Education IT News For VARs -- March 7, 2014
The Consortium for School Networking makes recommendations for school networks. Also in the news, all-digital curricula could become a trend, and a proposed bill in Maine would prohibit selling student data.
Healthcare IT News For VARs — February 28, 2014
News articles highlight continuing concern over health records data breaches, with one in five healthcare organizations having experienced a security breach. Also, Health Catalyst provides information on the Healthcare Analytics Adoption Model.
Education IT News For VARs — February 28, 2014
Technology plays an ever-increasing role in education, bringing accessibility and improved resources for the classroom. However, it’s not without risk — another school data breach hit an institution of higher education this week. In other news, the website EdSurge will index products in the education technology space, providing Consumer Reports-style coverage of companies.
How To Provide Network Security To SMBs
Business Solutions interviewed Dave Martin, VP of marketing for Edgewater Networks, about selling security services to your SMB clients.
Field Service IT News For VARs — February 26, 2014
Technology continually propels field service efficiency forward, which is readily apparent at the Mobile World Congress. In other news, data and analytics are helping to cut costs, legislators continue to look at the use and distribution of GPS data, and a company that implemented e-logging shares some benefits of the technology.
Education IT News — February 21, 2014
In support of education technology, Google invests in cloud-based education software. Also in the news, a data breach at the University of Maryland affects 300,000 people, and a survey shows taxpayers are willing to pay more for schools to have faster broadband service.
Putting the $1 Trillion SMB Market Into Perspective
After covering the IT industry for 13+ years, I’ve had the privilege of talking to hundreds of VARs, MSPs, and other channel IT professionals. It would seem sometimes that the market must be saturated with resellers, but a study by analyst group Gartner reveals just how big of an opportunity that exists within the SMB market in particular.
Beware Of “Careless Users In The Cloud”
A services and solutions provider surveyed 1,000 full-time workers in the United States and Canada and found employees who use cloud-based apps have some bad habits that could result in security breaches and data loss. As you create cloud-based solutions for your customers, you should advise them to be aware of employee practices that could undermine data security.
Government IT News For VARs — February 19, 2014
In the news, local and state government organizations begin to look at the demands data center consolidation, mobility, security, cloud computing, and Big Data will have on their IT departments. Also, writers share insights from the IBM Center for the Business of Government report, “Realizing the Promise of Big Data: Implementing Big Data Projects.”
Field Service IT News For VARs — February 18, 2014
In the news, 2013 ended with increased M&A activity, snow plow fleets are finding value in GPS tracking this winter, and diesel prices are forecast — now a little higher — for 2014 at $3.83.