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  1. What Are Digital Signage Applications in Education?
    7/11/2014

    MarketsandMarkets released a research report on the market for digital signage hardware, software, application, and products, forecasting that the total market is anticipated to grow to $14,876 million by 2020.  This is an estimated CAGR of 8.94 percent from 2014 to 2020.

  2. Enhanced Driver’s Licenses Gaining Traction
    7/10/2014

    For several years, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been working with states to enhance drivers’ licenses and other forms of identification to comply with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHIT). An enhanced drivers’ license (ELD) contains a RFID chips and a machine readable zone (MRZ) or bar code that can be scanned when RFID is not available.

  3. Building A Better Healthcare App
    7/10/2014

    According to a report co-authored by Murray Aiken, executive director of the IMS Institute of Healthcare Informatics, of the 43,700 medical apps available in the Apple store, about 46 percent aren’t actual healthcare apps.

  4. Businesses Find Opportunities In Adaptive Learning
    7/10/2014

    When computers are used as interactive teaching devices, the computers can adapt the curriculum to best fit the needs of the student, typically determined through their responses to specific questions and how they perform tasks presented to them. The drive behind adaptive or personalized learning is an attempt to turn the student into more than just a passive recipient of knowledge and more into a participant in the entire learning process.

  5. The Evolution Of Data Collection VARs Into Healthcare VARs
    7/10/2014

    Before the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), VARs that provided data collection solutions were, basically, VARs that provided data collection solutions — to any vertical. HITECH, which gave healthcare providers the opportunity to fund electronic medical records (EMRs) systems through government reimbursements, also enabled some VARs to sell to — and to provide solutions to the unique market — of healthcare.

  6. What MSPs Need To Know About Storage Solutions For Retail
    7/9/2014

    Any MSP (managed services provider) providing storage or data center space to a customer should have a product option for data protection for their customers. The physical hand-off of servers and information to an MSP almost always includes a customer expectation that their data will be protected.

  7. Universities Embrace Technology To Deliver MOOCs
    7/9/2014

    Universities across the nation are facing more challenges than ever before. According to Mehdi Maghsoodnia of University Business, shrinking budgets are contrasted with higher costs and aging facilities. The government is decreasing funding while getting more involved from a regulatory standpoint. Demand is up, enrollment is unpredictable, and graduation rates are down. Schools are fighting for ways to cope, retain students, and help them graduate on time.

  8. Government IT News For VARs — July 9, 2014
    7/9/2014

    This week, the White House is launching a new assessment of IT performance, while the federal Cybersecurity Framework was fundamental in responding to the Heartbleed bug. Also, the Civil Liberties Board faced harsh criticism in the wake of their latest report, while ID cards are experiencing a fundamental transformation. And, MicroSoft is attempting to recoup some of its losses after the NSA spying allegations.  

  9. Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — July 9, 2014
    7/9/2014

    This week, millennials have raised the bar in terms of their expectations from digital menu boards, pressing operators to meet their needs, but it can have positive consequences for owners as well. A recent hackathon also sought to find new solutions to some pressing operator challenges, and restaurant owners now can leverage all of that in-restaurant experience data to help steer business decisions and improve revenue flow.

  10. Field Service IT News For VARs — July 9, 2014
    7/9/2014

    It’s a rollercoaster of numbers this week as numbers surface for the summer months, citing the traditional slump in May, but a hopeful gain in June. The latest apps and software will help maximize the good news in field service this week.

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