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VARTECH 2014: 9 Social Media Tips For VARs

Do you recall the 1939 version of The Wizard Of Oz when a fearful Dorothy, played by Judy Garland, exclaims, “Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!”? Today, solutions providers — especially those old enough to remember the 1939 version of The Wizard Of Oz — are saying “Facebook and Twitter and LinkedIn, oh my!” as they face an avalanche of social media options.

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MAGAZINE ARTICLES

  • You Probably Aren’t As Unique As You Think
    You Probably Aren’t As Unique As You Think

    What makes you and your company different? Is it your people? Is it how much you care about your customers? Is it all the training you have and industry certifications? Is it the solutions you offer?

  • Jump-Start Your As-a-Service Transition

    As you might know, we’ve dedicated many pages to educating readers on the value of a managed services model. While the benefits can be great, there also can be some significant hurdles to clear before you sail off into the sunset. Many established MSPs have stories about adopting certain aspects of the model, while ignoring other aspects. This can delay or stifle your success on this model and potentially poison people into thinking that the model isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

  • Life-Changing Content, Just For You

    If you’ve been reading Business Solutions magazine (BSM) for the past couple years, you know that we believe strongly in the power of recurring revenue via the as-a-Service model. Recurring revenue is predictable and stable and can help your business reach new heights. Unfortunately, there are many obstacles you’ll probably have to overcome. We want to help. In fact, it’s our mission.

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EXECUTIVE COMMENTARY

  • Ask Coach: How Do I Empower My Team To Solve Problems? (Part 1)
    Ask Coach: How Do I Empower My Team To Solve Problems? (Part 1)

    How do I empower my team to make decisions on their own, to look at the whole picture of the problem, and bring it to resolution?

  • The Cloud Channel-Partnership Checklist: 7 Key Elements For Successful Partnering
    The Cloud Channel-Partnership Checklist: 7 Key Elements For Successful Partnering

    Do you need to build a successful cloud channel partnership? Do you need to sell to mid- to large-size enterprise customers? Worry not — there are a few strategies that can help growing organizations succeed while building a successful channel partner program in the process. Implemented correctly, channel partnerships can offer a vertical focus, local contacts, and ultimately the business know-how that can take vendors years to acquire. Done right, a vendor can bring maximum return for both sales and financial success to the organization.

  • The Internet Of Things: Why The Future Is In Your Pocket
    The Internet Of Things: Why The Future Is In Your Pocket

    The Internet has developed significantly since it first came onto the scene thirty years ago. At its start, surfing was nonexistent and Internet/processor speeds were atrocious. Now, fast forward to today, the Internet isn’t even recognizable. Websites are more interactive than ever, advanced analytics can track website users, and almost every person has access to some basic level of Internet connection.

  • Channel Sales Vendor/Partner Relationships: What Vendors Want (Part 4)
    Channel Sales Vendor/Partner Relationships: What Vendors Want (Part 4)

    It’s not love at first sight. It is all about the relationship between the vendor and the partner if a channel sales partnership is to be successful. A better understanding of what a vendor expects from a partner helps the solution provider make well informed and prudent business decisions that have a positive and profitable impact on their organization.

  • The PDF Paradigm: Should You Use PDF On The Web?
    The PDF Paradigm: Should You Use PDF On The Web?

    It’s been 21 years since Adobe debuted the Adobe Acrobat suite and introduced the PDF (portable document format) file format. Adobe also launched a free PDF reader in order to make PDF ubiquitous. You only had to purchase the software if you wanted to actually create PDF documents.

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WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

  • Systems Integrator Designs User-Friendly Smart Printing Solution
    Systems Integrator Designs User-Friendly Smart Printing Solution

    Barcoding, Inc.’s client, a supply chain and logistics solutions provider, had to implement a bar code scanning system for a customer operating a return center. This customer wanted a system that would allow the user to scan the part number and serial number of received items, and then generate a new bar code label based on the scanned information. The user would then attach the bar code label to the box that contained the returned items. The client wanted two options — box label or case label.

  • Zoo & Aquarium Mobilizes Online Sales And Improves Guest Experience With Mobile Web Store

    Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium (PDZA) located in Tacoma, Washington, has 792 animals and 98 different species on display. Founded in 1905, the facility covers 29 acres of land within Point Defiance Park and offers gorgeous views of Mount Rainier, the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound. The only combined zoo and aquarium in the Pacific Northwest, the site attracts over 700,000 visitors a year.

  • Exploring Opportunities In BYOD And Mobile Device Management

    A solution provider’s role is all about serving as a trusted advisor to his or her client. Often that means helping them with their clearly identified business problems. But it also requires noting gaps that the clients themselves may not have noticed. Such is the case with mobile devices.

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DATA COLLECTION INDUSTRY EVENTS

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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MULTIMEDIA

  • Plantronics Displays Headset Options At Smart VAR Healthcare Summit
    Plantronics Displays Headset Options At Smart VAR Healthcare Summit

    Brad Barnes, sales manager of specialized channels for Plantronics, displays USB-based, wireless, and Bluetooth headsets at the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit, powered by ScanSource and Business Solutions magazine on August 21, 2014, at the Westin Chicago Northwest.

  • Seagull Scientific Demonstrates BarTender Software At Healthcare Summit
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    Nicholas Doss, channel sales manager, explains the application’s the company’s BarTender software has for healthcare at the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit, powered by ScanSource and Business Solutions magazine on August 21, 2014, at the Westin Chicago Northwest.

  • Datalogic Demonstrates Technology At Smart VAR Healthcare Summit
    Datalogic Demonstrates Technology At Smart VAR Healthcare Summit

    Gina Wilde, national manager of the healthcare vertical for Datalogic, explains how healthcare VARs can offer products that differentiate them from the competition. Wilde spoke at the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit, powered by ScanSource and Business Solutions magazine on August 21, 2014, at the Westin Chicago Northwest.

  • Code Demonstrates Healthcare Applications Of Bar Code Readers And Sleds
    Code Demonstrates Healthcare Applications Of Bar Code Readers And Sleds

    Christopher Koenen, strategic account manager for Code, shows applications of bar code readers and sleds at the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit, powered by ScanSource and Business Solutions magazine on August 21, 2014, at the Westin Chicago Northwest.

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