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  1. Technology Has Growing Applications On The Sports Field
    9/29/2014

    According to a Rant Sports article, 15 college football programs are using GPS technology during practices and work outs in advanced training programs. Data collected reveals the prime workout time for each player, as well as when players need to recuperate from work outs.

  2. Retail, Grocery, And Hospitality IT News For VARs — September 26, 2014
    9/26/2014

    In the news, EMV is a topic in a recent EMV Migration Forum webinar and at the PCI North American Community Meeting. A presentations shows how to stop a POS hacker by taking the hacker’s point of view, and a new technology could make unattended convenience stores a possibility.

  3. Healthcare IT News For VARs — September 26, 2014
    9/26/2014

    In this week’s news, a conflict with an IT solutions provider shuts down access to 4,000 patient files, and CMS prepares for ICD-10 implementation…again. A survey shows almost half of behavior health organizations are thinking of changing their electronic health records (EHR) systems, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an Oct. 3 deadline for volunteers to sign up for end-to-end ICD-10 testing.

  4. If You're Still Dragging Your Feet Concerning EMV, Read This
    9/25/2014

    A lot had been written about EMV. Indeed, earlier this year, Business Solutions published an entire guide on the topic. Still, there’s a lot to learn and consider if you’re a solutions provider.  During a session on the topic at the Fall ONE Ingram Micro conference in Las Vegas Jeff Yelton, executive director and GM DC/POS, spoke to a packed room about the trends leading up to EMV and the importance of compliance to today's solutions providers. In listening to Yelton, a few thoughts came to mind... 

  5. Why You Should Tell Your Customers To Change Their Passwords
    9/25/2014

    Security problems have been making the headlines of every major news organization and website in the past few years. From the worries over the Heartbleed bug to Target’s costly breach, security is foremost on the mind of many people and businesses. The recent issue involving leaked nude celebrity photos taken from Apple’s iCloud has also brought a lot of focus on the problem. According to Apple, the photos were stolen when hackers got a hold of the celebrities’ usernames and passwords.

  6. 3D Printing On Demand Now Orbiting Earth
    9/25/2014

    Hawthorne-based SpaceX took the first 3D printer into space, where NASA hopes astronauts will one day be able to print replacement parts on long-distance missions.

  7. Physicians Still Losing Time To EMRs
    9/25/2014

    Physicians are telling you exactly what they need from their EMR (electronic medical records) systems, and they’re not getting it. Our Smart VAR Summit revealed some of your clients’ biggest pain points, one of which is highlighted by a quote from Scott Farnsworth, corporate director of clinical systems development of Kindred Healthcare

  8. American Statistical Association Discusses Leveraging Big Data
    9/25/2014

    The American Statistical Association’s (ASA) Big Data Research and Development Initiative is in its third year of addressing the challenges around Big Data.

  9. As Businesses Grow, Executives Try To Better Manage Cyber Risk
    9/24/2014

    With cyberattacks on the rise, companies are scrambling to find ways to protect themselves from cyber criminals.

  10. Federal IT Procurement Shifting Toward Cloud, Services
    9/24/2014

    The E-Commerce Times  reported that the evolution of federal procurement trends could bring a significant shift of agency IT operations to outside providers offering cloud and various shared capabilities.

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