Data Collection & Mobility Articles
Common Mistakes Solutions Providers Make In The Education Vertical
Along with their responses to questions for the Business Solutions 2014 Partner Program Insider industry experts listed what they believe are the most common mistakes VARs, MSPs, integrators, and software developers make in the education vertical.
Government IT News For VARs — April 9, 2014
In this week’s news, VAR have new ways to find requests for bids, increased insight into government tech spending, and the finalization of the LGS sale.
Field Service IT News — April 8, 2014
In the news, manufacturers are beginning to ruggedize consumer devices. Also, the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation predicts investment in equipment and software to increase modestly this year.
Education IT News — April 7, 2014
In the news, Reno, NV, schools are leveraging data to focus on improvements in bottom-ranked schools, and New York is evaluating its best use of student data to select technology tools without infringing on student privacy. Also, school security extend to buses in Dallas County, TX, that are now equipped with thumbprint readers and “pedophile cameras.”
Book Review: The Trusted Advisor
Our industry — both reseller and vendor executives — would benefit if we all followed the principles outlined in The Trusted Advisor by David Maister, Charles Green, and Robert Galford. Successful channel companies try to help their clients; mediocre companies are just pushing products.
Healthcare IT News For VARs
ICD-10 is delayed — implementation is now extended to Oct. 1, 2015. Also in the news, HIMSS reports two-thirds of hospitals are increasing their 2014 IT budgets, and the HHS offers a new HIPAA Compliance Assessment Tool.
The ASCII Group Provides First Guide To Managed IT Services Sales Tax
California responds with answers about charging state sales tax, and group is preparing guides for solutions providers in other states.
Government IT News For VARs
In the news this week, BlackBerry 10 is approved by the DoD, the former U.S. CTO launches Hunch Analytics, and the U.S. Army is upgrading IT with the capability to share information from sensors and weapons about enemy targets.
Field Service IT News For VARs
A virtual summit on the field service industry is slated for Thursday. Also in the news this week, experts offer tips for mobile device selection, construction leads adoption of GPS tracking technology, and freight volumes are climbing — after a decrease during the harsh winter.
Growing Internet Of Things Means Growing Opportunity For Solutions Providers
The Internet of Things gives solutions providers an expanded opportunity. It enables them to grow into the role of their customers’ single, trusted advisor and manager of all IT systems and solutions inside — and outside — of the office.