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Panasonic ToughPads FZ-G1 on March 25, 2013

I would like to share the new Panasonic ToughPads.  Toughpads are designed for mobile workers in sectors such as military, government, construction, healthcare, public safety, utilities, retail, and maintenance to name a few.     The devices come with optional added extras such as heightened security features, electronic scanners, and card readers.  The new tablets are also splash-proof and feature screens that are viewable in the sunlight, as well as being robust enough to survive drops and dust.   Most people associate Panasonic with ToughBooks,… Read More

History in Touch – By: Brian Bernadel on March 25, 2013

Today a colleague and I were working on photos for his presentation on Better Direct as a HUBZone company.  A HUBZone is a historically underutilized business zone designated by the Small Business Administration of the United States.     Better Direct operates in Tempe’s historical Creamery District, which was one of the first settlements of the city.  The original dairy farm grew so large that a rail road was established running right past the structure.  This helped to furnish other industries and soon the… Read More

Diversify Your Procurement – By: Brian Bernadel on March 25, 2013

I read a story a few days ago in the Wall Street Journal that was about the rise of the greenback. It basically showed that the value of the American dollar has begun to again.  I believe that has a lot to do with small businesses.    In the past, most companies have habitually purchased from large organizations instead of small businesses because they fear that smaller businesses may not have the capacity to handle large transactions.  Today it seems things are beginning to change and mobility of… Read More

Connected to Connections – By: Brian Bernadel on March 11, 2013

One of the wisest viewpoints in business I have ever heard was, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.  I have found that to be very true.   It doesn’t really change or vary from one business to another.  The more people you know, the better your business does.       We pride ourselves on making the right connections at Better Direct.  We decided that we do not want to be experts in everything.  We understand that sticking to our core competencies helps us… Read More

Bitpay – By: Josh Breese on March 11, 2013

For those of you in the know when it comes to electronics, money, and the internet, you may be interested to know that and Bitcoin now have an interesting link, called BitPay, which develops software and payment services for merchants around Bitcoin.     Bitcoin is a P2P digital Currency, according to   Bitcoin is an experimental new digital currency that enables instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world.     Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority: managing transactions… Read More

IBM DCS3700 with DDP Promo – By: Chris Hustrulid on March 11, 2013

 Want to learn about the IBM DCS3700?   Chris Hustrulid (866) 921-3858 x202 … Read More

Cramped and Crammed – By: Brian Bernadel on March 11, 2013

One of the biggest concerns in the modern day of technology is that physical space is limited.   This is a big reason why there has been such a big turn towards touch screen display.   Desk space becomes more efficient when there is no need for a mouse or a keyboard.      But one of the big problems with this concept is that if the screen goes bad you could be stuck with an expensive repair.   If you are smart and own a Lenovo, you know that if there is… Read More

Value of the IBM DS3500 Express Family – By: Lou Torres on March 11, 2013

Here at Better Direct we pride ourselves on being Premier Business Partners with IBM and we love to discuss the value of current products that offer tremendous solutions and ease of service and reduce your storage needs for hardware.      One of those systems is the IBM System Storage DS 3500 series.    IBM® System Storage® DS3500 Express® combines best-of-breed development with a leading 6 Gbps host interface and drive technology.  With its simple, efficient and flexible approach to storage, the DS3500 Express is… Read More

What’s New From Lenovo – By: Lou Torres on March 11, 2013

How many of you now have tablets and are using them for your Social Media connections? Lenovo just announced three new Android tablets for 2013, with two taking the seven-inch form factor and one to be a larger, 10-inch device.     The 10-inch device will be the flagship device and Lenovo is calling it the S6000 and designating it a home entertainment center, running from a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, the tablet features a 1,280 x 800 display and a wide 178-degree viewing angle.    The… Read More

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