Supply Chain Magazine

  1. Integrator Builds New Software From Existing Program
    11/13/2012

    Cloud-based database beefs up security and eliminates data loss.

  2. Q&A: 3 Mobile Payment Questions You Can’t Ignore
    11/13/2012

    Industry experts share insights on the most important mobile payment trends and pitfalls VARs and ISVs need to pay attention to.

  3. 4 Mistakes That Could Make You Look Dumb In 2013
    11/13/2012

    What an exciting time to be a VAR, integrator, or MSP! Sure, there are a lot of changes occurring — both from a technology and vertical-specific perspective — but the bottom line is that whoever is willing to adjust to the changes is going to reap the rewards. Following are some mistakes (or examples of not adjusting) that can threaten your business in 2013.

  4. Retail IT VARs: Your Key To Increased Profitability
    10/18/2012

    One of the challenges I often hear about from retail IT VARs regarding switching to a managed services model is coping with the way money flows into their company. Many of you are used to getting large lump sums of money for your work as opposed to the smaller steady stream associated with recurring revenue models. The large lump sum might help in the short term and actually be a necessity to keep your business afloat, but a steady stream can be the key to a more profitable and stable company if you make the transition. Keep that thought in mind for a minute.

  5. How Your Data Collection Experience Can Nullify Online Competitors
    10/18/2012

    This data collection and management integrator retooled its value proposition to overcome Internet competition and position itself for future growth.

  6. 2 Keys To Securing Long-Term Business
    10/18/2012

    Product expertise and top-notch service help land a VAR an ongoing supply contract for rugged laptops.

  7. Leverage Acquisitions For Explosive Growth
    9/17/2012

    As converging technologies hit the food-and-beverage vertical, this independent software vendor (ISV) expanded its line card and grew by eight locations.

  8. Mobile Printing Opens Business Opportunities For VARs
    9/17/2012

    Smartphones and tablets spur need for printing on the fly, boosting sales potential for the channel.

  9. Can You Really Trust Apple To Protect Your Customers’ Data?
    9/14/2012

    I read an interesting story recently about how an editor at Gizmodo had his digital identity stolen. The hacker gained access to his Twitter account, his Gmail account, and — with the help of a simple Amazon account hack — his Apple account. After the security breach, the hacker deleted the victim’s Gmail account, posted messages on his Twitter account, and even went so far as to remotely wipe out his MacBook, which contained more than a year and a half of family photos that weren’t backed up anywhere else.

  10. Thrive As A POS VAR: Here’s How
    8/17/2012

    During last month’s RSPA RetailNOW 2012, one message was repeatedly hammered home by speakers and roundtable panelists: The world of retail technology is changing, and those who don’t change with it will be left behind.