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  1. FDA Makes Recommendations For “Low Risk” Health Technologies
    2/12/2015

    The wearables market has been largely unregulated up to this point, but IT solutions providers in the mHealth niche will want to keep an eye on some recent moves made by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

  2. FedRAMP Draft High-Impact Systems Standards Open For Public Comment
    2/12/2015

    FedRAMP released draft standards that will serve as a baseline for securing federal high-impact systems in the cloud. The standards will be open for a 45-day public comment period ending on March 13, 2015, and they are anticipated to be finalized by the end of 2015.

  3. Survey: 15.5 Percent Of Educational Institutions Lost Critical Data In A Disaster
    2/12/2015

    A survey conducted by cloud services company Evolve IP found that 34 percent of respondents experienced an incident that required disaster recovery, with 28 percent of educational institutions losing data permanently.

  4. Education IT News For VARs 2-12-15: A New Look At Data Management
    2/12/2015

    In news this week, higher education institutions are rethinking data management and online learning is slowing its pace, but still outpacing traditional enrollments. Also, an article reports how robotic systems are making home-bound learning easier.

  5. Survey Shows More Retailers Will Support Payment Security In 2015
    2/12/2015

    Retail management consulting firm Boston Retail Partners' (BRP)survey reveals the top IT priority for retailers in 2015 is improving payment security and protecting the confidentiality of sensitive information.

  6. CompTIA IT Industry Outlook Includes Growth, Transformation
    2/11/2015

    CompTIA's IT Industry Outlook 2015 report predicts a better year for IT sales as well as IT solutions providers taking a more strategic approach to services and solutions.CompTIA says the channel will be challenged to focus on their own branding and marketing as well as on tech skills as consumer and enterprise use of technology continues to evolve.  

  7. Study Shows Insider Threats Are A Risk For 93 Percent Of U.S. Organizations
    2/11/2015

    More than 90 percent of U. S. organizations are vulnerable to insider threats, with 59 percent pointing to privileged users as the chief danger. This is according to a study published by Vormetric, a leader in enterprise data security for physical, Big Data, public, private, and hybrid cloud environments.

  8. Field Service IT News For VARs 2-11-15: 3PL Market’s Growth Linked To Tech Advances
    2/11/2015

    In the news, SaaS’ impact on third-party logistics (3PL), net neutrality could play a part in the supply chain market, and the effects the cloud is expected to have on the field service industry.

  9. Point Of Sale, Payment Processing And Data Collection News From January 2015
    2/11/2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale and payment processing, Merchant Warehouse is now “Cayan,” NCR introduces solutions for data protection, sales, and compliance, and DENSO ADC introduces new handheld bar code terminals. Verifone announces a mobile point of sale (mPOS) payment terminal and Android mPOS, Heartland Payment Systems offers a merchant breach warranty, and Panasonic expands its retail technology solutions portfolio. In addition, Datamax-O’Neil introduces a portable label printer series, Merchant Link adds Verifone device support to EMV solutions, and WaveSoft Technologies transitions smartphones into mPOS.

  10. Managed Services, Backup And Recovery, And Networking News From January 2015
    2/11/2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in managed services, backup and recovery, and networking news, LogicNow releases a new IT infrastructure management platform, Autotask Endpoint Management is now available, MaxxVault releases the latest version of its data management software, and Carousel Industries offers a new cloud-based conferencing service. In addition, Sophos adds end point protection solutions, snom offers new desktop and mobile VoIP phone solutions, Unitrends introduces new backup and recovery appliances, and CompTIA releases its “Quick Start Guide to Managing a Managed Services Sales Organization.”  

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