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2014 IT Channel-Specific Event Calendar
One of the best ways to learn is to speak with peers and share your best and worst practices. The best place to do that is at industry events. In addition to networking, conferences are also great places to partake in top-notch industry-specific education on technology, sales, and marketing. If you're not an events kind of person or company, you're missing out on huge growth opportunities.
“Continual Service Improvement” Can Start With A Look At Your Data
The data you collect about your businesses is valuable — if you use it.
It’s Time To (Re)invest In Expertise
CompTIA recently released its IT Industry Outlook 2014, a 41-page report chock-full of very interesting information relevant to the IT channel. If you’re a CompTIA member, get your free copy now. Apart from a bunch of data that points to growth and opportunity for solutions providers in 2014, the report contains a thorough overview of the most significant trends to watch this year.
Government IT News For VARs — February 12, 2014
In the news, federal agencies struggle to implement Cloud First, and the June deadline for cloud service providers to comply with FedRAMP is approaching.
Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, and Networking News From January 2014
Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, and Networking news, SYNNEX provides the Google Chrome Management Console, Ingram Micro enters the 3D printing market, and Intronis Cloud Backup Integrates With Continuum RMM Platform. Also, PHD Virtual Technologies offers a new disaster recovery solution. StorageCraft introduces new ShadowProtect Granular Recovery for Exchange versions. FalconStor enhances its partner choice program, Autotask is hosting service desk training, GFI MAX announces the latest version of GFI MAX Backup and CompTIA releases its 2014 industry outlook.
ASCII Group CEO Looks Back Over 30 Years: From Selling To Service
This year, The ASCII Group is celebrating its 30th anniversary of serving the IT channel. Group founder, chairman, and CEO Alan Weinberger points out how much things can change in 30 years — especially for the channel.
Healthcare IT News For VARs — February 6, 2014
In the news, the CCHIT announces it will no longer offer testing and certification for ONC, a study reveals security incidents cost healthcare organizations $1.6 billion each year, the OIG wants CMS to do more to identify and investigate EHR fraud, and the ONC is seeking applicants for membership on its Health IT Standards Committee and Health IT Policy Committee.
Field Service IT News – February 4, 2014
This week, a report shows the GPS fleet management market is still growing and the FMCSA will propose a rule that includes mandating ELDs. Also, the new generation of workers, #GenMobile, is adequately prepped for the latest IT trends and expecting to use technology as they take on field service jobs.
Healthcare IT News For VARs — February 1, 2014
In the news, the AMA asks EHR vendors to take a “readiness survey,” a poll shows only about half of healthcare providers have estimated the cash flow impact ICD-10 coding will have, and the new national coordinator for health IT says its critical for federal regulations to address the development and use of EHRs.
Education IT News For VARs — January 31, 2014
Technology continues to glide along the curve of education, but with emphasis from The State of the Union this week, its importance is sure to gain solid momentum. While safety concerns continue to arise, technology swiftly jumps into a primary focus of legislatures. In turn, massive open online courses continue to provoke national attention from demographics to global politics.