In our March issue, we featured Industry Weapon, an ISV whose digital signage expertise and subscription-based recurring revenue model are leading it to a sixth consecutive year of triple-digit revenue growth! In addition to speaking about the ISV’s growth and business strategies, we asked Craig Hanna, COO of the company, to share the markets where his company sees the greatest opportunity for digital signage sales. His answer — retail (but not like you're thinking), manufacturing, and higher education — weren’t able to make it into the main article, so I wanted to share them with you here.
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How Selling Managed Print Services Protects Your Business
This MSP’s (managed services provider’s) decision to become MPS-certified paid off when it landed a six-figure project with the Major League Baseball (MLB) Network.
Do You Need A Mobile Data Collection Makeover?
Adapting its mobile communication platform to changes in the transportation industry is key to this VAR’s continued double-digit growth.
2-Inch Mobile Receipt Printers Product Review
Mobility in the worlds of retail and hospitality is one of the hottest topics. There’s also a lot of hype, confusion, and speculation. In an attempt to provide clarity on just one aspect of a mobile POS solution, we decided to review 2-inch mobile receipt printers.
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Five Reasons VARs Should Focus On Manufacturing
To stay competitive, all companies have to continually place bets on where to invest their time and resources; assess how to strengthen solution offerings; and innovate around them. We are all evaluating the industry sectors that deliver the most promise and provide the biggest opportunities for business growth. If manufacturing isn’t on your short list, it definitely should be.
8 Mobile Computer Must-Haves Your Customers Can’t Do Without
You knew this day would come. Your customers' need for greater mobility and advanced applications has moved from a nice to have to a critical business requirement. Their legacy systems can’t keep up with rapidly evolving customer, technology and business demands. Inefficiencies are costing them time and money. From the front office to the distribution center and all points in between, mobile technology creates the foundation on which successful, profitable businesses are now built. And the time to invest is now.
The Most Overlooked Bar Code Printing/Scanning Features
When searching for a barcode printer or scanner, a new solutions provider’s main concerns are that the equipment works and how much it’s going to cost. However, it’s prudent to take a more in-depth look at the hardware before making a purchase decision. Brian Suter of Wasp lists four features that solutions providers often overlook when assessing a barcode printer or scanner.
Advantages Of Rugged Devices For The Manufacturing Workplace
Randy Helm of Motorola Solutions lists three key factors manufacturers must consider when deciding between rugged or consumer devices for their workers.
Reasons VARs Should Consider Tapping Into Big Data
Tom Berarducci of Zebra Technologies tells why VARs should consider business opportunities related to Big Data.
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Motorola Introduces XPR 7000 Series Professional Tier Radios
Motorola Solutions, the leading provider of rugged mobile communications solutions ideally suited for workers in challenging manufacturing environments, recently introduced additions to the MOTOTRBO™ digital radio portfolio to further address the communications device needs for manufacturing workers.
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Thor VM2 Vehicle-Mount Computer
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8700 Series Industrial Mobile Computer
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Panther Industries Demonstrates SATO 8408 Print Engine
During Pack Expo, Panther Industries demonstrated their new 1000 Series print/apply solution featuring SATO's S8408 Print Engine. A robust, low-cost solution designed for 24x7 operation.
Zebra QLn Mobile Printer – VARTECH Product Demo
This video from VARTECH 2012 features Zebra’s QLn line of mobile printers. They are designed to print bar code labels, receipts, and tickets among other applications. The primary verticals for the QLn are warehousing and retail.
RFID For Book Publishing: Track, Authenticate & SAVE
SATO offers book publishers and other hard/soft cover product manufacturers an efficient and accurate RFID smart tag supply chain solution for accurate tracking the life span of products, from the publisher’s warehouse to the bookstore, substantially reducing theft and fraud while improving and streamlining logistics and credit reconciliation processes.