Managed Services Articles

  1. The Benefits Of Revenue Cycle Management For Healthcare
    6/18/2014

    Revenue in healthcare is a perfect storm of thin margins, managed care complexity, and tightening legislation. Chances are though, when you’re working with your clients, they don’t realize the full benefit potential of revenue cycle management — understandable, since the combination of technology and financial considerations can be difficult to explain.

  2. Connect With Clients By Writing A Business Book
    6/18/2014

    With the digital age in full swing, books might not always take the form of paper and binding, and readers might turn a page with a swipe of their finger across a screen. Regardless of this evolution, people still turn to the written word as a resource, for advice, or to learn. One way to establish yourself as a thought leader in a particular area is to write a book. This practice has proven especially true for business professionals who want to launch themselves as trusted advisors in their respective fields, including markets in the IT channel.

  3. Are You Ready For Software-Defined Data Centers?
    6/18/2014

    With server virtualization appearing to reach a plateau, virtualization software companies are now looking at virtualizing the entire data center. These “software-defined data centers (SDDCs)” enable all aspects of data center infrastructure to be controlled using a single virtualization layer.

  4. Channel Leaders List The Top Hospitality Trends
    6/17/2014

    The hospitality industry is experiencing growth as the nation shows signs of economic recovery. Movement into the “third platform” with technology adoption including mobile, cloud computing, and Big Data, is part of this growth, and as a result there are increasing opportunities in the hospitality market for VARs and MSPs. In addition to their responses for our Business Solutions Partner Program Insider 2014, industry leaders had this to say when asked which are the most significant opportunities and trends in hospitality:

  5. ACOs And Their Tech Needs: Where VARs Come In
    6/17/2014

    The rise of the accountable care organization (ACO) marks a change in the approach to healthcare delivery that affects your clients at all levels.

  6. Education IT News For VARs — June 17, 2014
    6/17/2014

    In the news, a New Jersey bill would require police to access all school security cameras — and to force schools without cameras to install them. Also, the issue of keeping student data private is in the news again, with an email containing student data sent to 160 law students. In other news, technology integrated with a high school’s yearbook enables students to scan a photo to watch a video on a smartphone app.

  7. Field Service IT News — June 17, 2014
    6/17/2014

    In the news, your fleet customers can save with management solutions and GPS tracking software for safety and for asset protection. Also, third-party logistics companies are decreasing in number due to mergers and acquisitions, driving a switch to digital.

  8. CompTIA Study: Companies Still Struggling To Implement Mobile Solutions
    6/17/2014

    There’s no disputing that enterprise mobility is on the rise, but managing mobile devices remains a major roadblock for many businesses. Organizations have fallen behind in updating their business processes and policies, a recent CompTIA study finds.

  9. Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News — June 16, 2014
    6/16/2014

    In the news, U.S. factories are running at 77 percent capacity, the most in six years. Also, an article points out small and medium-sized enterprises aren’t fully leveraging mobile, social, data analytics, and cloud opportunities. And hybrid manufacturing demos at the RAPID conference drew a crowd — the method combines 3D printing with high speed milling in the same chamber.

  10. What HITECH Means For VARs
    6/16/2014

    Your clients may hear more about HIPAA, but chances are, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act impacts them just as much —  if not more — than the more commonly known legislation around patient privacy. The HITECH Act includes some twists for solutions providers, so familiarity with its base guidelines, as well as some recent developments, is an important part of keeping your business healthy.

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