Featured Manufacturing & Warehousing Articles

  1. Inside VARTECH: Day 1 -- IoT Isn’t Just Hype, It’s A Real Money Maker
    9/13/2016

    BlueStar’s VARTECH 2016 kicked off today in Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas. A variety of BlueStar’s team are on hand to provide great insight into the goings on within the industry and at the distributor. One trend that gets a lot of headlines is IoT (Internet of Things). I had a chance to speak with Duane Roebuck, IoT & WLAN business development manager for BlueStar about IoT. Specifically, what’s hype and what VARs and integrators should be keeping their eyes on.

  2. Inside VARTECH: Day 2 – It’s All Upside With BlueStar’s Technical Services
    9/13/2016

    Today is the second day of VARTECH 2016 in Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak with BlueStar leaders about POS, payment processing, IoT, and healthcare. Today, I was able to speak with Dan Brewer, technical services manager at Bluestar. Brewer’s message is simple: VARs should be leveraging BlueStar’s many services to extend their capabilities, improve their profitability, and win more business.

  3. IT Teams Responding To Rise Of Intelligent Machines
    6/17/2016

    Survey examines the impact of intelligent business systems and automation.

  4. How To Emphasize ROI Of WMS To Your Clients
    1/20/2016

    Warehouse management systems (WMS) have evolved over the years, and now are providing a strong ROI when properly deployed. Recognizing the need for a WMS can be straightforward for your clients; inaccurate inventories and pressures to continually reduce costs make the investment decision almost intuitive.

  5. 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.

  6. What The IoT Can Do For Your Manufacturing IT Clients’ Labor Shortage
    12/8/2015

    One of the biggest challenges in industry is the shortage of skilled labor. As the number of retiring workers increases, the challenge will only become greater. Can the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Big Data/predictive analytics help ease this burden?

  7. 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.

  8. Advice From The 2112 Group “Channel Theory Of Everything” Smart VAR Summit Presentation
    11/11/2015

    The 2112 Group provided advice to help IT solutions providers deal with, as CEO and chief analyst Larry Walsh described it, “this entire wave of innovation that’s being summed up in things like the Internet of Things [IoT].” Walsh and Diana Mirajkaj, COO of The 2112 Group, presented the keynote 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. Enterprise Asset Intelligence: How VARs Can Leverage 3 Converging Technology Trends
    11/11/2015

    As mobility, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things come together, there are many potential benefits. For example, manufacturers can assess efficiency and costs in real time (or near real time), “smart” equipment can pause or shut down if a risk is detected, and retailers can monitor a shopper’s behavior and dispatch an associate to close a deal.

  10. Smart VAR Age Of Intelligence Summit: Where Solutions Providers Can Start With IoT
    11/11/2015

    At the Smart VAR Summit: Age Of Intelligence — IoT, Cloud, And Mobility Convergence, powered by ScanSource, Zebra Technologies, and Business Solutions, a panel discussion focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) from a solutions providers’ perspective.