ARTICLES BY CHRISTINE KERN
How Geofencing Can Help Your Merchant IT Clients Win Sales
An SMS geofencing campaign can be used in local marketing to attract customers to a brick-and-mortar store with close proximity tracking.
New Throwable Cameras Provide Innovative Tool For Law Enforcement
Bounce Imaging, founded by an MIT alumnus in 2012, is helping law enforcement assess danger in unseen areas with its new device, the Explorer. Now, the Boston-based startup will be deploying 100 of the new gadgets to police departments nationwide, and it aims to expand to first responders and other security clients in the near future, according to MIT News. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Competition Aims To Recognize Developers That Further AIDC
AIM, the industry association for innovation and technology solutions in automatic identification and data capture, has announced the 2015 AIDC (Non RFID) Case Study Competition is now open for submissions through July 31. The competition is open to all AIM members and partners in an effort to promote collaboration and knowledge sharing. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Government IT Clients’ Fleets Can Be Managed With Mobile Apps
With increasing pressure being placed on government agencies to increase efficiency and reduce costs, many are turning to smartphone-based apps to manage vehicle fleets.
451 Research Reveals Drop In Cloud Pricing
According to the latest 451 Research Cloud Price Index, while on-demand pricing has dipped just 2.25 percent since October 2014, there has been a 12-percent reduction in costs for enterprises that are willing to negotiate and commit. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
10 Things You Should Know About CompTIA Trustmarks
At Channel Transitions Newark powered by Business Solutions on June 4 at the DoubleTree Newark Airport, Rob Cosentino, manager, CompTIA Business Trustmark, explained what a Trustmark is, how it can help impact businesses, and some of the Trustmark’s important features and qualifications. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Red Hat Launches Certified Cloud And Service Provider Program
Open source solutions provider Red Hat, Inc. has announced its new Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider program that expands Red Hat’s cloud ecosystem to include and better support distributors, managed service providers, and other partners that are involved in all aspects of hybrid cloud build-out.
Sophos Has Revealed PDF Cloaking Threat
Security firm Sophos announced that it has discovered a potentially dangerous new search poisoning method of bypassing the algorithm protections in the Google search engine that could expose search users to a number of security threats: PDF cloaking.
How Chicago’s New Cloud Tax Could Impact (All) MSPs
In an unprecedented move, Chicago has ruled that it will impose a local tax on cloud-based services in the metro area.
GFI Software Study: Work Email Follows Employees Home
The third annual email survey by GFI Software conducted by Opinion Matters, found U.S. employees cannot escape work-related email, even during leisure time.