In this week’s news, Healthcare.gov faces questions over consumer data use, a group denies the possibility ICD-9 will skip directly to ICD-11, and legislators debate the March deadline mandating many prescriptions in New York State to be issued electronically.
Education IT News For VARs — January 29, 2015
In news this week, edtech providers are getting serious about data privacy, and AT&T launches an edtech accelerator.
FMCSA On Track To Initiate E-Log Mandates
There are a number of projected rule changes by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for 2015, including the electronic logging device mandate, according to CCJDigital.
Avoid The 3 Deadly SLA Pitfalls
Your service level agreement (SLA) holds an important key to managing customers’ expectations and mitigating costly and unexpected surprises.
Turn BYOD Into A Profit Center
A few months ago, we featured a case study on Tech Guides, a managed services provider (MSP) who uses RapidFire Tools Network Detective. Network assessments tools like Network Detective provide a great way to get your foot in the door with prospective customers by showcasing your know-how and helping you identify potential problems their current provider is overlooking.
Bridging Mobile POS And EMV
As the EMV liability shift gets closer, VARs should work to prepare merchants to support this new payment type in mobile POS and other solutions.
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.
Our vision for PowaPOS from the beginning was to develop a platform that eliminates the friction that has kept tablet-based POS from reaching its market potential. In building the T25, we created the first POS hardware specifically designed for the tablet; one that fully integrates all of the key components needed to turn the tablet into an advanced POS terminal. Simple, sleek and secure – with just one power cord.
There are no doubt hundreds of backup vendors, offering various types of backup and recovery methods to Managed Services Providers (MSPs). How does an MSP know which offers the best solution for its customers, and the makes the best business sense as part of its managed services offering?
“We want to serve our patients, not worry about IT,” says Lori Buchman, Practice Administrator with Lincoln Pediatric Dentistry in Lincoln, NE. The IT challenges for the growing dental practice, however, are many. With 34 employees in two locations, one virtualized host and four servers, not to mention HIPAA compliance, it’s imperative that their data be secure and systems are always on.
GRIP I.T., a division of Global Resources Technologies Inc., founded in 1996, provides full-service IT service management for businesses of all sizes. With a focus on improving the functionality of their customers’ IT and business systems, all at a lower cost of ownership, GRIP I.T. seeks to serve their clients in all areas of I.T. The company is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario.
Datto recently began offering Time-Based Cloud Retention (TBCR) across its entire line of industry-leading backup, disaster recovery (BCR) and business continuity (BC) solutions for managed service providers (MSPs) and other channel partners. Under this new TBCR model, the monthly cost for cloud-based storage of customer data is no longer variable based on volume. Instead, Datto channel partners can now offer customers secure, rapidly recoverable off-site backup for a fixed monthly price that is based on how long they need to retain their data.
Data is the new currency, and in order to stay competitive businesses must protect it. However, data size and volume are increasing at an unprecedented rate, spawning stricter IT regulations and greater downtime costs for businesses. Outdated backup methods simply can’t keep up with today’s business requirements. Image-based backup is the most innovative, reliable method of safeguarding your business by protecting the critical data on your servers.
Business continuity is the ability to keep daily operations running—even in the midst of a natural, man-made or technical disaster. It isn’t just about data backup, though; it’s a holistic practice that also addresses ready access to backups and timely restorations—and all of the potential obstacles you might encounter in the process.
Depending on circumstances, companies begin reducing expenses for numerous reasons. Every company wants lower expenses to help aid in higher profits. Employee training is a necessary expense; employees must be trained and skills updated periodically to keep the business running in an efficient, smooth manner. Implementing the use of a learning management system (LMS) can reduce IT costs within the company. LMS software can help reduced a company’s expenses in three distinctive ways.
SATO America, Inc.
Today, SATO continues its tradition of designing and manufacturing high-quality industrial printers that deliver reliable performance with each print job.
AVG Technologies USA, Inc.
AVG is a global security software maker protecting more than 100 million active users in 170 countries from the ever-growing incidence of Web threats, viruses, spam, cyber-scams and hackers on the Internet.
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.
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.
CharTec is the SMB channel's leading provider of recurring revenue based training for sales, operations, leadership, and marketing. Its 20,000 square foot MSP and IT training facility is the largest in North America and is integrated into a thriving multi-million dollar MSP.
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.
PowaPOS T25 is the first truly all-in-one point-of sale system designed specifically to take advantage of the growing demand for tablet-based payments.
Best-in-class design. Meet best-in-class functionality.
The PowaPOS SDK works seamlessly with your existing smartphone and tablet applications, empowering you to provide merchants with a complete, powerful point-of-sale system.
The market is on the move and as more and more customers buy from their mobile devices, PowaPIN helps businesses keep one step ahead of them. Small, stylish and perfectly formed, PowaPIN is the ideal companion to the T25, or with any mPOS smartphone or tablet.
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