Kelley Connect

Threat or Opportunity? COVID-19 Looms Large in Providing Security Solutions

Suffice to say, COVID-19 heaped an unplanned fire drill of sorts on the business community when it came to town in mid-March. Companies large and small mobilized, kitchen tables were converted into home offices, and potted plants in offices across the country wilted from the lack
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Dealers Travel an Endless Road in Providing Security Solutions

Take a deep breath and relax. Sure, that sounds like a good way to de-stress, right, particularly during this ulcer-inducing time. Everyone join in… Not so fast, there, security solutions providers. OK, so we tease, but the sad reality is that security currently, formerly,
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M&A Roundup: Kelley Connect and Applied Imaging Swing Deals; Investor Group Acquires Area Distributors

The calendar may read mid-September, but a surge of recent deals seem to indicate an M&A Spring in the office technology dealer community. Kelley Connect of Kent, Washington, rung the acquisition bell again in 2020 by obtaining a Montana company with multiple offices, and
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The IT Bodyguard: Guidance, Peace of Mind Nearly as Vital as Security Tools

Let’s be honest. For the garden-variety office environment end-user, the top of security can be daunting. While most Americans have heard of cybercriminals, many of them only have a cursory knowledge regarding how business systems are infiltrated and compromised. They’re told not
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Using Security as a Point of Differentiation Among Managed IT Providers

Hardware, software and services are, at their very core, merely tools to enable an end-user to perform his/her vital functions. But dealers are not merely tool chests of the physical and virtual variety, and security solutions fall even farther outside the chest. But as security
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Growth in Services, M&A Additions Focal to Kelley Connect Rebrand

Often times, a business will rebrand because its current name has connotations with a technology that is viewed as mature. In the case of Kelley Imaging Systems, CEO Aric Manion had practical considerations in mind when the company’s rechristening to Kelley Connect was announced
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