Electronic medical records (EMRs) have become standard practice in medicine, making it easier to access patient records anywhere at any time and opening new sales possibilities for solution providers looking to penetrate the healthcare market.
When interactive digital signage is done right, it’s dynamic, eye-catching and memorable. But when it’s done wrong, it can fall flat on its face and ruin even the best-laid marketing campaigns.
With Ingram Micro announcing the expansion of its Ecosystem of Cloud to include new cloud delivery platforms at Cloud Summit 2016, many channel partners were eager to learn more about the capabilities of each platform, including the Ingram Micro Cloud Store.
As the number and nature of threats that your customers face continue to evolve, they require the right technology to enable their facility to achieve a high level of security and incident response. However, the systems you choose aren’t the only factor in a successful project; it’s also vital to ensure that you are listening to your customer, looking to the future, and following best practices for each installation.
ECM has long been advertised as technology for bringing structure to unstructured information. Traditionally, this has included mostly document images and electronic documents, but some applications also manage video, audio, and medical imaging content. It has been said that typically 80 percent of an organization’s content is unstructured, meaning that it falls outside a traditional database application.
Given the advantages that open-source applications offer in a business environment, it’s no surprise that they’ve been catching on. Being able to download a piece of software and install it without having to deal with the cost of licensing is an obvious plus for startups watching every penny. Using a free open-source application rather than buying a business license for a piece of software that will be used infrequently makes sense for businesses of any size. And an IT team being able to sit down and build something around an open-source database instead of having to convince the C-suite to invest in a proprietary license can keep important projects from stalling out because of in-house bureaucracy or low prioritization.
According to Global Market Insights, the 2015 mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) terminals market in the United States was valued at more than $11.5 billion. With wireless communication technologies becoming more affordable, forecasts predict strong industry demand. It's a demand that seems to be spreading across many verticals.
For example, the retail and hospitality industries are focusing on mPOS as a vehicle to improve the customer experience. Quicker, more convenient payment processes make consumers smile and turn them into regulars.
According to a recent IDC forecast, technologies that support information innovations will account for one-third of digital transformation spending by 2019. The reality of that statistic is foundational to a value-added-reseller (VAR) plan for success moving forward.
Unified Comm & Collaboration
Unified communications and collaboration (UCC) solutions and their supporting tools are becoming more and more cutting-edge, and, as a result, organizations are seeing their value. Because many companies are increasing their tech budgets, technology companies have even more opportunity than ever to offer solutions and tools that can advance business.
Many SMB owners have a tendency to downplay the impact of IT downtime. They think it can only cost them the loss of a few hours of productivity, when in fact having systems go down can cause a lot more damage. Here are several risk factors they should take into account.
For large retail companies and big box retailers, the cybersecurity lessons of the past several years came at great cost: severe brand damage, millions of dollars in lost revenue and, in some cases, the jobs of several highly placed executives. But their losses are your retail customers’ gains. Now that retail cybersecurity is top of mind, make sure your customers in this space are taking the right steps to prevent costly security breaches.
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One of the most frightening realities IT security professionals are faced with today is the fact that network security defenses are becoming less and less effective at blocking targeted and sophisticated threats and advanced malware attacks.
Windows Server Migration
Over the past several years, Microsoft has been beating the drum, waving the flag, and blowing sirens in order to broadcast upgrading from Windows Server 2003. The advantages are numerous and so are the risks of continuing to operate this server release after July 14, 2015, especially now that we’re past the end-of-life-support deadline.
Computers have gotten so user-friendly that even on the mid-market enterprise level, they give users the impression that everything is easy to manage. Of course, anyone in IT can tell you that it is absurd—if not dangerous—to think that any problem a computer has can be fixed with the press of a button.