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  1. HP Delivers Seamless Windows Server 2003 Transition
    7/14/2014

    HP recently announced a new program, developed in conjunction with Microsoft, to enable channel partners to capitalize on the $10B opportunity presented as customers transition from Windows Server 2003.

  2. HP Switch Series Assists VARs With Migration From Legacy To SDN Environments
    7/11/2014

    HP recently announced its next-generation HP 5400R zl2 Switch Series, designed to support customers as they migrate from legacy vendors to software-defined network (SDN) environments.

  3. Grocery And Convenience Store IT News For VARs — July 11, 2014
    7/11/2014

    In the news, IBM shares its vision of the grocery store of the future and a study shows online grocery shopping could hurt supermarkets, with online consumers making less impulse buys. Also, recent retail data breaches are changing shoppers’ perceptions of store transactions.

  4. Retail IT News For VARs — July 11, 2014
    7/11/2014

    In the news, studies show consumers view transactions with retailers differently since recent high-profile data breaches, and Kentucky passed legislation for new data breach notifications. Also, biometrics are emerging as a part of payment solutions.

  5. Healthcare IT News For VARs — July 11, 2014
    7/11/2014

    In this week’s news, EHRs are used to take on hypertension, and the CDC speaks out against electronic errors.

  6. Will Biometrics’ Fingerprints Be All Over Payment?
    7/11/2014

    PayPal recently announced it is extending support for fingerprint authentication to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S. In a blog post, Matt Gromada, director of global product launch for PayPal, states like the company’s app for the Galaxy S5, Tab S users can use their fingerprint to log in and pay for transactions with merchants that accept PayPal.

  7. What Are Digital Signage Applications in Education?
    7/11/2014

    MarketsandMarkets released a research report on the market for digital signage hardware, software, application, and products, forecasting that the total market is anticipated to grow to $14,876 million by 2020.  This is an estimated CAGR of 8.94 percent from 2014 to 2020.

  8. Enhanced Driver’s Licenses Gaining Traction
    7/10/2014

    For several years, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been working with states to enhance drivers’ licenses and other forms of identification to comply with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHIT). An enhanced drivers’ license (ELD) contains a RFID chips and a machine readable zone (MRZ) or bar code that can be scanned when RFID is not available.

  9. Building A Better Healthcare App
    7/10/2014

    According to a report co-authored by Murray Aiken, executive director of the IMS Institute of Healthcare Informatics, of the 43,700 medical apps available in the Apple store, about 46 percent aren’t actual healthcare apps.

  10. Businesses Find Opportunities In Adaptive Learning
    7/10/2014

    When computers are used as interactive teaching devices, the computers can adapt the curriculum to best fit the needs of the student, typically determined through their responses to specific questions and how they perform tasks presented to them. The drive behind adaptive or personalized learning is an attempt to turn the student into more than just a passive recipient of knowledge and more into a participant in the entire learning process.

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