So last week I told you all about the “Rule of 78” and why you should be adding a cloud strategy and portfolio into your imminent plans.  This week I am going to touch on one industry and how it is changing daily due to the cloud and mobility products.  If you are a shopper, you probably have 5, 6, or 30 loyalty cards and/or an app for that.  You also probably track many daily deals, get emails, mailers, and even text messages encouraging you to come shop.  These may or may not change your behavior or make you go to a store that you have never heard of.  First of all, who has time to read them, fill their wallets with that many cards, keep up with receipt coupons, or know when you will choose to use the random offer?  I know that I always think about that coupon I left at home as I am pulling somewhere.  Is it worth the time to backtrack home? Absolutely not. [Read More…]

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As I sit here at my desk on this beautiful sunny day in South Carolina, I was thinking about how to encourage our partners to start seeing cloud in a positive manner. Yes, it is true that as cloud solutions become more and more popular with end-user demands, hardware sales generally will decrease.  Also, it can be very hard to get into a mindset that instead of deploying a $50,000 hardware solution on which you instantly make $5-6k profit, you offer it virtually to make only $100 each month of the contract.  [Read More…]

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The Path Forward Part 2: Our Plan Ahead

by Kevin Price April 7, 2014 Business

In my last blog I laid out my expectations for some of the big trends in the technology sector in 2014 and forward. Here’s a link to Part 1 of this post. Part 2 is going to dig deeper into some of Accucode’s strategic plans as we move forward. I’m going to share things that […]

April 2014 Discounts from ScanSource Services Group

by Amanda Williams April 1, 2014 Business
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ScanSource Services Group is FUELING your business with exclusive discounts to help you MAXIMIZE your business this year!  Check back each month for new discounts.  Read about the April discounts below: CLOUD SERVICES Get an extra 2% discount when you sign a new Green Cloud deal through ScanSource Services Group!  Green Cloud Technologies is a […]

How Do You UC?

by Doug Rogier March 26, 2014 Mobility
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In addition to the blog, you can learn more about UC and how to begin offering a total solution by attending these three web seminars by industry expert Jim Sevier. Using a puzzle-solving theme, he will explain how to first put together the easy pieces and then fill the gaps with ScanSource. Solve the Puzzle Overview – […]

Honeywell Dolphin 70e Black

by George Brown March 26, 2014 AIDC
Honeywell

The Dolphin 70e Black successfully combines the size, stylish form factor and optimal communication of consumer-grade devices with the durability, integrated scanning and long life cycle of traditional rugged mobile computers. For more information, visit www.dolphinblack.com.

Need to create GHS labels? ScanSource can help.

by Ken Campbell March 20, 2014 AIDC
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GHS (Globally Harmonized System), created by the United Nations, is designed to standardize the classification and labeling of chemicals worldwide.  While most countries have a regulatory system in place for the handling and transportation of chemicals, historically there has been a lack of consistency on how these regulations were implemented.  GHS is designed to bring […]

Axis at The Oscars… but did you see them?

by Thomas Peery March 3, 2014 ScanSource Security
Axis

Axis Communications was present at The Oscars last night, but did you even know they were there?  Just call them the “Eye-in-the-Sky” as Axis teamed up with LAPD to provide surveillance last night at the 2014 Academy Awards to help ensure the safety of everyone in attendance with some of their industry-leading Pan, Tilt, & […]

Change your security strategy so you’re not the TARGET!

by Doug Free March 3, 2014 Technology

Target is just another example of a stellar company investing millions to secure sensitive data and comply with industry regulations and yet still losing to the bad guys.  The lesson here is stop relying on a losing strategy of keeping the bad guys out with passwords, firewalls, network segmentation, and simply change your strategy so […]

What Are Your Customers Saying About You?

by Phoebe Underwood February 18, 2014 Business
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Think you don’t need to implement customer surveys? Are you really sure you know what your clientele is saying about you? Customer satisfaction is the lifeblood of every company. Here are five reasons why businesses should gather and measure the satisfaction of their customers.