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  1. Open Data Roundtables Set Out To Make Data Accessible To Benefit Economy
    7/7/2014

    Open Data Roundtable meetings have begun, a step in the partnership of government agencies with industry to ensure that the data sets the government publishes directly benefit the economy.

  2. Manufacturing And Warehousing News For VARs — July 7, 2014
    7/7/2014

    In the news, manufacturing indicators show business is stable and getting stronger, and researchers have developed a wireless network on a computer chip that could reduce energy consumption in large data farms by up to 20 percent.

  3. HIMSS Cloud Survey Reveals Healthcare Users’ Issues With ROI, Security
    7/7/2014

    The Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) released its 2014 Analytics Cloud Survey last month (available for free download here). Cloud services are an increasingly common solution for healthcare organizations trying to navigate tighter margins because of industry and regulatory changes. These same organizations, however, are simultaneously facing increased security threats and tighter regulations around the protection of patient data.

  4. Bill Pay Option For POS Systems Catching On With Retailers’ Cash-Only Customers
    7/7/2014

    Most people typically pay their bills with a check, debit card, or online. Some, however, prefer the privacy of paying cash. According to a csnews.com article, point of sale (POS) cash payment technology has made it easier and quicker than ever for the roughly 68 million cash-based consumers in America to pay their bills. In addition, convenience and grocery stores are benefitting from the new technology as well, with those paying their bills spending additional cash within the stores themselves.

  5. Education IT News For VARs — July 7, 2014
    7/7/2014

    Student data continues to make headlines: privacy remains a top concern despite technological advances. Biometrics could replace plastic ID cards on college campuses, and Louisiana moves forward with a student data bill that collects information on all public school students.

  6. How To Help Your Merchant Clients Build Customer Databases With mPOS
    7/3/2014

    Craig Tieken, vice president of product for TransFirst, tells how to enable your merchant client to  build a customer database with data collected through mobile point of sale (mPOS), how to enable them to collect data, and some of the metrics your client can track.

  7. The Future Of 3PLs And Where Solutions Providers Fit In
    7/3/2014

    Third-party logistics (3PL) providers offer services to customers who have outsourced logistics for part, and sometimes all, of their supply chain management functions. According to a recent article by PYMNTS.com, gone are the days when 3PLs only distributed goods from the distribution warehouse to their respective stores. Today, the dynamic has shifted to include individual consumers, with items going directly to their homes.

  8. EdTech Spending Increases: Display Devices In Demand
    7/3/2014

    Global spending on education technology within the classroom reached U.S. $13 billion last year — up 11 percent from 2012, according to a market study from Futuresource Consulting cited in Market Watch. The study relates a significant increase in the mobile PC market, with classroom display devices — such as projectors and interactive whiteboards (IWBs) — and complementary devices — such as visualizers, voice amplification, and related devices.

  9. New Jersey Bill Would Grant Police Access To School Security Cameras
    7/3/2014

    School districts have become increasingly concerned with security over the past decade, especially considering many of the tragic shootings that have taken place on school and college campuses. As a result, more schools are installing security camera systems, which, arguably, create a safer environment for students, teachers, and administrators. Despite debates over privacy issues, most faculty and parents agree that cameras are an integral component of a school’s security system, and therefore many districts have either already installed cameras or are looking to do so.

  10. Healthcare IT News For VARs — July 3, 2014
    7/3/2014

    In the news this week, specialty EMR offerings are expanding, and PCs are still dominating EHR viewing platforms.

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