Featured Articles

  1. How Robotic Imaging Can Advance Telehealth
    9/5/2014

    Telemedicine holds much promise for the healthcare industry, but also many challenges. Innovation continues to push the field forward though — most recently with two studies focused on the application and effects of the use of robotics in imaging.

  2. Healthcare IT News For VARs — September 5, 2014
    9/5/2014

    In this week’s news, the CMS made its final ruling on EHRs, meaning more providers should be able to meet Meaningful Use standards — but receiving criticism from interoperability advocates. American Hospital Association (AHA) weighs in on healthcare IT progress and correctional departments are adopting EHRs (electronic health records).

  3. Retail, Grocery, And Hospitality IT News For VARs — September 5, 2014
    9/5/2014

    In the news, a Nielsen report reveals consumers’ intentions to make online purchases have doubled since 2011. In other news, Backoff malware is suspected in more data breaches. Articles this week include a look at why retailers are interested in — but haven’t yet embraced — iBeacon. And the channel is talking about Amazon’s Local Register, as well as Apple’s announcement on September 9 that is rumored to include information about the iPhone 6 including a mobile wallet.

  4. Bracing Health IT Clients For International Data Breaches
    9/4/2014

    In the wake of the Community Health Systems breach, it’s almost easy to forget the Heartbleed shockwave from earlier this year. The industry is left with many questions, all of them complicated by the international component brought to light by our latest, mass security violation.

  5. Solution Gives Your Clients Data Along With Payment Processing
    9/4/2014

    Swipely, a platform that provides product, staff, and customer insights to merchants, handles payment processing as well. Angus Davis, founder and CEO, points out credit card fees can add up to a significant cost, and Swipely “transforms a necessary evil operating expense into a marketing investment.”

  6. Study Reveals The State Of The Formal Meeting
    9/3/2014

    New web conferencing tools could help start meetings on time and deliver more value.

  7. Government IT News For VARs — September 3, 2014
    9/3/2014

    In the news this week, federal IT spending is expected to decline — with most cutbacks in the Defense Department. Also, Russian hackers allegedly steal bank data, and a TSA body scanner is found to have a potential vulnerability to cyberattack.  

  8. New Study Shows Optimism Among Managed Print Service Providers
    9/3/2014

    Despite the growing emphasis on digital records, print remains a critical function in the business world. According to CompTIA research, 98 percent of U.S. workers printed at least once during the past quarter. Self-reported print volumes tend to follow a bell-shaped curve, with firms at the endpoints on the high side or low side of print output.

  9. Why VARs Should (Have To) Care About The Retail Customer Experience
    9/3/2014

    Scott Holt, VP of marketing at ROAM, an Ingenico company, says taking a little time to understand your retail IT clients could pay off with big returns. He points out VARs and other IT solutions providers who understand the current demands their retail clients are facing will have a competitive edge.

  10. Education IT News For VARs — September 3, 2014
    9/3/2014

    In education news this week, an infographic outlines trends and challenges of online learning.  Also, the USC education dean talks about how university expanded its distance learning program, and a new messaging app is available for teachers, students, and parents.

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