Data Collection & Mobility Articles
How To Get Staff Buy-In For The As-A-Service Model
Almost daily, Business Solutions magazine hears from industry experts and from subscribers that to survive in the channel, a business must find a way to build a predictable revenue stream and maximize profitability. For changes in your business to result in success, however, everyone has to support the transition.
VAR Finds New Applications For Smart Printers
Jon Cassell of SmartReceipt lists a variety of applications across multiple verticals that use smart printers.
Government IT News For VARs — December 4, 2013
This week, analysts forecast growth in the disaster recovery services market, and a DDoS protection services survey reveals companies prefer a having a service provider to stop distributed denial-of-service attacks, with response time backed by an SLA.
Government IT News For VARs — November 21, 2013
This week’s news includes new approaches to procurement, sobering statistics from a survey of government cybersecurity professionals, and the pros and cons of body-worn cameras for law enforcement.
Recommended VAR Reading: The Challenger Sale
I read The Challenger Sale about a year ago and have been testing its principles and techniques whenever I can. I think the business-to-business sales methods taught in this book are the real deal and could have a significant impact on VAR organizations as they strive to be trusted advisors.
Peer-To-Peer: Don’t Leave Money On The Table
One VAR tells you that if you look only at the immediate need, you might be missing other opportunities throughout the customer’s organization.
Old School Solutions Providers Need A Renaissance ... Or Retirement
Sometimes I wonder if I sound like a broken record to readers. “Expand your line card by selling complementary technologies to existing customers. Adopt the as-a-Service model to build a predictable revenue stream and maximize profitability.” When you boil down almost every article in Business Solutions, you should find one or both of those messages.
Make 2014 A Banner Year. Here’s How.
Before you know it, we’ll be ringing in the new year. You might be one of those ambitious people who make resolutions to better yourself personally. If so, kudos to you! But, have you ever considered a resolution to improve your business?
Data Collection and Mobility News From October 2013
Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Data Collection and Mobility, companies announce a new labeling solution, access to data through APIs, a new version of a solution that connects mobile printers to the cloud, and mobile computers that support Android.
Stratix VP Advises Leveraging Strategic Partnerships
Gina Daniel-Lee, vice president of strategic alliances at Stratix Corporation, recently spoke with Business Solutions president Jim Roddy about overcoming current challenges in the channel, transitioning to the as-a-Service business model, and understanding the importance of consultative selling.