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

    In the news this week, federal IT spending is expected to decline — with most cutbacks in the Defense Department. Also, Russian hackers allegedly steal bank data, and a TSA body scanner is found to have a potential vulnerability to cyberattack.  

  2. New Study Shows Optimism Among Managed Print Service Providers
    9/3/2014

    Despite the growing emphasis on digital records, print remains a critical function in the business world. According to CompTIA research, 98 percent of U.S. workers printed at least once during the past quarter. Self-reported print volumes tend to follow a bell-shaped curve, with firms at the endpoints on the high side or low side of print output.

  3. Why VARs Should (Have To) Care About The Retail Customer Experience
    9/3/2014

    Scott Holt, VP of marketing at ROAM, an Ingenico company, says taking a little time to understand your retail IT clients could pay off with big returns. He points out VARs and other IT solutions providers who understand the current demands their retail clients are facing will have a competitive edge.

  4. 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.

  5. 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?

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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