IT spending in the SLED market has increased 17% since 2015—an exciting growth trend. One expert predicts where the spending will happen this year.

If your business supports customers in the SLED market, you’ve got good reason to be excited about the year ahead. According to Dustin Haisler, chief innovation officer of Government Technology Magazine, IT procurement volume for SLED agencies has increased nearly 17% since 2015—representing astronomical growth for government technology—and the strong growth trend will likely continue into 2018 and beyond.  

SLED spending forecast: What to expect from 8 top verticals in 2018

Hear one expert’s 2018 SLED spending forecast and learn what you can expect from 8 top verticals in the new year.
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 Ready to align your business to federal market trends (and funding)? Don't miss these emerging opportunities

Federal budget update: Best bets for 2018

Learn how the proposed 2018 budget reveals federal spending opportunities.
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It’s that time of year again— government buying season. With lots of resellers bidding for SLED and federal contracts these days, being selected to supply one has become more competitive than ever, and any advantage helps. As a valued Ingram Micro partner, you have access to several programs that can give you a leg up on other resellers.

Three ways to gain an edge in the SLED and Fed bid process

Competition for SLED and federal bids can be fierce. Get a leg up on other resellers with these Ingram Micro programs.
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The government isn’t always referred to as cutting edge. Its processes are arduous and its technology is often antiquated. However, there’s some buzz around virtual reality (VR) playing a key role in federal and state agencies. Here are three examples in which VR enables the government to impact people in a positive way.

3 ways VR is helping the government step up its game

Remote surgery, virtual tourism and more.
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Solution providers catering to the education vertical typically sell interactive whiteboards or wireless networking solutions; sometimes both. These are two great lines of business, but there could be something better out there for you—the flipped learning model.

Flipped learning: the education sales opportunity you might be missing

The flipped learning model can expand your education line card and lead to new revenue opportunities.
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The primary benefit of UCC is improved communications, and one market where communications are critical is state and local government. A broad vertical that contains municipalities, police departments, education and even some healthcare facilities, the applications for UCC are varied and vital. Consider that in 2016, FEMA classified 103 disasters in the U.S., ranging from wild fires to flooding. During those times of distress, communication was absolutely critical. Additionally, approximately 240 million calls are made to enhanced 911 (E911) call centers each year in the U.S.

3 must-have traits for state and local government UCC

Here are 3 critical considerations for solution providers targeting the varied and plentiful applications of UCC in state and local government.
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Your customers’ businesses are the primary targets of cyberattacks. Small and midsize businesses constitute 62% of all known cyberattacks.

The 10 Point Plan to developing a security practice for the new security landscape

IT security compliance is no longer a question, it’s a business requirement. Use this 10 point plan to develop a security practice for a new security landscape.
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The hospitality market is on the rise. A recent survey reveals that there are more than 800 new hotels under construction, and occupancy rates in U.S. hotels are also expected to remain at record levels through 2017, according to PKF Hospitality Research.

Check in to hospitality opportunities

The hospitality technology market is booming. Here's how to profit from it.
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In 2016, virtual reality (VR) moved from the periphery of technology into the mainstream. VR startups have created a billion- dollar market, raising over $1.46 billion, with the market expected to increase to $15.9 billion by 2019. As the market grows, it’s expanding beyond gaming and into vertical markets, like education.

VR gets classy: Virtual reality and education

Startups are making VR mainstream in education, but it takes powerful components to reach its true potential. Learn more here.
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Every business—large or small—needs an accounting software solution that can simplify the various aspects of keeping their books in order.

Top 3 accounting issues hotels struggle with (and how to solve them)

Read how you can help hotel customers overcome their biggest challenges in accounting.
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A quick glance at online reviews is all you need to see that hotel guests don't just expect great Wi-Fi connectivity—they demand it, and if they’re unhappy, they’ll make sure everyone online knows about their bad experience.

Setting up a wireless hospitality network: 3 things to keep in mind

This blog reveals 3 keys to wireless network success in hospitality
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