Networking Articles

  1. Field Service IT News — July 25, 2014
    7/25/2014

    In the news are the next wave of driver scoring technology, GPS technology integrated in to the soles of technicians’ shoes — and the possibility that GPS is gathering TMI.

  2. Channel Transitions Provides Answers To Your As-A-Service Questions
    7/24/2014

    Our third event on the topic of transitioning from break-fix to the as-a-service model was held on Tuesday July 22 in Boston. Based on feedback from the initial respondents to our post-event survey, Channel Transitions East was a success. After pouring a lot of sweat into the event, I’m relieved. It’s not that I expected failure. We planned and prepared and prepared even more to set ourselves up to succeed. But there are so many moving parts to an event that you can’t help but wonder what will go wrong. Thankfully, everything was fine.

  3. Biometrics Authenticate Student Identity
    7/24/2014

    Online college courses have risen in popularity due to the flexibility they allow, but they also bring increased potential for cheating. Technology is available, that, according to D. Frank Smith of EdTech, verifies a student’s identity with “something that cannot be shared — their bodies.” With biometrics, a student’s identity can be authenticated using unique body identifiers. Recently, companies like Apple and Samsung have included a key biometric feature, fingerprint scanner technology, to iPhone S5 and Galaxy S5, bringing biometric technology mainstream.

  4. How Not To Trade Security For IoT Benefits
    7/24/2014

    Devices connected to the Internet offer flexibility and mobility, but they also present a serious security risk. The Internet of Things (IoT) has been growing, and businesses have been seeking ways to protect information shared over the Internet by this increasingly diverse collection of devices. WindRiver, a global leader in embedded technology solutions, discusses in a white paper, “Security in the Internet of Things — Lessons from the Past for the Connected Future,” ways in which businesses can minimize risk and protect their own — and their customers’ — data.

  5. Study Shows Difficulty Filling STEM Jobs
    7/24/2014

    A new job study was released from Brookings that analyzed data supplied by Burning Glass. The report details a shortage of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professional jobs and reveals that these STEM positions take longer to fill than openings in other fields.

  6. SMBs Spend $20K — Or More — Per Hour On Downtime
    7/24/2014

    A new International Data Corporation (IDC) survey, sponsored by Acronis, has shed light on SMBs’ needs in the areas of protecting and restoring data, as well as reducing the cost of downtime in the workplace. Based on a worldwide survey of more than 400 SMBs, the study reveals a glaring need in several key business areas.

  7. Government IT News for VARs -- July 23, 2014
    7/23/2014

    This week in the news, there are reports that a government-grade malware has fallen into hacker hands, while an international collaboration was created to target the Shylock Trojan.  An interview with Mike McConnell reveals his fears of a new major cyber-attack, while Edward Snowden touts SpiderOak over DropBox to protect data from government snooping.  And a recent blog post muses about the future of the NIST-NSA relationship.

  8. The Growing Need For Mobile Device Archiving
    7/22/2014

    Are you keeping your data protected through archiving?

  9. Are We Ready For Government Biometrics?
    7/22/2014

    A new survey shows most people are willing to share biometric information with government agencies if it would in some way improve their travel experience

  10. What is the future of Net Neutrality?
    7/22/2014

    The principle of Net Neutrality has recently come under direct attack and it continues to divide the nation’s lawmakers

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