In news this week is a discussion of how emerging technology will reshape higher education, a report that finds public research universities need to do more with technology, and predictions that campus IT hiring will rise in 2015.
What Is Next Generation Healthcare Technology?
Healthcare initiatives for 2015 are something we’ve covered before, but those are just about what’s starting to take hold. In this article, we’re looking even further into the future to see what technologies and trends you as a solutions provider should be keeping an eye on as clues to what the future of healthcare holds.
Survey Shows Lack Of SMB Preparedness For EMV Credit Card Transition
In a survey by Software Advice, results show that most SMBs are not prepared for the transition to EMV chip cards in October 2015.
Throw Your B2B Marketing Strategy Out The Window
Despite having no formal marketing program and no sales force, this managed services provider is projecting 54 percent revenue growth this year.
Don’t Treat IP Video Like Just Any Network Add-On
Being a single-source provider of integrated video surveillance and IT solutions gives this integrator a distinct advantage over its competitors and is leading to another year of growth.
Retail IT Forecast 2015: What Retailers Need & How You Can Help
Those solutions providers whose line cards align with the changing needs of retailers will win retailers’ 2015 IT budgets.
Sub-$1300 All-In-One POS Terminals Product Review - Table Of Contents
A VAR evaluates 7 sub-$1,300 all-in-one POS terminals and shares the pros and cons of each.
How do I develop a true leadership team? Well, that’s a topic that could consume an entire library of books! That said, let’s see if we can’t whittle the topic down to a manageable scope. Beginning with the end in mind … effective development always starts with defining success. Said differently, ask yourself if you have a clear sense for what a real leadership team looks like?
As we wrap up 2014, I wanted to give my Service Manager Brethren a few of the books that have helped me in an operational or managerial capacity over the last 15 years. Some of the books are pricey and are more like text books than typical business book fare.
It wasn’t long since the Heartbleed bug made waves across the Internet and put hundreds of online services and systems at risk of personal data exposure. Now, it’s again a busy season for solutions providers that focus on security, as a new vulnerability — Shellshock — was found running uncontrolled over the Internet, and it soon proved a far more serious threat than Heartbleed.
If the nightly news is your primary source for the latest happenings in cybersecurity threats, you’d think that retail was cybercriminals’ number one target (no pun intended). Many would be surprised to find out that healthcare is actually at the top of the hit list.
While it’s not a pleasant thought, the more we enable our lives with cool tech, the more we open up the doors to criminals using weapons of ones and zeros to attack our machines and steal our data. As IT solutions providers, you can empower your customers to better protect their businesses with improved cybersecurity practices. Here are three ways you can make an impact on cyber security for your clients — and yourself — in 2015.
A few years ago BYOD (bring your own device) was just an IT buzzword, and now it’s part of everyday conversation. References to BYOD today revolve around personal smartphones and tablets but the rapid introduction of new consumer technologies, like wearables, are changing the notion of what the “D” in BYOD stands for. BYOD today isn’t as much about the device, but more about securing the data, via apps, on the device. Businesses need to start thinking now about how the rise of wearable technologies and the Internet of Things (IoT) will affect their approach to BYOD.
David Siles, vice president of channels and alliances at DataGravity, offers insights on how IT solutions providers can help their customers protect data, as well as improve operations and productivity.
How do I develop my staff to believe in themselves? I am going to answer this question with some lessons I learned from my father and a swamped canoe. Before I tell my story, I want to remind you of the challenge you face.
Worldpay US, a division of The Worldpay Group, provides and develops industry-leading payments processing products and services to ISV/VARs and merchants large and small. Verticals include retail, grocery, petroleum, restaurant, and many others. Innovation and investment allow Worldpay to continue to offer a secure and reliable payments platform.
N-able Technologies Inc.
N-able Technologies is the global leader in remote monitoring and management automation solutions for managed service providers (MSPs) and IT departments. N-able's award-winning N-central software and complementary toolsets are proven to reduce IT support costs, improve network performance and increase productivity through the proactive monitoring, management and optimization of IP-enabled devices and IT infrastructure.
Dell Software Inc.
Dell provides end-to-end solutions leveraging our combined breadth and depth of software and system competencies. We enable partners to differentiate their offerings and drive recurring revenue generating IT as a Service (ITaaS). These offerings will accelerate customer onboarding, ensure cost-effective scalability and heterogeneous manageability across a broad range of ITaaS workloads for Enterprise and SMB customers.
StorageCraft Technology Corporation
StorageCraft Technology Corporation is a premier software company focused on helping you backup fast and recover faster. StorageCraft develops innovative disk-based backup, disaster recovery, system migration, data protection and security solutions for servers, desktops and laptops.
We at BlueStar, along with our mobility vendors and ISV partners, believe that offering the right tools, solutions, and education we can build a strong foundation for our partners selling and implementing mobility solutions.
Established in 1972, Honeywell Scanning and Mobility is a leading manufacturer of data collection and communication products designed specifically for mobile, on-site, and transaction processing applications.
Motorola Symbol LS3578-FZ Rugged, Cordless Scanner With Integrated Bluetooth
The Motorola LS3578 Series of Bluetooth-enabled cordless laser bar code scanners combine superior data capture quality with ergonomic, yet rugged, features to meet the demands of any industrial application - in the yard, warehouse, distribution center or manufacturing plant. With rugged design, integrated Bluetooth capabilities and a wide working range for scanning items at varying distances, these scanners arrive ready for real-time data capture.
Zebra ZXP Series 3 Card Printer
Zebra’s ZXP Series 3 direct-to- card printer provides an array of features, outstanding print quality, and a low cost of ownership. The ZXP Series 3 offers a wide range of high capacity ribbon options, along with the capability to select the card thickness that is right for the application. And, when paired with Zebra’s eco-friendly media, the ZXP Series 3 is the most cost-effective printing solution in its class.
Help Desk Manager - Award-Winning Help Desk And Ticket Tracking For MSPs
Power Up Your Offerings with a Powerful Ticketing System.
Mercury’s Accelerated Funding solution provides a faster way for you to get your money from payment processing transactions.
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