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Government IT News For VARs — April 16, 2014
In the news, the GSA is requesting feedback on its plans for the next government-wide contract vehicle for telecommunications and related services. Also an AGA study lists lack of funding, the employees skills gap, and lack of buy-in as the top three reasons for the slow pace of federal IT innovation.
Federal Cloud Migration: Challenges Bring Opportunities For VARs
While migration to cloud platforms presents unique challenges for VARs working with federal agencies, it also offers business opportunities in addressing issues unique to the government sphere.
Government IT News For VARs — April 9, 2014
In this week’s news, VAR have new ways to find requests for bids, increased insight into government tech spending, and the finalization of the LGS sale.
Government IT News For VARs
In the news this week, BlackBerry 10 is approved by the DoD, the former U.S. CTO launches Hunch Analytics, and the U.S. Army is upgrading IT with the capability to share information from sensors and weapons about enemy targets.
Motorola Solutions Emphasizing Android OS In 2014
Last week I attended Motorola’s annual Partner Expo in Las Vegas. Over the three days at the event, I learned a lot about Motorola’s initiatives for 2014. One thing I found particularly interesting was Moto’s plans concerning mobile device operating systems (OS). In the past, Motorola devices have run various versions of Microsoft’s operating systems. As we all know, in recent years the mobile world has been overrun with devices running iOS and Android, but primarily on the consumer side. Motorola has slowly adopted Android as an option for a few of its enterprise-class devices, but make no mistake, Microsoft’s OSs have been the dominant platform for the company’s mobile computers. Until now.
Government IT News For VARs — March 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.
Motorola Solutions' Brown Admits Company's Shortcomings, Promises Improvement
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.
Motorola Solutions CPE 2014: Moon Highlights Keys To Motorola’s Success
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.
Government IT News For VARs — March 20, 2014
In the news, government agencies face looming Windows XP support deadline, and the GSA looks to the incubator model for inspiration.
Data Collection and Mobility News From February 2014
Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Data Collection and Mobility news, TEKLYNX enhances its bar code labeling software, and Motorola releases a new touch computer and expands its distribution agreement with BlueStar.