Managed Services Articles

  1. Survey: About Half Of Companies Are “Somewhat Prepared” To Recover IT Assets
    3/3/2015

    Evolve IP, a cloud services company, released “The 2015 Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Survey.” Of those responding to the company’s survey, 50.5 percent believe their company is “somewhat” prepared for a recovery, and 4 percent are not prepared at all. Only 45.5 percent of respondents believe they have the proper disaster recovery plan in place and are very prepared for recovery.

  2. FERPA Requirements Could Extend To Solutions Providers
    3/3/2015

    As technology use has exploded and pushed into the educational realm, the original parameters of Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) are being stretched, and some believe that it is time to update the guidelines to respond to the current environment.

  3. Survey Reveals 15 Top-Paying IT Certifications For 2015
    3/3/2015

    A report from Global Knowledge highlights the top-paying IT certifications. IT security, networking, and systems management are at the top of the certification pay scale, while business-related certifications are still holding their own on this year's list. The rankings are based on the 2015 IT Skills and Salary Survey conducted by Global Knowledge and Windows IT Pro in the fall of 2014.

  4. Healthcare IT Labeled "Breeding Ground For The Unprepared" By Study
    3/3/2015

    One of the key benefits IT solutions providers bring to the organizations they serve is a relief of frustration and confusion around their IT environments. A survey of C-level executives and health IT professionals from Peak 10 highlights the impact of the unprecedented burdens faced by healthcare administrators and gives insight into attitudes and trends around current issues in the industry.

  5. Bringing Your Health IT Clients Breach-Fighting Tech
    3/2/2015

    One of the most painful aspects of a data breach for your healthcare IT clients is the reporting requirements, leading to both financial penalties and loss of reputational trust.

  6. Healthcare IT News For VARs 2-27-15: $28 Million Earmarked For HIT Grants
    2/27/2015

    In the news, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) announces $28 million in awards to state HIEs, and vendors are named in holding back healthcare IT reform.

  7. Infographic: Human Error To Blame For Most Data Breaches
    2/26/2015

    A new infographic shows that human error is causing an “alarming rise” in the occurrence of data breaches and subsequent penalties, according to a study carried out by Egress Software Technologies. 

  8. Changes In EHR Market Affect Hospital Buying
    2/26/2015

    As the U.S. healthcare environment shifts to focus on initiatives beyond EHR (electronic health records), solutions providers will need to keep their eyes on changing investment habits of healthcare providers.

  9. Education IT News For VARs 2-26-15: Net Neutrality And Education
    2/25/2015

    In news, the FCC’s Net Neutrality Plan considers the needs of schools, and most schools’ Internet service does not meet demand. Also, a panel discusses issues with mobility and education.

  10. Avast Partners With The Channel To Offer Free Security
    2/25/2015

    Avast Software has released Avast for Business, cloud-managed security geared toward SMBs — that’s completely free of charge.

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