Featured Articles

  1. Help Clients Harness The Power Of Big Data — Rather Than Be Overwhelmed By It
    1/26/2015

    Ray Renteria, Vice President, Products, Avention tells how Big Data can benefit sales and marketing teams and how the IT channel can equip their customers to tap into Big Data’s potential.

  2. Retail IT News For VARs — January 26, 2015
    1/26/2015

    In the news, the National Retail Federation comments on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to review the debit card swipe fee decision. Also, a study predicts the number of merchants that can accept EMV payments will increase by 650 percent by October. 

  3. CompTIA Adds “Future Leaders” Community For Young IT Professionals
    1/23/2015

    This week, CompTIA, the IT industry association, announced the addition of a new CompTIA community: Future Leaders. CompTIA’s communities now total 10 with the addition of this group that brings together members of the IT industry, age 35 and younger.

  4. Why Retail IT VARs Need To Care About Their Customers’ Customers' Experience
    1/23/2015

    In a recent survey, Business Solutions and Integrated Solutions for Retailers asked retailers — both large and small — what their top technology needs are and what they plan to purchase in the coming months. One of the most common responses (and one of our topics) is customer experience/engagement.

  5. WatchGuard Categorizes 2015 Security Trends Into What (And What Not) To Worry About
    1/23/2015

    In an effort to help IT professionals navigate through the convoluted waters of IT security, WatchGuard has issued an infographic that outlines some of the top security trends for 2015 — and also denotes which should be concerns and which should not.

  6. Telehealth In Acute Care Settings: A Cost-Benefit Study
    1/23/2015

    As innovation in the telehealth space continues, the question of cost and benefit is beginning to arise more frequently. It will be a primary concern for your clients, and one that you should be able to address competently.

  7. Healthcare IT News For VARs — January 23, 2015
    1/23/2015

    In this week’s news, the president addresses cybersecurity in the State of the Union, and military pharmacies are adopting e-prescriptions.

  8. Are You a Shrewd IT Vendor Manager?
    1/22/2015

    Most VARs and MSPs recognize that expanding their services offerings is a smart and necessary solution for achieving growth. And, when you can achieve a 99% customer retention rate as Alura Business Solutions has done, it suggests your customers like you and are likely to go with your recommendations. But, with a bigger line card comes the responsibility of managing more vendors, which some IT solution providers aren’t prepared to handle.

  9. With Competition For IT Techs Rising, Can IT Solutions Providers Fill Void For Campuses?
    1/22/2015

    The need for qualified IT techs is on the rise nationwide, but colleges and universities will have a harder time filling their open positions in 2015, due to a shortage of talented applicants.

  10. Survey Shows 20 Percent Of Employees Going Rogue With Corporate Data
    1/22/2015

    Such rogue activity points to gaps in IT security that need to be addressed. Not only must corporations be proactive against attacks from external enemies; they must also be vigilant against behaviors from current and former employees.

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