Video analytics and remote monitoring can provide a fast payback for clients, and ongoing revenue for VARs.
Whew! What a month it’s been. Since I last wrote this column, I’ve done a bit of traveling, written a fair amount, had tons of phone calls, and done a lot of reading. Despite the variety of tasks, there was a common theme that presented itself. One that is directly related to you.
Unlike larger competitors that are entrenched in analog video, this IT solutions provider’s decision to sell and support IP-based solutions is leading to another year of triple-digit revenue growth.
I’ve been writing for a while now about taking the important and necessary action of expanding your line card beyond the core technologies you currently sell. Never has there been a time when this was more important. Evaporating margins are one thing, while increased competition is another. In either case, many reading this article need to change their businesses to survive.
Once you decide to make the jump into IP video surveillance, there are a handful of common mistakes to avoid.
It’s been three years, but this VAR is finally seeing IP video surveillance sales take off and is projecting 33% revenue growth this year.
Retail experts share their advice on the most significant trends facing retail IT VARs in 2013.
Providing information in real time. For a user, the investment in technology is about easily obtaining comprehensive information. The more accurate, more comprehensive, and more accessible the information is, the better and more effectively decisions can be made and the right response/action taken. Today, technology is providing this capability through IT-based solutions and open and cloud-based systems, allowing for faster and lower cost storage to mobile applications while giving access to information to those who need to know, wherever they are located in the world.
Scalability And Interoperability Are Key — “Today’s access control systems should be scalable and capable of evolving with the client, not locking them into one specific technology. Additionally, the system should be capable of supporting different access control panels and card technologies.” Francois Brouillet, product specialist, Genetec
All Signs Point To A Growing Opportunity — “Demand for open, IP-based solutions and related storage systems are growing more rapidly than closed, proprietary ones. Additionally, HD cameras are replacing lower resolution ones, driving greater storage requirements. At the same time, end users and regulatory authorities are driving requirements for longer data retention times, resulting in greater storage requirements. This drives the need for converged storage appliances, which are beneficial over alternative systems, based on their simplicity, scalability, energy and rack space footprint, and value.” Rich Bravman, CEO, Pivot3