Managed Services Articles

  1. Black Lotus Report Shows DDoS Volume Decreasing But Sophistication Of Attacks Increasing
    12/3/2014

    A new report from Black Lotus, a provider of distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection, shows that attackers are using less bandwidth to cause trouble but are getting smarter about how their attacks work.

  2. Field Service Predicted To See M2M And IoT Growth
    12/3/2014

    With an expected 26 billion connected devices to be in use around the world by 2020, field automation is the next big area of growth for M2M (machine to machine) and IoT (Internet of Things) solutions, especially in the coming six months to a year.

  3. Field Service IT News For VARs — December 3, 2014
    12/3/2014

    News includes how third-party logistics will see major growth by 2016, must-have tools for contractor fleet management, and a few ways to manage solar assets in a growing market.

  4. HHS: EHR Adoption, Meaningful Use Are Primary Challenges
    12/2/2014

    The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has released its list of top management and performance challenges facing the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) last year.

  5. Secrets of a Successful VAR and MSP Merger
    12/1/2014

    Imagine merging your small managed services practice with a larger VAR business and being faced with the prospect of having 45 customers who are used to paying for IT solutions and services only when something breaks. That’s the situation Jason Brunt, CEO of e3 Technical Solutions, found himself in after joining forces with Rick Carpenter, owner of break-fix IT service company Beyond Development, last year.

  6. Websense Cybersecurity Predictions Released For 2015
    12/1/2014

    Websense has released its list of cybersecurity predictions for 2015. The year 2014 was fraught with data breaches and challenges to security across industries and technologies.  “Cybercriminals are continually adapting evasive techniques and methods so they can circumvent the security systems that were specifically put in place to stop them,” Charles Renert, vice president of Websense Security Labs, says in a press release. “By thoroughly analyzing recent cybercrime trends and tactics, we have established a common thread across each of these predictions: threat activity is increasing in frequency and sophistication.”

  7. Cisco Report Reveals Computer Users Are Too Trusting
    12/1/2014

    When it comes to cyberattacks, hackers prey on the trust most users have when dealing with others on the Internet: trust in the in systems and applications they use, as well as the people who they interact with online.

  8. Healthcare IT News For VARs — December 1, 2014
    12/1/2014

    In this week’s news, Massachusetts makes a $3.3-million payment error, and CMS selects payers for end-to-end testing. Also, “EHR data integrity” debuts on the Health IT Hazards List, and a study shows EHR data analysis can have benefits for drug repurposing.

  9. Government IT News For VARs — November 26, 2014
    11/26/2014

    In news this week, a proposed revenue ceiling could affect IT VARs in the federal IT reseller market, a new strategy will guide R&D investment decisions for federal agencies, and vendors are selling convergence as the next big thing.

  10. Field Service IT News For VARs – November 26, 2014
    11/26/2014

    This week’s news includes the Equipment Leasing & Financing Foundations Monthly Confidence Index for November, coverage on how the use of mobile apps is affecting the travel industry, and how planning an exit strategy is an important part of a field service business plan.

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