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DATA COLLECTION PODCASTS

  • Business Solutions Exclusive: ScanSource’s Dixon Talks Everything Channel
    Business Solutions Exclusive: ScanSource’s Dixon Talks Everything Channel

    One of the chief lessons I’ve learned from smart channel executives the past 15 years is this: sometimes you need to stop working on the day-to-day of your business and get educated on the most important trends that could affect your business.

  • What Every VAR Needs To Know About The Healthcare Vertical
    What Every VAR Needs To Know About The Healthcare Vertical

    Paul Constantine, President of ScanSource POS/Bar Coding North America, talks with Jameson Publishing and Business Solutions magazine President Jim Roddy in this exclusive Executive-To-Executive interview conducted at the 2013 ScanSource Partner Conference in Austin, TX.

  • Ingram: Greater VAR Profits Rooted In Total Solution
    Ingram: Greater VAR Profits Rooted In Total Solution

    Brian Wiser, senior VP of specialty solutions at distributor Ingram Micro, and Justin Scopaz, general manager of Ingram Micro’s Data Capture/Point Of Sale/Physical Security division, talk with Jameson Publishing and Business Solutions magazine president Jim Roddy in this exclusive Executive-To-Executive interview.

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DATA COLLECTION EXECUTIVE COMMENTARY

  • From Peer Power: M&A As A Growth Strategy
    From Peer Power: M&A As A Growth Strategy

    Without a doubt, one of the hottest growth tactics in the IT market right now is the use of  mergers and acquisitions (M&A) as a strategy. Having done seven of these transactions during the time I owned an MSP, there is no doubt that I’m a believer in the tactic as a great approach to growth. 

5 Ways MSPs Can Prepare For The Internet Of Things

5 Ways MSPs Can Prepare For The Internet Of Things

For those not already familiar, according to Gartner the Internet of Things (IoT) is “the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states or the external environment.” If you’re like most of the small business owners or managed services providers out there, you’re likely still trying to wrap your head around the hype and figure out what this actually means for your business.

Hiring In The IT Channel: Finding People With The Right Skills Is Just The Beginning

Hiring In The IT Channel: Finding People With The Right Skills Is Just The Beginning

Recently, I was having lunch with the CEO of an IT security company and we were talking about what she really needs in IT staff.  “Let me tell you what I don’t need,” she said. “I don’t need somebody who will work 9:00 to 5:00 and go home thinking that his or her day is done.  I don’t need somebody who is going to hide behind a computer. What I do need are people who will give everything they have to my company and my end clients.”

Sales Is Still A Numbers Game

Sales Is Still A Numbers Game

But, the numbers that you need to monitor and measure have changed dramatically, and I do mean dramatically. Back in my early days of selling for IBM, one of our management's mantra was “calls plus presentations equals sales,” and that worked.

Channel Sales Vendor/Partner Relationships: What Vendors Want (Part 3)

Channel Sales Vendor/Partner Relationships: What Vendors Want (Part 3)

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.

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