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  1. AAFP Looks For Less Burden With Healthcare Solution Interoperability
    2/4/2015

    The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is going to bat for its members and using commentary requested by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) to push for less of a burden from interoperability on providers.

  2. Will The Telemedicine Draft Bill Mean A Growing Market For VARs?
    2/4/2015

    Telemedicine is addressed in a draft bill being circulated by a working group of House Energy And Commerce Committee members, according to HIMSS.

  3. What Could YODA Mean For How IT Solutions Providers Sell Technology?
    2/4/2015

    In the fall, Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) introduced a bill that could have a universal impact regarding the resale of technology.  Called the You Own Devices Act (YODA), the bill addresses embedded software that is increasingly prevalent in telecommunications and technology.

  4. GS1 Performance Protocol Aims To Standardize Tagged-Item Requirements
    2/4/2015

    Standards group GS1 US has issued a new protocol outlining tagged-item requirements that assigns grades to EPC (electronic product code) ultrahigh-frequency UHF RFID tag specification and that standardizes testing.

  5. Government IT News For VARs 2-4-15: Enterprise Cloud Email, Cybersecurity Strategy And Education
    2/4/2015

    In the news, the U. S. Defense Department (DoD) is looking for a commercial enterprise email provider, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is serious about Wi-Fi blocking, and the Coast Guard is set to release an all-encompassing cybersecurity strategy. Also, Pennsylvania is set to open a cybersecurity training center.

  6. Field Service IT News For VARs 2-4-15: The Benefits Of Context-Aware Solutions, Rugged Devices, And GPS Tracking
    2/4/2015

    This week’s Field Service Roundup spotlights how a Phoenix company used GPS to help coordinate and track personnel at the Super Bowl, six rugged mobile device features that field service technicians feel they need, and how to increase the value of your fleet through social media.

  7. Mobile Wallets: What Does The Future Hold?
    2/3/2015

    Craig Tieken VP of product implementations for TransFirst answers Business Solutions’ questions about the increase in consumer interest in mobile wallets since the announcement of Apple Pay — and the drivers that will move this technology forward. Tieken also suggests educating your merchant clients on the advantages of semi-integrated solutions.  

  8. 4 Reasons The IT Channel Will See Cloud-Centric Growth In 2015
    2/3/2015

    CoreDial CEO Alan Rihm made four predictions for the channel, cloud, cloud communications, and SMBs for 2015. He shares the reasons for his predictions in this Q&A with Business Solutions.

  9. Educate Your Merchant IT Clients On EMV-Migration Timelines — And The Risks Of Not Making Them
    2/3/2015

    Beatta McInerney, business development manager, payments, for ScanSource POS and Barcode, offers advice to VARs on helping their merchant clients avoid liability for credit card fraud after the October 1, 2015, liability shift date. She points out data breaches — not the liability shift — are more motivating to merchants who are transitioning to EMV-enabled systems, and reminds VARs about the time it takes to obtain an EMV terminal and how much more complex they are than magnetic stripe for merchants.  

  10. Survey: SMBs’ IT Spend To Increase In 2015
    2/3/2015

    Wasp Barcode Technologies published its State of Small Business Report, which forecasts growth in 2015.  According to the survey, 38 percent of companies anticipate an increase in IT spending in 2015.

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