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  1. CompTIA Index Reveals Revenues On Target
    9/12/2014

    According to the CompTIA IT Industry Business Confidence Index, revenues are reported as being on target or better for 72 percent of IT companies, with 15 percent ahead of their goals. CompTIA surveyed 293 companies for the study.

  2. Healthcare IT News For VARs — September 12, 2014
    9/12/2014

    In the news this week, Healthcare.gov was reported hacked. Also, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announce end-to-end testing dates, and electronic health records (EHRs) are costing doctors precious time.

  3. New Autotask Tool Helps Improve Sales Process
    9/12/2014

    Autotask now provides IT solutions providers with guidance and insight into their sales processes. The Opportunity Assessment/Sales Process tool, part of Autotask’s business management solution, provides a structured approach to the sales process, visibility into the sales cycle, and intelligence to guide data-driven decisions. 

  4. Retail VARs Face Big Questions — But Find Bigger Value — Switching To As-A-Service
    9/11/2014

    The transition to the as-a-Service business model is gaining momentum with IT solutions providers working in the retail vertical. The evolution of a break-fix businesses into one based on recurring revenue, however, requires overcoming challenges and looking for opportunities, some specific to this vertical market.

  5. SMB Cyber Security Stress Test Helps Assess Risks
    9/11/2014

    F-Secure has devised tool that can help SMBs assess their cyber security risk: The SMB Cyber Security Stress Test. 

  6. How To Make The IoT Work For Your Manufacturing Clients
    9/11/2014

    The Internet of Things (IoT) can provide real-time visibility into an enterprise’s supply chain, especially when enabled with cloud computing ability. This is especially beneficial for manufacturers, whose supply chains span large geographical locations and depend on many suppliers, distributers, and planners. Operations taking place along the supply chain can create inefficiencies that ripple through multiple processes — logistics, warehousing, and manufacturing itself.

  7. IT Business Confidence Index Falls Slightly in Q3, But Optimism Prevails
    9/10/2014

    The CompTIA IT Industry Business Confidence Index declined slightly in Q3, but still remains firmly in positive territory for 2014.

  8. New Solution Addresses Demand For Sales Rep-Centric Mobile App
    9/10/2014

    Mary Brittain-White, CEO of Retriever Communications, a provider of mobile field service automation, discusses the demand for rep-centric mobile applications for sales teams and Retriever Communication’s app designed to meet this demand.

  9. Hospitals Turn Focus To Data Warehousing, Data Mining
    9/10/2014

    The use of data warehousing, and in turn, data mining, are important steps in harnessing the power of healthcare data to create truly patient-centered care environments. According to an HIMSS sponsored presentation at the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit, only 43 percent of hospitals were using advanced data warehousing in 2013.

  10. Patient Data Loss Is A Problem In The Majority Of U.S. Hospitals
    9/10/2014

    The healthcare industry has seen more data breaches than the military and banking sectors combined.

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