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...

3 Things ISVs Need to Know about the New Tax Laws

One topic that’s been on the minds of many business owners over the last several months is the $1.5 trillion tax cut that went into effect at the end of 2017. As is the case with any tax cut, there are winners and losers. The good news for many...

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...

SATO Launches Next-Gen IoT Mobile Printer

SATO, a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions that empower workforces and streamline operations announced it launched its new PW208NX IoT-equipped rugged mobile printer designed for the printing of markdown labels, price tag labels and delivery labels in heavy use front-line operational environments. With an estimated market size of $2.29...

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...
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Here’s Where ISVs are Failing in Their Marketing

Last month, DevPro Journal shared some results of a joint marketing survey conducted with value-added distributor BlueStar (via their ISV Connect program). Seventy-nine ISVs shared their experiences with marketing — what was working and what wasn’t. In digging further into the data, we learned (not surprisingly) that some 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...

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...

ISV Field Service Trends: 2017 Recap/2018 Predictions

What was 2017 the year of in field service? Robert Cortopassi, President, OpenEdge: “2017 was the year of payments mobility. Arguably, industries involved with Field Services have seen the greatest operational benefits from payments mobility. ‘Field Services,’ of course, is a catch-all term; it can include businesses ranging from pest...

Capitalize on The Great App Migration

2017 was the year of Legacy Systems Migration (aka “The Migrating App”). Upgrading legacy software applications has historically been a costly and time-consuming process. However, in 2017 we saw an increase in legacy systems migration due to three market shifts. Rapid Mobile Application Development services, like Xamarin, have accelerated...

What’s Your Criteria for a Cloud Provider?

For software hosted in a cloud environment, the most critical decision an ISV can make is selecting the cloud provider. With companies such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, IBM, and Oracle as options, ISVs have great choices — perhaps too many. How do you decide between one or the other?...

Mobility Outlook Q4 2017

The mobile landscape is always changing, creating unique challenges and opportunities for AIDC solution providers — especially independent software vendors (ISVs). DevPro Journal sat down with four mobility experts to get their insights into how AIDC-focused ISVs can succeed with their mobile solutions. DevPro Journal: What is the most significant...

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...

Zebra Unveils New Platform to Power Data-Driven Apps

Zebra Technologies Corporation, the market leader in rugged mobile computers, bar code scanners and barcode printers enhanced with software and services to enable real-time visibility, today announced Savanna™, a fundamental building-block platform for accelerating Enterprise Asset Intelligence and the digital transformation of enterprise operations for Zebra’s customers and partners. With...

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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