ARTICLES BY CHERYL KNIGHT
Paper Lists Top 10 Business Intelligence Trends
A recent Tableau Software white paper, titled “Top 10 Trends in Business Intelligence for 2014,” assesses the effects of these trends on how companies handle their information.
Telematics Data Can Earn Insurance Discounts For Fleets
Telematics is used by many fleets — now, according to a FleetOwner article, insurance companies are getting in on the telematics trend. They are offering customers lower prices on insurance premiums for safe-driving practices — practices determined through the use of telematics solutions, such as those that use GPS.
Voice Technology Applications In The Warehouse Environment
Voice technology has taken hold in a variety of work environments, but applications are particularly beneficial for warehouses. Businesses with warehouses use voice technology when picking stock, inventorying and replenishing stock, and improving customer service.
Survey Reveals Lax Disaster Recovery Preparation
When business is good and a company is performing at its optimum capacity, it’s easy for a company not to think about what they would do in the instance of a disaster. While organizations usually have a contingency plan in place if the power goes out or the fire alarm goes off, some are not ready for a natural disaster that prevents employees from making it to work for days — or even weeks — at a time.
Field Service IT News For VARs — September 16, 2014
In the news, the development of autonomous haulage systems benefits the mining industry, determining the GPS tracking solution for your client, and how to measure the success of a private fleet.
CompTIA Index Reveals Revenues On Target
According to the CompTIA IT Industry Business Confidence Index, revenues are reported as being on target or better for 72 percent of IT companies, with 15 percent ahead of their goals. CompTIA surveyed 293 companies for the study.
Spiceworks Presents The “State of IT” Report
In its latest State of IT report, Spiceworks gives IT solutions providers data on spend and adoption of the latest tech trends. The company turned to its network of IT pros to compile stats and trends from 1,121 survey respondents the North America (NA) and Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) regions.
Field Service IT News For VARs — September 9, 2014
This week in field service news looks at mergers and acquisitions that took place over the summer, as well as the fuel-saving benefits of idle-reduction technology and a prediction of fleet management system market growth.
Top-Paying Certifications In IT
Global Knowledge released a special report, 15 Top-Paying Certifications for 2014. The report reveals the best-paying certifications for the IT field. The report is based on the 2014 IT Skills and Salary Survey conducted by Global Knowledge and Penton.
IT Security Firm Identifies And Removes Malware At UPS Stores
Over the past year, many high-profile security breaches that put retail customer information at risk made national news. According to a July 2014 article published by Forbes, the number of distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) over 20 Gbps in size doubled compared to this time in 2013. One of the latest company to suffer from an attack on its systems, with the subsequent loss of customer data, was the UPS Store, a subsidiary of the United Parcel Service (UPS).