Managed Services Articles

  1. $4.1 Billion Reasons Security Is In The Healthcare Spotlight
    2/10/2015

    While 2014 might have been a year plagued by security breaches, 2015 is bound to be a year where security in the industry gets new emphasis.

  2. Top Strategic Tech And IT Issues Facing Your Higher Education IT Clients
    2/9/2015

    In this infographic, Educause highlights the top 10 strategic tech and IT issues currently facing education campuses.

  3. Michigan Pilot Program Uses Multifactor Authentication To Fight Online Services Fraud
    2/9/2015

    Michigan’s Department of Human Services announced the partnership with LexisNexis to create an online identity authentication portal for MI Bridges, an integrated eligibility system that supports online enrollment and registration for citizens seeking government services.

  4. Make The Anthem Data Breach Part Of Your Marketing Plan
    2/6/2015

    The recent cyber-attack on healthcare insurance giant Anthem (up to 80 million names, SSNs, birthdays, email address, etc.) has made me realize that, if you’re a VAR or MSP and you’re not pitching security solutions, you’re missing a huge opportunity.

    The volume of attacks and media attention is practically doing your marketing for you. The fear of a breach, or resulting lawsuit, is enough to get a conversation started. All you need to do is give your customers a little nudge.

  5. Can You Successfully Partner With Another IT Solutions Provider?
    2/6/2015

    When a client asks for an IT solution beyond your competency, you can provide it by partnering with another provider. The alternatives would be trying to add that solution to your line card quickly or telling the customer to find someone else to provide it — and someone else could be a competitor who wants all of your customers’ business.

  6. What’s The Best Piece Of Business Advice You’ve Ever Received?
    2/6/2015

    While interviewing industry experts for the articles “Why A PSA Solution Should Be A Part Of Every IT Provider's Business” and “Deriving New Revenues From Payments And POS,” Business Solutions also asked: “What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received concerning business?” Their responses follow:

  7. Crisis Communication Is Turning To IT Solutions
    2/6/2015

    The crisis communication IT market could grow this year, according to an article for Federal News Radio by CTO and co-founder of AtHoc Aviv Seigel. 

  8. Healthcare IT News For VARs 2-6-15: Draft Interoperability Road Map
    2/6/2015

    In this week’s news, the ONC releases a draft road map to interoperability in 2017, and CMS concedes to modify EHR program requirements.

  9. Education IT News For VARs 2-5-15: Digital Asset Management And Video Admissions
    2/5/2015

    In the news, Baylor uses digital asset management to leverage social media, Goucher College is experimenting with video admissions, and drones are being used to further STEM curricular study.

  10. What Careless Password Habits Can Cost Your SMB IT Clients
    2/4/2015

    LogMeIn recently released via its product Meldium’s blog an infograph detailing security issues surrounding passwords, titled “Why Your Password Is The Next To Get Nabbed.”

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