BDR Articles

  1. What The DATA Act Means For VARs
    6/10/2014

    The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) was signed into law by President Obama on May 9, 2014, after unanimously passing both The House of Representatives and The Senate. Since its founding in February 2012, the Data Transparency Coalition has made the creation and successful implementation of the DATA Act its top priority.

  2. Healthcare IT News For VARs — June 6, 2014
    6/6/2014

    In the news, the ONC reorganizes, NextGen Healthcare announces it can now transmit clinical care information between disparate technology platforms, and the partial code freeze for ICD-9 and ICD-10 is extended. Also, a second year’s worth of data on Medicare hospital utilization has been released to researchers and analysts looking for patterns in healthcare data.

  3. The Way Field Service Companies Use Data Can Make Or Break A Business
    6/6/2014

    In today’s environment, the way field service companies use their data is just as important as accessing it in the first place. Regardless of the amount of information available to a company, the ability to use that data to help improve operations is crucial. A recent Trimble report titled Transforming Service Delivery: An Insight Report — 2014 investigates the most critical issues affecting field service organizations and offers insights into how to transform operations.

  4. AHIMA Provides Breach Management Toolkit
    6/4/2014

    Healthcare has been teeming with warnings about gaps in information security, and knowledgeable professionals, both inside and outside of the industry, have responded with advice, guidelines, and general recommendations on how organizations can best protect themselves.

  5. No Excuses: You CAN Market Your IT Business
    6/2/2014

    Finalists gave presentations at the “Better Your Best” competition at the 2014 Technology Marketing and IT Sales Training Boot Camp in Nashville, TN, vying for the chance to be the spokesperson for Technology Marketing Toolkit. Although they were giving presentations in a competition, their stories of marketing their IT businesses successfully added up to a compelling argument that regardless of the obstacles you face, you can market your business.

  6. Neutralizing Cyber Threats
    6/2/2014

    New reports issued by KnowBe4, a Tampa Bay-based security company, indicate that cybergangs are ratcheting up attack levels by targeting companies and individuals using ransomware — like Cryptolocker and Kovter — to hijack valuable information.

  7. Your Brand Is More Important Than You Realize
    6/2/2014

    If there’s one area where IT service providers disagree, it’s on the topic of branding. I’ve mentioned in past articles that one of the most common forms of branding many channel companies still hold fast to is “word of mouth” or referral marketing. But, even among those with more formalized marketing programs, there are conflicting schools of thought about best practices.

  8. From ASCII Columbus: Increase Your Sales Through Neuromarketing
    5/30/2014

    Marketing consultant and author Roger Dooley, the afternoon educational keynote at the ASCII Success Summit on May 29, said neuroscientists believe we use only a fraction of our brain power. Then why do I feel like my skull is going to explode after trying to absorb the wealth of information Dooley shared with the nearly 100 channel executives at the ASCII event?

  9. From ASCII Columbus: How To Stand Out In A Crowded Market
    5/30/2014

    I liked the tactic AVG used for its presentation May 29 at the ASCII Success Summit in Columbus, OH. They correctly assumed the nearly 100 channel executives in the room were already aware of AVG’s RMM platform, AVG Managed Workplace, so they used their 25 minutes on the main stage to educate the attendees.

  10. From ASCII Columbus: Channel Trends — And Anti-Trends — To Watch
    5/29/2014

    Gary Bixler provided many interesting insights during his “2014 Industry Outlook and Trends to Watch” presentation May 29 at the ASCII Success Summit in Columbus, OH. And something tells me the trends he outlined will carry over into 2015 as well.

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