Supply Chain Executive Commentary

  1. 4 Reasons Small Labels Deliver Big Business Benefits For Manufacturers

    When was the last time you’ve considered the business impact of a simple label? The need and importance of labels has morphed well beyond just packaging and shipping. In fact, there are more than 25,000 combinations of labels, tags, and ribbons available to support many different manufacturing labelling applications. Why so many? Consider the number and cost of parts found in electronic and medical devices today. There are 15 component and packaging labels needed to manufacture and ship a typical smartphone alone.

  2. When Employees Put Data At Risk: Medical IT Client Horror Tales That Will Convince You To Encrypt (Part 2)

    Previously, we chilled you with a haunting tale of a medical practice that would not listen to warnings to encrypt, even after an ex-contractor stole a computer holding unprotected private medical information. It caused our IT and security services company to end that relationship rather than risk being arty to a damaging HIPAA violation.

  3. When Employees Put Data At Risk: Medical IT Client Horror Tales That Will Convince You To Encrypt (Part 1)

    While we all want to trust the people we work with, our experience implementing and managing IT and security services shows that employees go rogue more often than you might expect. Unaccounted-for data and files can be especially damaging in the healthcare field, where HIPAA compliance requires that medical facilities take reasonable measures to protect patient privacy.

  4. The Best Business Advice: Don’t Worry About What Other People Think

    I grew up in a family where advice was flowing most of the time, whether solicited or not. My dad was always providing his perspective on life and all things happening around us. For a lot of years, I really didn’t appreciate it so much. But as I grew older and actually began to listen to what he said, it suddenly became a lot more relevant. Now that he’s gone especially, I recognize the brilliance of much of what he shared and wish he were still here as I know I have more to learn.

  5. The Transition From Entrepreneur To Leader (Part 2): Multiply Influence by Maximizing Engagement

    In a previous blog post entitled “The Transition from Entrepreneur to Leader,” I wrote that without a doubt the biggest challenges most small businesses face revolve around people in the key areas of leadership (the people at the top) and employees (the people who do the work).  In this installment I want to write about people and what we as leaders need to do to ensure we maximize engagement for the people on our teams.

  6. The Internet Of Things And Physical Security

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic, even though there is healthy debate on what it exactly is. Discussions on IoT are often about how it might affect future technologies, product development and sales. Others say that an Internet of Things already exists, made up by the integrations of mobile, network and Web-based applications.

  7. IT Solutions Providers: Shhh, Here’s The Secret Behind Every Great Social Media Strategy

    Somewhere along the line, someone in your organization probably said, “Hey, we need to get on social media!” So maybe someone set up a Facebook page, a Twitter account, and LinkedIn profile.

  8. Windows 10 Is Coming: Meet Your Customers’ User Profile Challenges Now

    Windows 10 is around the corner and solutions providers no doubt are already getting inquiries and concerns from accounts about migration issues. It’s great fodder for reviewers debating its relative superiority — or lack of — to Windows 7. Adding to the fun is the critical take on Windows Mobile Build 10149, expected to be in full release later this year.

  9. Why Your Prospect’s Labeling System Is Probably Inefficient

    Many businesses unknowingly waste both time and money using outside printing sources to handle their bar coding and labeling services. Using other companies to produce labels can be expensive, restricting, and surprisingly inefficient.

  10. 4 Marketing Best Practices For MSPs

    Marketing is one of the biggest challenges managed services providers (MSPs) face. Between managing customer relationships, keeping up with technology advances and handling finances, MSPs have little time left to promote the business. And, most don’t have the marketing talent on staff so they outsource it to an expert.