Physical Security Articles

  1. New Jersey Bill Would Grant Police Access To School Security Cameras
    7/3/2014

    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.

  2. Education IT News For VARs — July 1, 2014
    7/1/2014

    Student data is potentially breached in New Jersey, leaving parents and students unsure about the safety of their personal information. Additionally, school security continues to be a hot topic in the news, as schools adopt technology for safer, more advanced learning environments.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. “Dream IT” Initiative’s Message To Girls: There Is A Career For You In IT
    6/23/2014

    A team organized by CompTIA’s Advancing Women in IT (AWIT) Community is preparing to reach 10,000 people with this message this year: There is a place for women in IT.

  6. Report Predicts Rapid Growth In U.S. Healthcare IT Market
    6/19/2014

    In a recent report, US Healthcare IT Market Outlook 2018, RNCOS business consultancy services’ analysts reveal that the U.S. healthcare IT market is slated to grow at a CAGR of nearly 20 percent from 2014 to 2018. The remarkable growth of this market will likely be driven by rapid introduction of new products, growing government support, and declining implementation cost of healthcare IT. Cloud computing will also boost growth.

  7. Government IT News For VARs — June 19, 2014
    6/19/2014

    In this week’s news, state and local governments attempt to tax the cloud, and GSA modernizes its Schedules program (again).

  8. Connect With Clients By Writing A Business Book
    6/18/2014

    With the digital age in full swing, books might not always take the form of paper and binding, and readers might turn a page with a swipe of their finger across a screen. Regardless of this evolution, people still turn to the written word as a resource, for advice, or to learn. One way to establish yourself as a thought leader in a particular area is to write a book. This practice has proven especially true for business professionals who want to launch themselves as trusted advisors in their respective fields, including markets in the IT channel.

  9. Developing New Innovations In Physical Access Control Systems
    6/17/2014

    The Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) and the Security Industry Association (SIA) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding. A collaboration between the leader in developing standards for IP-based physical security products and one of the leading trade associations dealing specifically for solution providers in the electronic and security field could result in many things, but one objective of the partnership is that both entities plan to work together toward the development of IP-based interoperability standards for access control.

  10. Education IT News For VARs — June 17, 2014
    6/17/2014

    In the news, a New Jersey bill would require police to access all school security cameras — and to force schools without cameras to install them. Also, the issue of keeping student data private is in the news again, with an email containing student data sent to 160 law students. In other news, technology integrated with a high school’s yearbook enables students to scan a photo to watch a video on a smartphone app.

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