How a Lawyer Launched A Fintech Startup

Georgina Nelson was on maternity leave from her job as a lawyer in London when she decided to launch tech startup TruRating. Her work for a consumer protection association (similar to Consumer Reports) educated her on the consumer review space, including the problems of competitors leaving negative ratings and...

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...

Get Better Every Day: Self-Improvement Techniques for ISV Executives

Earlier this year at the RetailNOW show in Nashville, Jim Roddy, reseller and ISV business advisor at Vantiv, interviewed Jeremy Julian, COO CBS NorthStar. Last year, I interviewed the company’s CEO, Art Julian, and was intrigued by the hospitality VAR-turned-ISV’s insistence that he viewed his company as a 20-year-old...

Increase Your ISV Sales Potential Via Hardware Vendor Partnerships

As an ISV, you have lots of choices when it comes to how you take your product to market. For some, building an IT channel and recruiting VARs (value-added resellers), MSPs (managed services providers) and other IT resellers is a top focus. Others may prefer the direct approach —...

This ISV is Using Real-Time Business Intelligence to Make Retail Smarter

Today’s retailers face many challenges. Online competitors such as Amazon provide customers with not only low prices and lots of variety, but with convenient and engaging shopping experiences. In response, brick and mortar stores have had to adjust their businesses to simply survive. Many of the adjustments they’ve made...

4 Lessons this Restaurant ISV Learned in its Journey from Startup to Multi-Million-Dollar Success

Prior to launching Toast, Inc., Aman Narang and one of the company’s other co-founders, Steve Fredette, honed their enterprise application and business intelligence development skills while working at e-commerce software developer, Endeca. On a regular basis, they would meet at a local restaurant in Cambridge to discuss their ideas...

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...

3 Secrets to Bigtime ISV Growth

Company Name: INFINIT Consulting Founded: 2005 2016 Sales Revenue Growth Rate: 100% 2017 Projected Sales Revenue Growth Rate: 100% Employees: 20 Phone: (408) 361-8888 Website: www.infinitconsulting.com Verticals: construction, energy, financial services, manufacturing, nonprofit, retail, tech firms Vendors: Microsoft, Dell, CISCO, Cloudiway, Nimble Storage, SkyKick Distributor: Ingram Micro Jerod Powell remembers well the excitement — and reservations — he felt...

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