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  1. Mobile Predictions: What Apple, Google, And Microsoft Will Do In 2017
    12/28/2016

    As 2017 approaches, major players in the space seem to be competing around a few common themes: artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), and a focus on bringing high-end hardware in-house to showcase platform capabilities (the exception here is Apple, which has controlled its entire hardware line from the beginning). By Andrew Levy, CSO and Co-Founder, Apteligent

  2. Document Collaboration — It Isn’t Really A Problem, Is It?
    12/27/2016

    In the grand scheme of things, document collaboration is a mundane, time-consuming process that normally doesn’t get much attention since executives normally don’t get heavily involved in the process, nor do they understand the magnitude of the impact on their organization. However, taking the approach of ignoring a mundane, time-consuming process could have a big negative impact on your career. By Hans Downer, President & CEO, SavvyDox

  3. 5 Considerations To Make When Selecting A Retail System
    12/26/2016

    In my last 26 years of working in the retail IT industry, I have often had to explain the similarities and differences between small and large retailers’ software and hardware requirements when looking for a store management solution. By Afshin Alikhani

  4. 3 Growth Opportunities For MSPs In 2017
    12/23/2016

    With the end of the year quickly approaching, the time has come to reflect on the trends and opportunities that have emerged in the past 12 months and look ahead to what can be expected in the in the coming year.

  5. 3 Ways To Provide Effective Contact Center Solutions
    12/22/2016

    A new generation of IT personnel and contact center managers is coming to the forefront. Young, technologically-savvy professionals are taking leadership positions in the field, so it’s only natural many of these individuals focus on the concepts they were raised with: instant gratification, gratuitous rewards, and plug-and-play technologies.

  6. Retail IT Sales Tips From A Millennial Entrepreneur
    12/21/2016

    Ivan Matkovic, founder and CEO of Spendgo, shares the secrets to his company’s 100% month-over-month growth and offers advice other startups – and industry veterans alike – can profit from.

  7. 2017 Will Bring Manufacturers And Resellers Closer Than Ever
    12/21/2016

    The coming year will usher in a new, close-knit relationship between manufacturers and resellers based on the rapidly growing volume and frequency of data available from the channel. By Steve LaPedis, VP of Marketing, Zyme Solutions

  8. Leadership Is Recognizing You Serve The People You Lead
    12/20/2016

    Alan Weinberger founded The ASCII Group, a community of technical companies that install IT networks and full IT solutions in the business, government, and educational verticals, in 1984. At the time, there were 40 members, but ASCII now claims members in every U.S. state and throughout Canada. You no doubt already know the story of ASCII’s rise to nearly 1,500 members over the past 32 years. What you may not know, as Paul Harvey would say, is the rest of the story.

  9. 3 Ways Cloud Computing Improves Manufacturing Business Agility
    12/20/2016

    The manufacturing industry has always been on a quest to reduce cost, increase productivity, and minimize waste. Over the years, business strategies that have attempted to achieve this trifecta of manufacturing goals have come and gone. The Lean concept was one of the first that helped companies successfully streamline operations. It was followed by Agile which, as its name suggests, went beyond reducing waste and increasing efficiency to add flexibility and versatility to manufacturing capabilities, helping companies not only run leaner and meaner, but with an increased agility to help them quickly respond to market changes and competitors.

  10. What Do APIs Mean To Your Business?
    12/19/2016

    Ensuring your IT systems work together seamlessly is a must-have for business owners who want to thrive in 2017. The world of Big Data and analytics will get a huge boost from open Application Programming Interface (APIs). So what exactly are APIs, why are businesses motivated to create APIs, and what is the future outlook? In this blog, we will evaluate APIs, their value to businesses of all sizes, API maturation, and deployment factors.