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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.  

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Android Battling For The Mobile Field Service Market
    7/9/2014

    Android is making major advancements in the battle for mobile device supremacy in the field service market. Android gained a 62 percent of the overall market share of the mobile market in 2013 — and doesn't show any signs of slowing down anytime soon. The biggest advantage the Android OS has over the competition lies in the sheer number of devices that can use the OS. When it comes to price, Android devices cost less than any of the major competitor’s devices.

  7. Why The Sensor Market In Healthcare Is Expected To Grow
    7/9/2014

    According to a new market research report, “Sensor Market In Consumer Healthcare,” by MarketsandMarkets, the sensor market in Consumer Healthcare is expected to reach $47.40 billion by 2020, growing at an estimated compound annual growth rate of 5.56 percent from 2014 to 2020.

  8. Creating Loyalty Program Solutions That Really Benefit Your Customers
    7/9/2014

    Despite the growing popularity of loyalty programs, a study shows they yield little benefit to the companies that offer them. As noted in Business Insider, a recent McKinsey study suggests that in general, loyalty programs do not add marked value —  and may in fact destroy value for program owners.

  9. ConnectED Hub Links Schools With Technology Companies
    7/9/2014

    Since taking office, one of President Barack Obama’s focuses has been preparing America’s students for the challenges they can expect to face in an age of global technology. The fact that millions of students nationwide do not have access to high-speed broadband makes it difficult to compete worldwide.

  10. New Approaches To Voice Recognition Technology In Healthcare
    7/8/2014

    Voice recognition technology has been advancing rapidly lately, and the market has shown a growth rate of 20 percent per year, according to Health IT Outcomes. These advancements have meant that hospitals are jumping on board to take advantage of their cost cutting benefits. That said, not all providers are taking the same path, and solutions providers will need to be aware of the differences in the way health organizations are approaching the technology in order to properly address their clients. 

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