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ECM EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK

  • Recommended VAR Reading: The Challenger Sale
    Recommended VAR Reading: The Challenger Sale

    I read The Challenger Sale about a year ago and have been testing its principles and techniques whenever I can. I think the business-to-business sales methods taught in this book are the real deal and could have a significant impact on VAR organizations as they strive to be trusted advisors.

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  • Is Your Scanner Too Fast?
    Is Your Scanner Too Fast?

    In this podcast we spend some time talking about scanning and capture and the fact that what happens before you capture the data is just as important as capturing the data itself, more along the lines of a migration, away from feeds and speeds to efficiency and possibly some things in that realm you may not have thought about before.

  • Thinking Beyond The UPS
    Thinking Beyond The UPS Ramesh Menon, Global IT Channel Manager for Eaton Corporation, talks with Jameson Publishing and Business Solutions magazine President Jim Roddy in this exclusive Executive-To-Executive interview.
  • How Managed Services Can Grow Your Business
    How Managed Services Can Grow Your Business Justin Crotty, VP of Services North America for Ingram Micro, talks with Jameson Publishing and Business Solutions magazine President Jim Roddy in this exclusive Executive-To-Executive interview.
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ECM EXECUTIVE COMMENTARY

  • You Never Get A Second Chance: Onboarding Your New Employees
    You Never Get A Second Chance: Onboarding Your New Employees

    You’ve hired a new employee: congratulations!  It took hours of work and lots of expense to make that happen, and your team is relieved to know help is on the way. The new employee is excited too. They show up on day one, ready and eager to begin the next chapter of their working lives. But there’s just one problem: nothing was prepared. The receptionist doesn’t know who they are; their manager isn’t at that location; and they have no desk, computer or phone. At this point they are beginning to think they may have made a bad choice. 

Is Your Workforce Ready For The Internet Of Everything?

Is Your Workforce Ready For The Internet Of Everything?

Futurist Ray Kurzweil believes that the 21st century will be equivalent to 20,000 years of progress at today’s rate — about 1,000 times greater than the 20th century. In just the first two decades of the 21st century, the pace of this progress has created opportunities as well as challenges for businesses and governments around the world. A primary driver of these changes is the Internet of Everything (IoE).

The Pitfalls Of Automated Social Media Tools

The Pitfalls Of Automated Social Media Tools

Like almost any marketing tool, social media can be a two-edged sword. If handled with care, a tweet can be engaging and appealing, generating brand awareness and positive consumer responses; if they are thoughtless or insensitive, they can severely damage your brand.

Things To Include In Your Elevator Speech

Things To Include In Your Elevator Speech

In this age of social media, coupled with our instant access to information from anywhere at any time, you might think the need for a traditional elevator pitch is obsolete. However, the old sales practice of crafting a short, succinct introduction to your organization may be more relevant than ever. 

7 Reasons Why PSA Platforms Are Better Than Homegrown Tools

7 Reasons Why PSA Platforms Are Better Than Homegrown Tools

The year was 2006, and our three-year-old company was going through a tremendous growth cycle. Our small team knew that the organic tools we had used early on [mostly spreadsheets, a quickly thrown together Access database, and an SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) accounting package] might be able to carry us through the current growth cycle but more than likely wouldn’t carry us through future cycles.

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