ARTICLES BY CHRISTINE KERN
“Working Hard Or Hardly Networked” Examines Why Most UC And Collaboration Tools Fail
A new study has confirmed that unified communications (UC) and collaboration tools have the power to accelerate productivity, bring people together, and increase employee engagement successfully when employees are included in the selection process.
Government IT News For VARs — November 26, 2014
In news this week, a proposed revenue ceiling could affect IT VARs in the federal IT reseller market, a new strategy will guide R&D investment decisions for federal agencies, and vendors are selling convergence as the next big thing.
Education IT News For VARs — November 26, 2014
In news this week, Pluralsight has acquired Smarterer, a startup that uses crowd-sourced assessments to evaluate students’ understanding of tech tools and skills. In other news, sales of interactive displays fall in Q3, and LinkedIn launches new education features. EdX also joined the ConnectEd initiative to offer free certifications.
Cyber Security Labor Shortages Means Some Turn To Alternative Routes For Hiring
According to the Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report, there is a significant labor-shortage in the field of cybersecurity.
Taxing Information, Communication Technologies Actually Costs Money, Study Shows
According to a study by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF), imposing taxes on information and communication technologies (ICT) can actually cost countries more money that it raises.
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.