Managed Services Articles

  1. Security Mistakes Your Customers Might Be Making
    8/22/2014

    Securing the enterprise is no easy task. Every day it seems like there are dozens of new security risks out there, threatening to shut down your customers’ systems and steal valuable data. Stories of large corporations suffering from enormous data breaches probably don’t help calm those fears, so it’s important to make sure your clients know the risks are real and businesses must be able to respond to them.

  2. Is Video Data A New Opportunity for VARs And ISVs?
    8/21/2014

    Video analytics — the automated analysis of terabytes of video content — has a proven track record helping investigators to glean information from surveillance cameras, recognize faces in a crowd, or zoom in on the license plates of suspects. However, researchers know they need more advanced capabilities and software algorithms to go beyond detection and tracking and really understand the relationships between objects in video footage.

  3. IoT Adoption And Its Impact On Manufacturing
    8/20/2014

    The Internet of Things (IoT) brings into play advanced options between device, system, and service that go beyond mere machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. This connectivity between devices and the Internet is expected to usher in a new age of automation in a wide variety of fields, including manufacturing, in addition to making applications like the Smart Grid possible.

  4. VA Healthcare Overhaul Could Mean Opportunities For VARs
    8/20/2014

    Behind all the scandal, the Veterans Health Administration has been taking steps to overhaul the way it deals with IT. As early as 2013, it began efforts to improve the patient experience through technology including health and wellness apps, sensors, and home monitoring devices. Last Thursday though, a more official step was taken.

  5. Government IT News For VARs — August 20, 2014
    8/20/2014

    In news this week, the Department of Defense (DoD) has received permission to begin migrating certain military data to the cloud. The DoD has instituted an overall mobility plan, supported by DISA. Meanwhile, cyber spies have hacked into the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) contractor’s data. In other news, U.S. IT exports are much higher than many perceive. Also, a new study can help government agencies figure out which cloud system is right for them. 

  6. Education IT News For VARs — August 20, 2014
    8/20/2014

    In news this week, the legal focus is on protecting student data, both at the federal and state levels.  Also, Desire2Learn has raised $85 million in its latest funding round, and aims at global expansion, while Chromebook shipments hit 5.2 million this year, in large part due to education orders.

  7. Global UC Market Predicted To Reach Almost $76 Billion By 2020
    8/19/2014

    Study concludes growth in burgeoning Unified Communications (UC) field over next six years.

  8. Cyberattackers Revert To Old Methods: Rate Of SYN Flood Attacks Increases
    8/19/2014

    Black Lotus, a provider of distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection, has issued a warning that despite a significant drop in network time protocol distributed reflection denial-of-service (NTP DrDoS) attacks in 2014, traditional, tried-and-true multi-vector attacks against servers and websites have resurfaced as the most frequent, severe threat to enterprises and service providers

  9. ICD-10 -- A VAR’s Preparedness Kit
    8/19/2014

    HHS has finally announced an ICD-10 implementation deadline of October 15, 2015. Your clients will want to take notice.

  10. Field Service IT News For VARs — August 19, 2014
    8/19/2014

    The news this week covers Oracle’s purchase of TOA Technologies, Anne Ferro leaving the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and Nordic releasing a new low-cost RFID tracking system. Other news covers some of the latest uses for GPS technology in our nation’s school systems and the effect of Analytics on field service revenues.

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