Managed Services Articles

  1. Business Advice: Exhibit "Technology Humility"
    9/15/2014

    It’s easy for solutions providers to get caught thinking they’re smarter and better than their customers. However, just because you have more IT knowledge than your customers, doesn’t mean you’re better. Have some humility. That was the advice of Jason Etheridge, president and CEO of Logic Speak, who spoke at the recently held GFI MAX Customer Conference in Orlando. During his presentation on technology humility, he provided a handful of tips for solutions providers...

  2. Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs — September 15, 2014
    9/15/2014

    In the news, “design-led” innovation could provide your manufacturing clients with a competitive edge. Also, manufacturers are leveraging data to improve productivity, fulfill customer demand, and control costs.

  3. Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, And Networking News From August 2014
    9/15/2014

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, and Networking news, ESET launches solutions for small office security, Ingram Micro Adds EMC VNX deployment and voice and video readiness assessment services. Intronis enhanced its ECHOplatform with complete Bare Metal Restore, and Webroot introduces a new channel partner program. I

  4. New VARTECH 2014 Solutions Sessions Will Provide Actionable Information
    9/12/2014

    A full slate of new “Solutions Sessions” make the VARTECH 2014 agenda a valuable resource for actionable information to help your business grow.  The event will be held September 18-20, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Orleans, and it features VARTECH Nation classes that will begin with discussion moderated by a BlueStar team member, followed by vendor case studies targeting real-world solutions. 

  5. CompTIA Index Reveals Revenues On Target
    9/12/2014

    According to the CompTIA IT Industry Business Confidence Index, revenues are reported as being on target or better for 72 percent of IT companies, with 15 percent ahead of their goals. CompTIA surveyed 293 companies for the study.

  6. Healthcare IT News For VARs — September 12, 2014
    9/12/2014

    In the news this week, Healthcare.gov was reported hacked. Also, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announce end-to-end testing dates, and electronic health records (EHRs) are costing doctors precious time.

  7. New Autotask Tool Helps Improve Sales Process
    9/12/2014

    Autotask now provides IT solutions providers with guidance and insight into their sales processes. The Opportunity Assessment/Sales Process tool, part of Autotask’s business management solution, provides a structured approach to the sales process, visibility into the sales cycle, and intelligence to guide data-driven decisions. 

  8. IT Business Confidence Index Falls Slightly in Q3, But Optimism Prevails
    9/10/2014

    The CompTIA IT Industry Business Confidence Index declined slightly in Q3, but still remains firmly in positive territory for 2014.

  9. Hospitals Turn Focus To Data Warehousing, Data Mining
    9/10/2014

    The use of data warehousing, and in turn, data mining, are important steps in harnessing the power of healthcare data to create truly patient-centered care environments. According to an HIMSS sponsored presentation at the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit, only 43 percent of hospitals were using advanced data warehousing in 2013.

  10. Ambulatory Healthcare Providers Are Replacing Their EMR Systems
    9/10/2014

    While providers overall are happy with their current EMR systems and show little sign of replacing them or changing vendors, a new report from KLAS, reveals that the trend within the ambulatory services niche is much different.

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