Supply Chain Executive Commentary

  1. Channel Sales Vendor/Partner Relationships: What Vendors Want (Part 3)
    8/19/2014

    It’s not love at first sight. It is all about the relationship between the vendor and the partner if a channel sales partnership is to be successful. A better understanding of what a vendor expects from a partner helps the solution provider make well informed and prudent business decisions that have a positive and profitable impact on their organization.

  2. Advice After The Joplin Tornado: Put A Disaster Recovery In Place Now
    8/19/2014

    Late in the afternoon on May 22, 2011, an EF5 tornado tore a mile-wide swath through the southern part of Joplin, Missouri. It was the deadliest tornado in the U.S. since 1947 and has proven to be the costliest single tornado in U.S. history with more than $2.2 billion in insurance payouts.

  3. Does Your Brand Translate From Traditional To Online Media?
    8/14/2014

    As consumers move toward digital media for brand information, it’s the perfect time to reassess how a brand translates from traditional media to online media. A consumer’s opinion about any brand is shaped from the moment they enter the brand search term, or related keywords in any search engine — such as Google or Yahoo. The impact of these search results on the consumer perception of the brand is known as Search Perception Impact (SPI).

  4. How To Make Channel Incentive Programs A True Win-Win
    8/14/2014

    The speed at which technology is creating new products and services is increasing exponentially. For resellers — particularly those in the IT sector — this nets out to increased pressure not only to sell, but to stay abreast of a constant stream of technological advancements.

  5. What To Look For When Selecting A Bar Code Printer
    8/14/2014

    It is commonly known that bar code printers with extensive features and functionalities are available now. However, if you haven’t been in the market for a while, you may be surprised at the extent of recent enhancements and how reasonably priced these models are. A myriad of elements, designed to improve the operator experience, simplifying the use of the printer, and making maintenance relatively easy, are now standard.

  6. 4 Commonly Overlooked Recurring Revenue Streams In Mobility
    8/14/2014

    VARs today are being tasked with expanding their services menu in order to keep up with the industry-wide evolution from a model that’s product-focused to one that is more centered on technology services. Even though layering a robust offering of services and solutions on top of core products has quickly become the name of the game, many VARs still focus too heavily on cellular connectivity solutions when building out their mobility practice, which can cause them to miss the bigger picture.

  7. Tips For Using Storage To Enable A Business
    8/11/2014

    In industries with some of the biggest data storage challenges — broadcast, media, retail, geospatial, and many others — many companies don’t refer to their data as “data” anymore.  They refer to it as “content,” “assets,” or “information.” 

  8. The Real Difference Between Business Tools And A True PSA
    8/8/2014

    When it comes to tools to run your business, it boils down to a total of two: an accounting package and a PSA (professional services automation) package.You can use your accounting package for taxes, bill paying, and payroll — and your PSA for everything else.

  9. 7 Features That Distinguish A Field-Ready Battery From The Pack
    8/8/2014

    As kids, how many of us experienced a Christmas morning when you received that toy you were dying to get — only to find out that it required batteries you didn’t have? Or why are the best seats in airports the ones next to the plugs which usually means sitting on the floor?  Ever have an important call and your smartphone battery dies before you finish, and you forgot your charger? 

  10. Why Sharing — Not Managing — Is The Key To Leveraging Data
    7/31/2014

    Full, comprehensive, 100 percent-accurate data is a fairy tale that all organizations are sold by large software vendors. Everyone wants to believe. The reality is that an organization is an organic, dynamic, and ever-changing entity. Chasing this myth paralyzes companies from sharing information so we are stuck in a cycle where the information flow just stops. 

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