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4 Key IoT Partnerships Beyond the IT Bubble

June 21, 2017    |   Jess Holy    |   IoT, internet of things, partners, IoT Partnerships

The key to success in the Internet of Things (IoT) is to align with experts outside of the technology industry. Input from other industry specialists is vital to the success of any effective IoT system. We’ve identified four key partnerships that you should be leveraging to enable your IoT practice for success.


Mirai Botnet Attacks: What We’ve Learned for IoT Security

June 9, 2017    |   Jess Holy    |   iot devices, IoT Security

Botnets are a major threat for smart businesses and require a combination of resources, methods, and energy to defend against them. The largest botnet attack to date used IoT-enabled devices to gain entry into the world’s most vital business networks.

This raises a major concern because some of your customers may be using consumer-grade IoT devices that have baked-in security vulnerabilities. This causes immediate challenges for the customer and may have more widespread implications for computer networks at large.


Smart IoT: 5 Smart IoT Solutions Beyond the Hype

June 2, 2017    |   Michelle Curtis    |   IoT Opportunities

Many people see the flashy, consumer side of IoT that’s filled with flying devices, robots that carry items for you, and coffee pots with data analytics. Those things are great fun, but when it comes to building a business around the IoT opportunity, there's a world left untouched by many of your peers in the channel.


Ag Tech and IoT: Where to Find Your Next Customer

May 15, 2017    |   Sean Colby    |   AgTech

If you're wondering whether to pursue IoT for the AgTech (agricultural technology) industry, consider this: It's now a $7.8 trillion industry making up 10% of the global GDP, according to Forbes magazine.


Retail and IoT: 4 Strategies for Success

May 3, 2017    |   Michael Nelson    |   IoT, Smart Retail

One of the key ways to grow your business through IoT is to target the retail market. The solutions available in that vertical provide several ways to offer excellent customer service while streamlining operations.


The Internet of Transportation: 3 Areas for Growth

April 3, 2017    |   Jess Holy    |   IoT Opportunities

Great Transportation Outcomes Made Possible by Smart IoT

Many cities have begun smart transportation initiatives to optimize public transportation routes, create safer roads, reduce infrastructure costs, and alleviate traffic congestion. This is a great prospect for the growth-oriented partner and we’ve compiled a list of three sources for opportunity.


4 Key Characteristics of a Successful IoT Partner

March 20, 2017    |   Jess Holy    |   tag-3, IoT Best Practices

Tech Data Smart IoT Solutions’ Advice for an Effective IoT Business.

A smarter, more connected world is quickly approaching – one in which information technology and operational technology fuse, offering unbound opportunities to advance your business. By 2022, the Internet of Things (IoT) will be a $19 trillion industry1. The key to surviving this digital disruption is effectively monetizing IoT.


Mobile World Congress 2017: Tech Data Smart’s Recap

March 10, 2017    |   Lisa Sparks    |   tag-1, Mobile World Conference

Tech Data’s IoT division, Tech Data Smart IoT Solutions, presented a showcase of cutting-edge IoT resources at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from February 27 to March 2. During the global gathering of the world’s foremost thinkers, vendors, and engineers in the mobile world, Tech Data Smart featured end-to-end solutions for organizations looking to leverage the benefits of IoT. 


Its 11 p.m. Is your Smart refrigerator getting hacked?

October 19, 2016    |   Christopher Parisi    |   Cyber Threats

The above statement may sound like a strange question, but it’s a legitimate one. The Internet of Things (IoT) represents a tremendous opportunity for both commercial and home use. Smart devices including thermostats, microwaves and refrigerators, can now be integrated into your home network through an internet protocol (IP) address, just as if they were a computer, smartphone or tablet. And while this represents a great convenience for consumers, it also represents a great opportunity for hackers.