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Amazon Introduces Business Email Service

January 29, 2015 4:02 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

For $4 per inbox, users can use WorkMail to power their existing email service, such as Outlook.                                            

The Benefits Of Automating ERP

January 13, 2015 10:56 am | by Alyssa Kadansky, Metafile Information Systems | Articles | Comments

Heaps of paperwork can prevent business processes...

NLRB Ruling Gives Unions Advantage In Email Organizing

December 23, 2014 1:21 pm | by National Association of Wholesale Distributors | News | Comments

The National Labor Relations Board recently ruled that employers could not prohibit...

United Stationers And ECi Extend Collaboration Agreement

December 19, 2014 9:50 am | by United Stationers | News | Comments

The agreement sets in motion extended integration...

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United Stationers Announces Sale Of MBS Dev

December 17, 2014 1:26 pm | by United Stationers | News | Comments

United Stationers said MBS Dev, a software solutions subsidiary, will be advanced to meet the specialized needs of distribution industries.                               

Atheer Labs Bringing Augmented Reality To Industrial Workplaces

December 5, 2014 3:40 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Thanks to companies like Atheer Labs, augmented reality is no longer a thing of science fiction and cinema. It’s being used right now, and Atheer wants to bring the technology to the industrial workplace sooner than you’d think.     

Infor New Release To Facilitate Growth For Small To Mid-Sized Distributors

December 3, 2014 5:02 pm | by Infor | Product Releases | Comments

While the solution is designed with small to medium-sized businesses in mind, it can be successfully utilized to help promote growth for distributors of all dimensions.

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Meet Amazon’s New Robot Army

December 3, 2014 12:40 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Amazon Senior Vice President Worldwide Operations Dave Clark discusses the company’s army of Kiva robots that help box and ship products.                                 

Research Finds 3D Printing Market Will Increase Ten-Fold To $8B By 2025

December 2, 2014 12:56 pm | by IDTechEx Research | News | Comments

Gone are the days of 3D printing being synonymous with rapid prototyping. The days of additive manufacturing are here.                                     

Findadistributor.com Connects Industrial Equipment Users And Providers

December 2, 2014 9:27 am | by Findadistributor.com | News | Comments

The new website offers an online directory of distributors and dealers selling material handling, supply chain and logistics equipment, products, and services.                          

Employers, Employees & Social Media – The NLRB Weighs In

November 19, 2014 4:58 pm | by Fred Mendelsohn, Partner at Burke, Warren, Mackay & Serritella, P.C. in Chicago | Articles | Comments

When is an employer crossing the line into an actionable violation of employee rights? Similarly, what are the limits on protected employee behavior?                             

Amazon Web Services Announces The EC2 Container Service

November 14, 2014 11:51 am | by Amazon.com | News | Comments

With the EC2 Container Service, customers can start, stop, and manage thousands of containers in seconds.                                         

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Border States Electric Launches New B2B eCommerce Site

November 11, 2014 10:31 am | by Insite Software | News | Comments

The eighth-largest independent electrical distributor in the United States embraces the digital marketplace to provide its customers a more productive online shopping experience.            

Transforming ERP Key For Distributors, Manufacturers Hoping To Keep Pace With Change

October 31, 2014 9:54 am | by Ranga Bodla, Industry Lead for Wholesale Distribution, NetSuite | Blogs | Comments

NetSuite's Ranga Bodla explains the importance of ensuring an organization's business processes match those of the supporting IT system, of leveraging the best practices for each vertical industry, and knowing what to look for in your ERP partner.

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 Office Depot with an electronic platform for collaboration and commerce with over 4,000 suppliers of goods-for-resale products.                     

Exact Online Mobile App Now Available

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

Designed specifically for small business manufacturing and wholesale distribution, Exact Online software streamlines tasks such as production, inventory management, and CRM.                   

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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 merging of the real and virtual worlds, the advent of intelligence everywhere, and the technology impact of the digital business shift.                   

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.                  

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.               

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.”   

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