Featured Articles

  1. 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.  

  2. 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.

  3. HITRUST Forms Cybersecurity Group
    2/3/2015

    The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), a collaborative organization that works with healthcare, business, technology, and information security leaders to establish frameworks for the management of personal health and financial information, has turned its focus to cybersecurity.

  4. Senators Question Failed HIEs
    2/2/2015

    The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) is facing criticism of its programs from three senators who have been active critics of the programs in the past.

  5. Retail IT News For VARs 2-2-15: Technologies Your Retail IT Clients Want Or Want To Integrate
    2/2/2015

    In the news, the National Retail Federation (NRF) lists technologies your merchant IT clients want to be more competitive and solutions they want to integrate to be more efficient. Also, brick-and-mortar retailers are leveraging technology to compete with e-commerce. Articles also deal with the ongoing problem of point of sale (POS) malware, and a prediction that multitouch screen kiosks will become a trend in brick-and-mortar stores.

  6. Creditcall CEO: IT Solutions Providers Need To Be Trusted Counselors In EMV Migration Process
    1/30/2015

    Lars Pedersen, Creditcall’s new CEO, answers Business Solutions’ questions on progress in the U.S. toward EMV adoption, challenges IT solutions providers are facing, and resources available to solutions providers.  

  7. Report : Global Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service Market Will Grow At Dramatic Rate
    1/30/2015

    TechNavio predicts that disaster recovery services will grow at a CAGR of 52.05 percent between 2015 and 2019.

  8. Is It Time To Offer Analytics-as-a-Service?
    1/30/2015

    Knowledge Vault CEO and co-founder Christian Ehrenthal explains when to consider Analytics-as-a-Service over an on-premises platform, how to address your customers’ concerns over security, and why this is the time to consider offering Analytics-as-a-Service.

  9. Healthcare IT News For VARs — January 30, 2015
    1/30/2015

    In this week’s news, Healthcare.gov faces questions over consumer data use, a group denies the possibility ICD-9 will skip directly to ICD-11, and legislators debate the March deadline mandating many prescriptions in New York State to be issued electronically.

     

  10. Patient Monitoring Market To Hit $5 Billion By 2020
    1/30/2015

    A recent report from iData Research indicates that the remote patient monitoring and telemedicine market will reach a size of $5 billion by 2020.

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