Managed Services Articles

  1. What IT Solutions Providers Can Learn At HIMSS15

    HIMSS15 is coming up, and it promises to be an enormous event. It features an expected 38,000 visitors, 200 live education sessions, and 1.3 million square feet of exhibits.

  2. How Healthy Is The Healthcare IT Market?

    Business Solutions asked channel executives to describe the health of the healthcare market in 2015 from a potential IT spend perspective.

  3. Why You Can't Afford To Skimp On Network Monitoring Software

    It’s hard to imagine a time when computer networks were small and few. Telephone lines and telegraphs paved the way for network development as they connected people around the nation with Morse codes and messages.

  4. How To Overcome Customer Objections Related To Cloud Security

    A Business Solutions article cites a 2014 RightScale survey that shows decreasing concerns over security among businesses with experience with cloud computing. The survey shows almost one-third of “cloud beginners,” however, see cloud security as a challenge.

  5. Skype For Business, The Exploding UC Market, And You

    A lot of MSPs I talk to prefer to steer clear from selling VoIP — either because they tried it in the past and couldn’t make any margins or because they know somebody who did. Keep in mind that this industry has evolved significantly over the past four years and there are a few compelling reasons you should take a second look.

  6. Study: IT Decision Makers Keep Sensitive Data In The Cloud

    A study from Vormetric reveals 60 percent of U.S. IT decision makers surveyed keep sensitive data in the cloud.  The 2015 Vormetric Insider Threat Report (ITR) is based on a survey conducted online on its behalf by Harris Poll in fall 2014 among 818 IT decision makers globally, including 408 in the United States, and analysis was performed in conjunction with analyst firm Ovum. 

  7. IRS Opens Comment Period For “Cadillac Tax” On Healthcare Coverage

    The IRS has issued Notice 2015-16, in which it announced that it has opened a comment period from employers regarding the scope of regulations it plans to propose regarding the 40 percent excise tax on high-cost group health plans, dubbed the “Cadillac Tax.” The excise tax could have a potentially significant impact on healthcare providers and insurers as well.

  8. Discussing The Premera Data Breach With Your Health IT Clients

    Your clients pay attention to news of data breaches, but getting them to take appropriate action can be a difficult conversation.

  9. Accenture Survey: Seniors Want Online Access To Digital Health

    A survey from Accenture highlights an important shift in the demographic of healthcare technology users, as well as detailing their preferences.

  10. Study Shows Phishing Is Directly Related To 83% Of Security Concerns

    A majority of all security concerns are directly related to phishing risks, according to a recent study from KnowBe4 and Osterman Research, but nearly 80 percent of those polled also say they have seen no improvement in the ways they proactively approach phishing.  In fact, one-third see the problem actively worsening.

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