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Manufacturing And Warehousing News — April 14, 2014
In the news, additive manufacturing will enable MRO shops to “print” the parts they need. Also manufacturers are optimistic about the benefits of Big Data — MESA International will release the results of the “Metrics That Matter” survey on April 16.
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.
Motorola Solutions Emphasizing Android OS In 2014
Last week I attended Motorola’s annual Partner Expo in Las Vegas. Over the three days at the event, I learned a lot about Motorola’s initiatives for 2014. One thing I found particularly interesting was Moto’s plans concerning mobile device operating systems (OS). In the past, Motorola devices have run various versions of Microsoft’s operating systems. As we all know, in recent years the mobile world has been overrun with devices running iOS and Android, but primarily on the consumer side. Motorola has slowly adopted Android as an option for a few of its enterprise-class devices, but make no mistake, Microsoft’s OSs have been the dominant platform for the company’s mobile computers. Until now.
Motorola Solutions' Brown Admits Company's Shortcomings, Promises Improvement
Greg Brown, chairman and CEO, of Motorola Solutions ($MSI) took the stage today to deliver a heart-felt speech to the 3,000 attendees of the Motorola Channel Partner Expo 2014 in Las Vegas. I found his candor to be particularly refreshing. All too often, CEOs get on stage and string together a variety of hollow platitudes intended to make everyone in the room feel warm and fuzzy. Brown took a more humble approach and focused on what Motorola could be doing better.
Motorola Solutions CPE 2014: Moon Highlights Keys To Motorola’s Success
In the morning session today at the Motorola Channel Partner Expo 2014, March 23-25, in Las Vegas, Mark Moon, Executive Vice President and President of Sales & Product Operations at Motorola Solutions addressed the company’s partners.
Motorola Solutions CPE 2014: Channel Program Updates
Motorola Solutions is hosting its Motorola Channel Partner Expo 2014, March 23-25, in Las Vegas. Last night, I had the opportunity to speak with Bill Cates, senior director of global channels strategies programs and operations for Motorola Solutions, to find out more about the changes to the company’s PartnerEmpower channel program.
Data Collection and Mobility News From February 2014
Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Data Collection and Mobility news, TEKLYNX enhances its bar code labeling software, and Motorola releases a new touch computer and expands its distribution agreement with BlueStar.
3 Digital Signage Markets You Might Have Overlooked
In our March issue, we featured Industry Weapon, an ISV whose digital signage expertise and subscription-based recurring revenue model are leading it to a sixth consecutive year of triple-digit revenue growth! In addition to speaking about the ISV’s growth and business strategies, we asked Craig Hanna, COO of the company, to share the markets where his company sees the greatest opportunity for digital signage sales. His answer — retail (but not like you're thinking), manufacturing, and higher education — weren’t able to make it into the main article, so I wanted to share them with you here.
Data Collection and Mobility News From January 2014
Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Data Collection and Mobility news, Panasonic releases a new fully rugged tablet, TEKLYNX launches TEKLYNX CENTRAL 4.0, and AML introduces a new rugged, wireless handheld terminal.
Six Questions That Will Lead To Better Consumables Sales
Scott Robnett, director of interactive services for Imprint Enterprises, says regular communication is key to consumables sales. Business Solutions recently interviewed Robnett for the article “Edge Out Competitors With A Complete Cloud-Based Mobile Solution.” He points out it is easy for companies to compare prices and order standard or stocked consumables, but they will be less likely to look into ordering on their own if you stay in touch.