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  1. Why You Can't Afford To Skimp On Network Monitoring Software
    4/2/2015

    It’s hard to imagine a time when computer networks were small and few. Telephone lines and telegraphs paved the way for network development as they connected people around the nation with Morse codes and messages.

  2. How To Overcome Customer Objections Related To Cloud Security
    4/2/2015

    A Business Solutions article cites a 2014 RightScale survey that shows decreasing concerns over security among businesses with experience with cloud computing. The survey shows almost one-third of “cloud beginners,” however, see cloud security as a challenge.

  3. Skype For Business, The Exploding UC Market, And You
    4/2/2015

    A lot of MSPs I talk to prefer to steer clear from selling VoIP — either because they tried it in the past and couldn’t make any margins or because they know somebody who did. Keep in mind that this industry has evolved significantly over the past four years and there are a few compelling reasons you should take a second look.

  4. Patients Believe In Easy, Free Healthcare Interoperability According To Surveys
    4/1/2015

    As the benefits of interoperability are becoming clearer, questions around costs and fees of reaching those benefits are being raised. Recent surveys by ORC International and PriceWaterhouseCoopers address this and other issues around the interoperability question.

  5. Study: IT Decision Makers Keep Sensitive Data In The Cloud
    4/1/2015

    A study from Vormetric reveals 60 percent of U.S. IT decision makers surveyed keep sensitive data in the cloud.  The 2015 Vormetric Insider Threat Report (ITR) is based on a survey conducted online on its behalf by Harris Poll in fall 2014 among 818 IT decision makers globally, including 408 in the United States, and analysis was performed in conjunction with analyst firm Ovum. 

  6. NRF Says Gramm-Leach-Bliley Data Security Regulations Are A Poor Fit For Your Merchant IT Clients
    4/1/2015

    The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) has governed data security in the banking industry for more than 15 years. Now, citing a new white paper by two former Federal Trade Commission (FTC) officials that asserts imposing data security rules designed for the banking industry on retailers, merchants, and other nonbank businesses would be a “poor fit,” the NRF has publicly urged the Senate to reject it.

  7. IRS Opens Comment Period For “Cadillac Tax” On Healthcare Coverage
    4/1/2015

    The IRS has issued Notice 2015-16, in which it announced that it has opened a comment period from employers regarding the scope of regulations it plans to propose regarding the 40 percent excise tax on high-cost group health plans, dubbed the “Cadillac Tax.” The excise tax could have a potentially significant impact on healthcare providers and insurers as well.

  8. The Unknown Future Of The Retail Reseller Channel
    3/31/2015

    Yesterday I participated in a couple hours of planning for our upcoming (May 12-13) Retail IT VAR of the Future event in Las Vegas. Even though the event is just two days away from the office in an easy-to-reach city and economically priced, we recognized early on that we’d have to offer something special to get people to take time away from their businesses and attend. Therefore, when we set out to create this event, we weren’t looking to host another typical show. We set out with uniqueness and greatness in mind. After this latest meeting, I’m reminded of those initial goals and feel confident in what we’ve created for you.

  9. Discussing The Premera Data Breach With Your Health IT Clients
    3/31/2015

    Your clients pay attention to news of data breaches, but getting them to take appropriate action can be a difficult conversation.

  10. Study Finds Mobile App Use Provides Results For Your SMB IT Clients
    3/31/2015

    As we enter the “Mobile App Age,” enterprises are quickly figuring out how to leverage their use to drive productivity and ROI.

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