Multilayered Approach Can Help Your Merchant IT Clients Reduce Chances Of A Data Breach

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    Survey Reveals 15 Top-Paying IT Certifications For 2015

    A report from Global Knowledge highlights the top-paying IT certifications. IT security, networking, and systems management are at the top of the certification pay scale, while business-related certifications are still holding their own on this year's list. The rankings are based on the 2015 IT Skills and Salary Survey conducted by Global Knowledge and Windows IT Pro in the fall of 2014.

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    Organization, technology, and metrics are the top three ways retailers plan to stay competitive, according to the study by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Demandware, “Digitizing the Store -- Building the Business Case for a Unified Commerce Platform --Optimize the Consumer Experience.”

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A VAR & MSP's Guide To Health IT Trends

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