Networking Articles

  1. The ASCII Group CEO: Businesses Change … Business Stays The Same
    2/18/2014

    Despite all the changes the IT channel has seen over the past three decades, basic principles that govern business practices still prevail. The ASCII Group is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and founder, chairman, and CEO Alan Weinberger says throughout the group’s history, he has seen that conducting business ethically, forming partnerships within the channel community, and achieving a work-life balance have continued to be keys to success.

  2. Education IT News For VARs — February 14, 2014
    2/14/2014

    While winter weather interrupts school systems across the country, technology steps up to help parents track their children’s school buses. Also, Utah presents its technology plan, and MOOCs set sights on high school classrooms.  

  3. Healthcare IT News For VARs — February 14, 2014
    2/14/2014

    In the news this week, a study shows about two-thirds of physicians would not buy the same EHR system again, and a study shows reported healthcare data breaches have increased by 300 percent since 2005. Also, DARPA is looking for researchers from universities, government, and private industry to propose how to build a mechanism and add data mining to ongoing research into the biology of cancer and signal pathways for cancer cells.  

  4. 2014 IT Channel-Specific Event Calendar
    2/14/2014

    One of the best ways to learn is to speak with peers and share your best and worst practices. The best place to do that is at industry events. In addition to networking, conferences are also great places to partake in top-notch industry-specific education on technology, sales, and marketing. If you're not an events kind of person or company, you're missing out on huge growth opportunities.

  5. It’s Time To (Re)invest In Expertise
    2/13/2014

    CompTIA recently released its IT Industry Outlook 2014, a 41-page report chock-full of very interesting information relevant to the IT channel. If you’re a CompTIA member, get your free copy now. Apart from a bunch of data that points to growth and opportunity for solutions providers in 2014, the report contains a thorough overview of the most significant trends to watch this year.

  6. Government IT News For VARs — February 12, 2014
    2/12/2014

    In the news, federal agencies struggle to implement Cloud First, and the June deadline for cloud service providers to comply with FedRAMP is approaching.

  7. Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, and Networking News From January 2014
    2/12/2014

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, and Networking news, SYNNEX provides the Google Chrome Management Console, Ingram Micro enters the 3D printing market, and Intronis Cloud Backup Integrates With Continuum RMM Platform. Also, PHD Virtual Technologies offers a new disaster recovery solution. StorageCraft introduces new ShadowProtect Granular Recovery for Exchange versions. FalconStor enhances its partner choice program, Autotask is hosting service desk training, GFI MAX announces the latest version of GFI MAX Backup and CompTIA releases its 2014 industry outlook.

  8. ASCII Group CEO Looks Back Over 30 Years: From Selling To Service
    2/7/2014

    This year, The ASCII Group is celebrating its 30th anniversary of serving the IT channel. Group founder, chairman, and CEO Alan Weinberger points out how much things can change in 30 years — especially for the channel.

  9. Education IT News For VARs — February 7, 2014
    2/7/2014

    Education received big news this week: $2 billion from the FCC for high speed Internet, $750 million from major corporations to help students connect to the Internet at school and at home, and Harvard is launching Project Lever for MOOC to help students combat the isolation of online learning.

  10. Healthcare IT News For VARs — February 6, 2014
    2/6/2014

    In the news, the CCHIT announces it will no longer offer testing and certification for ONC, a study reveals security incidents cost healthcare organizations $1.6 billion each year, the OIG wants CMS to do more to identify and investigate EHR fraud, and the ONC is seeking applicants for membership on its Health IT Standards Committee and Health IT Policy Committee.