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  1. LogMeIn's Join.me Adds Instant Scheduling For Google App Users
    8/14/2014

    LogMeIn, Inc., recently unveiled a new integration between its online meeting app, join.me and Google Calendar to help business professionals get even more out of two of today's most popular and intuitive cloud apps. The integration, which works with join.me pro and join.me enterprise accounts, is available via a free app extension in the Chrome Web Store.

  2. Signal Boosters Can Keep Mobile Workforces Connected
    8/13/2014

    Interruptions in cellular connectivity cause delays and reduce productivity for mobile workforces, particularly in rural areas. According to a recent Field Technologies report, “Field Mobility 2014,” 72 percent of survey respondents communicating in realtime experience disruptions in wireless connectivity in the field.

  3. Emphasizing The “Overall” In OEE Could Be A Mistake For Manufacturers
    8/13/2014

    For your manufacturing customers concerned with making data-based decisions, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is probably a top concern. Dan Miklovic explains in a blog for LSN Research that OEE is simply “a measure of a piece of equipment’s effectiveness calculated by taking the product of the availability of the equipment, the quality of the product produced on the equipment, and the performance as compared to theoretical maximum capacity.”

  4. Healthcare IT End Users To Share Expertise At Smart VAR Summit
    8/13/2014

    Healthcare IT experts will present insider information for solutions providers at the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit, powered by ScanSource and Business Solutions, on August 21 at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Chicago, IL.

  5. The ONC’s Plan To Achieve Interoperable Health IT: Input Welcome
    8/13/2014

    While data lakes have been heralded as the end to many of the complications around interoperability difficulties, the reality remains that, interoperability will, and should be a priority for healthcare entities and the businesses that support them for the foreseeable future.

  6. Almost One-Fifth Of Higher Education IT Purchases Are Made Outside Of Central IT
    8/13/2014

    U.S. campuses are spending $4 billion annually on unmanaged, unmeasured investments.

  7. Retail Predictions For The Second Half Of 2014
    8/13/2014

    Earlier this year, the National Retail Federation (NRF) released its 2014 economic forecast, as detailed in a press release. In the forecast, the NRF predicted an increase in industry retail sales of 4.1 percent, including auto parts, discount, department, grocery, and specialty stores. In addition, the NRF expected online sales to grow 9 to 12 percent in 2014. However, according to a more recent article from CNBC, that forecast has been lowered to 3.6 percent by the NRF as a result of slower-than-expected growth during the first half of the year.

  8. Legislation Could Change Taxes On eCommerce
    8/13/2014

    With the recent passage of the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act, a piece of legislation dealing with taxes on the fees that Internet server providers (ISPs) charge their customers is set to come before Congress. The extension of the ban on this Internet access tax finds widespread support among members of both the House and the Senate.

  9. Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, and Networking News From July 2014
    8/13/2014

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, and Networking news, MegaPath introduces managed Wi-Fi, HP offers a new switch series and a new channel program, and T-Mobile launches a channel partner program. In addition, Seagate offers a new portfolio of network attached storage solutions, and Unitrends introduces disaster recovery assurance. Upcoming events include Channel Transitions 2014 VAR/MSP Executive Conferences powered by Business Solutions and The Denver Biz Tech Expo.

  10. Point Of Sale And Payment Processing News From July 2014
    8/13/2014

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Point of Sale and Payment Processing news, North American Bancard launches a payment platform, and MMF announces new tablet enclosures. In addition, UP Solution introduces a solution for salons, spas, and other personal care businesses, and Lavu offers an online ordering application as well as a delivery and routing extension.

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