Managed Services Articles

  1. Avoid Managed Services Shortcuts, Maximize Efficiency & Profits
    8/12/2014

    I’ve written in the past about the need to be running efficiently to be most effective with the as-a-Service model. During a recent conversation at CompTia ChannelCon, I was reminded how important it is to not just use the right software in your managed services practice, but to have it properly configured.

  2. Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs — August 11, 2014
    8/11/2014

    In the news, wireless control technology enables scientific devices to transmit data, much like smartphones or tablets. Also, a white paper tells how the Internet of Things (IoT) can contribute to universally accessible data — key for Big Data programs.

  3. eBook Addresses Securing Servers With Third-Party Access
    8/11/2014

    An organization’s servers hold vital and sensitive information, yet they are continually exposed to internal privileged users and external third-party contractors who require access to provide crucial business functions. The role these third-party contractors and their employees play is essential, especially in modern corporate life, but they do expose organizations to security threats — once these users have gained access to the servers, most IT security managers have no idea what they are up to. In fact, according to reports from Verizon and Trustwave, nearly 90 percent of data breaches are accomplished via remote access to a company’s systems, but only 1 percent of data breaches are discovered by the victimized organization’s log analysis and/or review process.

  4. Technology In Art Education Is Opportunity For VARs
    8/11/2014

    Technology can be applied to artistic pursuits — Photoshop, music recording, video editing — and Tech Page One reports that technology is pushing art education forward via the “cyber arts.”

  5. Healthcare IT News For VARs — August 8, 2014
    8/9/2014

    In this week’s news, California releases patient data to the public, and Cerner buys out Siemens EHR.

  6. Government-Grade Malware In Hacker Hands
    8/7/2014

    Gyges malware now being integrated into ransomware and rootkits by cybercriminals.

  7. Where Are The VAR Opportunities In eICUs?
    8/7/2014

    You’re probably already aware telemedicine and telehealth provide many opportunities for VARs. However, innovations around care coordination – specifically in the ICU – open up even more doors in the area.

  8. Education IT News For VARs — August 7, 2014
    8/7/2014

    It’s already back-to-school season and technology did not miss a beat. From applications targeting back-to-school shoppers, to innovations that capitalize on smart tablets in the classroom, technology is readily embracing the new school year.

  9. Tokenization And De-identification Of PHI
    8/7/2014

    It’s time to take a serious look at de-identification of patient data.

  10. As-A-Service Business Model Gains Traction On RetailNOW Stage
    8/7/2014

    I was thrilled the as-a-Service business model was discussed often during the final day of RetailNOW 2014 on Aug. 6 in Orlando, FL. The concept was featured prominently in the 8:00 a.m. “View From The Top” leadership panel — dominated by hardware vendors and distributors — and was the sole topic of the 9:00 a.m. session that followed in the conference’s main auditorium.

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