Government IT News For VARs — April 23, 2014

In this week’s news, the CMS is searching out small companies to replace Accenture to manage Healthcare.gov, the FBI Cyber Division releases hallmarks of a Heartbleed-enabled security breach, and the GSA is backing away from an emphasis on BYOD.

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    Field Service IT News – April 22, 2014

    In the news, Android is giving other operating systems a run for their money in the competition for the top field service platform, and the April Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry is at its highest in two years.  

  • Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs — April 21, 2014
    Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs — April 21, 2014

    A survey reveals MOM solutions can help manufacturers overcome common hurdles to organization agility. In other news, manufacturing technology orders were down in February, but the outlook for the year is positive, and U.S. industrial output increased in March.

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    This office supply company’s foray into managed print services (MPS) brought in a new, multimillion-dollar, recurring revenue stream that’s offsetting its shrinking office products business and positioned it for growth.

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Delta Hotels And Resorts Moves Beyond PCI Compliance

As a full-service hotel chain catering to corporate and leisure travelers, Delta Hotels and Resorts, founded in 1962, has grown to become Canada’s leading hotel management company. Today, they boast a diversified portfolio of 37 city-centre, airport and resort properties. Widely viewed as the brand of choice for discerning owners and guests, they take pride in being an exemplary employer to more than 5,800 people and an active corporate citizen building stronger Canadian communities from coast to coast.

SMB IT Market Requires Dedicated Sales Strategy

Business Solutions asked industry experts “Why VARs Should Set Their Sights On SMBs” for the Business Solutions 2014 Partner Program Insider. In addition to the insights in that article, these industry leaders also describe the current health of the SMB market from an IT spend perspective and give their opinions on the best time to sell.

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SYNNEX is introducing the HP EliteBook Folio 1040, described as a business Ultrabook. Bob Stegner, senior VP of Marketing, North America, SYNNEX, highlights the differences between rugged and consumer devices and how VARs can overcome customer objections to selecting rugged computers.

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Selecting the right partners is critical as resellers look to strengthen and grow their businesses. And while you may find that all partner programs have some similar elements, you’ll also quickly learn that each program is very different.

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The 1.5 million registered nonprofits in the US can be a rewarding vertical for MSPs to explore in their market. With some research and planning, nonprofits can be a satisfying and profitable addition to your client roster. Working with nonprofits devoted to solving today’s substantial issues can engage the hearts of your employees, boost your reputation with current clients and elevate your standing within your community.

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    Harbortouch is a leading national provider of touch-screen point of sale (POS) systems and payment processing services. As pioneers of the “as a service” model, Harbortouch offers an unprecedented “free” POS program that allows the company’s sales partners to offer a full-featured POS system with no up-front costs.

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