Physical Security Articles

  1. Healthcare IT News For VARs — February 6, 2014
    2/6/2014

    In the news, the CCHIT announces it will no longer offer testing and certification for ONC, a study reveals security incidents cost healthcare organizations $1.6 billion each year, the OIG wants CMS to do more to identify and investigate EHR fraud, and the ONC is seeking applicants for membership on its Health IT Standards Committee and Health IT Policy Committee.

  2. Education IT News for VARs — January 24, 2014
    1/24/2014

    The issue of how schools will pay for IT projects for security and to keep pace with standards requirements is in the news. A company has announced a grant for security equipment and New York’s governor has proposed state funds, and Nashville’s mayor has proposed city funds to help their schools.

  3. Financing Options Your Customers Will Love
    1/17/2014

    Solutions providers share how they handle customers who need to finance projects and how it reinforces their role as a trusted advisor.

  4. Government IT News For VARs — January 14, 2014
    1/17/2014

    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.

  5. Access Control And Video Surveillance News From December 2013
    1/14/2014

    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.

  6. Education IT News For VARs — January 10, 2014
    1/10/2014

    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. 7 Must-Haves Before You Hire A Salesperson
    1/10/2014

    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.

  8. Healthcare IT News For VARs — January 9, 2014
    1/9/2014

    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. 

  9. Government IT News For VARs — January 7, 2014
    1/7/2014

    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.

  10. Best Channel Vendors 2014: Always Room For Improvement
    1/3/2014

    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.

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