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  1. SMB IT Market Requires Dedicated Sales Strategy
    4/23/2014

    Business Solutions asked industry experts “Why VARs Should Set Their Sights On SMBs” for the Business Solutions 2014 Partner Program Insider. In addition to the insights in that article, these industry leaders also describe the current health of the SMB market from an IT spend perspective and give their opinions on the best time to sell.

  2. Restaurant And Hospitality News For VARs – April 23, 2014
    4/23/2014

    This week the news includes a warning that hackers are using third-parties to gain access to data through vulnerable systems. Also, hotels and other retailers are adopting new mobile technology for check-in. And finally, in an interview with Forest Key of Buuteeq, we find out why hotel marketing is flying to the cloud. 

  3. Field Service IT News – April 22, 2014
    4/23/2014

    In the news, Android is giving other operating systems a run for their money in the competition for the top field service platform, and the April Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry is at its highest in two years.  

  4. Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs — April 21, 2014
    4/21/2014

    A survey reveals MOM solutions can help manufacturers overcome common hurdles to organization agility. In other news, manufacturing technology orders were down in February, but the outlook for the year is positive, and U.S. industrial output increased in March.

  5. Education IT News For VARs — April 21, 2014
    4/21/2014

    The news includes an article that examines the question of the best uses for student data without infringing on student privacy. In other stories, technology is part of the plan to avert a potential achievement gap in schools across California, and 15 years after the tragedy at Columbine High School, school security remains a top concern in the nation.

  6. Healthcare IT News For VARs — April 18, 2014
    4/21/2014

    In this week’s news: healthcare vendors are frustrated with the implications of another ICD-10 delay, and EHR vendors falling are behind ACO solutions providers.

  7. Retail IT News For VARs — April 18, 2014
    4/21/2014

    The Heartbleed Bug tops the headlines this week, prompting some suggestions for ways to protect customer data. Also in the news, the adoption of beacons captures shoppers’ locations and preferences, as well as some advice for investing in mobile technology. Finally, the rise of social media has drastically changed the face of e-commerce. 

  8. Grocery and Convenience Store IT News — April 17, 2014
    4/17/2014

    In the news this week, a survey concludes mobile payments will increase by 40 percent this year. In addition, the Heartbleed Bug is on everyone’s minds, as experts scramble to determine the extent of its impact. Also in the news, a Texas liquor store reported a security breach and beacon technology is allowing retailers to monitor customer in-store behavior and link it to their mobile technology.

  9. Autotask Survey: Cloud Security Is Top Client Concern
    4/17/2014

    Your clients using cloud services are most concerned with security, according to the Autotask’s 2014 “Metrics That Matter: IT Service Provider Benchmarking Survey.” 

  10. Government IT News For VARs — April 16, 2014
    4/16/2014

    In the news, the GSA is requesting feedback on its plans for the next government-wide contract vehicle for telecommunications and related services. Also an AGA study lists lack of funding, the employees skills gap, and lack of buy-in as the top three reasons for the slow pace of federal IT innovation.