Networking Articles

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. What MSPs Can Learn From Chick-fil-A
    9/17/2014

    I love coming across quick, easy-to-follow advice for solutions providers. During a short presentation at the recently-held GFI MAX Customer Conference in Orlando, Tony Hayden, president of Sabre Networks, shared his thoughts on why an MSP should adopt many of the practices of restaurant chain Chick-fil-A. He believes the result would be a highly successful business. Here's what the restaurant does that can be applied to your business.

  7. Voice Technology Applications In The Warehouse Environment
    9/16/2014

    Voice technology has taken hold in a variety of work environments, but applications are particularly beneficial for warehouses. Businesses with warehouses use voice technology when picking stock, inventorying and replenishing stock, and improving customer service.

  8. Healthcare Providers Have EHRs, Need Advanced Use Of IT
    9/16/2014

    Data from a survey conducted by the American Hospital Association in its 2013 Annual Survey IT Supplement reveals that most hospitals use basic EHR (electronic health records) systems, but lack advanced use of healthcare IT.

  9. California Sends Two Student Data Privacy Bills To Governor
    9/16/2014

    California has taken the lead in student data privacy and sent two bills to Gov. Jerry Brown. SB 1177 lays out privacy guidelines for operators of Internet websites, online services, online applications, and mobile application, while AB 1584 deals with contracts between local educational agencies and third-party technology vendors.

  10. Survey Reveals Lax Disaster Recovery Preparation
    9/16/2014

    When business is good and a company is performing at its optimum capacity, it’s easy for a company not to think about what they would do in the instance of a disaster. While organizations usually have a contingency plan in place if the power goes out or the fire alarm goes off, some are not ready for a natural disaster that prevents employees from making it to work for days — or even weeks — at a time.

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