Networking Articles

  1. Government IT News For VARs — March 20, 2014
    3/20/2014

    In the news, government agencies face looming Windows XP support deadline, and the GSA looks to the incubator model for inspiration.

  2. XP End Of Life A Boon To MSPs, Retail IT VARs
    3/20/2014

    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!

  3. First Data Symposium Focuses On Cybersecurity
    3/19/2014

    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.

  4. Managed Services, Backup And Recovery, And Networking News From February 2014
    3/18/2014

    This month in Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, and Networking news, FalconStor announces new software releases, Continuum offers conversion from Zenith Infotech BDR devices, Datto provides information on its newest integration with ConnectWise, Lenovo adds four new ThinkServer solutions, Ingram Micro becomes a public sector distributor for VMWare, Aruba networks unveils an element-resistant Wi-Fi solution, and Unitrends’ new version is now available.

  5. Trace3 Plays Matchmaker For CIOs, VCs, And New Technologies
    3/17/2014

    Red Robin CIO And 2014 Outlier Award Winner Chris Laping Explains How The Program Helps CIOs Find New Ideas To Integrate Into Their Businesses.

  6. Healthcare IT News For VARs — March 17, 2014
    3/17/2014

    Are you ready for ICD-10? A survey shows 27 percent of vendors will not make the Oct. 1 deadline. Also in the news, EMRs could be lacking in security capabilities, and Geisinger’s CEO discusses the smart use of data.

  7. Education IT News — March 14, 2014
    3/14/2014

    While data unlocks a wealth of data, protecting that data is of the utmost importance. Loop in the data of students and the privacy concern increases exponentially, as discussed at the Microsoft in Education Global Forum. Also in the news, Hellman & Friedman is acquiring Renaissance Learning for $1.1 billion.

  8. 3 Tips To Successfully Sell Hybrid Storage
    3/14/2014

    We just sent our upcoming April issue to the printer and I’m really excited about it due to what I think is an exceptional batch of articles. One of the articles, “A ‘No BS’ Approach To Growing Recurring Revenue Sales,” is chock full of detail around MSP Anchor Network Solutions’ four-step business strategy, which is based on KPIs (key performance indicators), and is resulting in 55-percent-plus service-based profit margins! If February’s most downloaded article (Key Performance Indicators To Live (Or Die) By) on BSMinfo.com is any indication, this one is sure to be a hit.

  9. Proposed Rule Would Require Electronic Logging Devices
    3/13/2014

    Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a proposal to require interstate commercial truck and bus companies to use Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs).

  10. Field Service IT News — March 13, 2014
    3/13/2014

    Articles this week explore the benefits of wearable technology in field service and how fleet managers face ever-increasing challenges keeping drivers connected to their networks.