Data Collection & Mobility Articles

  1. Smart VAR Panel: Addressing Pain Points Gets Healthcare IT Clients’ Attention

    Your healthcare IT clients won’t sign on for your technology solutions unless you’re actively connecting with their needs. At the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit, powered by ScanSource and Business Solutions held Aug. 11 at the Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel, a panel of healthcare end users emphasized this principle.

  2. Smart VAR Healthcare Panel: Understanding The IT Purchase Decision-Making Process

    Your sales process is completely futile if you don’t understand your healthcare IT clients’ decision-making process. At the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit, powered by ScanSource and Business Solutions held Aug. 11 at the Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel, the SmartVAR panel — Rabin Pant, director of clinical informatics at Methodist Health System, Dr. Trisha Swift, a healthcare management consultant for Kurt Salmon, and Frank Beman, CEO of Faith Community Hospital — talked about the decision-making process at their respective organizations, the perception of value, and the importance of timeframes.

  3. Moving Ahead Of The Pack: Healthcare IT Market Growth Areas You May Be Missing

    Getting too comfortable with the services you provide can be a big mistake in healthcare IT. While there is room for profit for everyone, avoiding certain areas can mean your company is leaving huge amounts of money and growth potential on the table.

  4. Selling Healthcare IT In The Age Of Integration

    Right now, your healthcare IT clients see most of their technology as islands, but that’s all changing. At the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit, powered by ScanSource and Business Solutions held Aug. 11 at the Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel, “The Healthcare IT Guy” Shahid Shah addressed this issue and how vendors can help move their clients into an “integration age.”

  5. VARTECH 2015 Keynote Asks, “What’s Your 13th Donut?”

    VARTECH 2015 keynote speaker Mark Scharenbroich's message to several hundred channel executives Sept. 15 was filled with feelings of humility, gratefulness, and the power of a kind word. Following are golden nuggets and top quotes from Scharenbroich’s moving welcome to BlueStar’s annual partner conference:

  6. VARTECH 2015 Media Panel: “Dandelion Marketing” And Other Terms VARs Need To Know

    The media panel discussion at VARTECH 2015 was a learning experience for the hundreds of channel executives in attendance. Following are three terms that played a role in our conversation that I wanted to share with you. It will behoove VARs to understand and master these.

  7. Fast Facts (Plus Opinions) From VARTECH 2015

    Here are stories, quotes, and notes from the first full day of VARTECH 2015 —  written from the docks at CocoCay, The Bahamas. The day was intriguing, interesting, and gratifying at different times. Here are some of the stories, quotes, and notes I jotted while traversing from deck-to-deck.

  8. Michael Gerber’s ‘The Dreaming Room’ Course Offered To RSPA Members

    Author and entrepreneur Michael Gerber will present a course for Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) members this fall: The Dreaming Room.

  9. From VARTECH 2015: Marketing Best Practices For The Modern Reseller

    Most everyone in the channel is aware that when VARs complain about vendors, the topic mentioned most is the desire for greater margins. But do you know what I hear most often from vendors when they list the number one VAR area to improve? It’s marketing, hands down.

  10. Point Of Sale, Payment Processing And Data Collection News From August 2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale, payment processing and data collection news, Ingram Micro adds key injection services and creates a payments playbook, ZyXEL unveils a router-access point-printer combination, MMF POS introduces an illuminated cash drawer, Mercury launches its Security Pays education initiative, Moneris introduces mPOS payment devices, Honeywell unveils an iPhone sled, Sterling launches a lead generation website, and ScanSource adds its “As-A-Service Suite.”