Managed Services Articles

  1. Universities Embrace Technology To Deliver MOOCs
    7/9/2014

    Universities across the nation are facing more challenges than ever before. According to Mehdi Maghsoodnia of University Business, shrinking budgets are contrasted with higher costs and aging facilities. The government is decreasing funding while getting more involved from a regulatory standpoint. Demand is up, enrollment is unpredictable, and graduation rates are down. Schools are fighting for ways to cope, retain students, and help them graduate on time.

  2. Government IT News For VARs — July 9, 2014
    7/9/2014

    This week, the White House is launching a new assessment of IT performance, while the federal Cybersecurity Framework was fundamental in responding to the Heartbleed bug. Also, the Civil Liberties Board faced harsh criticism in the wake of their latest report, while ID cards are experiencing a fundamental transformation. And, MicroSoft is attempting to recoup some of its losses after the NSA spying allegations.  

  3. Field Service IT News For VARs — July 9, 2014
    7/9/2014

    It’s a rollercoaster of numbers this week as numbers surface for the summer months, citing the traditional slump in May, but a hopeful gain in June. The latest apps and software will help maximize the good news in field service this week.

  4. ConnectED Hub Links Schools With Technology Companies
    7/9/2014

    Since taking office, one of President Barack Obama’s focuses has been preparing America’s students for the challenges they can expect to face in an age of global technology. The fact that millions of students nationwide do not have access to high-speed broadband makes it difficult to compete worldwide.

  5. Brave, New, Fragmented World: Tying IT Together For Your Clients
    7/8/2014

    As the world of IT grows and changes, it can be increasingly complex for your end-user clients. Dave Sobel, director of partner community for GFI Software points out from 1998 to 2005, Windows and the Intel architecture dominated computing, with 96 percent market share of the computing world. In 2012, iOS and Android accounted for 45 percent of all the computing operating systems, with Windows reduced to 35 percent.

  6. The Fight For Net Neutrality And How It Affects VARs
    7/8/2014

    Net neutrality has become a hot topic among politicians and those interested in a free and unfettered Internet. According to a govtech.com article, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is accepting public comment on a proposed rule that would exchange the Internet’s current data neutrality, “allowing prioritized traffic in instances where it is deemed ‘commercially reasonable.’” Businesses could pay Internet service providers (ISP) to have their content delivered at faster speeds.

  7. Open Data Roundtables Set Out To Make Data Accessible To Benefit Economy
    7/7/2014

    Open Data Roundtable meetings have begun, a step in the partnership of government agencies with industry to ensure that the data sets the government publishes directly benefit the economy.

  8. Manufacturing And Warehousing News For VARs — July 7, 2014
    7/7/2014

    In the news, manufacturing indicators show business is stable and getting stronger, and researchers have developed a wireless network on a computer chip that could reduce energy consumption in large data farms by up to 20 percent.

  9. HIMSS Cloud Survey Reveals Healthcare Users’ Issues With ROI, Security
    7/7/2014

    The Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) released its 2014 Analytics Cloud Survey last month (available for free download here). Cloud services are an increasingly common solution for healthcare organizations trying to navigate tighter margins because of industry and regulatory changes. These same organizations, however, are simultaneously facing increased security threats and tighter regulations around the protection of patient data.

  10. Education IT News For VARs — July 7, 2014
    7/7/2014

    Student data continues to make headlines: privacy remains a top concern despite technological advances. Biometrics could replace plastic ID cards on college campuses, and Louisiana moves forward with a student data bill that collects information on all public school students.

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