Tapping into the Economic Stimulus Funds

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IT resellers and solution providers can play an essential role in modernizing government, education and health care IT and infrastructure as called for and funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, also known as the economic stimulus package. To follow is Channel Insider's ongoing coverage of the ARRA and the opportunities it offers solution providers and resellers. Check back on a regular basis for Channel Insider's continuing coverage.

Cashing in on the Economic Stimulus Package
IT solution providers can cash in on the federal economic stimulus package—if they are ready for it. You need to know where the funds are headed, establish customer relationships and maybe even write proposals for grants.

Stimulus Package Could Be Shot in the Arm for Solution Providers
Don't miss out. With nearly $800 billion flowing from the federal government, there’s plenty of opportunity for solution providers to cash in by helping customers craft new technology solutions.

IT Reseller Economic Stimulus Opportunity: Hospitals and Doctors
The Obama administration's economic stimulus package--also known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act--provides more than $20 billion for electronic medical records and the technology infrastructure underlying communications among doctors and hospitals. Here's how IT resellers and solution providers can get started with helping health care providers purchase and implement EMR and technology infrastructure solutions.

Distributor Tech Data to Show VARs the (Economic Stimulus) Money
IT vendors and IT distributors have been working on programs to help IT reseller and solution provider channel partners find out what they need to know to get access to money available through the economic stimulus package, also known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Distributor Tech Data is now offering its Economic Stimulus Watch -- a resource center to help partners learn what is available and win funds for their customers' IT projects.

IBM Global Financing Extends $2B in Stimulus Fund Credit
IBM Global Financing is looking to help IT organizations jumpstart IT projects today by using credit rather than wait for stimulus funds to be available in 2010 and 2011 as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Resellers, Solution Providers Target Economic Stimulus Package
Many reseller solution providers are anticipating the impact of economic stimulus package funds, but Gartner says the fund flow will likely be delayed until the end of 2009. Still, health care, utilities, education and government sectors are "pockets of opportunity" this year.

Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and Forbes.com. She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at jessica.davis@ziffdavisenterprise.com

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