Newsletter | May 27, 2014

05.27.14 -- Bring Your Own Device -- Friend Or Foe?

Business Solutions

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Channel Transitions West: Define The Unique Process You Use To Deliver Value
By Bernadette Wilson, associate editor
By Bernadette Wilson, associate editor Featured speaker Gary Pica stressed the importance of “defining your company way” at the first of the 2014 Channel Transitions VAR/MSP Executive Conferences, powered by Business Solutions magazine (BSM). Pica is the CEO and owner of TruMethods, a coaching and mentoring company that has helped transform more than 800 IT providers around the world. His company Dynamic Digital Services, which was acquired by mindSHIFT Technologies, generated more than $500,000 of monthly recurring revenue.
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Featured Articles
Bring Your Own Device — Friend Or Foe?
Do you know if your workforce is using BYOD? In businesses where BYOD isn’t openly discussed, actively encouraged or banned, there is simply no way of knowing the actual or potential impact this phenomena could have on your business.
rb Tech Raises The Operational Bar With RMM Solution
“If you don’t evolve, you don’t succeed,” says Rubin Bennett, owner and founder of rb Technologies (rbTech), an IT services firm with customers throughout the New England region. With more than 16 years in the business, Bennett knows what it takes to grow and thrive even as new advances drive change in the fast-paced technology industry.
The Ultimate Guide To As-A-Service
The transition to an as-a-service model is probably the biggest change your business has ever faced. It’s a huge undertaking, and it can be daunting. Don’t try to go it alone.
So, You Think You Can Sell Managed Services?
You’ve worked in the IT industry for X number of years and during that time, you probably think that you’ve seen it all.
Provide A Fast Data Replication Solution For Your Mainframe Environment
For many years, in the IBM mainframe world, the only way to backup a volume, a database, or an entire data center was to use a full-volume dump. To create the point-in-time copy that the backup required, all related volumes had to be quiesced during the entire backup. In a world where businesses must continue operations around the clock, something better than full-volume dump technology was needed.
EHR Vendors Missing Out On ACO Opportunities
By Megan Williams, contributing writer
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides for the establishment of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) as part of its plan to decrease healthcare costs. The ACOs overall incentivize providers to keep patients healthy, but they also represent a new class of customer for EHR solutions providers — the ACA provides financial incentive for healthcare providers who are making efficient use of electronic records to curb Medicare costs.
Top Opportunities Revealed At Smart VAR Healthcare Summit
By Bernadette Wilson, associate editor
VARs and systems integrators who attended the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit on May 6 in New Brunswick, NJ, learned where to find opportunities in the healthcare IT market.
Threat Report Concludes: Services Providers Must Become Security Providers
Jeffrey Lyon, the founder of Black Lotus, discusses the findings of his company’s recent Q1 2014 Threat Report.
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