ARTICLES BY CHRISTINE KERN
Infographic: Human Error To Blame For Most Data Breaches
A new infographic shows that human error is causing an “alarming rise” in the occurrence of data breaches and subsequent penalties, according to a study carried out by Egress Software Technologies.
Education IT News For VARs 2-26-15: Net Neutrality And Education
In news, the FCC’s Net Neutrality Plan considers the needs of schools, and most schools’ Internet service does not meet demand. Also, a panel discusses issues with mobility and education.
Government IT News For VARs 2-25-15: Public Safety LTE Network Emerges
In the news, a new public safety long-term evolution (LTE) network emerges in Boston, Google opposes an amendment to allow feds to use remote hacking, and critics warn that federal law lags behind drone technology. Also, federal agencies are choosing network functions virtualization (NFV).
New Proposed Patent Troll Legislation Supported By Merchant Coalitions, Retailers
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) has joined with both Republican and Democratic colleagues to introduce a bill designed to address the ever increasing problem of abusive patent litigation.
Infographic Gives Solutions Providers Insights Into Manufacturing Market
A Manufacturing.net infographic provides a comprehensive look at influences on manufacturing for 2015.
Education IT News For VARs 2-19-15: Location-Based Platform For Social Learning
In news this week, the University of San Diego launches the first location-based platform for social learning, and colleges are future-proofing their networks by adopting 802.11ac standards.
Government IT News For VARs 2-18-15: Connected Vehicles And Cybersecurity
In news this week, a report reveals that technology in automobiles leaves them vulnerable to hacks, President Barack Obama unveils his new cybersecurity plan, the FAA released its small drone rules, and police body cam legislation in Florida faced some roadblocks.
RSPA Launches New EMV Resource: EMV Central
The Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA), the industry association for the point of sale (POS) technology ecosystem, has announced the creation of EMV Central, a new resource page on the RSPA website designed to support the association’s EMV education and awareness campaign.
Survey Shows Your Retail IT Clients Want To Unify POS, e-Commerce, Call Centers, Mobile
According to DemandWare, retailers want to band together to create a unified commerce platform that would consolidate point of sale, e-commerce, call center, and mobile touch points into one system.
FedRAMP Draft High-Impact Systems Standards Open For Public Comment
FedRAMP released draft standards that will serve as a baseline for securing federal high-impact systems in the cloud. The standards will be open for a 45-day public comment period ending on March 13, 2015, and they are anticipated to be finalized by the end of 2015.