Managed Services Articles

  1. Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs — September 2, 2014
    9/2/2014

    In the news, the U.S. economy grew rapidly in the second quarter. Also, articles provide an example of a manufacturer’s success leveraging IT and the benefits of IT offered as a service to manufacturers.

  2. “The Drive to Thrive:” Are Federal Agencies Able To Meet Data Center Challenges?
    8/29/2014

    Study says 70 percent of agencies suffer significant downtime that interferes with workload.

  3. Healthcare IT News For VARs — August 29, 2014
    8/29/2014

    In the news this week, data breaches originating in foreign countries threaten health data. In other news, KLAS predicts a 25 percent increase in replacement of EHR systems among ambulatory practices, and 3M releases a new coding system.

  4. Drive Sales With CompTIA's New IT Security Assessment Wizard
    8/28/2014

    CompTIA’s IT Security Community has introduced a new tool to help drive sales: The IT Security Assessment Wizard. The online wizard — accessible to CompTIA members and registered users — offers brick wall visual representation and an assessment form including service provider contact information and client answers.

  5. The Benefit Of EHRs To The Prison System
    8/28/2014

    It’s easy to see EHR (electronic health records) as a hero of tech efficiency in the industry, but the concept of patient-centered healthcare is a reminder that patients, including those who are incarcerated, are the drivers behind the design, and implementation of any patient record system.

  6. Smokescreening Is The Latest Danger In DDoS Attacks
    8/27/2014

    New study warns of rising smokescreening practice in cyberattacks.

  7. Government IT News For VARs — August 27, 2014
    8/27/2014

    In news this week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) have suspended contracts with U.S. Investigations Services (USIS) in the wake of the major cyber-attack that may have accessed more than 25,000 DHS employees.  Agencies also find that combining a content management system with mobile device management (MDM) can save money and provide secure transmission of content on mobile devices.  The Department of Defense (DOD) is re-examining its cloud security policies; Open Source may not be the hazard some think it is. And if the Freedom Act is passed, some IT vendors may be left holding the financial bag.

  8. Education IT News For VARs — August 27, 2014
    8/27/2014

    In news this week, three universities file suit against the FAA for bans on drones. Also, an insightful infographic examines the preferences for textbooks, technology, and social media.  Meanwhile, analysts say there has been no ed-tech investment bubble yet, as the market continues to grow. And one venture uses science to pair college roommates. Finally, a blog post argues that MOOCs are the wave of the future that will save higher education from its outdated procedures.

  9. Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs — August 27, 2014
    8/27/2014

    In the news, manufacturers receive warning about Backoff malware and shadow cloud services. Also, an article also discusses how building a strong collaboration platform can benefit your clients.

  10. VARs Will Find Opportunities Helping Hospitals Toward EMR Adoption
    8/26/2014

    John Daniels, VP of strategic relations for HIMSS, assured VARs there are opportunities for them in healthcare. In his keynote at the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit, powered by ScanSource and Business Solutions, on Aug. 21 at the Westin Chicago Northwest, Daniels explained how HIMSS tracks a hospital’s progress toward electronic medical records (EMR) adoption, which technologies are likely to be in the highest demand in the next one to two years, and how to explain ROI to healthcare IT clients.

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