Networking Articles

  1. Healthcare Construction And Tech: Why VARs Should Care
    6/25/2014

    Construction has a reputation of lagging even further behind on technological innovation than healthcare. A boom in the meeting of the two though, has brought about advancements new to both industries — most notably, Building Information Modeling (BIM).

  2. The Best Ways To Avoid A Dropbox Phishing Attack
    6/25/2014

    Dropbox offers users cloud storage and the ability to synchronize folders across multiple computers — allowing multiple users the ability to share information quickly and easily. A recent threat to Dropbox users’ data, however, has been showing up in emails pointing to a ZIP file on the service containing ransomware.

  3. Government IT News For VARs — June 25, 2014
    6/25/2014

    In the news this week, U.S. Airports were targeted by a phishing scam last year, and the General Services Administration (GSA) goes green.

  4. Education IT News For VARs — June 25, 2014
    6/25/2014

    In the news, market analyst and education professionals expect a shift in ed-tech spending to center on digitally delivered personalized instruction based on Common Core standards. Also, an article points out a trend toward businesses providing automated software for adaptive learning, and the ConnectEd Hub, linking technology companies to schools that can benefit from their services, is on the White House’s website.

  5. Facebook’s New Advertising Targets Behaviors, Gives Users Control
    6/24/2014

    Social media is becoming an increasingly usable form of customer feedback. Online reviews, tweets, discussions in forums, and so on offer a wealth of product quality feedback, and companies are starting to take notice. Facebook, one of the most influential of these social media, is about to undergo changes which will allow users to have more control over what they see.

  6. HHS And The Future Of Telemedicine Regulations
    6/24/2014

    Telemedicine will inevitably play a large part in the future of healthcare. As with any other innovation in the industry though, much of its growth and success will depend on regulations around technology and reimbursement, and how agencies respond to industry needs. It’s important for solutions providers to understand the financial incentives (or disincentives) behind any technology offerings they make to clients.

  7. Managing The Switch From FISMA To CDM Cyber Security
    6/24/2014

    The Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program has been pushed to the forefront by recent efforts within the U.S. federal government to improve cyber security for civilian agencies across government. The recent CDM Under the Hood report, performed by the MeriTalk Cyber Security Exchange, revealed some surprising figures. For instance, 58 percent of those who responded to the study say the whole process is not going fast enough, and 90 percent want information from the program every 24 hours.

  8. NCOIC Develops An Open Process For Multicloud Computing
    6/23/2014

    Recently, the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC) released a press release announcing the company’s efforts to develop a new process for creating inoperability through the use of a multicloud platform.

  9. Study: Poor Performance Will Result In Loss Of App Users
    6/23/2014

    Nearly 90 percent of people stop using apps due to poor performance, an AppDynamics App Attention Span Study reports. The research, conducted earlier this month, shows users’ attention spans shorten for poorly performing apps — an important discovery for businesses that rely on website or mobile apps.

  10. Manufacturing And Warehousing News — June 23, 2014
    6/23/2014

    In the news, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) has released the “State of Logistics Report,” and the Advanced Design and Manufacturing and Impact Forum announces its 2014 conference. Also in the news President Barack Obama pledges to boost American manufacturing and to give entrepreneurs greater access to production tools.

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