Physical Security Articles
Ready To Drink At Austin’s ASCII Success Summit
Jim Roddy, president, Business Solutions magazine, looks forward to "drinking in" all the information from the educational sessions at the ASCII Success Summit, September 18-19 in Austin, Texas.
Access Control And Video Surveillance News From August 2013
Each month, Business Solutions collects and sorts through all the relevant channel news so you don't have to. This month in Access Control And Video Surveillance, companies announce new products and new solutions.
Healthcare IT News For VARS— August 29, 2013
Business Solutions searched recent headlines for news of interest to VARs serving clients in the healthcare industry.
ASIS 2013 Strengthens Security Profession To Face Challenges
ASIS 2013, “Smart, Strategic, Secure,” is designed for “security professionals looking for real solutions to real challenges.” The seminar and exhibition, an annual industry event for security professionals, will take place Sept. 24 to 27 at McCormick Place, Chicago.
What The Channel Is Tweeting About IP Video Surveillance
You might not be a part of the Twitter community — or maybe no one would recognize your hashtag — but BSM is making sure you can see what the channel is tweeting. Recently, there has been some news about IP video surveillance — it’s going to help keep people safe at the Little League World Series and it’s helping some New Jersey schools get ready for the school year. There is also a prediction about what video surveillance (and the market) will be like in 2020.
Government IT News For VARs — August 27, 2013
Business Solutions searched recent headlines for news of interest to VARs serving government organizations.
The Most Influential People In The Channel
USA Today Sports recently published a special magazine focused on the most influential people in MMA (mixed martial arts). For those who don't know, I'm a huge fan of MMA. The sport has undergone amazing growth over the past 10 years. The UFC, the leading MMA promotion in the world, has been valued by Forbes to be worth between $1.5 and $2 billion. The company, which gained an audience first via monthly pay-per-view events, then with a deal with cable channel Spike TV, inked a deal last year with network powerhouse FOX, giving the company its biggest potential audience yet. Today, the promotion holds monthly pay-per-views and regularly features events on FOX, FX, FUEL, and the new FOX Sports 1. Additionally, clothing lines, sports drinks, and other lifestyle retail items have spun off of this sport. All said, MMA has become huge business, and there are a handful of people who've been a big part of making it so, driving the industry to succeed.
This got me wondering about the IT reseller channel. Who are the most influential people? CRN and other magazines have done reports on channel chiefs, top women, and so on, but I don't think I've read anything about *influential* people.
You Become What You Look For In Life
At last week's RSPA RetailNOW 2013, the keynote speaker, Roy Spence, talked about the need and importance of purpose in what one does. His closing remarks, while not overly original, were impactful in the way he strung them together, and most importantly, quite relevant in both personal and professional life.
Peer-to-Peer: Advice For Integrators Considering Selling Access Control
In a recent Business Solutions article, "Remote Video Monitoring Pays Off," Howard Wolf, senior security consultant at Protection Technologies, told how his company deployed a security system that includes video analytics and remote monitoring. Wolf also shares advice for IT integrators considering getting into access control.
Top Channel Tweets — ChannelCon2013
Here are some interesting, inspiring, and informative tweets from CompTIA’s ChannelCon that wrapped up Wednesday in Orlando, FL.