Networking Articles

  1. Healthcare Providers Don’t Trust Infrastructure, According To Report
    10/31/2014

    Many healthcare providers are planning to implement cloud, Big Data, mobile, and social to optimize their electronic health records (EHR) systems, but their faith in their infrastructure is low. A Meritalk report highlights opportunities for VARs not only in infrastructure development, but also in targeting services along pain points that providers are already focused on.

  2. Healthcare IT News For VARs — October 31, 2014
    10/31/2014

    In this week’s news, California reports an increase data breaches with — 15 percent from the healthcare sector. Also, nurses are dissatisfied with EHR (electronic health record) systems, and a study found 26 percent of healthcare data breaches since 2009 have involved a contractor or business associate.

  3. IT Professsionals Need To Build Better Relationships With Other Departments, Report Says
    10/31/2014

    IT professionals need to pay more attention to the relationships they have with people in other business units and be less concerned about resources, according to a recent report by Information Week.

  4. Google Glass Provides Education, Healthcare Opportunities
    10/31/2014

    Campus Technology reports that The State University of New York Cobleskill has a new pilot program that uses Google Glass to provide point-of-view video to students in their paramedic and animal hoof health training programs.

  5. Wi-Fi In Schools Requires Special Attention To Security
    10/31/2014

    Access to Wi-Fi in schools can enhance student learning, but addressing the security risks is imperative. The importance of Internet and Wi-Fi security is already standard practice in many arenas — business, government, retail.

  6. New OMB Guidance Empowers DHS To Scan Civilian Networks Regularly
    10/31/2014

    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has released guidance that gives The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) the authority to scan unclassified civilian systems and addresses for cyber threats, in part due to the agency’s recent inability to quickly respond to malware attacks like Heartbleed and Shellshock, according to FedTech Magazine.

  7. Mayo Clinic Takes Tech Steps To Connect Patients And Providers
    10/30/2014

    Always a leader in healthcare technology and patient-centered care, the Mayo Clinic has recently launched a new initiative aimed at providing patients with “real-time interactive communication with healthcare providers.

  8. Education IT News For VARs — October 30, 2014
    10/30/2014

    In news this week, universities are facing growing challenges by changes in technology, including preparation for the Internet of Things (IoT) and digitizing media.

  9. Wi-Fi Alliance Adds New Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint Features
    10/29/2014

    The Wi-Fi Alliance has expanded its Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint program and states new program features “expand the program’s strategic value to mobile and fixed operators, and open opportunities for other sectors as they invest in Wi-Fi to meet business challenges.”

  10. The BYOD Disconnect: Complying With Mobile Device Security At Work
    10/29/2014

    Businesses are increasingly implementing bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies at work. These programs encourage employees to use their own smartphones and tablets within the office to help spur productivity — just how secure are these devices?

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