BDR Articles

  1. Government IT News For VARs — January 7, 2014
    1/7/2014

    In the news, the Department of Veterans Affairs has added access to open data on its website. Also in the news, a VAR could be banned from doing business with the federal govenment in the wake of allegations of channel stuffing prior to an ISV acquisition.

  2. Best Channel Vendors 2014: Always Room For Improvement
    1/3/2014

    You should have found in your mailbox this week the January 2014 issue of Business Solutions magazine, which contains the results of our annual Best Channel Vendors survey. This is the sixth year we've run this survey which gives us a lot of data to analyze. One fun thing I did last year with the winner's list was to apply conditional color formatting to the scores to create a heat map. I did it again for this year's winners (randomizing the winner's list, of course) and the results are pretty cool.

  3. Where BSMinfo.com Visitors Landed In 2013
    12/27/2013

    In 2013, people searching the Internet who found their way to BSMinfo.com most often clicked on these topics — providing an informal gauge of what gets the channel’s attention.

  4. Healthcare IT News For VARs — December 27, 2013
    12/27/2013

    Data breaches and security advice are in the news, as well as a prediction that EHR switching will continue into 2014 and a list of technologies that are changing healthcare — including 3D printing. 

  5. Government IT News For VARs — December 26, 2013
    12/26/2013

    In the news, businesses are turning government open data in to business opportunities and some technology-related issues have the attention of legislators.

  6. Why Increased Profitability Might Be Out Of Your Reach
    12/19/2013

    If you’re a VAR or integrator looking to become more profitable, check this out. I attended a lot of trade shows and partner conferences focused on managed services this fall and sat through a ton of educational sessions. Something that really jumped out at me about MSPs is their focus on business metrics.

  7. Government IT News For VARs — December 17, 2013
    12/17/2013

    In the news, Microsoft takes steps to ensure customers the government will have to legally access Internet data — not take it through technological means. Also, industry executives weigh in on the safety of police mobile apps, and the GSA’s OS3 could help more companies do business with the government.

  8. How To Start Bundling Managed Services
    12/16/2013

    For VARs beginning to offer managed services, the question of how to add on or bundle services often presents new challenges. Channel executives from Continuum, AVG, and N-able by Solar Winds offer suggestions for where to begin.

  9. How To Own A New Company In 2014: Rebrand
    12/13/2013

    In the final weeks of 2013, you might begin thinking about New Year’s resolutions. As you reflect on all the things that could use a fresh start in 2014, add one more to the list: your brand. Hayman Consulting Group provides information and advice.

  10. Advice On Bundling Services With Cloud Backup
    12/13/2013

    Allan Lonz of AdvisorVault suggests common products and services to bundle with cloud back up.

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