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  1. Retail IT News For VARs
    4/2/2014

    In the news banks name a credit card security company in a class action lawsuit over last year’s high-profile credit card data breach. Also, analyst are asking whether the fee cap battle will continue after the ruling to uphold the 21-cent swipe fee.

  2. Field Service IT News For VARs
    4/2/2014

    A virtual summit on the field service industry is slated for Thursday. Also in the news this week,  experts offer tips for mobile device selection, construction leads adoption of GPS tracking technology, and freight volumes are climbing — after a decrease during the harsh winter.

  3. CompTIA Announces Open Access
    4/2/2014

    “Registered users” can now access CompTIA’s channel education, industry research, news and tools designed to help meet business goals.

  4. Growing Internet Of Things Means Growing Opportunity For Solutions Providers
    4/1/2014

    The Internet of Things gives solutions providers an expanded opportunity. It enables them to grow into the role of their customers’ single, trusted advisor and manager of all IT systems and solutions inside — and outside — of the office. 

  5. Why Small Business Security Is Such A Big Deal
    3/31/2014

    When small business owners read headlines about security breaches at Target and other multi-billion dollar companies, it can lead to the false notion that cybercriminals really aren’t interested in going after the “small potatoes” of the world. There’s mounting evidence, however, that suggests this mindset is not only prevalent — it’s harmful.

  6. Hospitality IT News for VARS
    3/31/2014

    In the news this week, McDonald’s launches mobile payment for home delivery in Thailand. In hotel news, mobile compatibility is becoming crucial to continued successful bookings.

  7. 3 EHR Data Questions Your Healthcare Clients Are Asking Today
    3/28/2014

    Data, and the opportunities for change that it brings your clients, continues to be a driving topic for VARs in all industries. EHR data in healthcare is no different, bringing with it its own set of issues and opportunities. Healthcare providers are intensely invested in patient outcomes, so it is crucial that your solutions are centered on their questions and concerns.

  8. CompTIA Study Shows Growing Opportunity To Sell BPA
    3/28/2014

    CompTIA’s study on Business Process Automation (BPA) shows VARs have growing opportunities to provide these solutions. The association conducted an online survey of 500 IT and business professionals in the U.S. about how businesses handle workflow and process, including automation and communication. CompTIA also surveyed 500 IT firms in the U.S. for their insights.

  9. Motorola Solutions Emphasizing Android OS In 2014
    3/28/2014

    Last week I attended Motorola’s annual Partner Expo in Las Vegas. Over the three days at the event, I learned a lot about Motorola’s initiatives for 2014. One thing I found particularly interesting was Moto’s plans concerning mobile device operating systems (OS). In the past, Motorola devices have run various versions of Microsoft’s operating systems. As we all know, in recent years the mobile world has been overrun with devices running iOS and Android, but primarily on the consumer side. Motorola has slowly adopted Android as an option for a few of its enterprise-class devices, but make no mistake, Microsoft’s OSs have been the dominant platform for the company’s mobile computers. Until now.

  10. Education IT News — March 28, 2014
    3/28/2014

    Schools adopt real-time cameras and communications technologies as ways to communication with police. Also in the news, the Florida Senate passes a bill prohibiting the collection of some student data.