Physical Security Articles
Government IT News For VARs — January 14, 2014
Over the past week, the news was filled with stories about GPS tracking technology. The GAO reports automakers are collecting and storing data from on-board navigation devices, and police and emergency responders are using the technology to locate the closest unit to an emergency to reduce response times. Along with the use of the technology are privacy concerns and a possible target for hackers.
Access Control And Video Surveillance News From December 2013
Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Access Control And Video Surveillance news, OnSSI partners with Code Blue to deliver a security solution, Samsung offers a new 3 MP panoramic camera, and MOBOTIX adds a new camera line.
Education IT News For VARs — January 10, 2014
In the news, Knewton and Cengage partner to enhance a platform with adaptive learning, schools are finding “assistive” uses for technology, and a new platform assesses and provides feedback on written assignments.
7 Must-Haves Before You Hire A Salesperson
I was glancing over my notes from IT Nation and came across some gems concerning hiring a salesperson. During his presentation entitled "How to Hire, Fire, Compensate & Ensure Success of a Sales Professional," Alex Rogers, CEO of CharTec, shared his 7 must-haves before you hire a salesperson. I couldn't find these anywhere online so I thought I'd share them here.
Healthcare IT News For VARs — January 9, 2014
In the news, the North American healthcare IT market is forecast to reach $31 billion by 2017. “Business associates,” as defined by the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, are advised to ensure that compliance programs are in place, and reports continue of healthcare data breaches — some resulting in financial penalties.
Government IT News For VARs — January 7, 2014
In the news, the Department of Veterans Affairs has added access to open data on its website. Also in the news, a VAR could be banned from doing business with the federal govenment in the wake of allegations of channel stuffing prior to an ISV acquisition.
Best Channel Vendors 2014: Always Room For Improvement
You should have found in your mailbox this week the January 2014 issue of Business Solutions magazine, which contains the results of our annual Best Channel Vendors survey. This is the sixth year we've run this survey which gives us a lot of data to analyze. One fun thing I did last year with the winner's list was to apply conditional color formatting to the scores to create a heat map. I did it again for this year's winners (randomizing the winner's list, of course) and the results are pretty cool.
Education IT News For VARs — January 2, 2014
In the news is a description of a secure school front entrance, ways 3D printing can be used in education, and how two Alabama school districts are funding technology.
Where BSMinfo.com Visitors Landed In 2013
In 2013, people searching the Internet who found their way to BSMinfo.com most often clicked on these topics — providing an informal gauge of what gets the channel’s attention.
Government IT News For VARs — December 26, 2013
In the news, businesses are turning government open data in to business opportunities and some technology-related issues have the attention of legislators.