Featured Government Content

  1. Government IT News For VARs — May 21, 2014

    In the news, the Department of Defense released a memorandum that states contractors could be required to reveal cost information if they want to work with the department. Also, an Ohio legislative committee will vote on an “Enhanced” driver license bill, providing for chip and barcode to be added to some driver licenses. 

  2. Data Collection and Mobility News From April 2014

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Data Collection and Mobility news, SYNNEX’ MOBILITYSolv group launched its Carrier Service Platform via MasterStream, Datalogic offers a new mobile computer and imager, and BIXOLON introduces a new label printer.

  3. Government IT News For VARs — May 13, 2014

    In this week’s news, the General Services Administration (GSA) expands its contract program to nonfederal entities, the GSA facial recognition contract is awarded, and Heartbleed’s impact on Federal IT is discussed.

  4. Government IT News For VARs — May 1, 2014

    In the news, Gartner lists tech trends that are creating smart government, including mobility, analytics, and cloud. Also, the GSA and DoD are working together on price changes for the GSA Schedule, and California is launching an open data portal.

  5. Government IT News For VARs — April 23, 2014

    In this week’s news, the CMS is searching out small companies to replace Accenture to manage Healthcare.gov, the FBI Cyber Division releases hallmarks of a Heartbleed-enabled security breach, and the GSA is backing away from an emphasis on BYOD.

  6. 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.

  7. 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. 

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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