What ISVs Need to Know About Zebra’s “Savanna” Announcement

Prior to today's Zebra Technologies’ announcement concerning its new Savanna data intelligence platform, DevPro Journal sat down with Matt Kowalski, Senior Manager, Operations, Chief Technology Officer at Zebra to learn more about how ISVs can benefit. Mike Monocello, DevPro Journal: Why is Zebra’s referring to its new platform as a...

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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3 Ways Mobile Technology Makes Field Service Technicians Happier and More Efficient

Mobile technology is revolutionizing field service by streamlining processes, saving time, and enabling better customer experiences.

Making Sense of the Mobile App Development Landscape

As mobile devices and solutions have gained in popularity in the data collection world, application developers have been quick to cash in. New technologies, increasingly powerful and effective wireless communication methods, and the emergence — and acceptance — of the cloud, have altered the field and given developers new...

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...

Five Characteristics of a Successful ISV

They maintain a consistent channel/sales strategy There is no surefire formula for success when it comes to a POS sales strategy. Choosing between a direct-to-merchant sales model and a channel sales model has more to do with the specific installation requirements and vertical focus of the Point of Sale offering...

5 Payment Trends in Field Service Creating Opportunities for ISVs

The field service industry is comprised of many professions from HVAC installers to landscapers to cleaning services. Although the list is quite expansive, they all have the same core beliefs when it comes to their business model — reduce costs, streamline operations, and offer convenience for clients. Looking at...
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3 Types of Field Service Businesses that Need Integrated Payments

Integrating payments with field service applications can help your clients improve efficiency and the bottom line — and may also help your ISV business grow.

Honeywell Launches New Independent Software Vendor Partner Program

Program gives Honeywell customers and partners greater access to software solutions, helping to increase productivity and cost savings

doForms’ Secret to Success: Apply “The Art of War” for Business

Applying Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” for business can ensure you’ll be successful, even before your product hits the market.

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...

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...

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...
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The Benefits of Digital Payments for Field Services

Integrating payments with field services applications is key to meeting users’ and consumers’ demands.
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How to Design Field Service Applications Older Workers Will Use

Increase user adoption of field service applications by addressing usability, trust, and reliability.

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