Data Collection & Mobility Articles

  1. What You Missed At Ingram Micro ONE Fall 2015
    11/25/2015

    Last week I was one of 2,000 people who attended the Ingram Micro ONE fall conference in Nashville. I have 10 full pages of notes from the event. Following are some highlights I thought you’d find valuable, along with my commentary.

  2. How Big Is The Gap Between Users And Developers On Application Security?
    11/25/2015

    Bluebox Security surveyed more than 400 consumers and 300 developers and found that there is an immense gap between consumer expectations and developer investment in mobile application security. In general, the survey found users trust mobile apps they utilize on a regular basis, but developers admit these apps are not often secure.

  3. CompTIA: Younger Workers’ Tech Preferences Could Impact Workforce Dynamics
    11/19/2015

    Among the trends shaping the workplace of the future are increasingly blurred lines between personal and work lives, a greater emphasis on social media engagement, and stronger views on technology, according to new research from CompTIA, the IT industry association.

  4. VARTECH 2015 Keynote Asks, “What’s Your 13th Donut?”
    11/17/2015

    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:

  5. VARTECH 2015 Media Panel: “Dandelion Marketing” And Other Terms VARs Need To Know
    11/17/2015

    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.

  6. Fast Facts (Plus Opinions) From VARTECH 2015
    11/17/2015

    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.

  7. IT Nation 2015 Recap: By The Numbers
    11/16/2015

    Last week was the 7th straight week of travel for me as I returned to Orlando for IT Nation. If you aren’t familiar with this event, it’s brought to the IT community by ConnectWise. Without a doubt, it’s the best channel event of the year if you’re interested in amazing education. I attend a lot of shows each year so I feel confident when I make this statement.

  8. The End User’s Perspective: Mobility, Cloud, IoT Solutions — And How To Sell Them
    11/16/2015

    Having insights into what end users want from IT solutions is always valuable, and this perspective will be particularly valuable as mobility, cloud computing, and Internet of Things (IoT) technology continue to converge. End users joined a panel discussion at the Smart VAR Summit: Age Of Intelligence — IoT, Cloud, And Mobility Convergence, powered by ScanSource, Zebra Technologies, and Business Solutions on October 14 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA.

  9. From VARTECH 2015: Marketing Best Practices For The Modern Reseller
    11/15/2015

    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. How Existing Healthcare Tech Combined To Improve The Patient Experience
    11/13/2015

    A new offering combines RFID, voice recognition, cloud, and Web-based mobile technologies to provide multiple benefits to providers.