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  1. APG’s Bergeron Talks Sensible Solutions — Not Sexy Technologies — At RetailNOW
    8/18/2014

    Sexy technologies dominate the headlines at most channel trade shows, and RetailNOW 2014 in Orlando was no different. Tablets, mobile payments, interactive digital signage, and cloud POS certainly deserve your attention. But I was reminded during Stephen Bergeron’s RetailNOW presentation Aug. 6 that we shouldn't overlook sensible solutions that aren't flashy but help merchants.

  2. Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs — August 18, 2014
    8/18/2014

    In the news, an article looks at the Internet of Things (IoT) merging with Big Data to boost business potential. Also U.S. factory output rose in July, and experts are predicting 3 percent growth throughout the remainder of the year.

  3. Is“Patient Engagement” Important To Your Healthcare Customers?
    8/15/2014

    “Patient Engagement” is a big buzzword these days and can come in multiple forms, but too little is said about how to actually achieve it. From patient portals to patient loyalty programs — healthcare is seeing solutions similar to their cousins in the retail and banking sectors, all geared to incentivize patients in various ways to increase their consumption of healthcare. But do they work?

  4. Rogue Apps: From Customer Headache To Recurring Revenue Boon
    8/15/2014

    I remember the days when IT admins so tightly locked down PC permissions that users couldn't change a printer setting, let alone install their own choice of applications. Of course, just 10 years ago, there weren't a whole lot of small specialized apps and there certainly weren't all the cloud apps we have today. Employees don't think they need permission to work smarter by installing apps like Dropbox on their computer. While users are more empowered than ever and have access to new productivity tools every day, an IT nightmare has been created -- rogue apps on the network. It might be worse than you think.

  5. Senate Approves DHS Request For Biometrics At Border
    8/15/2014

    A senate subcommittee has approved a request from the United States Department of Homeland Security for nearly a quarter-of-a-billion dollars to be used on a state-of-the-art biometric system.

  6. Report Looks At The Value Of Solutions Created From Multiple Vendors’ Technologies
    8/15/2014

    VARs and systems integrators have choices in sourcing, assembling, and deploying hardware and software solutions for customers. Many VARs pick and choose multiple best-of-breed technologies from of a variety of vendors to construct more comprehensive offerings, which often results in better returns and higher sales prices.

  7. Healthcare IT News For VARs — August 15, 2014
    8/15/2014

    In the news, a survey shows EHR use can equal lower cost per patient admission. Also, the Pew Charitable Trust has appealed to legislators for a better review process of new medical devices. In addition, Apple is discussing partnerships for its “HealthKit” cloud-based information platform.

  8. Leveraging Streaming Video In Field Service
    8/15/2014

    Field service professionals can reap the benefits of advances in video communication in tech-to-tech collaborations and in providing assistance for diagnoses.

  9. Telemedicine: A New Benefit For Your Clients
    8/14/2014

    Your clients may not be reimbursed for telemedicine offerings today, but that stands to change.

  10. Are Your Customers Using the Right Consumables?
    8/14/2014

    According to a recent article, it might be time to reassess the consumables used by your clients. Published on Integrated Solutions for Retailers “The Modest, Yet Essential, Thermal Consumable” from SATO America, points out thermal labels, tags, and ribbons offer great return for every step of the consumer market from identifying and tracking inventory to marketing to the consumer, but they are often taken for granted.

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