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  1. Will There Ever Be A Tax On The Cloud?
    6/30/2014

    As more companies move toward cloud-based technologies, cloud sales are expected to rise dramatically, generating billions of dollars in revenue, which poses a question for state and local lawmakers — can this revenue be taxed, and, if so, how?

  2. What Should A Patient Portal Look Like?
    6/30/2014

    When dealing with your clients, it’s essential to remember that ultimately, any technology solution they implement is actually about the patient. This is especially true in healthcare, which is why industry moves toward patient-centered care have gotten so much attention. In the past, patient interaction with the industry was limited to time with clinicians and paying actual bills, but as time progresses, we’re seeing a push toward more patient-driven tech initiatives. One of those getting attention as of late, is the patient portal.

  3. CompTIA Study: BYOD Implementation Is Slow, Despite Hype
    6/30/2014

    By now, most businesses have heard the buzz surrounding bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives. However, many of them aren’t buying in. A recent CompTIA survey finds that 51 percent of large enterprise firms don’t allow employees to bring their own devices to work.

  4. Manufacturing IT News For VARs — June 30, 2014
    6/30/2014

    In the news, articles give the details of ISO/DIS 9001:2014, explain 3D printing’s growth in manufacturing, and discuss the challenges of security around the Internet of Things (IoT).

  5. Senate Committee Asks: What Is The Best Use For Healthcare Data?
    6/27/2014

    Healthcare may traditionally lag behind when it comes to technology, but the importance of, and vulnerabilities around healthcare data have pushed it to the forefront of the data transparency discussion.

  6. How To Defend Against Cryptowall
    6/27/2014

    A new type of ransomware, Cryptowall, is on the rise, according to the Intronis blog. Cryptowall uses similar tactics as Cryptolocker in order to exploit its victims. Ronnie Tokazowski of PhishMe.com gives a detailed description of how the ransomware operates and ways enterprises can protect themselves from this serious threat.

  7. Healthcare IT News For VARs — June 27, 2014
    6/27/2014

    In this week’s news, data breaches affect 1.3 million in Montana, and the FDA uses EHR data to monitor drug safety.

  8. Retail IT News For VARs — June 27, 2014
    6/27/2014

    In the news, research shows retailers are planning investments in in-store technology to identify customers. Also, a study shows digital billboards are not a safety hazard to drivers — and an article explains how retailers are using digital signage to connect will millennial customers.

  9. Take A Look At The Mobile POS Big Picture
    6/27/2014

    Mobile point of sale (mPOS) continues to gain popularity, a trend that is a result of retailer efforts to drive sales through a more flexible merchant-customer transaction process. Mobile POS brings the transaction to customers, allowing them to make buying decisions at their own pace. The technology also reduces the need to queue up customers to check-out at a specific counter.

  10. Field Service IT News For VARs — June 26, 2014
    6/26/2014

    In the news, an article reports a panel at the CCJ Summer Symposium says experiences with e-logs have been overwhelmingly positive. In other news are reports of ways for field service organizations to leverage technology to improve service strategy and lower costs.

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