobile computing, and “green” initiatives, inspired by millennial consumers concerned with the environment, are becoming more common. The changing world of retail challenges VARs to deliver the right solutions to meet these new demands.

  7. 5 Reasons Your Restaurant Clients Need IT Solutions “Born In The Cloud”

    Understanding cloud technology and its potential value has become critical for business owners. Unfortunately, these systems have a habit of evolving so quickly that it can be hard to keep up.

  8. 3 Critical Steps To Project Execution That Deliver Results

    “Success doesn’t necessarily come from breakthrough innovation, but from flawless execution. A great strategy alone won’t win a game or a battle; the win comes from basic blocking and tackling,” according to serial entrepreneur Naveen Jain.

  9. What Smart VARs Know About Mobility Solutions And Healthcare

    Business Solutions president Jim Roddy and Matt Jordan, healthcare account executive at Datalogic, discussed healthcare’s mobility trend at the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit.

  10. 3 Reasons To Add Data Governance And Security Solutions To Your Portfolio

    The IT industry is more aware of data security risks than ever before. Despite this recognition of the current reality, many organizations remain unprepared to properly manage sensitive data and reduce the fallout from breaches that may plague their teams in the future. No matter the size or scope of your company, one of the worst moments for an IT or security manager is the one that follows a data breach — especially if an executive is asking whether the company could have prevented the incident.