Data Collection & Mobility Articles

  1. Government IT News For VARs — April 23, 2014
    4/23/2014

    In this week’s news, the CMS is searching out small companies to replace Accenture to manage Healthcare.gov, the FBI Cyber Division releases hallmarks of a Heartbleed-enabled security breach, and the GSA is backing away from an emphasis on BYOD.

  2. SMB IT Market Requires Dedicated Sales Strategy
    4/23/2014

    Business Solutions asked industry experts “Why VARs Should Set Their Sights On SMBs” for the Business Solutions 2014 Partner Program Insider. In addition to the insights in that article, these industry leaders also describe the current health of the SMB market from an IT spend perspective and give their opinions on the best time to sell.

  3. Field Service IT News – April 22, 2014
    4/23/2014

    In the news, Android is giving other operating systems a run for their money in the competition for the top field service platform, and the April Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry is at its highest in two years.  

  4. Education IT News For VARs — April 21, 2014
    4/21/2014

    The news includes an article that examines the question of the best uses for student data without infringing on student privacy. In other stories, technology is part of the plan to avert a potential achievement gap in schools across California, and 15 years after the tragedy at Columbine High School, school security remains a top concern in the nation.

  5. Healthcare IT News For VARs — April 18, 2014
    4/21/2014

    In this week’s news: healthcare vendors are frustrated with the implications of another ICD-10 delay, and EHR vendors falling are behind ACO solutions providers.

  6. 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.

  7. 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. 

  8. 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.

  9. 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?

  10. 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.