Higher Education Marketing Challenges: Do You Have the Solution for Gen Z?

Higher education marketing is focused on competing for students and finding ways to connect with Gen Z, which could create opportunities for ISVs.

4 Tips for ISVs Looking to Build a Channel

One of the most significant decisions an ISV/software developer faces is whether to sell direct or to develop an IT channel, comprising VARs, MSPs (managed services providers), MSSPs (managed security services providers), SIs (systems integrators), solution providers and value-added distributors. Selling direct may give an ISV more control over...
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Educational Technology Gaps Revealed by the Pandemic

Some educational institutions are reducing the spread of COVID by tracking the location of students, teachers and other employees using RFID.

The Anatomy of the Perfect Blockchain Developer: Skills You Need for Success

If you’ve been reading DevPro Journal’s series on blockchain, you may be wondering if you’re an ISV who has what it takes to be a successful blockchain developer. In our articles from Blockchain 101 to Blockchain as a Service, DevPro has been encouraging ISVs to investigate the opportunities blockchain...

Opportunities for ISVs Created by Windows Embedded/Windows CE End of Support

Support for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 just ended on June 10, 2018, and Window Embedded Handheld 8.1 will end on June 9, 2019, followed by Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 on January 14, 2020. DevPro Journal asked James Pemberton, director of global ISV and developer strategy for Zebra Technologies, to...

VARs, Integrators, MSPs, CSPs, and ISVs: DevPro Journal is Here to Help Your Software Business Flourish

I’ve seen a lot of changes over the past 17+ years since I started covering the B2B IT space. Four trends stand out from those early years:  RFID. In the early 2000s, the promise of one-cent RFID tags and “lights out warehousing” seemed right around the corner. Like all big ideas, the vision can be years ahead of the...

Technology for Education: Develop Applications for the Business Side of Schools

Technology for education applications doesn’t have to address curriculum. ISVs can develop valuable applications that help schools operate more efficiently, cost-effectively, and securely.

Introducing DevPro Journal: How to Create a Profitable, Sustainable ISV Business

Nearly 20 years ago I became the part-owner of a small IT firm in Erie, PA. We had two sides of the house — a networking and general IT group that installed networks, PCs, and handled desktop support for customers in law, dental, and government; and a B2B software...

How Does your Software Align with the Hottest M&A Trends?

At RSPA Inspire 2018, a business thought leadership conference I recently attended, Jeff Riley, VP of mergers and acquisitions, for The Corum Group, gave a presentation on the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) tech landscape. What struck me most about his presentation was how many ISVs are naturally aligned with...

5 Practical Steps to Successful Partnerships with Offshore Software Development Teams

In this industry, talent can be hard to find. Forrester released the results of a study that found you may have to pay 20% above market salary rates this year when you’re looking for particular skills.  When your ISV company needs to expand its resources, partnering with an offshore...
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5 Education Software Features K-12 Educators Wish ISVs Would Deliver

In-demand education software features include greater access to data, support for collaborative learning, and use of emerging tech, when it makes the most sense.

A Letter to ISVs: To Sell or Not To Sell Hardware

Faced with the decision of whether or not to sell hardware? Christophe Naasz of Star Micronics outlines the pros and cons to help you make the right decision for your business.
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EdTech Solution Gaps Revealed by the Pandemic

Schools weren't prepared for prolonged shutdowns due to a global crisis; however, software developers can ensure they have greater agility to keep students engaged regardless of what the future holds.

Is it Time to Let Someone Else Manage your Cloud?

Earlier this month I came across an interesting article written for MSPs (managed services providers) and their potential role in helping ISVs manage their cloud. MSPs, as the name suggests, provide 24/7/365 services to their customers — often SMBs in professional sectors such as law, healthcare, and financial services...

Two Security Threats ISVs Can’t Ignore: Spectre and Meltdown

We all knew it wouldn’t be long before the next major computer security vulnerability scare would emerge, but I must admit this latest is a doozy – both in its timing and scope. Known collectively as Spectre and Meltdown, the bugs exploit flaws in microprocessors (especially Intel). Even Mac...

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