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  1. 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.”

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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).

  8. Study: Solutions Providers See Higher Revenues, Improve Operations And Performance
    3/11/2015

    A new report by the 2112 Group reveals the IT channel is growing at double-digit rates for the fourth year in a row, increasing revenue and profitability while simultaneously improving business operations and performance.

  9. ONC Issues E-Prescribing Guide
    3/11/2015

    In response to the rise in the use of electronic prescribing, the Office Of The National Coordinator (ONC) has released the guide, “A Prescription for e-Prescribers: Getting the Most Out of Electronic Prescribing,” to help your healthcare IT clients manage medication.

  10. Literature Review: Do Patient Portals Meet MU Needs?
    3/11/2015

    As patient portals continue to grow in their importance and functionality, it is important to ask whether they are accomplishing what’s most important in terms of benefits to all stakeholders involved.

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