Managed Services Articles

  1. Technology Has Growing Applications On The Sports Field
    9/29/2014

    According to a Rant Sports article, 15 college football programs are using GPS technology during practices and work outs in advanced training programs. Data collected reveals the prime workout time for each player, as well as when players need to recuperate from work outs.

  2. Healthcare IT News For VARs — September 26, 2014
    9/26/2014

    In this week’s news, a conflict with an IT solutions provider shuts down access to 4,000 patient files, and CMS prepares for ICD-10 implementation…again. A survey shows almost half of behavior health organizations are thinking of changing their electronic health records (EHR) systems, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an Oct. 3 deadline for volunteers to sign up for end-to-end ICD-10 testing.

  3. Why You Should Tell Your Customers To Change Their Passwords
    9/25/2014

    Security problems have been making the headlines of every major news organization and website in the past few years. From the worries over the Heartbleed bug to Target’s costly breach, security is foremost on the mind of many people and businesses. The recent issue involving leaked nude celebrity photos taken from Apple’s iCloud has also brought a lot of focus on the problem. According to Apple, the photos were stolen when hackers got a hold of the celebrities’ usernames and passwords.

  4. As Businesses Grow, Executives Try To Better Manage Cyber Risk
    9/24/2014

    With cyberattacks on the rise, companies are scrambling to find ways to protect themselves from cyber criminals.

  5. Federal IT Procurement Shifting Toward Cloud, Services
    9/24/2014

    The E-Commerce Times  reported that the evolution of federal procurement trends could bring a significant shift of agency IT operations to outside providers offering cloud and various shared capabilities.

  6. Education IT News For VARs — September 24, 2014
    9/24/2014

    In news, the Education Records Bureau builds a better iPad exam, and Education Dive examines six solutions to student success and seven challengers to Apple’s iPad.  Schools might also be approaching Ed Tech all wrong, and EdCast is raising money to fund its “multiversities.”

  7. Government IT News For VARs — September 24, 2014
    9/24/2014

    In news this week, the Department of Homeland Security inspector general made recommendations to improve the Enhanced Cybersecurity Services (ECS) program, and the Department of Defense (DoD) is preparing to launch a new Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) initiative. Meanwhile, three out of four mobile apps fail basic security tests, and approaches to data security and access need to be reformulated. Also, federal agencies are demanding FedRAMP-approved cloud services as the norm.

  8. Study Shows Untracked Emails, Meetings, Mean Big Loss In Revenue
    9/23/2014

    A new AffinityLive study finds that emails, meetings, and poor timesheet habits result in a loss of 38 percent of billable time annually, the same as if businesses shut down two days a week.

  9. Government Agencies Want To Double Cloud Use, Yet Still Fearful Of Risks
    9/23/2014

    Agencies want to double their cloud use — across infrastructure, platforms, and applications. And pressure to migrate to the cloud is certainly growing because of its potential benefits like improved agility, greater collaboration, and lack of IT complexity.  However, 89 percent of federal IT professionals still feel some migration apprehension because of concerns regarding data stewardship and management. In fact, 43 percent likened it to giving their son the keys to their new convertible.

  10. F-Secure Offers Information, Advice Regarding “GameOver Zeus”
    9/23/2014

    Earlier this year, the Department of Justice and the FBI announced a multinational effort to disrupt “GameOver Zeus,” malware that targets banking and other information from the computers it infects. Infected computers become part of a botnet that work for cybercriminals to continue to look for and exploit more systems and information.

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