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2009 Partner of the Year Awards

We’re excited to announce our 2009 Partners of the Year this afternoon. For now, you can read the release here, but below is a quick rundown of the winners:

We have worked with these Partners extensively, and would like to extend our congratulations towards their efforts in 2009, and our continued relationship throughout 2010!

Wavelink in Las Vegas

Here is a picture of Peter Cannon (Senior Product Manager) at our booth (booth 600) during the Motorola Channel Partner Expo morning session. We are showing Avalanche 5.0, so if you are around, stop by and say hello.

While you are at it, mention the Somewhat Secret Giveaway and claim your special gift!

If you’re at the event, share your thoughts and pictures with us here.

Out and About

A quick update on the happenings this week and a teaser for later in the week…

Lots of going on in APAC this week. We’ll be at the Intermec ANZ Developer Conference (March 2 – 3) in Sydney, Australia and also the Motorola South Asia Partner Conference (March 3 – 5) in Bangkok, Thailand. We’ll try and snap some pictures and post them as we can, but if you take any good ones yourselves, send them along with a caption and we’ll post them. Consider it your chance to be a guest blogger for the week!

Also, stop by later this week for a special event announcement in conjunction with the Motorola Channel Partner Expo in Las Vegas next week. We are giving away special gifts for our Blog and Twitter friends, and we’ll announce how to get it later this week.

Talk to you then!

Today’s happenings

Speakeasy in action

As you may have seen, we are working on the release of our mobile device and infrastructure management solution, Avalanche 5, and things have been moving quickly around these parts!  I just had the chance to see some of the new features in action, and without getting into a sales pitch, I will just say that it is pretty neat. Stay tuned for more information on that front.

The other thing I want to point out is the upcoming Webinar on adding Voice to mobile devices. The material that is going to be shown is pretty impressive, so if you have some time on Thursday check it out. Rumor has it, there may be some free demo’s provided for those who attend!

Happen to be in Orlando this week?

Make sure that if you are attending the Intermec Global Partner Summit (Today – Wednesday) or the Motorola Sales Conference (Today – Thursday) that you visit us! We are at booth 309 at the Intermec show and booth 704 at the Motorola show. If you can, swing by and say hello… you can even grab a cool new water bottle while they last!

Super Bowl Post

In preparation for my Super Bowl festivities, I came across this and it begs the obvious question… wouldn’t RFID be a good solution?

Options for Deployment – Server Virtualization

As you heave probably read, virtualization has been a hot topic for a while.  We thought it was worth highlighting a few benefits of this technology, not least because it’s a model often used by Wavelink’s customers to host our own products, such as Avalanche.

First, for the uninitiated, this technology allows you to install an instance of an OS and applications, just as you would on a regular PC.  Through a web portal (typically) you’d define the memory, disk and peripherals (such as the network) for the different operating systems to run inside of.


3 Emerging Themes in Retail Enterprise Mobility

With all the news last week from NRF, Paul Shiman, VP Marketing at Stratix discusses three main themes he sees emerging with enterprise mobility in the Retail space. He also links to another article by Matt Pillar of Retail Solutions Online which also touches on the subject. Good to see one of our 2008 Partners of the Year, Direct Source, mentioned in the article as well.

Green IT?

Saw this yesterday and wanted to get it posted, but wasn’t able to. Anyhow, the concept of “Green IT” is mentioned here and it made me wonder how many of you are familiar with it, and if so, do you think it will be a hot trend for 2010?

Good news from NRF today

NRF is reporting that retail spending was up in November and December. Do you find that surprising, or did you see it coming? Seems like there were a lot more shoppers out this year, so hopefully it continues.