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  1. Heath Answers Questions From Channel Execs At RSPA INSPIRE 2015
    1/26/2015

    Acclaimed business author Chip Heath (pictured, right) isn’t just speaking at the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) INSPIRE 2015 Conference — he’s carving out significant time to engage with retail IT channel executives in the audience. Here’s a portion of the Q&A from Heath’s January 26 discussion.

  2. Are Your IT Clients Ready For The New World Of Revenue Cycle?
    1/26/2015

    Your clients are working with revenue cycle tools built for a healthcare world centered around fee-for-service payment models — and they're probably a generation behind the times.

  3. College Campus Uses GPS To Help Deter Theft
    1/26/2015

    With the growing use of GPS tracking technology in a variety of markets, one trend is its use as a theft deterrent.

  4. Important 2015 Trends To Keep In Mind For Your Field Service IT Customers
    1/26/2015

    Field Technologies Online reports “field service organizations have reached an unprecedented transformative stage.” FTO points out your field service IT clients are feeling pressure to modernize their operations to stay competitive, looking to leverage technology including the Internet of Things, advanced analytics and smartphone and tablet integration. An article from Trimble lists eight trends that will impact field service this year.

  5. Help Clients Harness The Power Of Big Data — Rather Than Be Overwhelmed By It
    1/26/2015

    Ray Renteria, Vice President, Products, Avention tells how Big Data can benefit sales and marketing teams and how the IT channel can equip their customers to tap into Big Data’s potential.

  6. Retail IT News For VARs — January 26, 2015
    1/26/2015

    In the news, the National Retail Federation comments on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to review the debit card swipe fee decision. Also, a study predicts the number of merchants that can accept EMV payments will increase by 650 percent by October. 

  7. CompTIA Adds “Future Leaders” Community For Young IT Professionals
    1/23/2015

    This week, CompTIA, the IT industry association, announced the addition of a new CompTIA community: Future Leaders. CompTIA’s communities now total 10 with the addition of this group that brings together members of the IT industry, age 35 and younger.

  8. Why Retail IT VARs Need To Care About Their Customers’ Customers' Experience
    1/23/2015

    In a recent survey, Business Solutions and Integrated Solutions for Retailers asked retailers — both large and small — what their top technology needs are and what they plan to purchase in the coming months. One of the most common responses (and one of our topics) is customer experience/engagement.

  9. WatchGuard Categorizes 2015 Security Trends Into What (And What Not) To Worry About
    1/23/2015

    In an effort to help IT professionals navigate through the convoluted waters of IT security, WatchGuard has issued an infographic that outlines some of the top security trends for 2015 — and also denotes which should be concerns and which should not.

  10. Telehealth In Acute Care Settings: A Cost-Benefit Study
    1/23/2015

    As innovation in the telehealth space continues, the question of cost and benefit is beginning to arise more frequently. It will be a primary concern for your clients, and one that you should be able to address competently.

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