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  1. Access Control And Video Surveillance News From March 2014
    4/15/2014

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Access Control And Video Surveillance news, Panasonic announces the availability of the first cameras in its new “6 Series,” and Genetec offers AutoVu, a license plate recognition solution.

  2. Heartbleed — A VAR's Preparedness Kit
    4/14/2014

    You’ve undoubtedly seen stock images of injured and bleeding hearts flying across news channels. You may have even changed your Yahoo! and Gmail passwords. Your personal data is safe, but what does the bug mean for your clients?

  3. Interest In EMV Rising After Data Breaches
    4/14/2014

    EMV adoption in the U.S. has been slow — but the cyberattack that led to Target’s highly publicized data breach seems to have been a wake-up call. Rod Hometh, senior VP of market development for Ingenico, observes a different atmosphere than the one a few months ago. “I went to an ISV conference in August, and I was surprised how few had embraced EMV and how few understood the effort that was before them,” he says. “Eight or nine months later, the majority are quite aware. They are starting to designate internal experts and pursue their own strategies.”

  4. Manufacturing And Warehousing News — April 14, 2014
    4/14/2014

    In the news, additive manufacturing will enable MRO shops to “print” the parts they need. Also manufacturers are optimistic about the benefits of Big Data — MESA International will release the results of the “Metrics That Matter” survey on April 16.

  5. Education IT News — April 14, 2014
    4/14/2014

    Following the Pennsylvania school stabbings, schools continues to seek better safety procedures and technology to protect students. Additionally, government and entrepreneurs receive a boost in funding to further the presence of technology in classrooms.

  6. The Field Service IT Market: “Customers Are Always Looking To Mobilize”
    4/11/2014

    In addition to the insights in the Business Solutions 2014 Partner Program Insider, two industry leaders provide information on significant trends and VAR opportunities related to field service.  Adnon Dow, VP of global mobility solutions, for SYNNEX Corporation, and Tim Eusterman, senior director of industry marketing for Intermec by Honeywell, give their assessments of the health of the market from a potential IT spend perspective and how VARs can best approach providing these solutions to customers. 

  7. The Top VAR Opportunities In The SMB Space
    4/11/2014

    Business Solutions asked industry experts “Why VARs Should Set Their Sights On SMBs” for the Business Solutions 2014 Partner Program Insider. In addition to the insights in that article, these industry leaders also offer what they believe are the biggest opportunities and significant trends in the SMB space — including network and physical security, and, for SMB retailers, the transition to EMV and online marketing.

  8. Healthcare IT News For VARs — April 11, 2014
    4/11/2014

    In this week’s news, GE acquires CHCA, data breaches in CA and the Smart VAR Summit approaches.

  9. Retail IT News for VARs — April 11, 21014
    4/11/2014

    In the news this week, Custora’s latest reports show that retail sales climbed 10 percent over last year. Meanwhile, in POS news, researchers demonstrated the vulnerability of mPOS devices and we have tips for protecting POS systems from cybercrime and for integrating tablets and POS software.  Finally, research predicts that mobile advertising will become the fourth largest ad medium by 2016.

  10. Federal Cloud Migration: Challenges Bring Opportunities For VARs
    4/10/2014

    While migration to cloud platforms presents unique challenges for VARs working with federal agencies, it also offers business opportunities in addressing issues unique to the government sphere.