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  1. Government IT News For VARs — November 17, 2014
    11/19/2014

    In news this week, federal employees are doing more telework, the U.S. government has a tenuous relationship with open source, and the NGA is developing Google Glass apps for immersive intelligence. Also, the USPS is the latest agency to be hacked.

  2. What’s Ahead For Zebra And Motorola Partners Now That The Acquisition Is Final?
    11/18/2014

    Zebra Technologies has completed the acquisition of Motorola Solutions’ Enterprise business. Denise Hampton (pictured), NA channel strategy, marketing, operations & global partner programs for Zebra Technologies, says the acquisition will not affect any immediate changes in the ways partners interact with the company. “Keeping with the critical role that business continuity plays in our acquisition process, we can confirm that Zebra Technologies’ PartnerFirst and Motorola Solutions’ PartnerEmpower programs will remain unchanged and continue, separate and distinct, until the end of 2015. In addition, a company’s status under these programs as well as its program requirements will remain the same,” says Hampton. The acquisition will not immediately change product access, distribution purchasing channels, promotions and growth incentives, service contracts, or technical support.

  3. Malware Types That Threaten Your Customers
    11/18/2014

    A recent infographic compiled by N-Able Technologies highlights five common malware categories that might be lurking in your customers’ computers, stalking users’ money, personal data, and resources. Since the best defense is a good offense, the first step to protecting clients is to understand the most common threats and how to defend against them.

  4. IT Nation 2014: Bellini & Team Outline New & Upcoming ConnectWise Features
    11/18/2014

    IT Nation attendees last week were treated to a sneak peek of new and upcoming features and enhancements to the ConnectWise platform. The company’s CEO, Arnie Bellini, and his team spent time walking the 2,400 attendees through the most significant enhancements of version 2015.1. Here’s my quick overview of the highlights...

  5. Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs — November 18, 2014
    11/18/2014

    In the news, a webcast tomorrow will focus on digital transformation in distribution. Also, articles point out manufacturing challenges with compliance, employee issues, and balancing maintenance and throughput, and speeding rates of fulfillment can be IT solutions providers’ opportunities. And a survey shows your customers are exploring solutions related to security, Big Data, and mobility.

  6. RSPA INSPIRE 2015 Preview: Best Quotes From Heath’s “Decisive”
    11/18/2014

    When the RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association) announced that Chip Heath, co-author of business best-sellers Switch and Made to Stick, would be the featured speaker for the INSPIRE 2015 conference, I was super excited. To be able to spend a couple days with one of the world’s leading minds in business is a rare opportunity. And to do that at the Grand Wailea Resort in Maui makes it even better.

  7. What Toll Are ICD-10 Delays Taking On Your Healthcare IT Clients?
    11/17/2014

    As ICD-10 continues to be delayed, your clients will face a range of different effects.

  8. Retail, Grocery, And Hospitality IT News For VARs — November 17, 2014
    11/17/2014

    In the news, POS malware attacks continue to evolve. Also in the news, near-field communication (NFC) is expected to grow at a high rate, and the pros and cons of mobile wallets are examined. In other news, Revell raises series C financing and plans expansion.

  9. Varnex To Host “The Power Of Partnership” Fall Conference
    11/14/2014

    Varnex, SYNNEX’s peer-to-peer network community of resellers, is set to host its annual Fall Conference Nov. 16-19 in Las Vegas. Key speakers include the return of Ryan Morris, principal consultant with Morris Management Partners, Inc. and Mark Smith, co-founder of OutSource Channel Executives, Inc., coupled with the introduction of nine new consultants set to speak during the four-day conference.

  10. Private, Government Spending On Cloud Services Set To Skyrocket
    11/14/2014

    In a forecast, released this month, International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts that overall public IT cloud services spending will reach $56.6 billion in 2014 will top $127 billion by 2018. IDC points out this is a 22.8 percent CAGR (compound annual growth rate) for the five-year period— about six times the growth for the IT market overall.  IDC predict Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) will account for 70 percent of the spending this year, and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), driven by developer cloud services adoption and Big Data solutions will be the fastest growing category.

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