About Amy Vercher

Amy Vercher is a freelance writer who earned her B.A. in English from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a former audience engagement manager at HousingWire Publishing, leading the national REX conference to trend on twitter. Her work has appeared in WORLD Magazine and The Daily Texan.

ARTICLES BY AMY VERCHER

  • Field Service IT News – April 15, 2014
    Field Service IT News – April 15, 2014

    In the news, Zebra Technologies will acquire Motorola Solutions' Enterprise business. Also, articles share insights into benefits of cloud solutions, BYOD security, overlooked benefits of management tracking solutions, and how work-order systems not only improve response times, but also provide data about costs and equipment use. 

  • Education IT News — April 14, 2014
    Education IT News — April 14, 2014

    Following the Pennsylvania school stabbings, schools continues to seek better safety procedures and technology to protect students. Additionally, government and entrepreneurs receive a boost in funding to further the presence of technology in classrooms.

  • Field Service IT News — April 8, 2014
    Field Service IT News — April 8, 2014

    In the news, manufacturers are beginning to ruggedize consumer devices. Also, the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation predicts investment in equipment and software to increase modestly this year.

  • Education IT News — April 7, 2014
    Education IT News — April 7, 2014

    In the news, Reno, NV, schools are leveraging data to focus on improvements in bottom-ranked schools, and New York is evaluating its best use of student data to select technology tools without infringing on student privacy. Also, school security extend to buses in Dallas County, TX,  that are now equipped with thumbprint readers and “pedophile cameras.”

  • Field Service IT News For VARs
    Field Service IT News For VARs

    A virtual summit on the field service industry is slated for Thursday. Also in the news this week,  experts offer tips for mobile device selection, construction leads adoption of GPS tracking technology, and freight volumes are climbing — after a decrease during the harsh winter.

  • Education IT News — March 28, 2014
    Education IT News — March 28, 2014

    Schools adopt real-time cameras and communications technologies as ways to communication with police. Also in the news, the Florida Senate passes a bill prohibiting the collection of some student data.

  • Field Service IT News – March 25, 2014
    Field Service IT News – March 25, 2014

    Mobile communication and telematics can help lessen the impact of the problem of breaking down far away from home. Also in the news this week, are the benefits of data analytics for business intelligence, and a merger to create one of the largest truck dealerships in the U.S.

  • Education IT News — March 21, 2014
    Education IT News — March 21, 2014

    IT is making education more accessible, but what happens to the proper certifications and who has the ownership over the material? Also, in the news funding IT advancements remains a concern.

  • Education IT News — March 14, 2014
    Education IT News — March 14, 2014

    While data unlocks a wealth of data, protecting that data is of the utmost importance. Loop in the data of students and the privacy concern increases exponentially, as discussed at the Microsoft in Education Global Forum. Also in the news, Hellman & Friedman is acquiring Renaissance Learning for $1.1 billion.

  • Field Service IT News — March 13, 2014
    Field Service IT News — March 13, 2014

    Articles this week explore the benefits of wearable technology in field service and how fleet managers face ever-increasing challenges keeping drivers connected to their networks.

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