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  1. Are You The Retail IT VAR Of The Future?
    11/12/2014

    In 2014, we dedicated a lot of editorial to the changing landscape of retail IT and how solutions providers in this market are well-positioned to grow if they are willing to make some adjustments.

  2. FMCSA Publishes Notice To Collect Information For Electronic Logging Device Vendor Registration
    11/12/2014

    Although legislation to require electronic logging devices (ELDs) on interstate commercial trucks and buses is not final, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published a notice in the Federal Register on Oct. 28, 2014, announcing its plan to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for electronic logging device vendor registration.

  3. Market For Indoor Location Predicted To Rise Substantially By 2019
    11/12/2014

    Research and Markets released its analysis of the indoor location market through 2019. The market is estimated to skyrocket from $597 million to $3.96 billion, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 46 percent from 2014 to 2019.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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. 

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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