Managed Services Articles

  1. Government IT News for VARs -- July 23, 2014
    7/23/2014

    This week in the news, there are reports that a government-grade malware has fallen into hacker hands, while an international collaboration was created to target the Shylock Trojan.  An interview with Mike McConnell reveals his fears of a new major cyber-attack, while Edward Snowden touts SpiderOak over DropBox to protect data from government snooping.  And a recent blog post muses about the future of the NIST-NSA relationship.

  2. Channel Transitions East: Why You Have To Grow To Survive In The Channel
    7/23/2014

    At Channel Transitions East powered by Business Solutions magazine, keynote speaker Larry Walsh of channel strategy firm The 2112 Group said average revenue growth in the IT channel last year was 11 to 15 percent, but "5 percent of your peers are growing 100 percent per year."  He told the VARs, managed services providers (MSPs), and other solutions providers at the event on July 22 at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport that growth is necessary for survival -- and exceeding market expectations is possible -- but it requires a plan.

  3. The Growing Need For Mobile Device Archiving
    7/22/2014

    Are you keeping your data protected through archiving?

  4. CMS Launches Meaningful Use Webinar Series
    7/21/2014

    CMS recently announced it will be offering a three-part webinar series on Meaningful Use (MU), the Medicare and Medicaid incentive program that provides financial incentives for healthcare entities which can prove that they are improving patient care through “meaningful use” of EHR technology. The series is open to all interested stakeholders across provider, payer, vendor, and government entities.

  5. EHRs And Disease Prediction
    7/21/2014

    Much of the chatter around electronic health records (EHRs) revolves around efficiency and cost cutting in clinical practice. There is even a bit of discussion about the use of EHRS to improve population health. But is there more benefit to be found in individual patient health?

  6. How To Explain The ROI Of Communication Tech
    7/21/2014

    Client decision makers can be slow to embrace technology solutions. Selling them on the benefits though, tends to be an easier and more effective task.

  7. Healthcare IT News For VARs — July 18, 2014
    7/18/2014

    In this week’s news, Florida may lead in data breach notification law, and EHRs are found to be more effective than clinical trials.

  8. What Vertical Communications Wants The Channel To Know About Its Merger With Fulton Communications
    7/17/2014

    Vertical Communications has merged with Fulton Communications. The merger is a little unusual due to the fact that Fulton Communications had been a top-performing Vertical Communications partner, selling in 25 metro markets.

  9. White House Moves Toward Voluntary, Public-Private Collaboration For Cybersecurity
    7/16/2014

    The White House has signaled its tilt toward a cooperative and voluntary approach for protecting “critical infrastructure” assets from cyberattacks and breaches in a notice issued last month by cybersecurity coordinator Michael Daniel.

  10. Senate Advances Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act
    7/16/2014

    Threats to cybersecurity are on the rise. Ransomware like Cryptolocker and Kovter has caused considerable loss of time and money for many companies. In an effort to protect the country from these growing online threats, The Senate Intelligence Committee voted 12-3  on July 8 to advance a cybersecurity bill that “encourages private companies to share information about cyber threats with the federal government and each other and gives the companies liability protections for sharing information about and responding to cyber threats,” this according to The Hill.

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