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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 VIDEOS

  • 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
    Seagull Scientific Demonstrates BarTender Software At Healthcare Summit

    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.

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DATA COLLECTION EXECUTIVE COMMENTARY

  • Four Keys To Managing Customer Relationships
    Four Keys To Managing Customer Relationships

    By 2020, customer experience will overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator. You could be offering the best product or service on the market, but if you don’t treat your customers properly before, during, and after a sale, you will never be able to build a mutually-beneficial partnership that keeps them coming back. Undoubtedly, loyal customers are your most valuable business asset.

5 Characteristics Of A Great IT Employee — And None Of Them Are Technical Skills

5 Characteristics Of A Great IT Employee — And None Of Them Are Technical Skills

My underlying principle about recruitment is that specific skills and training are important, but they shouldn’t be your primary concern during the hiring process. Job skills are necessary, of course, but you should look beyond skills and consider the behavioral characteristics that spell success in your company. My belief has always been that I can teach you to do your job better, but I can’t change who you are. Behavioral skills are much harder to teach and to change. People skills, management, leadership, creativity, ability to deal with adversity: these are of more value in the long term than any specific “job” skill. In the end, those are what we need.

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 Best Way To Grow Your Business

The Best Way To Grow Your Business

The best way to grow your business is to grow your leaders. All of you choose every day what you will spend your time on in your business. Tactical issues, sales, service tickets, and projects all come to mind. These types of activities are the basic blocking and tackling that have to be done well for a business to succeed. Functional growth, however, takes more than just executing tasks. It takes leadership beyond just you.   

The Needle Is In The Haystack … Find It!

The Needle Is In The Haystack … Find It!

I think the headline of this article accurately reflects the hope of most prospecting efforts. Regardless of what you and your team sell, if you’re engaged in prospecting as it has been taught for decades, then you are directing your team to find the proverbial needle in a haystack.

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