Physical Security Articles
Access Control And Video Surveillance News From March 2014
Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Access Control And Video Surveillance news, Panasonic announces the availability of the first cameras in its new “6 Series,” and Genetec offers AutoVu, a license plate recognition solution.
Education IT News — April 14, 2014
Following the Pennsylvania school stabbings, schools continues to seek better safety procedures and technology to protect students. Additionally, government and entrepreneurs receive a boost in funding to further the presence of technology in classrooms.
The Top VAR Opportunities In The SMB Space
Business Solutions asked industry experts “Why VARs Should Set Their Sights On SMBs” for the Business Solutions 2014 Partner Program Insider. In addition to the insights in that article, these industry leaders also offer what they believe are the biggest opportunities and significant trends in the SMB space — including network and physical security, and, for SMB retailers, the transition to EMV and online marketing.
Security, Mobility Create Opportunities For Solutions Providers In Education
Business Solutions 2014 Partner Program Insider gave industry experts the opportunity to share their opinions on the top opportunities in the education vertical. According to BSM editor-in-chief Mike Monocello, “Their responses can be boiled down into two main categories: keeping an eye on people and assets and getting computers into the hands of students.”
Common Mistakes Solutions Providers Make In The Education Vertical
Along with their responses to questions for the Business Solutions 2014 Partner Program Insider industry experts listed what they believe are the most common mistakes VARs, MSPs, integrators, and software developers make in the education vertical.
You Have To Study The Education IT Market To Make A Sale
Business Solutions magazine interviewed industry experts for the Business Solutions 2014 Partner Program Insider article on the top opportunities for solutions providers in the education vertical. In addition, BSM asked their opinions on the current health of the education market from a potential IT spend perspective.Their responses show that to answer this question, you have to define which part of the market and which time of year you’re referring to — unless you’re talking about security.
Peer-To-Peer: Pitfalls Of Access Control & Video Surveillance Integration
In the BSM article “Security In The Cloud,” Rueben Orr, co-owner, VP, and FSO of Security Install Solutions (SIS) explains the benefits of cloud access control systems. Citing the case of an installation in Denver, CO, Orr says the cloud-based solution provides a central view of all facilities, and the user no longer has to back up software or support servers. Also, administrators can log into the system remotely to resolve access control issues such as problems with ID cards.
Education IT News — April 7, 2014
In the news, Reno, NV, schools are leveraging data to focus on improvements in bottom-ranked schools, and New York is evaluating its best use of student data to select technology tools without infringing on student privacy. Also, school security extend to buses in Dallas County, TX, that are now equipped with thumbprint readers and “pedophile cameras.”
Book Review: The Trusted Advisor
Our industry — both reseller and vendor executives — would benefit if we all followed the principles outlined in The Trusted Advisor by David Maister, Charles Green, and Robert Galford. Successful channel companies try to help their clients; mediocre companies are just pushing products.
The ASCII Group Provides First Guide To Managed IT Services Sales Tax
California responds with answers about charging state sales tax, and group is preparing guides for solutions providers in other states.