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Government IT News For VARs — April 16, 2014

In the news, the GSA is requesting feedback on its plans for the next government-wide contract vehicle for telecommunications and related services. Also an AGA study lists lack of funding, the employees skills gap, and lack of buy-in as the top three reasons for the slow pace of federal IT innovation.

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EXECUTIVE COMMENTARY

  • 4 Reasons Healthcare Facilities Need New Wireless Applications
    4 Reasons Healthcare Facilities Need New Wireless Applications

    Generally speaking, healthcare has been a laggard in the adoption of mobile wireless technologies compared to other industries such as retail and hospitality. But with the introduction of smaller devices, smartphones, and tablets, the need for increased mobility in hospitals has accelerated dramatically in the past few years.

  • Healthcare Mobility: Rugged Or Commercial Devices?
    Healthcare Mobility: Rugged Or Commercial Devices?

    The average acute care hospital environment is typically one of the tougher settings for any handheld mobile solution to thrive and survive.  There are generally hard floors throughout, so any accidental drop is going to be met with the maximum impact. Add that to the use of aggressive disinfecting chemicals that are required to maintain a safe working atmosphere for patients and clinicians and you will likely find that most unprotected commercial devices will fail much earlier than expected. 

  • The Top 3 Things To Look For In A Partner Program
    The Top 3 Things To Look For In A Partner Program

    IT distribution isn’t just about products anymore — there’s an increasing focus on leading with services and solutions to drive results. Distributors are going beyond their name and becoming trusted advisors to resellers.As part of this evolution, it’s more important than ever to develop strong relationships in the channel and engage in events that provide collaboration, networking, and education. Every recipe for success looks different, but here are a few things to consider when looking for a partner program.

  • What IT Channel Executives Can Learn From Legendary Basketball Coach John Wooden
    What IT Channel Executives Can Learn From Legendary Basketball Coach John Wooden

    The legendary John Wooden, arguably the greatest basketball coach of all time, once said, “Never confuse activity with accomplishment.” Whether you’re a vendor or a reseller, that statement resonates — because one of the most difficult aspects of managing a start-up is dealing with the excitement level of the new venture and reining in the tendency to believe that activity for activity’s sake is critical at all times.

  • Opportunity In Disguise: Two Statements That Spell Disaster For Mobility ISVs
    Opportunity In Disguise: Two Statements That Spell Disaster For Mobility ISVs

    Running a mobile supply chain solutions company requires continually watching for changes and opportunities. So far this year, during meetings with customers and prospects, two statements have been etched in my mind.

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WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

  • Printers And Wristbands Help Improve Patient Safety And Automate The Identification Process

    As science and technology progresses, one of the biggest challenges is to reduce hospital errors as much as possible. As soon as the patient is admitted to hospital, the various processes and the intervention at different levels by medical professionals (from paramedics, nurses and doctors, to administration and laboratory staff), all increase the risk of mistakes being made. For this reason, automatic patient identification (patient ID) has become significantly important in hospitals, where it succeeds in reducing errors virtually to zero.

  • Eliminate 7 Wastes From Your Supply Chain

    In difficult economic times, lean thinking strikes a chord for manufacturers as it promises to reduce costs, improve quality and transform the bottom line, by eliminating waste in every area of the value stream, including factory management and supplier networks. Its goal is to eliminate non-value added processing from the customers’ perspective, enabling less inventory, less space,less resource, less time and less cost to produce more – and all highly responsive to customer demand.

  • Evolving Your IT Services Offering In A Modern Mobile World

    To stay competitive, IT solutions providers must evolve their IT services offering and embrace the modern needs of mobility through service oriented and mobile safeguard technology. Get enabled to answer the IT service calls of clients wanting to get connected to their data, stay connected to their data and ensure they can protect their data in today's mobile world. In this article, you’ll see how cutting-edge IT service providers are charting a course in the new world of mobility driven IT services to meet the mobile device management needs of their clients through service and solution oriented best practices.

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DATA COLLECTION INDUSTRY EVENTS

SYNNEX Spring VARNEX Conference April 13-18, 2014 Orlando, FL
Channel Transitions West April 29, 2014 Santa Ana, CA
Smart VAR Healthcare Summit May 6, 2014 New Brunswick, NJ
Channel Transitions East July 22, 2014 Boston
BlueStar’s VARTECH  Sep 17-19, 2014 New Orleans
Ingram IMOne - Fall Sep 21-24, 2014 Las Vegas
Channel Transitions Midwest Oct 7, 2014 Chicago

 

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