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  1. 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.”

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. The ROI Of Mobile Apps For Your Healthcare Clients
    9/23/2014

    Mobile apps might be a hard sell for your clients, but an added benefit of cost reduction is sure to get even the most reluctant customer interested.

  5. Study Shows Untracked Emails, Meetings, Mean Big Loss In Revenue
    9/23/2014

    A new AffinityLive study finds that emails, meetings, and poor timesheet habits result in a loss of 38 percent of billable time annually, the same as if businesses shut down two days a week.

  6. Government Agencies Want To Double Cloud Use, Yet Still Fearful Of Risks
    9/23/2014

    Agencies want to double their cloud use — across infrastructure, platforms, and applications. And pressure to migrate to the cloud is certainly growing because of its potential benefits like improved agility, greater collaboration, and lack of IT complexity.  However, 89 percent of federal IT professionals still feel some migration apprehension because of concerns regarding data stewardship and management. In fact, 43 percent likened it to giving their son the keys to their new convertible.

  7. Demand For Lecture Capture Technology Increases
    9/23/2014

    Learning institutions constantly seek easier and more convenient ways to provide education to their students. Lecture capture solutions provide one way to transport lectures to students outside classroom, mainly in a home setting.

  8. Field Service IT News For VARs — September 23, 2014
    9/23/2014

    In the news, M2M technologies have ROI in field service, the 2014 FLEET Learning Expo and Efficient Technology Symposium is taking place this week, and why VARs can expect delays from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in the wake of Anne Ferro’s departure as the administrations head.

  9. F-Secure Offers Information, Advice Regarding “GameOver Zeus”
    9/23/2014

    Earlier this year, the Department of Justice and the FBI announced a multinational effort to disrupt “GameOver Zeus,” malware that targets banking and other information from the computers it infects. Infected computers become part of a botnet that work for cybercriminals to continue to look for and exploit more systems and information.

  10. Talk To Your Customers About Their Business Challenges, Or Else
    9/22/2014

    Yesterday kicked off the Fall ONE Ingram Micro conference in Las Vegas. Upon arrival, I had the opportunity to catch up with Ingram’s new DC/POS leader, Jeff Yelton. You might recall a recent interview I had with Yelton where he highlighted a handful of technology areas he thought solutions providers should focus to have success. During this conversation, we didn’t talk technology as we did business acumen.

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