Supply Chain Executive Commentary

  1. Mobile Predictions: What Apple, Google, And Microsoft Will Do In 2017
    12/28/2016

    As 2017 approaches, major players in the space seem to be competing around a few common themes: artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), and a focus on bringing high-end hardware in-house to showcase platform capabilities (the exception here is Apple, which has controlled its entire hardware line from the beginning). By Andrew Levy, CSO and Co-Founder, Apteligent

  2. 3 Ways To Provide Effective Contact Center Solutions
    12/22/2016

    A new generation of IT personnel and contact center managers is coming to the forefront. Young, technologically-savvy professionals are taking leadership positions in the field, so it’s only natural many of these individuals focus on the concepts they were raised with: instant gratification, gratuitous rewards, and plug-and-play technologies.

  3. 2017 Will Bring Manufacturers And Resellers Closer Than Ever
    12/21/2016

    The coming year will usher in a new, close-knit relationship between manufacturers and resellers based on the rapidly growing volume and frequency of data available from the channel. By Steve LaPedis, VP of Marketing, Zyme Solutions

  4. Data Backup & Recovery: How Big Data Has Changed Things & What Decision-Makers Need To Do About It
    12/9/2016

    Today, companies in all sectors have a massive demand for data. To succeed, they must be able to take in a large amount of data and process it in real-time with no room for delays, lags, or hiccups. As the demand for efficiency and fast processing times has risen, companies around the world have been forced to move beyond the relational databases of yesteryear and into new, more capable data processing methods.

  5. Women In The Channel: Can Women Make It To The Top?
    12/8/2016

    Like most women who have been in the channel for many years, Theresa Caragol, Principal at TCC Consulting & AchieveUnite, began her career at the first link of the channel food chain and worked her way up. Her story is a familiar one for numerous women in the channel. This is the second of a four-part series; click here for part one.

  6. To Become A Successful VAR, Do These 3 Things
    12/7/2016

    To ensure they are getting both what they want and need when purchasing POS systems, merchants often turn to VARs for assistance as a VAR brings superior experience and expertise, as well-being as a single point of contact for questions, assistance, and maintenance. Because, let’s face it: a merchant is never looking to just purchase a POS system. Businesses require an entire sales system — equipment, processing, and a gateway — as well as what can be multiple integrations to make them all work together.

  7. How DRaaS Helps VARs And MSPs Grow Their Business
    11/9/2016

    The scare of Hurricane Matthew further proves a scalable and flexible disaster recovery plan should be in place before a natural disaster, hardware failure, or human error puts a company’s viability in jeopardy. To minimize loss and reputation damage, businesses must have systems that protect data and applications so employees can resume normal operations as soon as possible.

  8. How Barcodes Are Becoming Increasingly Important In Today’s e-Commerce Driven World
    10/27/2016

    In an industry that demands efficiency and streamlined costs, the barcode is truly the king of all labelling systems. By John Tierney, Marketing Director, Linx Global

  9. Robots Aren’t Stealing Our Jobs — They’re Helping Us Do Them
    10/27/2016

    Forbes magazine recently interviewed the futurist Gerd Leonhard about his new book, Technology vs Humanity. It’s an eye-catching title complemented by an equally attention-grabbing sub-heading, The coming clash between man and machine, but its oppositional tone encapsulates a fairly limited view of what augmented and artificial intelligence means for humanity. By Mark Robinson, co-founder, Kimble Applications

  10. The Myths Of Enterprise Mobile Development
    10/26/2016

    Enterprise mobility first-timers encounter various barriers at different stages of the process. Some easy to overcome if you plan well and keep in mind the most common obstacles. Following are some misconceptions we’ve seen IT managers come across when running enterprise mobility projects. By Nic Grange, CTO, Retriever Communications