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  1. Education IT News For VARs — September 3, 2014
    9/3/2014

    In education news this week, an infographic outlines trends and challenges of online learning.  Also, the USC education dean talks about how university expanded its distance learning program, and a new messaging app is available for teachers, students, and parents.

  2. Is Cyber Insurance A Good Idea For Your Retail IT Clients?
    9/3/2014

    With recent data breaches at companies like Target and eBay making headlines, the business world has explored the possible advantages of cyber insurance. Cyber insurance has become a hot issue with companies in nearly every sector that possess critically important, private data, including company secrets and customer information. As a trusted advisor to your retail IT clients, after you provide a best-in-breed security solution, should you advise the additional purchase of cyber insurance?

  3. Are You Targeting Healthcare IT’s Biggest Pain Points?
    9/2/2014

    At the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit, healthcare professionals aimed IT solutions providers at hospitals’ needs — and provided advice for how to contact and capture the attention of decision makers.

  4. ACOs Moving Forward, But Lagging On Data, According To Survey
    9/2/2014

    The Affordable Care Organization (ACO) and its needs are becoming increasingly difficult to ignore. As more physicians join, and communication and data become more important in facilitating positive patient and population health results, their technological needs will only grow.

  5. EHS Best Practices Guide Can Help Align Employees, Processes, and Technology
    9/2/2014

    VARs know that environment, health and safety (EHS) programs are centerpieces for any manufacturer that seeks to maintain compliance, mitigate environmental impacts, improve worker health and safety, and ultimately save lives. Best Practices on EHS management also reveal that EHS also plays an enormous role in achieving overall operational excellence (OE) and end-to-end sustainability.

  6. EHRA Responds To Senate Committee Questions On Data
    9/2/2014

    The Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA) issued a letter earlier this month to Senate Finance Committee Chair, Ron Wyden, and Committee Member, Chuck Grassley.

  7. State And Local Agencies Accelerate Mobile Readiness … But Not At Full Speed Yet
    9/2/2014

    Mobile Work Exchange, a public-private partnership devoted to demonstrating the value of mobility and telework, has released a new study, “State and Local Mobility Map: Road to Mobile Readiness.” It explores the mobility of state and local (S&L) governments and provides perspective into their mobility strategies while plotting a path for mobile-readiness.

  8. Top-Paying Certifications In IT
    9/2/2014

    Global Knowledge released a special report, 15 Top-Paying Certifications for 2014. The report reveals the best-paying certifications for the IT field. The report is based on the 2014 IT Skills and Salary Survey conducted by Global Knowledge and Penton.

  9. IT Security Firm Identifies And Removes Malware At UPS Stores
    9/2/2014

    Over the past year, many high-profile security breaches that put retail customer information at risk made national news. According to a July 2014 article published by Forbes, the number of distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) over 20 Gbps in size doubled compared to this time in 2013. One of the latest company to suffer from an attack on its systems, with the subsequent loss of customer data, was the UPS Store, a subsidiary of the United Parcel Service (UPS).

  10. Field Service IT News For VARs — September 2, 2014
    9/2/2014

    In this week’s news is the outlook on trucking trends and how security plays an important role in field productivity. Also, an article reports taking photos while in the field can build customer trust and loyalty, and article discusses how enhancements to the Android OS will benefit your field service IT clients. 

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