Managed Services Articles

  1. FedRAMP Draft High-Impact Systems Standards Open For Public Comment
    2/12/2015

    FedRAMP released draft standards that will serve as a baseline for securing federal high-impact systems in the cloud. The standards will be open for a 45-day public comment period ending on March 13, 2015, and they are anticipated to be finalized by the end of 2015.

  2. Survey: 15.5 Percent Of Educational Institutions Lost Critical Data In A Disaster
    2/12/2015

    A survey conducted by cloud services company Evolve IP found that 34 percent of respondents experienced an incident that required disaster recovery, with 28 percent of educational institutions losing data permanently.

  3. Education IT News For VARs 2-12-15: A New Look At Data Management
    2/12/2015

    In news this week, higher education institutions are rethinking data management and online learning is slowing its pace, but still outpacing traditional enrollments. Also, an article reports how robotic systems are making home-bound learning easier.

  4. CompTIA IT Industry Outlook Includes Growth, Transformation
    2/11/2015

    CompTIA's IT Industry Outlook 2015 report predicts a better year for IT sales as well as IT solutions providers taking a more strategic approach to services and solutions.CompTIA says the channel will be challenged to focus on their own branding and marketing as well as on tech skills as consumer and enterprise use of technology continues to evolve.  

  5. Study Shows Insider Threats Are A Risk For 93 Percent Of U.S. Organizations
    2/11/2015

    More than 90 percent of U. S. organizations are vulnerable to insider threats, with 59 percent pointing to privileged users as the chief danger. This is according to a study published by Vormetric, a leader in enterprise data security for physical, Big Data, public, private, and hybrid cloud environments.

  6. Field Service IT News For VARs 2-11-15: 3PL Market’s Growth Linked To Tech Advances
    2/11/2015

    In the news, SaaS’ impact on third-party logistics (3PL), net neutrality could play a part in the supply chain market, and the effects the cloud is expected to have on the field service industry.

  7. Managed Services, Backup And Recovery, And Networking News From January 2015
    2/11/2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in managed services, backup and recovery, and networking news, LogicNow releases a new IT infrastructure management platform, Autotask Endpoint Management is now available, MaxxVault releases the latest version of its data management software, and Carousel Industries offers a new cloud-based conferencing service. In addition, Sophos adds end point protection solutions, snom offers new desktop and mobile VoIP phone solutions, Unitrends introduces new backup and recovery appliances, and CompTIA releases its “Quick Start Guide to Managing a Managed Services Sales Organization.”  

  8. Government IT News For VARs 2-11-15: Proposed Budget Would Boost IT Spending
    2/11/2015

    In news this week, federal IT funding could get a boost from the 2016 budget, and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) favors general privacy regulations for the Internet of Things (IoT).

  9. Manufacturing IT News For VARs 2-10-15: Net Neutrality And Manufacturing
    2/10/2015

    Articles referenced this week deal with topics including net neutrality, the benefits of asset performance management, and avoiding pitfalls with manufacturing operations management projects.

  10. Top Tech Trends Of 2015 And Their Impact On Your Healthcare IT Clients
    2/10/2015

    The Institute Of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has released its list of top tech trends for 2015.

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