Data Collection & Mobility Articles

  1. The Potential Retailers See In Beacons — And Why They Need IT Solutions Providers To Help
    1/13/2016

    It’s sometimes difficult to understand how the solutions you can provide can impact your clients’ day-to-day operations — and even the success of their businesses overall. Beacon technology is one of the latest trends coursing through retail as a means of connecting with and engaging customers.

  2. Point Of Sale, Payment Processing And Data Collection News From December 2015
    1/12/2016

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale, payment processing and data collection news, Mercury and NCC release an EMV-enabled solution, Bematech introduces its new app, Creditcall obtains PCI-validated point-to-point encryption (P2PE) certification, and Clearent announces a WordPress plug-in for accepting payments. In other news, Loftware unveils the latest release of browser-based labeling solution, Janam introduces new rugged computers that support both Android and Microsoft Windows, and Toshiba adds new wireless thermal bar code printers.

  3. What Solutions Providers Can Learn From The Verizon Retail Index And New Holiday Shopping Patterns
    1/12/2016

    Your merchant clients may respond to signs the e-commerce holiday shopping season is getting longer.

  4. Survey Underscores Your Manufacturing IT Clients’ Need For Efficient Bar Code Labeling Solution
    1/11/2016

    According to a study of global companies, manufacturers are poorly equipped to handle labeling challenges, resulting in customer dissatisfaction and loss of revenue.

  5. Will You Sell IT To A CDO This Year?
    1/11/2016

    Filling the position of chief digital officer (CDO) is a growing trend among companies worldwide. A survey by Strategy&, PwC’s strategy consulting company, found that although only 6 percent of companies have a CDO, more will assign the role as digital transformation continues.

  6. Top Healthcare Tech And Market Predictions For 2016
    1/8/2016

    Here are technologies healthcare IT VARs might want to keep on their radars in 2016.

  7. Is 2016 The Year The Channel Gets Into The “Data Business”?
    1/6/2016

    Regardless of technology or vertical, there was a common theme in predictions for 2016: data.  Your clients are faced with collecting, managing, analyzing, interpreting, protecting — and even figuring out ownership — of vast amounts of data, and they are going to turn to you for help.

  8. CIOs, Developers Differ On Real-Time Data Analysis
    1/6/2016

    Research in Q3 2015 reveals that among companies with real-time data analysis capabilities more than 90 percent believe real-time streaming data analysis can positively affect their company’s bottom line. But the story you hear might be different depending who you are talking to.

  9. CompTIA Report: Big Data Can Mean Big Opportunity For The IT Channel
    1/5/2016

    Businesses of all types and sizes are gathering and using large amounts of digital data, whether for making decisions about efficiency, understanding consumers, or making predictions for their businesses. IT solutions providers that understand the drivers behind this trend and can deliver and support Big Data solutions stand to capitalize on it.

  10. How Does Your Marketing Spend Compare With Other IT Providers?
    12/31/2015

    One area in which most solutions providers fall short with their business is with marketing. Some admit they are bad at marketing. Some convince themselves word of mouth is all they need. Others believe no marketing works after a few half-hearted attempts fell short of expectations. In preparing for an upcoming special report on marketing and solutions providers, I ran a survey to collect some data from solutions providers. The results were pretty eye-opening.