Education IT News — March 28, 2014
Schools adopt real-time cameras and communications technologies as ways to communication with police. Also in the news, the Florida Senate passes a bill prohibiting the collection of some student data.
Healthcare IT News For VARs — March 27, 2014
Articles this week include looks at the rate of EHR adoption: fast for small medical offices, slower for providers trying to comply with new GAO standards.
VAR Survival In The Cloud-Era: Know Your Value, Embrace The Change
One of your SMB customers told you they just started running a business application on Amazon Web Services.
Smart VAR Healthcare Summit Highlights Vital Signs, Pain Points Of Vertical
This year, value-added resellers have a new resource for information on the channel’s fastest growing vertical. The Smart VAR Healthcare Summit, powered by ScanSource and Business Solutions, will be held in New Brunswick, NJ, on May 6. A second summit will be held in Chicago in August.
Government IT News For VARs — March 25, 2014
In the news this week, the NIST released its initial version of the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, and California DMV faces a potential security breach.
Healthcare IT News For VARs — March 21, 2014
In this week’s news, CMS sends out an urgent request for volunteers to test ICD-10 readiness, the Pentagon is planning a new $1.5 billion EHR purchase, and HHS is making interoperability a priority.
Education IT News — March 21, 2014
IT is making education more accessible, but what happens to the proper certifications and who has the ownership over the material? Also, in the news funding IT advancements remains a concern.
Government IT News For VARs — March 20, 2014
In the news, government agencies face looming Windows XP support deadline, and the GSA looks to the incubator model for inspiration.
XP End Of Life A Boon To MSPs, Retail IT VARs
If you don't know, Microsoft's support for Windows XP ends on April 8. In the general IT space this is a big deal and significant opportunity to upgrade customers to the latest OS. In particular, XPs end of life (EOL) is a great opportunity for MSPs (managed services providers) to standardize customer's PCs to make support easier. Managing a hodge-podge of systems makes remote management and monitoring a little tricky and getting customers to standardize is often a hard sell. Well, XP EOL might be the catalyst of change you need. Don't miss it!
First Data Symposium Focuses On Cybersecurity
Security experts were among the panelists at First Data’s Cyber Security Symposium “Commerce in the Crosshairs: Solutions to the Growing Threat.” The symposium, held in New York on March 18, was First Data’s first event on the topic. The first panel of the day featured John Watters, CEO of iSIGHT Partners, and Art Coviello, executive chairman of RSA Security.