Managed Services Articles

  1. Education IT News — March 28, 2014
    3/28/2014

    Schools adopt real-time cameras and communications technologies as ways to communication with police. Also in the news, the Florida Senate passes a bill prohibiting the collection of some student data.

  2. Healthcare IT News For VARs — March 27, 2014
    3/27/2014

    Articles this week include looks at the rate of EHR adoption: fast for small medical offices, slower for providers trying to comply with new GAO standards.

  3. VAR Survival In The Cloud-Era: Know Your Value, Embrace The Change
    3/27/2014

    One of your SMB customers told you they just started running a business application on Amazon Web Services.

  4. Smart VAR Healthcare Summit Highlights Vital Signs, Pain Points Of Vertical
    3/26/2014

    This year, value-added resellers have a new resource for information on the channel’s fastest growing vertical. The Smart VAR Healthcare Summit, powered by ScanSource and Business Solutions, will be held in New Brunswick, NJ, on May 6. A second summit will be held in Chicago in August.

  5. Government IT News For VARs — March 25, 2014
    3/25/2014

    In the news this week, the NIST released its initial version of the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, and California DMV faces a potential security breach.

  6. Field Service IT News – March 25, 2014
    3/25/2014

    Mobile communication and telematics can help lessen the impact of the problem of breaking down far away from home. Also in the news this week, are the benefits of data analytics for business intelligence, and a merger to create one of the largest truck dealerships in the U.S.

  7. Healthcare IT News For VARs — March 21, 2014
    3/21/2014

    In this week’s news, CMS sends out an urgent request for volunteers to test ICD-10 readiness, the Pentagon is planning a new $1.5 billion EHR purchase, and HHS is making interoperability a priority.

  8. Education IT News — March 21, 2014
    3/21/2014

    IT is making education more accessible, but what happens to the proper certifications and who has the ownership over the material? Also, in the news funding IT advancements remains a concern.

  9. Government IT News For VARs — March 20, 2014
    3/20/2014

    In the news, government agencies face looming Windows XP support deadline, and the GSA looks to the incubator model for inspiration.

  10. XP End Of Life A Boon To MSPs, Retail IT VARs
    3/20/2014

    If you don't know, Microsoft's support for Windows XP ends on April 8. In the general IT space this is a big deal and significant opportunity to upgrade customers to the latest OS. In particular, XPs end of life (EOL) is a great opportunity for MSPs (managed services providers) to standardize customer's PCs to make support easier. Managing a hodge-podge of systems makes remote management and monitoring a little tricky and getting customers to standardize is often a hard sell. Well, XP EOL might be the catalyst of change you need. Don't miss it!