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  1. Gift Cards Are The New “Go-To” Gift Choice For Holiday Shoppers This Year
    12/1/2014

    Almost three-quarters of those surveyed are likely to purchase at least one digital gift card.

  2. Secrets of a Successful VAR and MSP Merger
    12/1/2014

    Imagine merging your small managed services practice with a larger VAR business and being faced with the prospect of having 45 customers who are used to paying for IT solutions and services only when something breaks. That’s the situation Jason Brunt, CEO of e3 Technical Solutions, found himself in after joining forces with Rick Carpenter, owner of break-fix IT service company Beyond Development, last year.

  3. Websense Cybersecurity Predictions Released For 2015
    12/1/2014

    Websense has released its list of cybersecurity predictions for 2015. The year 2014 was fraught with data breaches and challenges to security across industries and technologies.  “Cybercriminals are continually adapting evasive techniques and methods so they can circumvent the security systems that were specifically put in place to stop them,” Charles Renert, vice president of Websense Security Labs, says in a press release. “By thoroughly analyzing recent cybercrime trends and tactics, we have established a common thread across each of these predictions: threat activity is increasing in frequency and sophistication.”

  4. QR Codes: The Way Of The Future When It Comes To Safety On The Road
    12/1/2014

    In an effort to save time when lives are on the line, Mercedes-Benz Canada started using QR codes on it vehicles to supply rescue teams with important vehicle structural information. According to an Autosphere article, the information includes the location of vehicle components like the airbags, battery, and fuel tank. The data can greatly speed rescue procedures used during lifesaving procedures in an automobile accident.

  5. Euclid Spending Report For October Released
    12/1/2014

    Retail analytics company Euclid has released its latest U.S. Retail Benchmarks for the month of October. For the most part, October showed a slight increase in shopping activity over September.

  6. Cisco Report Reveals Computer Users Are Too Trusting
    12/1/2014

    When it comes to cyberattacks, hackers prey on the trust most users have when dealing with others on the Internet: trust in the in systems and applications they use, as well as the people who they interact with online.

  7. Retail, Grocery, And Hospitality IT News For VARs — December 1, 2014
    12/1/2014

    In the news, a survey shows holiday shoppers want to use mobile payments this holiday season. Also, surveys show technology is impacting brick-and-mortar stores.

  8. Healthcare IT News For VARs — December 1, 2014
    12/1/2014

    In this week’s news, Massachusetts makes a $3.3-million payment error, and CMS selects payers for end-to-end testing. Also, “EHR data integrity” debuts on the Health IT Hazards List, and a study shows EHR data analysis can have benefits for drug repurposing.

  9. “Working Hard Or Hardly Networked” Examines Why Most UC And Collaboration Tools Fail
    11/26/2014

    A new study has confirmed that unified communications (UC) and collaboration tools have the power to accelerate productivity, bring people together, and increase employee engagement successfully when employees are included in the selection process.

  10. Government IT News For VARs — November 26, 2014
    11/26/2014

    In news this week, a proposed revenue ceiling could affect IT VARs in the federal IT reseller market, a new strategy will guide R&D investment decisions for federal agencies, and vendors are selling convergence as the next big thing.

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