Managed Services Articles

  1. Only 34% Of Hospitals Have Implemented Health Information Exchanges
    9/9/2014

    The Office Of The National Coordinator recently released a report on the state of health information exchange (HIE) adoption and trends among providers. Overall, the report demonstrated a growth in exchange activity, but also demonstrated a need for growth in multiple areas, specifically among hospitals, of which only 34 percent have implemented HIE.

  2. Field Service IT News For VARs — September 9, 2014
    9/9/2014

    This week in field service news looks at mergers and acquisitions that took place over the summer, as well as the fuel-saving benefits of idle-reduction technology and a prediction of fleet management system market growth.

  3. GFI MAX Customer Conference: Day 1 Recap
    9/8/2014

    Day one of GFI's annual partner conference kicked off today in Orlando. Approximately 400 partners are in attendance, making this GFI's largest conference to date. Not only are there more people, but the education agenda appears to be hitting new heights as well. Following are my notes from the first part of the day. Notes from the breakout sessions will follow in the coming days.

  4. Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs — September 8, 2014
    9/8/2014

    In the news, technology trends including 3D printing, automation, and data analysis are predicted to drive changes in manufacturing with 2016 as the tipping point. Also, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and Big Data solutions can benefit your manufacturing clients.

  5. Healthcare IT News For VARs — September 5, 2014
    9/5/2014

    In this week’s news, the CMS made its final ruling on EHRs, meaning more providers should be able to meet Meaningful Use standards — but receiving criticism from interoperability advocates. American Hospital Association (AHA) weighs in on healthcare IT progress and correctional departments are adopting EHRs (electronic health records).

  6. Bracing Health IT Clients For International Data Breaches
    9/4/2014

    In the wake of the Community Health Systems breach, it’s almost easy to forget the Heartbleed shockwave from earlier this year. The industry is left with many questions, all of them complicated by the international component brought to light by our latest, mass security violation.

  7. Government IT News For VARs — September 3, 2014
    9/3/2014

    In the news this week, federal IT spending is expected to decline — with most cutbacks in the Defense Department. Also, Russian hackers allegedly steal bank data, and a TSA body scanner is found to have a potential vulnerability to cyberattack.  

  8. New Study Shows Optimism Among Managed Print Service Providers
    9/3/2014

    Despite the growing emphasis on digital records, print remains a critical function in the business world. According to CompTIA research, 98 percent of U.S. workers printed at least once during the past quarter. Self-reported print volumes tend to follow a bell-shaped curve, with firms at the endpoints on the high side or low side of print output.

  9. Education IT News For VARs — September 3, 2014
    9/3/2014

    In education news this week, an infographic outlines trends and challenges of online learning.  Also, the USC education dean talks about how university expanded its distance learning program, and a new messaging app is available for teachers, students, and parents.

  10. Are You Targeting Healthcare IT’s Biggest Pain Points?
    9/2/2014

    At the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit, healthcare professionals aimed IT solutions providers at hospitals’ needs — and provided advice for how to contact and capture the attention of decision makers.

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