Managed Services Articles

  1. Bracing Health IT Clients For International Data Breaches
    9/4/2014

    In the wake of the Community Health Systems breach, it’s almost easy to forget the Heartbleed shockwave from earlier this year. The industry is left with many questions, all of them complicated by the international component brought to light by our latest, mass security violation.

  2. Government IT News For VARs — September 3, 2014
    9/3/2014

    In the news this week, federal IT spending is expected to decline — with most cutbacks in the Defense Department. Also, Russian hackers allegedly steal bank data, and a TSA body scanner is found to have a potential vulnerability to cyberattack.  

  3. New Study Shows Optimism Among Managed Print Service Providers
    9/3/2014

    Despite the growing emphasis on digital records, print remains a critical function in the business world. According to CompTIA research, 98 percent of U.S. workers printed at least once during the past quarter. Self-reported print volumes tend to follow a bell-shaped curve, with firms at the endpoints on the high side or low side of print output.

  4. Education IT News For VARs — September 3, 2014
    9/3/2014

    In education news this week, an infographic outlines trends and challenges of online learning.  Also, the USC education dean talks about how university expanded its distance learning program, and a new messaging app is available for teachers, students, and parents.

  5. Are You Targeting Healthcare IT’s Biggest Pain Points?
    9/2/2014

    At the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit, healthcare professionals aimed IT solutions providers at hospitals’ needs — and provided advice for how to contact and capture the attention of decision makers.

  6. ACOs Moving Forward, But Lagging On Data, According To Survey
    9/2/2014

    The Affordable Care Organization (ACO) and its needs are becoming increasingly difficult to ignore. As more physicians join, and communication and data become more important in facilitating positive patient and population health results, their technological needs will only grow.

  7. EHS Best Practices Guide Can Help Align Employees, Processes, and Technology
    9/2/2014

    VARs know that environment, health and safety (EHS) programs are centerpieces for any manufacturer that seeks to maintain compliance, mitigate environmental impacts, improve worker health and safety, and ultimately save lives. Best Practices on EHS management also reveal that EHS also plays an enormous role in achieving overall operational excellence (OE) and end-to-end sustainability.

  8. State And Local Agencies Accelerate Mobile Readiness … But Not At Full Speed Yet
    9/2/2014

    Mobile Work Exchange, a public-private partnership devoted to demonstrating the value of mobility and telework, has released a new study, “State and Local Mobility Map: Road to Mobile Readiness.” It explores the mobility of state and local (S&L) governments and provides perspective into their mobility strategies while plotting a path for mobile-readiness.

  9. Top-Paying Certifications In IT
    9/2/2014

    Global Knowledge released a special report, 15 Top-Paying Certifications for 2014. The report reveals the best-paying certifications for the IT field. The report is based on the 2014 IT Skills and Salary Survey conducted by Global Knowledge and Penton.

  10. IT Security Firm Identifies And Removes Malware At UPS Stores
    9/2/2014

    Over the past year, many high-profile security breaches that put retail customer information at risk made national news. According to a July 2014 article published by Forbes, the number of distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) over 20 Gbps in size doubled compared to this time in 2013. One of the latest company to suffer from an attack on its systems, with the subsequent loss of customer data, was the UPS Store, a subsidiary of the United Parcel Service (UPS).

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