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  1. Grocery And C-Store IT News For VARs — July 18, 2014
    7/18/2014

    In the news, emphasis remains on new apps to ease customer service and accessibility, as Mapco’s adoption of a proof of work app helps improve performance. Also, Redwood Oil is seeking to differentiate its brand through mobile apps and web marketing, while a Facebook’s role in the grocery aisle is growing.

  2. Retail IT News For VARs — July 18, 2014
    7/18/2014

    In retail news this week, the IBM-Apple Deal means that retailers can turn their handheld devices, already in use by many, into actual decision-making tools. Walmart has also focused on digital technology and social media, a move underscored by its new WMX system.

  3. The Demand For IT In Education Moves Beyond Hardware
    7/18/2014

    Education technology hardware spending around the world is expected to reach $19 billion by 2018. News is even better for the “smart education and learning” market, with this area forecast to grow from $121.53 billion in 2014 to $344.94 billion in 2019.

  4. Healthcare IT News For VARs — July 18, 2014
    7/18/2014

    In this week’s news, Florida may lead in data breach notification law, and EHRs are found to be more effective than clinical trials.

  5. How Flash Is Transforming The Enterprise
    7/18/2014

    Ken Oberman, Vice President of Worldwide Commercial Business Channel Marketing, SanDisk explains the impact of flash on the industry and questions VARs should ask when their customers are considering flash-based solutions.

  6. How M2M Applies To The Everyday Workforce
    7/17/2014

    Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technology is enhancing field service — and the customer experience they want to create for their clients.  

  7. Are Your Clinician Clients Taking Advantage Of Patient Smartphone Use?
    7/17/2014

    The vast majority of your clients’ patients use smartphones, and chances are, they themselves are on board with the idea of more patient-centered care. A global survey by FICO indicates that there may be an opportunity for them to better connect with their patients through smartphone enabled functionality.

  8. What Vertical Communications Wants The Channel To Know About Its Merger With Fulton Communications
    7/17/2014

    Vertical Communications has merged with Fulton Communications. The merger is a little unusual due to the fact that Fulton Communications had been a top-performing Vertical Communications partner, selling in 25 metro markets.

  9. How You Can Help Protect Your SMB Retail Customers From Cyberattack
    7/16/2014

    With the increasing amount of credit card breaches and the hacking of user information at businesses around the world, cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated in their attacks. High-profile attached on large corporations seem to happen regularly. But attacks on SMBs happen just as often.

  10. White House Moves Toward Voluntary, Public-Private Collaboration For Cybersecurity
    7/16/2014

    The White House has signaled its tilt toward a cooperative and voluntary approach for protecting “critical infrastructure” assets from cyberattacks and breaches in a notice issued last month by cybersecurity coordinator Michael Daniel.

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