Managed Services Articles

  1. 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.

  2. The Future Of 3PLs And Where Solutions Providers Fit In
    7/3/2014

    Third-party logistics (3PL) providers offer services to customers who have outsourced logistics for part, and sometimes all, of their supply chain management functions. According to a recent article by PYMNTS.com, gone are the days when 3PLs only distributed goods from the distribution warehouse to their respective stores. Today, the dynamic has shifted to include individual consumers, with items going directly to their homes.

  3. EdTech Spending Increases: Display Devices In Demand
    7/3/2014

    Global spending on education technology within the classroom reached U.S. $13 billion last year — up 11 percent from 2012, according to a market study from Futuresource Consulting cited in Market Watch. The study relates a significant increase in the mobile PC market, with classroom display devices — such as projectors and interactive whiteboards (IWBs) — and complementary devices — such as visualizers, voice amplification, and related devices.

  4. New Jersey Bill Would Grant Police Access To School Security Cameras
    7/3/2014

    School districts have become increasingly concerned with security over the past decade, especially considering many of the tragic shootings that have taken place on school and college campuses. As a result, more schools are installing security camera systems, which, arguably, create a safer environment for students, teachers, and administrators. Despite debates over privacy issues, most faculty and parents agree that cameras are an integral component of a school’s security system, and therefore many districts have either already installed cameras or are looking to do so.

  5. Healthcare IT News For VARs — July 3, 2014
    7/3/2014

    In the news this week, specialty EMR offerings are expanding, and PCs are still dominating EHR viewing platforms.

  6. The Cloud: Taking Healthcare Clients To The Next Level
    7/2/2014

    The cloud is everywhere, in more ways than one. HIMSS Analytics just released its 2014 Cloud Survey, and one of the biggest takeaways was that 80 percent of respondents were already using cloud-based services. Great news for an industry that tends to lag on technology, but where does that leave MSPs who are looking for new ways to sell their clients on the cloud?

  7. Keys For Maximizing IT Security Of The Future
    7/2/2014

    Understanding the latest developments and trends in security technology is an important step towards ensuring your clients are not vulnerable to cyberattacks. Gartner has highlighted the top ten technologies for IT and their implications for security organizations in 2014. Findings were presented at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit.

  8. Field Service IT News — July 2, 2014
    7/2/2014

    In the news this week, the May monthly report from ELFA trends down and technology continues to improve the industry with the latest developments including machine to machine (M2M).

  9. Education IT News For VARs — July 1, 2014
    7/1/2014

    Student data is potentially breached in New Jersey, leaving parents and students unsure about the safety of their personal information. Additionally, school security continues to be a hot topic in the news, as schools adopt technology for safer, more advanced learning environments.

  10. What Healthcare Clients Need In Patient Flow Automation Solutions
    7/1/2014

    As the healthcare environment continues to be transformed by both internal and external forces, your clients will no longer be able to rely on staff cuts and service reductions to reduce costs. Every day, efficiency and effectiveness will mean more, as reimbursement models shift to more of a basis on quality of care.

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