Supply Chain Magazine

  1. Why You Should Get Involved With CompTIA
    8/13/2015

    One thing became very clear by the time this year’s CompTIA ChannelCon ended — this is an organization every VAR, MSP (managed services provider), integrator, and solutions provider should leverage. CompTIA is probably best known for its certifications, and it’s due to those certifications and the revenue they bring in that the nonprofit can afford to so generously serve the IT community.

  2. How To Set A Course As A Successful Healthcare IT Solutions Provider
    7/22/2015

    Healthcare IT continues to evolve and change, and IT solutions providers in this vertical need to address the challenges their clients face as they try to keep up with standards, regulations, and trends.

  3. Best Channel Vendors 2015
    1/5/2015

    How were the Best Channel Vendors survey and special report generated? For a seventh consecutive year, we relied on the wisdom and experience of Penn State University to help ensure the survey’s statistical accuracy. Back in 2009, Penn State agreed with our philosophy of conducting a Web-based survey (as opposed to a phone-solicitation survey) of our subscribers to capture significant data from our most active resellers. The technology categories were determined by the Business Solutions magazine (BSM) editorial staff.

  4. Stress TCO When Selling Mobile Solutions
    12/12/2014

    A four-year-old integrator lands a 400+ vehicle mobile solutions project with the largest beer distributor in Texas.

  5. The New Mobile Sales Mantra: It’s Not One Or The Other — It’s All Of The Above
    10/16/2014

    This integrator’s ability to respond to customers’ needs for mobile solutions that require a combination of consumer and rugged devices was the key to last year’s 30 percent revenue growth and a projected 50 percent revenue growth this year.

  6. You Probably Aren’t As Unique As You Think
    8/14/2014

    What makes you and your company different? Is it your people? Is it how much you care about your customers? Is it all the training you have and industry certifications? Is it the solutions you offer?

  7. Jump-Start Your As-a-Service Transition
    7/17/2014

    As you might know, we’ve dedicated many pages to educating readers on the value of a managed services model. While the benefits can be great, there also can be some significant hurdles to clear before you sail off into the sunset. Many established MSPs have stories about adopting certain aspects of the model, while ignoring other aspects. This can delay or stifle your success on this model and potentially poison people into thinking that the model isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

  8. Life-Changing Content, Just For You
    6/16/2014

    If you’ve been reading Business Solutions magazine (BSM) for the past couple years, you know that we believe strongly in the power of recurring revenue via the as-a-Service model. Recurring revenue is predictable and stable and can help your business reach new heights. Unfortunately, there are many obstacles you’ll probably have to overcome. We want to help. In fact, it’s our mission.

  9. Don’t Sell Short Your Market Specialization
    5/15/2014

    Last month, Business Solutions (BSM) and ScanSource partnered to hold our first Smart VAR Healthcare Summit. The one-day event was designed to give VARs the unique perspective, IT needs, and decisionmaking process of healthcare providers.

  10. Smart VAR Healthcare Keynote: 5 Keys To Success In The Healthcare Vertical
    5/12/2014

    In his SmartVAR Healthcare Summit keynote, Shahid Shah, known as “The Healthcare IT Guy,” told VARs selling into the healthcare IT market that it is necessary to understand why this market is different from any other.