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  1. “Hybrid Solutions-as-a-Service” Model Can Pave POS VARs’ Way To Recurring Revenue
    9/19/2014

    BlueStar wants its channel partners to know there is an answer to their questions about how to transition their businesses away from break/fix to the as-a-Service recurring revenue model. The new solution was a topic at several sessions during VARTECH 2014, the annual conference hosted by value-added distributor BlueStar this week at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans.

  2. Healthcare IT News For VARs — September 19, 2014
    9/19/2014

    In this week’s news, the White House seeks help from developers to expand the adoption of interoperable electronic health records (EHRs), and New Jersey faces worsening data breaches.

  3. Paper Lists Top 10 Business Intelligence Trends
    9/18/2014

    A recent Tableau Software white paper, titled “Top 10 Trends in Business Intelligence for 2014,” assesses the effects of these trends on how companies handle their information.

  4. Retail, Grocery, And Hospitality IT News For VARs — September 18, 2014
    9/18/2014

    In the news, Apple Pay is ready — but the majority of merchants aren’t ready to accept the near-field technology payment solution — and shipping services are gearing up for a late holiday season rush. Surveys shows an increase in retail loss from cash theft and a most Americans are dissatisfied with loyalty programs. Also, Boston-area businesses are testing fuel pumps transformed into “transaction stations.”

  5. Global Online Purchase Intentions Have Doubled Since 2011
    9/17/2014

    A Nielsen report states online purchase intentions around the world have doubled since 2011 for many durable and entertainment-related categories. Nearly half of global respondents intend to make an online purchase in the next six months in high-prominence categories including clothing (46 percent), and airline (48 percent) and hotel (44 percent) reservations.

  6. Apple Pay Is Here – Merchant Warehouse’s Genius Platform Accepts Apple Pay
    9/17/2014

    Apple Pay is here and Merchant Warehouse’s Genius Platform is ready. Customers using Apple Pay are able to pay in-person with their iPhone or Apple Watch at any retailer or business using Genius, which is already NFC enabled, from day one!

  7. IoT: Wearable Technology Is Becoming A Must-Have For Manufacturing
    9/17/2014

    Wearables are not new. Google Glass has been used in plant asset maintenance for a couple of years now. Tools like Innovega or MicroOptical have also been used by early adopters to display service instructions and illustrated parts breakdowns (IPBs) to service technicians for more than a decade. These heads-up display technologies (HUDs) allow technicians to readily access repair information in the field while servicing equipment, shortening downtime, and increasing the effectiveness of repair activities.

  8. Physician Shortage Addressed By Online Tool
    9/17/2014

    The University Of North Carolina’s Center for Health Services Research has taken on the problem of physician supply and shortages, and has come up with an answer in the form of an online tool.

  9. Government IT News For VARs — September 17, 2014
    9/17/2014

    In news this week, the U.S. Defense Department (DoD) institutes a three-part cloud strategy, one senator warns agencies may already have been hacked, and Internet Slow Down Day proved to be a thorn in lawmakers’ sides. Social media is also proving to be a valuable resource for agencies.

  10. Education IT News For VARs — September 17, 2014
    9/17/2014

    In news this week, Education Dive presents some lessons learned from MOOCs. The Oculus founder makes a large donation to fund computer science at University of Maryland, while colleges gain free access to Epic Games’ Graphics Engine. And an enlightening infographic looks at how technology has changed higher education.

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