Data Collection & Mobility Articles

  1. Is Video Data A New Opportunity for VARs And ISVs?
    8/21/2014

    Video analytics — the automated analysis of terabytes of video content — has a proven track record helping investigators to glean information from surveillance cameras, recognize faces in a crowd, or zoom in on the license plates of suspects. However, researchers know they need more advanced capabilities and software algorithms to go beyond detection and tracking and really understand the relationships between objects in video footage.

  2. IoT Adoption And Its Impact On Manufacturing
    8/20/2014

    The Internet of Things (IoT) brings into play advanced options between device, system, and service that go beyond mere machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. This connectivity between devices and the Internet is expected to usher in a new age of automation in a wide variety of fields, including manufacturing, in addition to making applications like the Smart Grid possible.

  3. VA Healthcare Overhaul Could Mean Opportunities For VARs
    8/20/2014

    Behind all the scandal, the Veterans Health Administration has been taking steps to overhaul the way it deals with IT. As early as 2013, it began efforts to improve the patient experience through technology including health and wellness apps, sensors, and home monitoring devices. Last Thursday though, a more official step was taken.

  4. Government IT News For VARs — August 20, 2014
    8/20/2014

    In news this week, the Department of Defense (DoD) has received permission to begin migrating certain military data to the cloud. The DoD has instituted an overall mobility plan, supported by DISA. Meanwhile, cyber spies have hacked into the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) contractor’s data. In other news, U.S. IT exports are much higher than many perceive. Also, a new study can help government agencies figure out which cloud system is right for them. 

  5. Education IT News For VARs — August 20, 2014
    8/20/2014

    In news this week, the legal focus is on protecting student data, both at the federal and state levels.  Also, Desire2Learn has raised $85 million in its latest funding round, and aims at global expansion, while Chromebook shipments hit 5.2 million this year, in large part due to education orders.

  6. Global UC Market Predicted To Reach Almost $76 Billion By 2020
    8/19/2014

    Study concludes growth in burgeoning Unified Communications (UC) field over next six years.

  7. ICD-10 -- A VAR’s Preparedness Kit
    8/19/2014

    HHS has finally announced an ICD-10 implementation deadline of October 15, 2015. Your clients will want to take notice.

  8. Field Service IT News For VARs — August 19, 2014
    8/19/2014

    The news this week covers Oracle’s purchase of TOA Technologies, Anne Ferro leaving the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and Nordic releasing a new low-cost RFID tracking system. Other news covers some of the latest uses for GPS technology in our nation’s school systems and the effect of Analytics on field service revenues.

  9. Will Big Data Have A Direct Impact On Patient Care?
    8/18/2014

    Big Data is headed for the patient bed-side, but there’s still work to be done .

  10. 17 New Laws In 12 States Help Govern Educational Technology
    8/18/2014

    Technology is becoming an invaluable tool in today’s classrooms. Yet, there is a lot more to education technology then just ensuring every student has access to a computer. Teachers need to be adequately trained in incorporating technology into the daily curriculum and instruction. Students will be better served if they are using technology as an on-going part of the learning process, rather than a separate activity. And while states are improving the infrastructure for education technology, some communities are still lacking the necessary capacity. 

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