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  1. The Creeping Pace Of Big Data In Healthcare — Is It A Culture Problem?
    11/12/2014

    The buzz around Big Data as the future of multiple industries isn’t stopping. It is, however, impossible to have that conversation and ignore how differently things have played out in the healthcare space.

  2. Government IT News For VARs — November 12, 2014
    11/12/2014

    In news this week, debunking some mobile security myths, federal cloud contract deficiencies could compromise investments, and Silk Road 2.0 is taken down. Also, IBM assists in the Ebola fight with its Open Data Repository, and a new survey reveals the top IT initiatives for 2015.

  3. Field Service IT News For VARs — November 12, 2014
    11/12/2014

    In the news, a biotech company’s field service personnel use iPads to provide real-time information to the company from healthcare facilities. Also, QR codes on vehicles can provide information to first responders, and swipe cards can help keep track of elementary school students on school buses.

  4. First IoT Study From CompTIA Suggests There Will Be Opportunity For The Channel
    11/11/2014

    A research brief published by CompTIA last month, Sizing up the Internet of Things, outlines the potential for the Internet of Things (IoT) to create new business opportunities for the IT channel. U.S. IT companies responding to this first study on the IoT by CompTIA, however, are split — almost exactly down the middle — on their view of this topic, which is finding its way into more and more headlines. 

  5. Industry Insights On ADC For Manufacturing And Warehousing
    11/11/2014

    At BlueStar’s VARTECH 2014 Conference in New Orleans, several speakers discussed the development of automated data collection (ADC) for the current manufacturing and warehousing market, offering some important statistics and information for VARs.

  6. Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs — November 11, 2014
    11/11/2014

    In the news, Siemens is set to acquire Camstar, a manufacturer of MES (manufacturing execution systems), and the Southeast’s Purchasing Managers Index shows increased manufacturing activity across the region in October.

  7. When Does EHR Optimization Beat Replacement?
    11/11/2014

    Poor results after an EHR (electronic health records) implementation may leave a hospital or facility wanting to scrap a project altogether and start from scratch. Depending on the situation though, this may not be the best option.

  8. Cyberattacks Increase Leading Up To The 2014 Holiday Season
    11/11/2014

    According to an NBC News article, the rate of infection on computers by BackOff malware increased by 57 percent in August and 27 percent in September. These figures originated from a report completed by the security firm Damballa.

  9. IT Nation Is Celebrating Its 10th Anniversary
    11/10/2014

    IT Nation, ConnectWise’s annual event will take place Nov. 12-14, 2014 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Orlando, FL. ConnectWise reports the conference — marking its tenth anniversary — sold out in record time this year, and more than 2,400 attendees are expected.

  10. Retail, Grocery, And Hospitality IT News For VARs — November 10, 2014
    11/10/2014

    In an article in The Drum, Alcone Advertising founder Matt Alcone recommends the following advice for leveraging the use of beacons in stores: Be creative because the technology itself will eventually become a commodity that everyone has; integrate beacon technology with other marketing applications; use the technology to deliver messages and to collect data; use the technology in venues outside of retail such as sports stadiums; and experiment with different offers, messages and strategies.

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