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  1. Virtual Assistance Technology Trend Emerges
    8/29/2014

    First there was Siri, now you have Cortana, both at your beck and call and ready to help you set up appointments and look up information online, all through your smartphones. With retailers racing to provide the best customer experience, the next generation of digital assistants has made its debut. 

  2. CEA Tells How To “Win At Wireless”
    8/29/2014

    The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) released a new wireless business training resource in August. Winning at Wireless Retail Guide includes sound wireless retail strategies, tips from the field, true life examples, and best practices.

  3. “The Drive to Thrive:” Are Federal Agencies Able To Meet Data Center Challenges?
    8/29/2014

    Study says 70 percent of agencies suffer significant downtime that interferes with workload.

  4. Healthcare IT News For VARs — August 29, 2014
    8/29/2014

    In the news this week, data breaches originating in foreign countries threaten health data. In other news, KLAS predicts a 25 percent increase in replacement of EHR systems among ambulatory practices, and 3M releases a new coding system.

  5. Datacap And APG Debut PaymentsDrawer For Mobile POS Providers
    8/29/2014

    Datacap and APG Cash Drawer debut their collaborative PaymentsDrawer™ for Mobile POS providers. The PaymentsDrawer provides POS developers with instant access to virtually all payment processors in North America and a variety of common POS Peripherals from leading manufacturers (receipt printers, pole displays, PIN Pads, MSRs, barcode scanners, weigh scales, etc.) through one, simple integration.

  6. Retail, Grocery, And Hospitality IT News For VARs — August 29, 2014
    8/29/2014

    In the news, there are rumors of a payment platform in the next iPhone. In addition, The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has updated its warning to retailers advising them on “Backoff” point of sale (POS) malware. In other news, Dairy Queen could be the latest victim of “Backoff,” just at the beginning of an investigation. And a study shows digital coupons use is on the rise and in-store service is the key to a successful digital coupon program.

  7. Improving Healthcare Workflows Through The Mobile Cart
    8/28/2014

    Mobile workstations in hospitals are bringing with them an entirely new range of benefits, according to HealthIT Outcomes. VARs working in the areas of bar code scanners, batteries, EHR software, and mobility will want to take notice of the potential applications to their clients’ practices.

  8. BadUSB Forecasts USB Security Problems
    8/28/2014

    The security problems with USB devices run deeper than you think: Their risk isn’t just in what they carry; it’s built into the core of how they work.

  9. Drive Sales With CompTIA's New IT Security Assessment Wizard
    8/28/2014

    CompTIA’s IT Security Community has introduced a new tool to help drive sales: The IT Security Assessment Wizard. The online wizard — accessible to CompTIA members and registered users — offers brick wall visual representation and an assessment form including service provider contact information and client answers.

  10. The Benefit Of EHRs To The Prison System
    8/28/2014

    It’s easy to see EHR (electronic health records) as a hero of tech efficiency in the industry, but the concept of patient-centered healthcare is a reminder that patients, including those who are incarcerated, are the drivers behind the design, and implementation of any patient record system.

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