ARTICLES BY CHRISTINE KERN
How Is The Paperless Office Initiative Faring?
In a new AIIM report, “Paper Wars 2014 — Update from the Battlefield,” researchers examined how well organizations are faring in the progress towards paper-free processes.
Mobile Apps Expected To Impact Holiday Sales
Mobile marketing company Artisan Mobile has released the results of a September 2014 research campaign revealing that mobile apps will drive a bigger part of holiday sales this year.
NIST Releases Cloud Computing Roadmap
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the final version of the US Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap, Volumes I and II.
Education IT News For VARs — November 20, 2014
In the news, a new report shows fewer than 20 percent of higher ed faculty have taught online, and Coursera has launched an initiative to work with veterans.
New Security Awareness Guidance Published By PCI Security Standards Council
The PCI Security Standards Council has published guidance for dealing with and protecting sensitive payment information.
Analysts Predict A Very Merry Cyber Monday
The Cyber Monday outlook for your ecommerce IT clients is optimistic. Best Cyber Week provided its top ten predictions for this year’s Cyber Monday performances.
MeriTalk Report Advises How To Tackle APTs
A new MeriTalk white paper, “Defeating APTs: How Can Agencies Change The Game?” underwritten by Palo Alto Networks, examines what agencies need to know about advanced persistent threats (APTs), provides steps to avoid network infiltration, and includes guidelines for detection and extraction of APTs from agency systems.
Axcient Study Shows Few Companies Are Prepared For Major IT Failures
In a survey of more than 450 IT professionals regarding the current state of IT resiliency, Axcient found that, although the vast majority of organizations agree that backup and disaster recovery abilities are crucial, most remain unable to recover from a major IT failure within two hours.
What Can RFID Do For SMB Retailers?
At the VARTECH 2014 Conference in New Orleans, Marty Johnson of Zebra Technologies provided an overview of how RFID (radio frequency identification) can be beneficial to SMB retailers.
Government IT News For VARs — November 17, 2014
In news this week, federal employees are doing more telework, the U.S. government has a tenuous relationship with open source, and the NGA is developing Google Glass apps for immersive intelligence. Also, the USPS is the latest agency to be hacked.