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Inside VARTECH: Day 1 -- IoT Isn’t Just Hype, It’s A Real Money Maker
Inside VARTECH: Day 1 -- IoT Isn’t Just Hype, It’s A Real Money Maker

BlueStar’s VARTECH 2016 kicked off today in Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas. A variety of BlueStar’s team are on hand to provide great insight into the goings on within the industry and at the distributor. One trend that gets a lot of headlines is IoT (Internet of Things). I had a chance to speak with Duane Roebuck, IoT & WLAN business development manager for BlueStar about IoT. Specifically, what’s hype and what VARs and integrators should be keeping their eyes on.

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