Managed Services Articles

  1. Education IT News For VARs — August 20, 2014
    8/20/2014

    In news this week, the legal focus is on protecting student data, both at the federal and state levels.  Also, Desire2Learn has raised $85 million in its latest funding round, and aims at global expansion, while Chromebook shipments hit 5.2 million this year, in large part due to education orders.

  2. Global UC Market Predicted To Reach Almost $76 Billion By 2020
    8/19/2014

    Study concludes growth in burgeoning Unified Communications (UC) field over next six years.

  3. Cyberattackers Revert To Old Methods: Rate Of SYN Flood Attacks Increases
    8/19/2014

    Black Lotus, a provider of distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection, has issued a warning that despite a significant drop in network time protocol distributed reflection denial-of-service (NTP DrDoS) attacks in 2014, traditional, tried-and-true multi-vector attacks against servers and websites have resurfaced as the most frequent, severe threat to enterprises and service providers

  4. ICD-10 -- A VAR’s Preparedness Kit
    8/19/2014

    HHS has finally announced an ICD-10 implementation deadline of October 15, 2015. Your clients will want to take notice.

  5. Field Service IT News For VARs — August 19, 2014
    8/19/2014

    The news this week covers Oracle’s purchase of TOA Technologies, Anne Ferro leaving the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and Nordic releasing a new low-cost RFID tracking system. Other news covers some of the latest uses for GPS technology in our nation’s school systems and the effect of Analytics on field service revenues.

  6. Will Big Data Have A Direct Impact On Patient Care?
    8/18/2014

    Big Data is headed for the patient bed-side, but there’s still work to be done .

  7. 17 New Laws In 12 States Help Govern Educational Technology
    8/18/2014

    Technology is becoming an invaluable tool in today’s classrooms. Yet, there is a lot more to education technology then just ensuring every student has access to a computer. Teachers need to be adequately trained in incorporating technology into the daily curriculum and instruction. Students will be better served if they are using technology as an on-going part of the learning process, rather than a separate activity. And while states are improving the infrastructure for education technology, some communities are still lacking the necessary capacity. 

  8. Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs — August 18, 2014
    8/18/2014

    In the news, an article looks at the Internet of Things (IoT) merging with Big Data to boost business potential. Also U.S. factory output rose in July, and experts are predicting 3 percent growth throughout the remainder of the year.

  9. Is“Patient Engagement” Important To Your Healthcare Customers?
    8/15/2014

    “Patient Engagement” is a big buzzword these days and can come in multiple forms, but too little is said about how to actually achieve it. From patient portals to patient loyalty programs — healthcare is seeing solutions similar to their cousins in the retail and banking sectors, all geared to incentivize patients in various ways to increase their consumption of healthcare. But do they work?

  10. Rogue Apps: From Customer Headache To Recurring Revenue Boon
    8/15/2014

    I remember the days when IT admins so tightly locked down PC permissions that users couldn't change a printer setting, let alone install their own choice of applications. Of course, just 10 years ago, there weren't a whole lot of small specialized apps and there certainly weren't all the cloud apps we have today. Employees don't think they need permission to work smarter by installing apps like Dropbox on their computer. While users are more empowered than ever and have access to new productivity tools every day, an IT nightmare has been created -- rogue apps on the network. It might be worse than you think.

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