Data Collection & Mobility Articles

  1. Government IT News For VARs — April 16, 2014
    4/16/2014

    In the news, the GSA is requesting feedback on its plans for the next government-wide contract vehicle for telecommunications and related services. Also an AGA study lists lack of funding, the employees skills gap, and lack of buy-in as the top three reasons for the slow pace of federal IT innovation.

  2. Field Service IT News – April 15, 2014
    4/15/2014

    In the news, Zebra Technologies will acquire Motorola Solutions' Enterprise business. Also, articles share insights into benefits of cloud solutions, BYOD security, overlooked benefits of management tracking solutions, and how work-order systems not only improve response times, but also provide data about costs and equipment use. 

  3. Motorola Solutions Comments On Zebra Acquisition
    4/15/2014

    Earlier today, we reported on the big news of Zebra acquiring the Enterprise piece of Motorola Solutions for a cool $3.45 billion. I followed up shortly thereafter with responses from a handful of Motorola/Zebra partners. Now, I’ve got a response from Motorola Solutions’ Chris Lonnett, vice president, Global Channels & Sales Operations.

  4. What Does The Zebra-Motorola Solutions Deal Mean To The Channel?
    4/15/2014

    This morning, Motorola Solutions and Zebra dropped some big news. The gist is that Zebra is paying $3.45 billion to acquire Motorola Solutions’ enterprise mobility business. Zebra becomes an end-to-end mobility solutions provider. Motorola focuses on its government radio business.

    Unlike previous acquisition news in this industry, this deal brings together two companies that complement one another rather than simply gobble up a competitor. On paper (and only having a couple hours to think about this), the deal seems like a great one for Zebra. While I can’t comment on the cost of the acquisition, Zebra’s strength in the industry just got a whole lot stronger as the company can now offer a total mobility solution. Great for Zebra, but how will VARs figure in this deal?

  5. Data Collection and Mobility News From March 2014
    4/15/2014

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Data Collection and Mobility news, healthcare IT experts will speak at the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit, BlueStar expands its product line, and SATO adds new thermal printer screens.

  6. Manufacturing And Warehousing News — April 14, 2014
    4/14/2014

    In the news, additive manufacturing will enable MRO shops to “print” the parts they need. Also manufacturers are optimistic about the benefits of Big Data — MESA International will release the results of the “Metrics That Matter” survey on April 16.

  7. Education IT News — April 14, 2014
    4/14/2014

    Following the Pennsylvania school stabbings, schools continues to seek better safety procedures and technology to protect students. Additionally, government and entrepreneurs receive a boost in funding to further the presence of technology in classrooms.

  8. The Field Service IT Market: “Customers Are Always Looking To Mobilize”
    4/11/2014

    In addition to the insights in the Business Solutions 2014 Partner Program Insider, two industry leaders provide information on significant trends and VAR opportunities related to field service.  Adnon Dow, VP of global mobility solutions, for SYNNEX Corporation, and Tim Eusterman, senior director of industry marketing for Intermec by Honeywell, give their assessments of the health of the market from a potential IT spend perspective and how VARs can best approach providing these solutions to customers. 

  9. Healthcare IT News For VARs — April 11, 2014
    4/11/2014

    In this week’s news, GE acquires CHCA, data breaches in CA and the Smart VAR Summit approaches.

  10. Security, Mobility Create Opportunities For Solutions Providers In Education
    4/10/2014

    Business Solutions 2014 Partner Program Insider gave industry experts the opportunity to share their opinions on the top opportunities in the education vertical. According to BSM editor-in-chief Mike Monocello, “Their responses can be boiled down into two main categories: keeping an eye on people and assets and getting computers into the hands of students.”