Networking Articles

  1. BlueStar Executives Reveal Channel Trends At VARTECH
    9/19/2014

    I appreciated that BlueStar executives cut to the chase during their regional update meeting with a few hundred U.S.-based VAR partners Thursday afternoon at their annual VARTECH conference in New Orleans. So I’ll cut to the chase and get right to some of their most insightful statistics and quotes.

  2. VARTECH 2014: 9 Social Media Tips For VARs
    9/18/2014

    Do you recall the 1939 version of The Wizard Of Oz when a fearful Dorothy, played by Judy Garland, exclaims, “Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!”? Today, solutions providers — especially those old enough to remember the 1939 version of The Wizard Of Oz — are saying “Facebook and Twitter and LinkedIn, oh my!” as they face an avalanche of social media options.

  3. Lively Media Panel Opens VARTECH 2014
    9/18/2014

    Value-added distributor BlueStar turned the tables on members of the channel media at its VARTECH conference in New Orleans Thursday. The day one general session opened with BlueStar Global Marketing Manager Dean Reverman asking publishing executives and editors questions about trends and best practices for solutions providers and IT vendors.

  4. Paper Lists Top 10 Business Intelligence Trends
    9/18/2014

    A recent Tableau Software white paper, titled “Top 10 Trends in Business Intelligence for 2014,” assesses the effects of these trends on how companies handle their information.

  5. Why Agility Equates To Longevity In Managed Services
    9/18/2014

    Earlier this month I attended the GFI MAX Customer Conference in Orlando. I continue to be amazed at the great nonpromotional educational content that’s shared at MSP events in general. This event was no exception. Indeed, during the keynote on day one, Dave Sobel, director of partner community for GFI, took the stage to talk about the value of MSPs and how they can be successful long term through stability and agility.

  6. IoT: Wearable Technology Is Becoming A Must-Have For Manufacturing
    9/17/2014

    Wearables are not new. Google Glass has been used in plant asset maintenance for a couple of years now. Tools like Innovega or MicroOptical have also been used by early adopters to display service instructions and illustrated parts breakdowns (IPBs) to service technicians for more than a decade. These heads-up display technologies (HUDs) allow technicians to readily access repair information in the field while servicing equipment, shortening downtime, and increasing the effectiveness of repair activities.

  7. Physician Shortage Addressed By Online Tool
    9/17/2014

    The University Of North Carolina’s Center for Health Services Research has taken on the problem of physician supply and shortages, and has come up with an answer in the form of an online tool.

  8. Government IT News For VARs — September 17, 2014
    9/17/2014

    In news this week, the U.S. Defense Department (DoD) institutes a three-part cloud strategy, one senator warns agencies may already have been hacked, and Internet Slow Down Day proved to be a thorn in lawmakers’ sides. Social media is also proving to be a valuable resource for agencies.

  9. Education IT News For VARs — September 17, 2014
    9/17/2014

    In news this week, Education Dive presents some lessons learned from MOOCs. The Oculus founder makes a large donation to fund computer science at University of Maryland, while colleges gain free access to Epic Games’ Graphics Engine. And an enlightening infographic looks at how technology has changed higher education.

  10. Telematics Data Can Earn Insurance Discounts For Fleets
    9/17/2014

    Telematics is used by many fleets — now, according to a FleetOwner article, insurance companies are getting in on the telematics trend. They are offering customers lower prices on insurance premiums for safe-driving practices — practices determined through the use of telematics solutions, such as those that use GPS.

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