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...

The ISV’s Role — and Opportunity — Advancing Industry 4.0

The fourth industrial revolution is underway. In the phenomenon known as Industry 4.0 or Manufacturing 4.0, businesses are transitioning their facilities into smart factories with goals including greater efficiency and automation. Jim Hilton, Senior Director of Manufacturing and Field Mobility at Zebra tells DevPro Journal over the past 24-36 months,...

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...

One Way or Another, Blockchain as a Service Will Impact Your Development Business

Blockchain has joined the long list of technologies that are available “as a Service.” In DevPro Journal’s series on blockchain, including Blockchain 101: An ISV’s Guide and 4 Steps to Becoming a Blockchain Developer, you can find links to companies that have established Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) offerings...

How Software Developers Can Capitalize on Rising AI Trends

Technology is getting smarter. Using increasingly sophisticated algorithms to analyze data and predict outcomes, artificial intelligence (AI) enables computers and devices to perform tasks that only humans could do before. With AI, they can virtually see, hear, speak, and make decisions. You may be wondering if there is a...

Janam Launches Rugged Mobile Computer Focused On Versatility

Janam Technologies LLC, recently introduced the newest addition to its XM series of key-based, rugged mobile computers. The XM75 optimizes productivity for organizations that require a flexible device for capturing and processing business-critical data. With a 4.3-inch capacitive touch screen and backlit numeric keypad, the XM75 is one of the...

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...

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...

A Supply Chain ISV’s Path to Double-Digit Revenue Growth

It’s amazing when you browse mobile app stores or software comparison websites like Capterra or G2 Crowd to see just how many different apps there are. Capterra, for instance, lists more than 500 software categories — from AB testing and project management to yoga studio software. The latest research...

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...
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Manufacturing 2017: The Year of Android

In an ever-evolving tech space, the consumer-driven expectations have made their way into the manufacturing and warehouse space. With major brands producing new smart devices with better operating systems every year in the consumer market, it’s only natural for this trend to make its way into the commercial space....

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