Managed Services Articles

  1. Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs — July 28, 2014
    7/28/2014

    In the news, an article explores the impact open-source technology could have on manufacturers and distributors. Also, 3D modeling can give your warehousing customers a chance to test options before they buy, and keeping up with new trends that center on the convergence of the Internet with IT will be vital to your customers’ competitiveness.

  2. FISMA Reform Efforts Aim For Balance Between CDM And FISMA
    7/28/2014

    Legislation aimed at modernizing the 12-year-old Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), introduced by committee chairman, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), and ranking member Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), has passed a vote by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on June 25 and is with Senate committee.

  3. Data Security Viewed With New Perspective Due To The “Snowden Effect”
    7/28/2014

    Based on disclosures made by former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) systems administrator Edward Snowden, individuals and companies around the world now look at data encryption and protection in a new light, according to the 2014: The Year of Encryption study by Egress.

  4. HIPAA, Meaningful Use Spur VDI Adoption In Healthcare
    7/28/2014

    When it comes to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), MSPs have more reasons than ever to pay attention. While the technology can mean everything from streamlined network administration and increased employee mobility to disaster recovery, Meaningful Use and HIPAA initiatives have added interoperability benefits to the mix that make the market an even more attractive one.

  5. Field Service IT News — July 25, 2014
    7/25/2014

    In the news are the next wave of driver scoring technology, GPS technology integrated in to the soles of technicians’ shoes — and the possibility that GPS is gathering TMI.

  6. Channel Transitions East: Panel Shares Candid Advice For MSPs
    7/25/2014

    Channel Transitions VAR/MSP Executive Conferences powered by Business Solutions magazine — education and networking conferences designed to help VAR and managed services provider (MSP) executives learn how to best implement and manage the as-a-Service model — promise “real-world, nuts-and-bolts, headaches-and-heartaches discussions and success stories on the transition.”

  7. Healthcare IT News For VARs — July 25, 2014
    7/25/2014

    In this week’s news, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) reports a boost in e-prescribing, and a study shows more physicians are opting out of Meaningful Use.

  8. Channel Transitions Provides Answers To Your As-A-Service Questions
    7/24/2014

    Our third event on the topic of transitioning from break-fix to the as-a-service model was held on Tuesday July 22 in Boston. Based on feedback from the initial respondents to our post-event survey, Channel Transitions East was a success. After pouring a lot of sweat into the event, I’m relieved. It’s not that I expected failure. We planned and prepared and prepared even more to set ourselves up to succeed. But there are so many moving parts to an event that you can’t help but wonder what will go wrong. Thankfully, everything was fine.

  9. How Not To Trade Security For IoT Benefits
    7/24/2014

    Devices connected to the Internet offer flexibility and mobility, but they also present a serious security risk. The Internet of Things (IoT) has been growing, and businesses have been seeking ways to protect information shared over the Internet by this increasingly diverse collection of devices. WindRiver, a global leader in embedded technology solutions, discusses in a white paper, “Security in the Internet of Things — Lessons from the Past for the Connected Future,” ways in which businesses can minimize risk and protect their own — and their customers’ — data.

  10. Study Shows Difficulty Filling STEM Jobs
    7/24/2014

    A new job study was released from Brookings that analyzed data supplied by Burning Glass. The report details a shortage of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professional jobs and reveals that these STEM positions take longer to fill than openings in other fields.

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