Feature Articles

  1. Retail IT VAR Of The Future Preview: 4 Parts Of The Retail IT Ecosystem
    3/2/2015

    Business Solutions Retail IT VAR Of The Future Conference, May 12-13, at Bally’s Las Vegas, will present an in-depth look at four topics: POS-as-a-Service, mobile point of sale (POS), Payment Security and EMV, and customer experience.

  2. How To Prepare Your IT Clients For The Impact Of The IoT
    2/26/2015

    An IT strategy is key in preparing for the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), says a new report from Spiceworks, “The Devices are Coming! How the Internet of Things will affect IT … and why resistance is futile.”

  3. Wi-Fi Solutions Streamlines Inventory Process Based On Security, Reliability, Manageability
    2/9/2015

    A leader in the shortening and oils industry, Columbus Vegetable Oils chose Aerohive’s Cooperative Control wireless LAN solution for its new manufacturing and warehouse facility because of its superior security, reliability, manageability, and flexibility.

  4. Oberto Brands Selects Aerohive For Enterprise Wi-Fi
    2/9/2015

    Oberto was founded in Seattle in 1918 by Italian immigrants and is the second largest producer of beef jerky in the nation. The company makes and markets more than 400 varieties of dried meat products, with annual revenue of $220M. It offers meat jerky in beef, pork, and turkey versions, as well as snack sausages. All these goodies are sold under the brand names Lowrey’s Meat Snacks, Pacific Gold Beef Jerky, and Oh Boy Oberto! Oberto also sells all-natural jerky using no preservatives or artificial flavors.

  5. Wireless Solution Gives Convenience Store Chain Unparalleled Network Management And Cost Savings
    2/9/2015

    The 7-Eleven Convenience Stores concentrated in Central Oklahoma are independently owned. The company desired a wireless LAN in each of its convenience stores to enable employees to use wireless handheld scanning devices to deliver data to a Retalix inventory control and Demand AnalytX (DAX) system. The DAX system enables the stores’ inventories, especially the most expensive items, to be carefully monitored and adjusted, streamlining operations and saving dollars.

  6. 6 Bar Code Scanner Features To Consider For Asset Tracking
    9/22/2014

    Many government departments and offices are turning to bar code scanners to replace manual data entry. By utilizing bar code technology, a user can enter data nearly 20 times faster and do so about 20,000 times more accurately. These numbers can be extremely important when it comes to tracking valuable assets that are purchased with grants or assets that have a dollar value that determines that they must be tracked.  In most cases, once a grant is provided, the government office or department is tasked with tracking each item purchased by the grant in order to create accurate documentation to stay in compliance. In many cases when an audit turns out to be incorrect, it can result in lost grant opportunities or money owed.

  7. Monitor PTO On Your Trucks For More GPS Tracking Insight
    7/1/2014

    Advanced GPS tracking solutions allow you to monitor when a switch or power take-off (PTO) is engaged in your vehicles. Monitoring PTO will ensure accuracy in reports, alerts, and historical data with regard to idle time. By having accurate data, you will be able to provide proof of service, lower fuel costs, increase billing accuracy, and more.

  8. Tips For Managing Field Service Big Data
    5/27/2014

    The term itself is enough to stop some field service managers and executives in their tracks. Big Data! We visualize a torrent of information – the electronic equivalent of tens of thousands of pages of spreadsheets, drilling down to what might seem the minutest details of a company’s activities and customer relationships.

  9. SATO CL4NX Series: Rugged Thermal Printer
    5/6/2014

    Label printers should be easy to deploy, operate, and maintain. If a printer jams frequently, produces poor quality labels, or if it is difficult for operators to quickly change out labels, ribbons, print heads or platen rollers, the resultant downtime can be costly in terms of both productivity and real dollars.

  10. The Best Of Bar Coding: How To Choose The Right Device For Scan-Intensive Applications
    3/26/2014

    In Field Technologies magazine, we’ve discussed the fact that for scan-intensive mobile applications, consumer-grade devices might not be able to keep up. That being said, how do you sift through the variety of enterprise-built, bar code-capable devices out there? We recently interviewed the thought leaders below on this topic. Here’s the advice they have for you on how to weed through all of the enterprise-grade devices that provide bar code scanning capabilities to select the right one for your organization.