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  1. Government IT News For VARs — July 14, 2014
    7/16/2014

    In the news this week, the Massachusetts Senate has passed an Information Technology Bond Bill worth $999 million, and new government cloud services are also moving closer to their projected 2015 rollout date.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General reveals how he approaches IT security in his department in an interview with Fed Tech, and the Amazon Drone project raises some interesting concerns, which one article hopes to place at rest. 

  2. Senator Asks FTC To Scrutinize Big Data Use
    7/15/2014

    A recent experiment conducted by Facebook using user data has drawn criticism and prompted one U.S. senator to ask the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to scrutinize the use of Big Data by Facebook and other companies. In IT News John Ribeiro quotes Senator Mark R. Wagner as saying, “….I think the industry could benefit from a conversation about what are the appropriate rules of the road going forward.”

  3. NIST Forms New Cloud Working Groups
    7/15/2014

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced three public working groups to address cloud services, federated community cloud, and interoperability and portability. The working groups will bring together industry, government, and academic experts to address requirements laid out in the Cloud Computing Standards and Technology Roadmap.

  4. Survey Suggests Clinicians Are Still Heavy PC Users
    7/15/2014

    "Mobile” has been the buzz in healthcare for a while now, but should you actually be pushing PCs with your clients?

  5. “State Of The Internet Report” Provides Insights For VARs
    7/15/2014

    Akamai’s State of the Internet Report for Q1 2014 reveals insights on various trends related to the Internet, including efforts to stop distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and an assessment of connection speed and mobile connectivity.

  6. Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs — July 15, 2014
    7/15/2014

    Recent articles discuss ways to help your customers harness Big Data, manage the finances of IT, and understand the benefits of enterprise resource planning .

  7. ICD-10 Delay Survey Reveals Concerns Around Economics And Workflow
    7/14/2014

    Even with the extension of the ICD-10 implementation deadline, some healthcare providers are anxious about the process. The American Health Information Management Association’s transaction processing management and testing vendor, Edifecs, released a survey that polled industry stakeholders between May and June of 2014 on what effects they expected to see from the transition to ICD-10 code sets.

  8. ONVIF Announces New Standard For Video Storage And Recording
    7/14/2014

    The Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) has released Profile G, a new standard for video storage and recording. According to the organization, the specification encompasses on-board video storage, searching retrieval capabilities, and media playback. This follows the 2013 Release Candidate for Profile G. A Release Candidate is the beta version of a product that is ready to release unless any significant bugs emerge during a six-month final implementation review.

  9. Education IT News For VARs — July 14, 2014
    7/14/2014

    Technology continues to seek a balance between efficiency and unnecessary complications in classrooms across the country. Wearable technology breaks onto the scene to enhance learning, as 3D printers make a memorable impression among students.

  10. Grocery And Convenience Store IT News For VARs — July 11, 2014
    7/11/2014

    In the news, IBM shares its vision of the grocery store of the future and a study shows online grocery shopping could hurt supermarkets, with online consumers making less impulse buys. Also, recent retail data breaches are changing shoppers’ perceptions of store transactions.

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