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  1. If You're Still Dragging Your Feet Concerning EMV, Read This
    9/25/2014

    A lot had been written about EMV. Indeed, earlier this year, Business Solutions published an entire guide on the topic. Still, there’s a lot to learn and consider if you’re a solutions provider.  During a session on the topic at the Fall ONE Ingram Micro conference in Las Vegas Jeff Yelton, executive director and GM DC/POS, spoke to a packed room about the trends leading up to EMV and the importance of compliance to today's solutions providers. In listening to Yelton, a few thoughts came to mind... 

  2. Why You Should Tell Your Customers To Change Their Passwords
    9/25/2014

    Security problems have been making the headlines of every major news organization and website in the past few years. From the worries over the Heartbleed bug to Target’s costly breach, security is foremost on the mind of many people and businesses. The recent issue involving leaked nude celebrity photos taken from Apple’s iCloud has also brought a lot of focus on the problem. According to Apple, the photos were stolen when hackers got a hold of the celebrities’ usernames and passwords.

  3. 3D Printing On Demand Now Orbiting Earth
    9/25/2014

    Hawthorne-based SpaceX took the first 3D printer into space, where NASA hopes astronauts will one day be able to print replacement parts on long-distance missions.

  4. Physicians Still Losing Time To EMRs
    9/25/2014

    Physicians are telling you exactly what they need from their EMR (electronic medical records) systems, and they’re not getting it. Our Smart VAR Summit revealed some of your clients’ biggest pain points, one of which is highlighted by a quote from Scott Farnsworth, corporate director of clinical systems development of Kindred Healthcare

  5. American Statistical Association Discusses Leveraging Big Data
    9/25/2014

    The American Statistical Association’s (ASA) Big Data Research and Development Initiative is in its third year of addressing the challenges around Big Data.

  6. As Businesses Grow, Executives Try To Better Manage Cyber Risk
    9/24/2014

    With cyberattacks on the rise, companies are scrambling to find ways to protect themselves from cyber criminals.

  7. Federal IT Procurement Shifting Toward Cloud, Services
    9/24/2014

    The E-Commerce Times  reported that the evolution of federal procurement trends could bring a significant shift of agency IT operations to outside providers offering cloud and various shared capabilities.

  8. Education IT News For VARs — September 24, 2014
    9/24/2014

    In news, the Education Records Bureau builds a better iPad exam, and Education Dive examines six solutions to student success and seven challengers to Apple’s iPad.  Schools might also be approaching Ed Tech all wrong, and EdCast is raising money to fund its “multiversities.”

  9. Government IT News For VARs — September 24, 2014
    9/24/2014

    In news this week, the Department of Homeland Security inspector general made recommendations to improve the Enhanced Cybersecurity Services (ECS) program, and the Department of Defense (DoD) is preparing to launch a new Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) initiative. Meanwhile, three out of four mobile apps fail basic security tests, and approaches to data security and access need to be reformulated. Also, federal agencies are demanding FedRAMP-approved cloud services as the norm.

  10. VARs Could Be Missing Invaluable HIMSS Resources
    9/24/2014

    When it comes to information in the healthcare arena, you’ll find few spaces more connected and useful than the Health Information And Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) website.

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