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Google Aims To Revamp Email

October 24, 2014 4:36 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Engineers at Google believe email is outdated and has not evolved to reflect our changing needs. Now Google is trying to make email more efficient with a new app called "Inbox."                     

Atlas Products Supplier Collaboration Chosen By Office Depot

October 15, 2014 10:44 am | by HighJump Software | News | Comments

The Atlas supplier enablement network provides...

Exact Online Mobile App Now Available

October 15, 2014 9:34 am | by Exact | News | Comments

Designed specifically for small business...

Gartner Identifies The Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends For 2015

October 9, 2014 12:38 pm | by Gartner | News | Comments

The top trends for 2015 cover three themes: the...

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Hacking A Big Danger For Small Businesses

October 9, 2014 11:04 am | by Joynce M. Rosenberg, AP Business Writer | Articles | Comments

It's not just big businesses like JPMorgan Chase, Target and Home Depot that get hacked. Small companies suffer from intrusions into their computer systems, too.                         

Circle Distributing Chooses Epicor Vision Automotive Aftermarket Parts Distribution Software

October 7, 2014 9:49 am | by Epicor | News | Comments

Circle Distributing has operated its warehouse and three stores using Epicor Prism™ software since 2000.                                         

Crescent Parts Grows, Achieves Time And Cost Savings With Tech Upgrade

September 29, 2014 10:22 am | by Crescent Parts & Equipment | Articles | Comments

Upgrading CPE's enterprise resource planning solution has played an instrumental role in its success by eliminating manual processes and enabling connectivity between locations and users.                  

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11 Ways To Keep Data Safe When Traveling Overseas

September 19, 2014 1:16 pm | by Jeff Multz | Articles | Comments

Thieves in many countries are known for stealing data at rest in hotel rooms and safes, and en route to a destination.                                     

10 Low-Tech Ideas To Protect High-Tech Secrets

September 10, 2014 2:27 pm | by Craig McCrohon, Partner at Burke, Warren, Mackay & Serritella, P.C., in Chicago | Articles | Comments

A few practical low-tech steps can significantly improve the chances of distributors protecting their business secrets or other valuable confidential information.                         

Home Depot Confirms Breach In U.S., Canada Stores

September 9, 2014 9:12 am | by Marley Jay, Associated Press | News | Comments

The news comes nearly a week after a website that focuses on cybersecurity reported a possible hack of Home Depot's data.                                     

WinWholesale Launches Mobile App

September 8, 2014 9:58 am | by WinWholesale | News | Comments

The app gives customers the ability to perform several functions to do business on the go, including finding the closest Win Group location.                               

What The Cloud Actually Looks Like

September 4, 2014 5:22 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

We use it everyday, but many hardly know how it works, where it is, or what it looks like. Here's a look at this complicated technology and how the tech heavyweights are using them to store your data.               

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Affiliated Distributors Selects Noesis Energy To Help Members

July 16, 2014 10:18 am | by PRNewswire | News | Comments

Noesis Energy, the fastest-growing savings and financing platform for energy efficiency projects, has been selected by Affiliated Distributors to help its members close more energy efficiency projects.        

Oracle Extends Big Data Portfolio With Oracle Big Data SQL

July 15, 2014 11:13 am | by Oracle | Product Releases | Comments

To address organizations' need for comprehensive big data solutions, Oracle has introduced Oracle Big Data SQL, an essential part of a big data management system.

Hone Your Social Skills

July 10, 2014 2:50 pm | by Abbigail Kriebs, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Social media: should you be allocating valuable time and resources to this modern day tool? After speaking with a number of distributors, marketers, and industry partners in the distribution channel, the overwhelming conclusion is “yes.”   

Timken Investing $22 Million In New Selling Support Infrastructure

July 9, 2014 10:18 am | by The Timken Company | News | Comments

The Timken Company is investing $22 million in new customer and sales management tools, designed to improve the customer experience through increased sales force effectiveness.               

Improving In-the-field Maintenance With Mobile Devices

June 30, 2014 8:03 am | by Jeffrey Dalto, Instructional Designer, Convergence Training | Blogs | Comments

Mobile technology is great. You probably have a smart phone in your pocket or purse right now, and you use it to get a lot of things done. In the same way that mobile is convenient and handy at home, it can be equally helpful at work.   

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Tap Into The Data Dividend To Compete In The Age Of IoT

June 20, 2014 11:42 am | by Sanjay Ravi, Microsoft | Blogs | Comments

There are a lot of tires on an 18-wheeler. Big ones, too. Monitoring their wear and tear, having them maintained and replaced is a big job for trucking companies. What if the trucker could offload all of that concern to the tire manufacturer?  

Rugged Computers Are More Than Just ‘Hard Shells’

June 20, 2014 11:33 am | by Jerker Hellström, CEO, Handheld Group | Blogs | Comments

A rugged computer is designed to operate reliably in very harsh environments and conditions. Truly rugged devices are not simply wrapped in a tough shell.                             

Ultra-Rugged Mobile Device for Industrial Settings

June 19, 2014 3:45 pm | by Two Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

The N4 - an Android device housed in an ultra-rugged polycarbonate shell, is water proof and heat-resistant.

Amazon Smartphone Ups The E-commerce Game

June 19, 2014 10:03 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Amazon launched a smartphone yesterday that can recognize physical objects and automatically add them to your Amazon cart. This video briefly demonstrates the new feature, the next step in e-commerce.          

NetSuite Introduces Service To Accelerate E-commerce Implementation

June 18, 2014 11:14 am | by NetSuite | Product Releases | Comments

The NetSuite SuiteCommerce Implementation Service supports the realization that B2B buyers increasingly want the same easy and convenient online experience for business that they have as consumers on B2C ecommerce sites.

Eaton's New Web Tool Helps Its Distributors

June 18, 2014 10:23 am | by Eaton | News | Comments

Power management company Eaton launched the MyEaton website for U.S. and Canadian distributors, providing personalized access to its expanded electrical solutions.                

Insite Expands Functionality To Deliver More Personalized E-commerce Experience

June 17, 2014 10:07 am | by Insite Software | Product Releases | Comments

The Sitecore platform contains digital marketing and automation tools, including analytics, testing, email and personalization, all fully integrated into the Sitecore content management system.

EHS Data Collection App

June 16, 2014 9:53 am | by Kestrel Management | Product Releases | Comments

The dynaQ app enables real-time data collection at the point of discovery using tablets and smartphones. This allows users to standardize the data collection processes, reduce redundancy, shorten cycle times, and grow workforce capacity, says the company.

Industrial Parts Search Engine For Distributors

June 16, 2014 9:44 am | by WayPart | Product Releases | Comments

Distributors can now use WayPart’s “Instant Listing” tool to list their parts to connect with the 40,000+ monthly buyers who use the WayPart Marketplace.

Hone Your Social Skill: Part 2

June 15, 2014 4:52 pm | by Abbigail Kriebs, Associate Editor - @AbbigailatID | Articles | Comments

If you are already participating on a couple of social platforms, make sure that you are doing so with a distinct strategy. Leaving the task of managing the channel to whomever, whenever is a sure recipe for failure.          

Adopting or Upgrading an ERP System? Look Hard Before Leaping

June 11, 2014 9:24 am | by Tim Garcia, CEO, Apptricity Corp. | Blogs | Comments

Implementing a new ERP system or modernizing an existing one is among the most difficult things any company can do. The corporate landscape is littered with wrecked partnerships and costly litigation over failed ERP and other business application implementations.

Does Your Small Business Have A Website?

June 6, 2014 5:18 pm | by Abbigail Kriebs, Associate Editor - @AbbigailatID | Blogs | Comments

Some business owners argue that their website has been a source of invaluable growth for their business and have cut down on the number of calls they field as the owner. But not everyone feels that way.          

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