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Education IT News For VARs — April 21, 2014

The news includes an article that examines the question of the best uses for student data without infringing on student privacy. In other stories, technology is part of the plan to avert a potential achievement gap in schools across California, and 15 years after the tragedy at Columbine High School, school security remains a top concern in the nation.

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  • Five Things an MSP Needs To Know About Nonprofits
    Five Things an MSP Needs To Know About Nonprofits

    The 1.5 million registered nonprofits in the US can be a rewarding vertical for MSPs to explore in their market. With some research and planning, nonprofits can be a satisfying and profitable addition to your client roster. Working with nonprofits devoted to solving today’s substantial issues can engage the hearts of your employees, boost your reputation with current clients and elevate your standing within your community.

  • 4 Reasons Healthcare Facilities Need New Wireless Applications
    4 Reasons Healthcare Facilities Need New Wireless Applications

    Generally speaking, healthcare has been a laggard in the adoption of mobile wireless technologies compared to other industries such as retail and hospitality. But with the introduction of smaller devices, smartphones, and tablets, the need for increased mobility in hospitals has accelerated dramatically in the past few years.

  • Healthcare Mobility: Rugged Or Commercial Devices?
    Healthcare Mobility: Rugged Or Commercial Devices?

    The average acute care hospital environment is typically one of the tougher settings for any handheld mobile solution to thrive and survive.  There are generally hard floors throughout, so any accidental drop is going to be met with the maximum impact. Add that to the use of aggressive disinfecting chemicals that are required to maintain a safe working atmosphere for patients and clinicians and you will likely find that most unprotected commercial devices will fail much earlier than expected. 

  • The Top 3 Things To Look For In A Partner Program
    The Top 3 Things To Look For In A Partner Program

    IT distribution isn’t just about products anymore — there’s an increasing focus on leading with services and solutions to drive results. Distributors are going beyond their name and becoming trusted advisors to resellers.As part of this evolution, it’s more important than ever to develop strong relationships in the channel and engage in events that provide collaboration, networking, and education. Every recipe for success looks different, but here are a few things to consider when looking for a partner program.

  • What IT Channel Executives Can Learn From Legendary Basketball Coach John Wooden
    What IT Channel Executives Can Learn From Legendary Basketball Coach John Wooden

    The legendary John Wooden, arguably the greatest basketball coach of all time, once said, “Never confuse activity with accomplishment.” Whether you’re a vendor or a reseller, that statement resonates — because one of the most difficult aspects of managing a start-up is dealing with the excitement level of the new venture and reining in the tendency to believe that activity for activity’s sake is critical at all times.

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WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

  • Does HTML5 Make Sense For Mobile Enterprise Applications?

    Web applications were originally considered inappropriate for mobile enterprise applications because of their inability to work offline, and the generally superior performance of native apps that were developed for specific operating systems and mobile devices. HTML5 and the rapidly changing enterprise mobile computing ecosystem are changing that. Now that there are HTML5-based field service, ERP and other enterprise software packages on the market, the growth in BYOD and cloud computing environments is leading more ISVs to create HTML5 applications, and the number of mobile devices with HTML5 browser support is projected to nearly double in 2013.

  • Operating System Strategy For Mobile Computers

    This paper will discuss the major operating system environments for mobile computers and Intermec’s strategy to serve customer needs with each. The scope of this discussion is limited to operating systems used on handheld computers and does not address strategy for larger form factor devices such as Vehicle Mount computers. This paper is intended as an introduction and overview to the various technologies discussed; many online resources are available for further technical information.

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DATA COLLECTION INDUSTRY EVENTS

SYNNEX Spring VARNEX Conference April 13-18, 2014 Orlando, FL
Channel Transitions West April 29, 2014 Santa Ana, CA
Smart VAR Healthcare Summit May 6, 2014 New Brunswick, NJ
Channel Transitions East July 22, 2014 Boston
BlueStar’s VARTECH  Sep 17-19, 2014 New Orleans
Ingram IMOne - Fall Sep 21-24, 2014 Las Vegas
Channel Transitions Midwest Oct 7, 2014 Chicago

 

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