Managed Services Articles

  1. Field Service IT News For VARs — November 12, 2014

    In the news, a biotech company’s field service personnel use iPads to provide real-time information to the company from healthcare facilities. Also, QR codes on vehicles can provide information to first responders, and swipe cards can help keep track of elementary school students on school buses.

  2. First IoT Study From CompTIA Suggests There Will Be Opportunity For The Channel

    A research brief published by CompTIA last month, Sizing up the Internet of Things, outlines the potential for the Internet of Things (IoT) to create new business opportunities for the IT channel. U.S. IT companies responding to this first study on the IoT by CompTIA, however, are split — almost exactly down the middle — on their view of this topic, which is finding its way into more and more headlines. 

  3. Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs — November 11, 2014

    In the news, Siemens is set to acquire Camstar, a manufacturer of MES (manufacturing execution systems), and the Southeast’s Purchasing Managers Index shows increased manufacturing activity across the region in October.

  4. When Does EHR Optimization Beat Replacement?

    Poor results after an EHR (electronic health records) implementation may leave a hospital or facility wanting to scrap a project altogether and start from scratch. Depending on the situation though, this may not be the best option.

  5. Cyberattacks Increase Leading Up To The 2014 Holiday Season

    According to an NBC News article, the rate of infection on computers by BackOff malware increased by 57 percent in August and 27 percent in September. These figures originated from a report completed by the security firm Damballa.

  6. IT Nation Is Celebrating Its 10th Anniversary

    IT Nation, ConnectWise’s annual event will take place Nov. 12-14, 2014 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Orlando, FL. ConnectWise reports the conference — marking its tenth anniversary — sold out in record time this year, and more than 2,400 attendees are expected.

  7. CIOs Address Data, System Integration, And More At CHIME Fall Forum

    Healthcare CIOs gathered at The College Of Healthcare Information Management Executives’ (CHIME) 2014 Fall CIO Forum (October 28-31) to discuss pressing topics in the healthcare information landscape.

  8. Healthcare IT News For VARs — November 7, 2014

    In the news this week, EHR (electronic health records) interoperability is a key to value-based care, device theft is still the biggest cause of healthcare data breaches, and the Department of Defense (DoD) is in talks with PwC over a new, open-source EHR solution.

  9. TechAmerica Foundation Examines Federal Civil Agency IT Budgets At Its 2014 Conference

    On the second day of TechAmerica Foundation’s Vision Federal Market Forecast Conference, participants came together to examine ways to provide technological innovations and cost-effective solutions to cash-strapped federal civilian agencies.

  10. Keys To Selling Business Continuity-As-A-Service

    According to Datto’s article “5 Simple Steps To Break The Barrier To The Small Business Market,” there are key steps VARs, MSPs, and other IT solutions providers can take to help convince their customers to implement a business continuity (BC) plan. Having a plan in place can ensure that a business can continue with its day-to-day activities in events like power outages, attacks by hackers, or other situations with the potential to lead to data loss.

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