ECM Magazine

  1. 5 Leadership Qualities That Inspire
    1/7/2015

    Great leaders are not born; they are made. This statement introduces a white paper from ConnectWise entitled Discover Your Inner Leader. In the paper, you will find traits that will help you lead — or become a leader — of your IT solutions provider business. And, you may notice, these traits are common to all leaders.

  2. Best Channel Vendors 2015
    1/5/2015

    How were the Best Channel Vendors survey and special report generated? For a seventh consecutive year, we relied on the wisdom and experience of Penn State University to help ensure the survey’s statistical accuracy. Back in 2009, Penn State agreed with our philosophy of conducting a Web-based survey (as opposed to a phone-solicitation survey) of our subscribers to capture significant data from our most active resellers. The technology categories were determined by the Business Solutions magazine (BSM) editorial staff.

  3. How To Future-Proof Your Business
    1/5/2015

    In the constantly changing landscape of IT technologies, IT pros must be flexible and responsive to prepare for the future.

  4. Best Channel Vendors 2015 - ECM Hardware, ECM Software, General Computing, Video Surveillance/Access Control, & VoIP
    12/30/2014

    Video surveillance and access control technologies continue to be great line-card additions for networking VARs looking for additional revenue streams. This year’s winners represent a good starting point for anyone interested in getting involved. Axis Communications and Honeywell are two well-known names in the physical security world, and Cisco’s enterprise networking experience is unquestionable.

  5. Top Federal IT Initiatives Include Security, Disaster Recovery, Digitizing Records
    12/10/2014

    Recently Information Week asked its readers to rate more than 30 government IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus.

  6. Why Managed Network Services Make Sense
    12/8/2014

    Managed network services (MNS) are a way for multifunction peripherals (MFPs) dealers and other IT solutions providers to differentiate themselves, as well as building recurring revenue and higher margins. According to a white paper from N-able by SolarWinds, it also provides you the chance to assume responsibility for the entire network — from the MFP to the server.

  7. How Is The Paperless Office Initiative Faring?
    11/21/2014

    In a new AIIM report, “Paper Wars 2014 — Update from the Battlefield,” researchers examined how well organizations are faring in the progress towards paper-free processes.

  8. Overall Patent Litigations Are Down, But High Tech NPE Activity Continues
    11/14/2014

    A new study by Unified Patents demonstrates that, overall, patent litigations are down for Q3, but 2014 remains on target to be the second most litigious year in history. In fact, total patent litigations are anticipated to top the 5038 litigations in 2012.

  9. CompTIA State Of The Channel Study: Dealing With Details, Drivers Of The Transition To A New Business Model
    11/13/2014

    In its Fourth Annual State of the Channel study, CompTIA asked IT companies to describe the progress of their business transformation. Of the 350 companies surveyed, 24 percent assessed their transformation at a low degree, 55 percent said a moderate degree, and 22 percent said a high degree. Interestingly, in 2012, the responses were low degree, 17 percent; moderate, 59 percent; and high, 24 percent. It might seem like the channel isn’t as far along with business transformation now as it was two years ago.

  10. Creating A Content Marketing Strategy For VARs
    11/3/2014

    It can be tempting for a company to use its content outlets, such as blogs, social media, eBooks, and other articles, as avenues of self-promotion. They use these distribution channels to advertise new products, customer acquisitions, or other business wins. While the business owners and employees may love reading these updates, customers don't. Instead, for value-added resellers (VARs) to ensure the continued loyalty and engagement of their audiences, companies need to create content that appeals to these customers.

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