Bernadette Wilson

About Bernadette Wilson

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Bernadette Wilson is Business Solutions magazine’s associate editor. She is a former staff member of the Laurel Group Newspapers, Trib Total Media, in Westmoreland County, PA, editing The Independent-Observer, Scottdale, PA’s community newspaper, for six years. Before joining Business Solutions she worked for Larson Texts,which produces mathematics books for middle school through college, and contributed to a number of newspapers and magazines as a freelance writer. She is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University.

ARTICLES BY BERNADETTE WILSON

Government IT News For VARs — March 12, 2014

Government IT News For VARs — March 12, 2014

In the news, the proposed federal IT budget for 2015 totals a little less than 2014 — mostly related to the Defense Department’s requested tech budget. In other news, MeriTalk announces the “Fed RAMP OnRAMP” portal to help with the government transition to cloud computing, and the OTSP seeks comments from you on the impact of Big Data on privacy, the economy, and public policy.  Continue Reading...
Why Solutions Providers Should Consider Offering Mobile Messaging — Now

Why Solutions Providers Should Consider Offering Mobile Messaging — Now

Business Solutions asked Anurag Lal, CEO at Infinite Convergence, about using mobile messaging for enterprise — and about solutions providers’ opportunities to add mobile messaging to their customers’ solutions.  Continue Reading...
Healthcare IT News For VARs — February 28, 2014

Healthcare IT News For VARs — February 28, 2014

News articles highlight continuing concern over health records data breaches, with one in five healthcare organizations having experienced a security breach. Also, Health Catalyst provides information on the Healthcare Analytics Adoption Model.  Continue Reading...
How To Provide Network Security To SMBs

How To Provide Network Security To SMBs

Business Solutions interviewed Dave Martin, VP of marketing for Edgewater Networks, about selling security services to your SMB clients.  Continue Reading...
Beware Of “Careless Users In The Cloud”

Beware Of “Careless Users In The Cloud”

A services and solutions provider surveyed 1,000 full-time workers in the United States and Canada and found employees who use cloud-based apps have some bad habits that could result in security breaches and data loss. As you create cloud-based solutions for your customers, you should advise them to be aware of employee practices that could undermine data security.  Continue Reading...
Government IT News For VARs — February 19, 2014

Government IT News For VARs — February 19, 2014

In the news, local and state government organizations begin to look at the demands data center consolidation, mobility, security, cloud computing, and Big Data will have on their IT departments. Also, writers share insights from the IBM Center for the Business of Government report, “Realizing the Promise of Big Data: Implementing Big Data Projects.”  Continue Reading...
The ASCII Group CEO: Businesses Change … Business Stays The Same

The ASCII Group CEO: Businesses Change … Business Stays The Same

Despite all the changes the IT channel has seen over the past three decades, basic principles that govern business practices still prevail. The ASCII Group is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and founder, chairman, and CEO Alan Weinberger says throughout the group’s history, he has seen that conducting business ethically, forming partnerships within the channel community, and achieving a work-life balance have continued to be...  Continue Reading...
Healthcare IT News For VARs — February 14, 2014

Healthcare IT News For VARs — February 14, 2014

In the news this week, a study shows about two-thirds of physicians would not buy the same EHR system again, and a study shows reported healthcare data breaches have increased by 300 percent since 2005. Also, DARPA is looking for researchers from universities, government, and private industry to propose how to build a mechanism and add data mining to ongoing research into the biology of cancer and signal pathways for cancer cells.    Continue Reading...
“Continual Service Improvement” Can Start With A Look At Your Data

“Continual Service Improvement” Can Start With A Look At Your Data

The data you collect about your businesses is valuable — if you use it.  Continue Reading...
How The Back Side Of A Terminal Can Increase The Value Of Your Reseller Business

How The Back Side Of A Terminal Can Increase The Value Of Your Reseller Business

The back of a POS terminal, often the customer-facing side, is space that could be used for a digital messaging. Local businesses or event organizers might consider customers waiting in line at that store to be the right audience for digital ads — and this could result in revenue that helps your client offset the cost of the POS system, as well as recurring revenue for you.  Continue Reading...