Supply Chain Executive Commentary

  1. The Internet Of Things And Physical Security
    7/10/2015

    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.

  2. IT Solutions Providers: Shhh, Here’s The Secret Behind Every Great Social Media Strategy
    7/10/2015

    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.

  3. Windows 10 Is Coming: Meet Your Customers’ User Profile Challenges Now
    7/10/2015

    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.

  4. Why Your Prospect’s Labeling System Is Probably Inefficient
    7/7/2015

    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.

  5. 4 Marketing Best Practices For MSPs
    7/6/2015

    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.

  6. 3 Reasons Your Manufacturing IT Clients Need Mobile Solutions
    7/1/2015

    The manufacturing industry has a heavy reliance on manual and paper-based processes, homegrown applications, and legacy systems that are, for the most part, obsolete by even the most forgiving standards. However, it’s all about to change.

  7. 3 Things IT Solutions Providers Should Include In A Successful Email Marketing Campaign
    6/26/2015

    When it comes to building an effective email marketing campaign, it’s been my experience that it’s best to first ensure that you develop a plan and campaign that’s not only unique enough to grab the user, but will also effectively accomplish what you are trying to promote.

  8. Why Mobile POS Is A Great Fit For Hospitality
    6/25/2015

    Productivity gains and delivering a superior customer experience continue to be key drivers of technology investments in the hospitality industry. According to the recently released National Restaurant Association report “Restaurant Industry 2020: A Snapshot of the Future,” industry competition will continue to intensify in the years ahead and operators will have to focus upon offering elevated levels of food and service in tandem with technological enhancements.

  9. 4 Reasons Your Manufacturing IT Clients Need Mobility Solutions
    6/25/2015

    In the evolving world of manufacturing technology, improving operations while also reducing costs remains a top priority. Mobility solutions such as computers, scanners, and printers enable manufacturers to equip their mobile workers with the latest technology to meet business demands but also help to lower costs — proving to be a critical element in manufacturing IT.

  10. Efficiency, Productivity, Lower Turnover Costs: The ROI Of Employee Reviews
    6/23/2015

    In my last post I spoke about the need to have quarterly “un-reviews” and why they can be an effective and useful tool in managing your employees. I also mentioned that annual reviews are an equally important part of any organization’s performance management strategy.  From increased employee satisfaction to an increased bottom line, properly executed reviews can absolutely be utilized to maximize your return on investment.