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  1. Introducing A Secure And Flexible Tablet Enclosure Solution
    7/25/2014

    MMF POS, a leading supplier of cash drawers and accessories, now offers solutions for your tablet ecosystem addressing the retail, security, mobility, medical, multi-function hospitality, and industrial demand for small form-factor solutions.

  2. Grocery And C-Store IT News For VARs – July 24, 2014
    7/24/2014

    In the news this week, a report also shows that the new Neighborhood Markets are actually not having the negative impact on conventional grocers that was anticipated. Also, an app underscores the trend toward indoor retail mapping.

  3. Hospitality And Restaurant IT News For VARs — July 24, 2014
    7/24/2014

    In the news, responsive web design has ROI for your hotel clients. Also, a new solution links social media to make reputation-aware hotel pricing decisions.

  4. Biometrics Authenticate Student Identity
    7/24/2014

    Online college courses have risen in popularity due to the flexibility they allow, but they also bring increased potential for cheating. Technology is available, that, according to D. Frank Smith of EdTech, verifies a student’s identity with “something that cannot be shared — their bodies.” With biometrics, a student’s identity can be authenticated using unique body identifiers. Recently, companies like Apple and Samsung have included a key biometric feature, fingerprint scanner technology, to iPhone S5 and Galaxy S5, bringing biometric technology mainstream.

  5. How Not To Trade Security For IoT Benefits
    7/24/2014

    Devices connected to the Internet offer flexibility and mobility, but they also present a serious security risk. The Internet of Things (IoT) has been growing, and businesses have been seeking ways to protect information shared over the Internet by this increasingly diverse collection of devices. WindRiver, a global leader in embedded technology solutions, discusses in a white paper, “Security in the Internet of Things — Lessons from the Past for the Connected Future,” ways in which businesses can minimize risk and protect their own — and their customers’ — data.

  6. Study Shows Difficulty Filling STEM Jobs
    7/24/2014

    A new job study was released from Brookings that analyzed data supplied by Burning Glass. The report details a shortage of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professional jobs and reveals that these STEM positions take longer to fill than openings in other fields.

  7. SMBs Spend $20K — Or More — Per Hour On Downtime
    7/24/2014

    A new International Data Corporation (IDC) survey, sponsored by Acronis, has shed light on SMBs’ needs in the areas of protecting and restoring data, as well as reducing the cost of downtime in the workplace. Based on a worldwide survey of more than 400 SMBs, the study reveals a glaring need in several key business areas.

  8. Motorola Solutions Unveils WiNG Express, Offering Small And Mid-Size Businesses A High-Performance Enterprise-Class WLAN
    7/24/2014

    Motorola Solutions Inc.  is unveiling a new wireless local area network (WLAN) offering that is easy to manage and deploy without sacrificing best-in-class technology.

  9. Security-As-A-Service Provider My Digital Shield Open For (The Small) Business
    7/24/2014

    My Digital Shield (MDS), a leading provider of Security-as-a-Service (SECaaS) for growing and small businesses, recently announced the general availability of the first version of its cloud-based solution designed specifically to bring enterprise-level security to the small business. 

  10. Government IT News for VARs -- July 23, 2014
    7/23/2014

    This week in the news, there are reports that a government-grade malware has fallen into hacker hands, while an international collaboration was created to target the Shylock Trojan.  An interview with Mike McConnell reveals his fears of a new major cyber-attack, while Edward Snowden touts SpiderOak over DropBox to protect data from government snooping.  And a recent blog post muses about the future of the NIST-NSA relationship.

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