Data Collection & Mobility Articles

  1. Point Of Sale, Payment Processing, And Data Collection News From August 2014

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Point of Sale and Payment Processing, new products announced include mobile printers from Epson, 2D imagers from Datalogic, tablet POS software from pcAmerica, a heat-map analytic solution from Samsung Techwin America, a cross-platform mobile app from Future POS, a 3-inch mobile printer from Cognitive TPG, and a 2-inch printer from Bixolon. Datacap and APG Cash Drawer partner to enable ISVs to bundle payment with POS peripherals, and Ingenico Group, FreedomPay, and ScanSource join to release a point-to-point encryption (P2PE) payment solution. Also, Staples partners with ERI to offer a recycling service for old electronics.

  2. New VARTECH 2014 Solutions Sessions Will Provide Actionable Information

    A full slate of new “Solutions Sessions” make the VARTECH 2014 agenda a valuable resource for actionable information to help your business grow.  The event will be held September 18-20, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Orleans, and it features VARTECH Nation classes that will begin with discussion moderated by a BlueStar team member, followed by vendor case studies targeting real-world solutions. 

  3. Healthcare IT News For VARs — September 12, 2014

    In the news this week, was reported hacked. Also, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announce end-to-end testing dates, and electronic health records (EHRs) are costing doctors precious time.

  4. How To Make The IoT Work For Your Manufacturing Clients

    The Internet of Things (IoT) can provide real-time visibility into an enterprise’s supply chain, especially when enabled with cloud computing ability. This is especially beneficial for manufacturers, whose supply chains span large geographical locations and depend on many suppliers, distributers, and planners. Operations taking place along the supply chain can create inefficiencies that ripple through multiple processes — logistics, warehousing, and manufacturing itself.

  5. New Solution Addresses Demand For Sales Rep-Centric Mobile App

    Mary Brittain-White, CEO of Retriever Communications, a provider of mobile field service automation, discusses the demand for rep-centric mobile applications for sales teams and Retriever Communication’s app designed to meet this demand.

  6. Hospitals Turn Focus To Data Warehousing, Data Mining

    The use of data warehousing, and in turn, data mining, are important steps in harnessing the power of healthcare data to create truly patient-centered care environments. According to an HIMSS sponsored presentation at the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit, only 43 percent of hospitals were using advanced data warehousing in 2013.

  7. CMS Extends EHR Deadline

    The Centers For Medicare And Medicaid Services (CMS) issued their final ruling on EHRs on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. Because of their decision, more providers will likely be able to meet Meaningful Use standards and qualify for incentives in 2014, thanks to a one-year extension in the deadline.

  8. Spiceworks Presents The “State of IT” Report

    In its latest State of IT report, Spiceworks gives IT solutions providers data on spend and adoption of the latest tech trends. The company turned to its network of IT pros to compile stats and trends from 1,121 survey respondents the North America (NA) and Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) regions.

  9. Government IT News For VARs — September 10, 2014

    In news this week, evolving federal procurement trends could result in shifting IT operations to outside providers. Meanwhile, GitHub is now used by more than 100 federal organizations, and the FBI is moving into the digital era. Also, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is funding two $10 million projects to fuel cloud-based research.

  10. Education IT News For VARs — September 10, 2014

    In Education IT News this week, startups are making an impression on investors, while the lecture capture market is set to grow substantially, MOOCs are growing in popularity, and The EDvantage adds more resources for fall.

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