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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

  • Selling To The Millennial Customer
    Selling To The Millennial Customer

    Many of us have owned our businesses for numerous years and come from the Boomer Generation. Boomers are frugal for the most part, and were raised with dial telephones, three-channel television, and in a single-income family.  We saved our leftovers, ate everything on our plates, and the stores were closed on Sundays. We grew up with a mindset of budgets, and when we got out of college it was the ‘70s. We listened to vinyl records, FM radio, and drove an American-made car.

3 Reasons Why Specialization Is Critical To Success

3 Reasons Why Specialization Is Critical To Success

You’ve more than likely heard the saying, “jack of all trades, master of none,” and while in most cases this applies to individuals, it can also pertain to businesses, including solutions providers and MSPs (managed services providers).

5 Opportunities For Independent Software Vendors In Education

5 Opportunities For Independent Software Vendors In Education

Technical advancements have completely reshaped the way we live and function today. These advances are an outcome of creative minds and innovative ideas stimulated by effective learning, imparted to a great extent, by our esteemed educational institutions. Interestingly, the education sector has always been notoriously slow to adopt new technology with very little changes made in the past so-many decades.

Solutions Providers: Whatever You Do, Don’t Do This

Solutions Providers: Whatever You Do, Don’t Do This

The “this” that I’m talking about is the practice that I’ve seen MSPs (managed services providers) and IT consultants repeat many times.  Tragically, each repetition costs the MSP and/or IT consultant a ton of cash.  The behavior that I’m talking about is the result of success that the MSP has had. Ironically, the more successful small MSPs are, the more rapidly they want to grow, hire more engineers, and enjoy more recurring revenue.

Ask Coach: Making Your Team Part of Strategic Planning, Part 3

Ask Coach: Making Your Team Part of Strategic Planning, Part 3

This is the third part of a three-part series. This installment deals with documenting your plan and driving communication through your team.

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