Networking Articles

  1. Customers Like Managed IT Services — So Why Don’t More Use Them?
    4/4/2014

    CompTIA’s study on managed IT services reveals opportunities for market growth through customer education. The study shows that users of managed IT services are highly satisfied with the services they’re currently receiving, but at the same time, growth in the sector is only modest — CompTIA estimates about 3 in 10 organizations are using some form of managed services. This gap may be due to the fact that organizations and managers are not fully aware of the practical difference between in-house IT services and those that are handled by managed services providers (MSPs).

  2. Healthcare IT News For VARs
    4/4/2014

    ICD-10 is delayed — implementation is now extended to Oct. 1, 2015. Also in the news, HIMSS reports two-thirds of hospitals are increasing their 2014 IT budgets, and the HHS offers a new HIPAA Compliance Assessment Tool.

  3. MSPs Changing Roles: Managing Devices To Managing User Experience
    4/4/2014

    Alistair Forbes, general manager at GFI MAX, shares insights on how managed services providers (MSPs) can help their customers leverage cloud services while continuing to engage with those customers and solidifying their role as trusted business advisors.

  4. Government IT News For VARs
    4/3/2014

    In the news this week, BlackBerry 10 is approved by the DoD, the former U.S. CTO launches Hunch Analytics, and the U.S. Army is upgrading IT with the capability to share information from sensors and weapons about enemy targets.

  5. Field Service IT News For VARs
    4/2/2014

    A virtual summit on the field service industry is slated for Thursday. Also in the news this week,  experts offer tips for mobile device selection, construction leads adoption of GPS tracking technology, and freight volumes are climbing — after a decrease during the harsh winter.

  6. CompTIA Announces Open Access
    4/2/2014

    “Registered users” can now access CompTIA’s channel education, industry research, news and tools designed to help meet business goals.

  7. Growing Internet Of Things Means Growing Opportunity For Solutions Providers
    4/1/2014

    The Internet of Things gives solutions providers an expanded opportunity. It enables them to grow into the role of their customers’ single, trusted advisor and manager of all IT systems and solutions inside — and outside — of the office. 

  8. Why Small Business Security Is Such A Big Deal
    3/31/2014

    When small business owners read headlines about security breaches at Target and other multi-billion dollar companies, it can lead to the false notion that cybercriminals really aren’t interested in going after the “small potatoes” of the world. There’s mounting evidence, however, that suggests this mindset is not only prevalent — it’s harmful.

  9. 3 EHR Data Questions Your Healthcare Clients Are Asking Today
    3/28/2014

    Data, and the opportunities for change that it brings your clients, continues to be a driving topic for VARs in all industries. EHR data in healthcare is no different, bringing with it its own set of issues and opportunities. Healthcare providers are intensely invested in patient outcomes, so it is crucial that your solutions are centered on their questions and concerns.

  10. CompTIA Study Shows Growing Opportunity To Sell BPA
    3/28/2014

    CompTIA’s study on Business Process Automation (BPA) shows VARs have growing opportunities to provide these solutions. The association conducted an online survey of 500 IT and business professionals in the U.S. about how businesses handle workflow and process, including automation and communication. CompTIA also surveyed 500 IT firms in the U.S. for their insights.