Managed Services Articles

  1. NIST Forms New Cloud Working Groups
    7/15/2014

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced three public working groups to address cloud services, federated community cloud, and interoperability and portability. The working groups will bring together industry, government, and academic experts to address requirements laid out in the Cloud Computing Standards and Technology Roadmap.

  2. “State Of The Internet Report” Provides Insights For VARs
    7/15/2014

    Akamai’s State of the Internet Report for Q1 2014 reveals insights on various trends related to the Internet, including efforts to stop distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and an assessment of connection speed and mobile connectivity.

  3. Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs — July 15, 2014
    7/15/2014

    Recent articles discuss ways to help your customers harness Big Data, manage the finances of IT, and understand the benefits of enterprise resource planning .

  4. ICD-10 Delay Survey Reveals Concerns Around Economics And Workflow
    7/14/2014

    Even with the extension of the ICD-10 implementation deadline, some healthcare providers are anxious about the process. The American Health Information Management Association’s transaction processing management and testing vendor, Edifecs, released a survey that polled industry stakeholders between May and June of 2014 on what effects they expected to see from the transition to ICD-10 code sets.

  5. Education IT News For VARs — July 14, 2014
    7/14/2014

    Technology continues to seek a balance between efficiency and unnecessary complications in classrooms across the country. Wearable technology breaks onto the scene to enhance learning, as 3D printers make a memorable impression among students.

  6. Healthcare IT News For VARs — July 11, 2014
    7/11/2014

    In this week’s news, EHRs are used to take on hypertension, and the CDC speaks out against electronic errors.

  7. What Are Digital Signage Applications in Education?
    7/11/2014

    MarketsandMarkets released a research report on the market for digital signage hardware, software, application, and products, forecasting that the total market is anticipated to grow to $14,876 million by 2020.  This is an estimated CAGR of 8.94 percent from 2014 to 2020.

  8. What MSPs Need To Know About Storage Solutions For Retail
    7/9/2014

    Any MSP (managed services provider) providing storage or data center space to a customer should have a product option for data protection for their customers. The physical hand-off of servers and information to an MSP almost always includes a customer expectation that their data will be protected.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.  

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