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  1. Survey Underscores ROI Of Warehouse Technologies
    3/13/2015

    A survey shows warehouse software solutions including warehouse management systems (WMS), labor management systems (LMS) and voice systems have significant benefits for your IT clients.  

  2. How SMB IT Solutions Providers Should Use Social Media
    3/13/2015

    Social media is the best way for SMBs to increase name awareness and interact with a broader customer base.

  3. Report On Advanced Cloud Topics Addresses State Of HIT
    3/13/2015

    As the cloud and surrounding technology mature, healthcare will find itself following suit.

  4. Verizon PCI Report: Compliance Should Be A Process To Support Security
    3/12/2015

    According to Verizon’s 2015 PCI Compliance Report released on March 12, almost 80 percent of businesses fail interim Payment Card Industry (PCI)compliance assessments.The report includes an analysis of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance in companies worldwide that experienced data breaches. Verizon’s research shows, since 2009, organizations that experienced data breaches showed “lower than normal compliance with a number of PCI DSS controls.”

  5. VARs, ISVs Heading For Collision With EMV Deadline. But Will There Be Any Damage?
    3/12/2015

    In my time with Business Solutions, I don’t think I've come across such an interesting topic as EMV. The card brands and vendors in the payments world will tell you how important EMV is, while VARs and ISVs scratch their heads over the lack of direction or clarity around the initiative. Many vendors claim to have easy and affordable solutions to become EMV certified, while a large number of VARs and ISVs still claim to be in the dark as to what they need to do. The card brands will talk about the added security and warn of the liability shift in the event of a breach, while VARs catering to SMBs will tell you that their customers simply aren't at risk.

  6. MSP Pricing: Always Sell On Value
    3/12/2015

    A ConnectWise e-book “Pricing: 5 Proven Tips for Maximizing Your Profit” examines the best strategies for pricing to maximize profitability for your IT solutions provider. Among the topics discussed in the e-book is the difference between cost and value.

  7. How To Sell Educational Institutions On EMV
    3/12/2015

    A white paper by Heartland Payment Systems, titled  EMV and Educational Institutions: What You Need To Know outlines the benefits of EMV solutions at educational institutions and provides some important information for VARs trying to help their education IT clients.

  8. Americans Are Ready For Digital Health — Are Your Healthcare IT Clients?
    3/12/2015

    In a world of increasingly patient-centered care and regulations, healthcare entities can’t afford to ignore the preferences and behavior patterns of their customers and neither can IT solutions providers. This is especially true when the question is around behaviors and attitudes toward IT in the health space.

  9. Report Finds Supply Chain Analytics Market Will Grow To $4.8 Billion By 2019
    3/12/2015

    A report by Markets and Markets finds the supply chain analytics market will reach a net worth of approximately $4.8 billion by 2019.

  10. Study: Patients Would Change Healthcare Providers Over Security Concerns
    3/12/2015

    Medical identity theft is the topic of a recent Ponemon Institute study (available for free, by request, here).

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