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...
Internet of Things

Internet of Things (IoT) Quiz For ISVs

Looking to cash in on one of the hottest trends in IT today — IoT? You aren't alone. Many ISVs and integrators know that IoT can provide tangible benefits and real ROI to customers in almost any market. As such, the opportunity is huge. Unfortunately, many dive in without...

AT&T Announces Cloud-enabled IoT Asset Management Solution for Rapid Deployment of Asset Tracking and Monitoring Needs

AT&T announced a new IoT solution, called AT&T Asset Management – Operations Center for quick deployment of asset monitoring and management solutions in the Cloud. The solution will run on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, and will use several Microsoft enterprise components, such as Azure Cosmos DB and Microsoft...

Brother Mobile Revamps Partner Strategy

Brother Mobile Solutions recently unveiled its new Brother “THE NEXT” Partner Program, what the company calls a growth-oriented approach to forging alliance partnerships for long-term mutual advantage. Designed to capitalize on the rapid expansion of the mobile workforce, the new program supports opportunities to co-develop software and mobile printing...

4 Must-Read Lessons for ISV Startups

With roots going back to 1993, NiceLabel, a developer of bar code label design and label management software, has gone through many changes over years and experienced every type of market condition you could think of. You can’t survive — particularly in the data collection industry — without making...

How NiceLabel is Crossing the Chasm

There’s a popular book by Geoffrey A. Moore called Crossing The Chasm that contains strategies for creating successful sales and marketing plans for high-tech industries. The theme of the book is that there’s a technology life cycle that begins with the innovators (smallest market) who adopt first, then moves...

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...

Zebra Study Goes Deep On IIoT Trends In Manufacturing

Zebra Technologies recently revealed the results of its 2017 Manufacturing Vision Study, a body of research analyzing the emerging trends shaping the future of industrial manufacturing. The global study revealed manufacturers are adopting the IIoT to enhance visibility and improve quality. Driven by globalization, intensifying competition and rising customer demand...

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...
Zebra Technologies

Zebra Technologies’ iFactr Platform Transitions To Open Source

Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), the market leader in rugged mobile computers, barcode scanners and barcode printers enhanced with software and services to enable real-time visibility , announced it is transitioning its iFactr cross-platform mobile application development environment to an open-source model. This will make it easier for organizations...

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