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Field Service IT News For VARs -- October 29, 2014

News includes how GPS is putting a stop to aggressive driving at work, how wearables impact the field of sports monitoring and performance, and some of the risks associated with the grey fleet.

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FIELD SERVICE 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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PREMIUM FIELD SERVICE CONTENT

  • 3 Key Trends In Mobile Enterprise Technology
    3 Key Trends In Mobile Enterprise Technology

    To remain competitive in the fast-moving mobile enterprise market, VARs, ISVs, distributors and other channel partners who resell and support IT solutions for business need to stay ahead of the curve on how mobile business and applications are evolving.  Following are three emerging trends that will likely affect how mobility-based businesses and government agencies evaluate, purchase, and deploy mobile systems and components.

  • The Many Flavors Of GPS Tracking: Which Is Right For Your Customer?
    The Many Flavors Of GPS Tracking: Which Is Right For Your Customer?

    SaaS-based GPS tracking services offer VARs and MSPs tasty new recurring revenue opportunities, but what is the current state of the art?

  • Top 6 Features Of Tablets For Delivery/Service
    Top 6 Features Of Tablets For Delivery/Service

    According to a report from VDC Research, mobile workers account for nearly one-third of today’s workforce, surpassing over one billion in 2013. For these workers, mobile solutions are vital tools to stay connected to data, to each other, and to customers.

  • 6 Factors To Consider Before Refreshing A Direct Store Delivery Deployment
    6 Factors To Consider Before Refreshing A Direct Store Delivery Deployment

    Technology advancements for the Direct Store Delivery (DSD) environment have outpaced both the industry’s need for those advancements and its ability to quickly adopt these new technologies. Today’s DSD environment is well past its fourth generation of technology, and the original return on investment (ROI) for automation occurred in the 1970s. While times have changed, the DSD use case still requires the customer be served in the same manner they were more than 40 years ago — consequently, the ROI for new technology investments may not be obvious. 

  • 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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