Networking Articles

  1. How You Can Help Protect Your SMB Retail Customers From Cyberattack
    7/16/2014

    With the increasing amount of credit card breaches and the hacking of user information at businesses around the world, cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated in their attacks. High-profile attached on large corporations seem to happen regularly. But attacks on SMBs happen just as often.

  2. White House Moves Toward Voluntary, Public-Private Collaboration For Cybersecurity
    7/16/2014

    The White House has signaled its tilt toward a cooperative and voluntary approach for protecting “critical infrastructure” assets from cyberattacks and breaches in a notice issued last month by cybersecurity coordinator Michael Daniel.

  3. Security Concerns Grow Over Ransomware
    7/16/2014

    A survey by IT security company KnowBe4 shows concern over ransomware is growing. The study reveals 73 percent of IT professionals surveyed are “very or extremely concerned about it,” an increase from 48 percent responding in the same way in a study by IT security company Webroot in January of this year.

  4. Senate Advances Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act
    7/16/2014

    Threats to cybersecurity are on the rise. Ransomware like Cryptolocker and Kovter has caused considerable loss of time and money for many companies. In an effort to protect the country from these growing online threats, The Senate Intelligence Committee voted 12-3  on July 8 to advance a cybersecurity bill that “encourages private companies to share information about cyber threats with the federal government and each other and gives the companies liability protections for sharing information about and responding to cyber threats,” this according to The Hill.

  5. Copy Data Management Could Save Billions On Redundant Data
    7/16/2014

    A recent study has shown that improved copy data management could save government agencies billions of dollars currently being wasted on redundant copy data.

  6. Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, and Networking News From June 2014
    7/16/2014

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, and Networking news, new releases are announced by Kaseya, GFI MAX, LabTech Software, and Autotask. Ingram Micro announces new cloud solutions, Datto launches a virtual appliance, Intronis unveils an all-in-one cloud backup and data recovery solution, and Axcient offers enhanced granular exchange recovery. CompTIA launches a new mobile-optimized website, Motorola delivers an access point for hotels and resorts, Tech Data introduces its website for SMB solutions providers, and the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit will present the secrets of successful healthcare VARs on Aug. 21 in Chicago.

  7. Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — July 16, 2014
    7/16/2014

    In the news this week, vending machines are going gourmet, offering upscale items in unexpected places, while more and more restaurateurs are adopting technology to boost their customer satisfaction ratings.  Also, new software helps double online apartment bookings for SACO, and hotel brands are finding that they need to readjust their methods of responding to customer service needs. 

  8. Why Your Healthcare IT Customer Needs A Better Search Engine
    7/16/2014

    It’s a simple fact of the current state of healthcare that most providers are not using the data they gather via EHRs as best they could.

  9. Ingram Micro, Pearson Collaboration Enables VARs To Be A Single Source Of IT For Schools
    7/16/2014

    Ingram Micro has expanded its K-12 solutions portfolio to include Pearson’s digital learning solutions. Pearson creates solutions that enable educators to leverage data to improve teaching and learning, and Ingram Micro channel partners can now create customized offerings to meet the individual learning needs of schools and districts.

  10. Government IT News For VARs — July 14, 2014
    7/16/2014

    In the news this week, the Massachusetts Senate has passed an Information Technology Bond Bill worth $999 million, and new government cloud services are also moving closer to their projected 2015 rollout date.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General reveals how he approaches IT security in his department in an interview with Fed Tech, and the Amazon Drone project raises some interesting concerns, which one article hopes to place at rest. 

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