Articles By Christine Kern

  1. “Show Me The Money” Tool Can Help VARs Demonstrate Potential Savings
    10/17/2014

    In light of the recent changes in Federal Government procurement policies and requirements, vendors might be interested in a new tool offered by MeriTalk. This tool can help agencies (and IT solutions providers) assess how much money they are currently saving — and could be saving in the future — based on policies of consolidation, virtualization, and cloud computing. 

  2. NYC Phone Booth Beacons Removed
    10/17/2014

    Just hours after BuzzFeed broke the story revealing beacons in hundreds of phone booths across Manhattan, City Hall requested that Titan remove their devices. The issue is that the beacons were installed without the knowledge of the citizens of New York, resulting in concerns over potential access of information without consent.

  3. New Web-Based Program Offers Virtual Field Trips
    10/17/2014

    An innovative new LiveDiver device from Reach-In is now installed at the Aquarium of Boise, according to eSchool News.

  4. Government IT News For VARs — October 15, 2014
    10/15/2014

    In news this week, the White House is asking for advice on privacy technology, tech execs warn of surveillance’s negative effects, and new guidance allows the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to conduct regular scans of civilian networks, and technology is being drafted into the war on Ebola.

  5. Education IT News For VARs — October 15, 2014
    10/15/2014

    In news this week, education technology issues are appearing on state election ballots, a data mining project raises student privacy concerns, and a new Google Glass pilot program allows students to watch paramedic and veterinary procedures from a new perspective.

  6. Uber Provides A Lesson In Geofencing Fleets
    10/13/2014

    Recently, Uber tweaked its taxi app algorithm at LAX to include a geofencing function to keep Uber drivers from clogging the roads and parking structures at the airport.

  7. How VARs Can Help In The Dark Data Balancing Act
    10/13/2014

    The delicate balance between risk and opportunity afforded by dark data must be weighed carefully, an effort that might be assisted by VARs.

  8. New App Can Help VARs, MSPs Keep Tabs On Emerging Threats
    10/13/2014

    The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and the Depository Trust and Clearing Corp. have collaborated to develop software designed to facilitate cyber threat information collection and sharing, according to Bank Info Security

  9. Losses After Cyberattack Can Devastate Your Clients
    10/10/2014

    USIS’s contracts with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management ended Sept. 30, 2014, and they were not renewed, eliminating more than 2,500 jobs, The Washington Post reports. The company, which had provided the majority of background checks for federal security clearances, was the victim of a cyberattack in August.

  10. To Add To Your List Of Decision Makers: Digital Risk Officer
    10/10/2014

    The Digital Risk Officer (DRO) is emerging as a corporate role. A Gartner survey found that by the 2017, one-third of large enterprises will have someone in this or a comparable role. 

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