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  1. Government IT News For VARs — March 25, 2014
    3/25/2014

    In the news this week, the NIST released its initial version of the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, and California DMV faces a potential security breach.

  2. Field Service IT News – March 25, 2014
    3/25/2014

    Mobile communication and telematics can help lessen the impact of the problem of breaking down far away from home. Also in the news this week, are the benefits of data analytics for business intelligence, and a merger to create one of the largest truck dealerships in the U.S.

  3. Motorola Solutions' Brown Admits Company's Shortcomings, Promises Improvement
    3/24/2014

    Greg Brown, chairman and CEO, of Motorola Solutions ($MSI) took the stage today to deliver a heart-felt speech to the 3,000 attendees of the Motorola Channel Partner Expo 2014 in Las Vegas. I found his candor to be particularly refreshing. All too often, CEOs get on stage and string together a variety of hollow platitudes intended to make everyone in the room feel warm and fuzzy. Brown took a more humble approach and focused on what Motorola could be doing better.

  4. Motorola Solutions CPE 2014: Moon Highlights Keys To Motorola’s Success
    3/24/2014

    In the morning session today at the Motorola Channel Partner Expo 2014, March 23-25, in Las Vegas, Mark Moon, Executive Vice President and President of Sales & Product Operations at Motorola Solutions addressed the company’s partners.

  5. Motorola Solutions CPE 2014: Channel Program Updates
    3/24/2014

    Motorola Solutions is hosting its Motorola Channel Partner Expo 2014, March 23-25, in Las Vegas. Last night, I had the opportunity to speak with Bill Cates, senior director of global channels strategies programs and operations for Motorola Solutions, to find out more about the changes to the company’s PartnerEmpower channel program.

  6. Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — March 24, 2014
    3/24/2014

    In the news, a federal court of appeals up held the 21-cent debit swipe fee ruling. Also, the PCI Compliance Guide warns restaurants they can be targets for hackers.

  7. Healthcare IT News For VARs — March 21, 2014
    3/21/2014

    In this week’s news, CMS sends out an urgent request for volunteers to test ICD-10 readiness, the Pentagon is planning a new $1.5 billion EHR purchase, and HHS is making interoperability a priority.

  8. Education IT News — March 21, 2014
    3/21/2014

    IT is making education more accessible, but what happens to the proper certifications and who has the ownership over the material? Also, in the news funding IT advancements remains a concern.

  9. Where's The Love For EMV?
    3/20/2014

    There's something that's been bugging me for a couple years now and I can't figure out what's going on. Resellers and retailers don't seem to care about PCI and EMV. Editorial pieces we produce on the topics don't get much traction on our site and in our newsletters. The headlines are compelling. The content is actionable and relevant (breaches are huge news). Yet, there's little interest.

  10. Grocery And Convenience Store IT News For VARs — March 20, 2014
    3/20/2014

    A recent report shows click and collect is expected to accelerate, and new research shows supplies in the consumer good industry are overwhelmed by data — and this is inhibiting their ability to compete.