Networking Articles

  1. Brave, New, Fragmented World: Tying IT Together For Your Clients

    As the world of IT grows and changes, it can be increasingly complex for your end-user clients. Dave Sobel, director of partner community for GFI Software points out from 1998 to 2005, Windows and the Intel architecture dominated computing, with 96 percent market share of the computing world. In 2012, iOS and Android accounted for 45 percent of all the computing operating systems, with Windows reduced to 35 percent.

  2. Open Data Roundtables Set Out To Make Data Accessible To Benefit Economy

    Open Data Roundtable meetings have begun, a step in the partnership of government agencies with industry to ensure that the data sets the government publishes directly benefit the economy.

  3. Manufacturing And Warehousing News For VARs — July 7, 2014

    In the news, manufacturing indicators show business is stable and getting stronger, and researchers have developed a wireless network on a computer chip that could reduce energy consumption in large data farms by up to 20 percent.

  4. HIMSS Cloud Survey Reveals Healthcare Users’ Issues With ROI, Security

    The Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) released its 2014 Analytics Cloud Survey last month (available for free download here). Cloud services are an increasingly common solution for healthcare organizations trying to navigate tighter margins because of industry and regulatory changes. These same organizations, however, are simultaneously facing increased security threats and tighter regulations around the protection of patient data.

  5. Education IT News For VARs — July 7, 2014

    Student data continues to make headlines: privacy remains a top concern despite technological advances. Biometrics could replace plastic ID cards on college campuses, and Louisiana moves forward with a student data bill that collects information on all public school students.

  6. The Future Of 3PLs And Where Solutions Providers Fit In

    Third-party logistics (3PL) providers offer services to customers who have outsourced logistics for part, and sometimes all, of their supply chain management functions. According to a recent article by, gone are the days when 3PLs only distributed goods from the distribution warehouse to their respective stores. Today, the dynamic has shifted to include individual consumers, with items going directly to their homes.

  7. EdTech Spending Increases: Display Devices In Demand

    Global spending on education technology within the classroom reached U.S. $13 billion last year — up 11 percent from 2012, according to a market study from Futuresource Consulting cited in Market Watch. The study relates a significant increase in the mobile PC market, with classroom display devices — such as projectors and interactive whiteboards (IWBs) — and complementary devices — such as visualizers, voice amplification, and related devices.

  8. New Jersey Bill Would Grant Police Access To School Security Cameras

    School districts have become increasingly concerned with security over the past decade, especially considering many of the tragic shootings that have taken place on school and college campuses. As a result, more schools are installing security camera systems, which, arguably, create a safer environment for students, teachers, and administrators. Despite debates over privacy issues, most faculty and parents agree that cameras are an integral component of a school’s security system, and therefore many districts have either already installed cameras or are looking to do so.

  9. Healthcare IT News For VARs — July 3, 2014

    In the news this week, specialty EMR offerings are expanding, and PCs are still dominating EHR viewing platforms.

  10. The Cloud: Taking Healthcare Clients To The Next Level

    The cloud is everywhere, in more ways than one. HIMSS Analytics just released its 2014 Cloud Survey, and one of the biggest takeaways was that 80 percent of respondents were already using cloud-based services. Great news for an industry that tends to lag on technology, but where does that leave MSPs who are looking for new ways to sell their clients on the cloud?

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