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Content tagged with Analytics posted in February 2013
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IBM Fights Rivals With Aggressive Power Server Prices
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
IBM entry-level Power 7+ servers now start at $6,000. Netezza analytics platform successor challenges EMC, Oracle and Teradata.
Online Medical Consults Save Money, Study Says
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
Study finds good outcomes, high patient satisfaction and average savings of $88 per case with use of Minnesota telehealth service for common ailments. State laws prevent wide expansion.
Samsung Backs Innovation With $1.1 Billion
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center aims to promote technology research that will benefit the company's products and advance science.
Big Data Helps Build Better Wireless Coverage Maps
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
OpenSignal collects smartphone user data to create more accurate and objective maps of cell network coverage.
Feds Update Flu Apps
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
Centers for Disease Control have updated their two flu apps -- FluView and CDC Influenza -- for the busy flu season.
Health Information Exchange Debate Gets Fiery
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
Experts disagree about the viability and usefulness of the current generation of health HIEs. Will more nimble HIEs deliver better results?
Could X-rays Be New Route To U.K. EHRs?
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
As British health leaders face demands for greater use of IT to improve patient care, vendor-neutral archive (VNA) technology shows promise in providing the groundwork for a national EHR.
Will Doctors Embrace Tibbr Enterprise Social Networking Platform?
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
Social media tool draws on Facebook-style features to streamline communication and do away with paper processes.
10 Mobility Trends CIOs Should Watch
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
Tablets will lose steam, BYOD will become ubiquitous and mobile rollouts will get less expensive, says Yankee Group analyst.
HP Makes Its Chromebook Play
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
As HP tries to stabilize its business, it joins a growing group of Google hardware partners.
FCC Spectrum Plan is Telco Carrier Nightmare
Commentary  |  2/4/2013  | 
AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint are no doubt concerned about the FCC's plan to open up high-quality RF spectrum for free Internet access, but they shouldn't be too worried. Too many factors weigh against such spectrum resulting in actual free Internet access for the public.
Obama Urged to Mandate Medical Error Reporting
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
Ex-Bush Treasury secretary and Alcoa chief Paul O'Neill says president should use upcoming State of the Union address to call for hospitals to submit daily online report of all accidents, infections and medication errors.
Surface Pro In Stores
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
The official rollout isn't until later this week, but the Surface Pro is starting to show up in stores, online and brick&mortar.
Apple, Samsung Displace Nokia In Mobile Web Use
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
For the first time, more people accessed the mobile Internet from Apple and Samsung devices than from Nokia devices, says StatCounter.
BlackBerry, Samsung Super Bowl Ads: Only Semi-Successful
Commentary  |  2/4/2013  | 
BlackBerry and Samsung both took humorous turns with their Super Bowl commercials, with mixed results.
Google Pays For Peace In Europe
News  |  2/1/2013  | 
Google tries to escape burdensome regulatory sanctions and taxes with a proposal to resolve antitrust concerns and a payment to benefit French publishers.
Ship Ahoy: Inside Blueseed's 'Googleplex Of The Sea'
News  |  2/1/2013  | 
Blueseed's "Googleplex of the Sea" for international startups and entrepreneurs has a waitlist of more than 350 companies and 1,100 workers who want to come aboard.
Google's Project Glass Glimpsed In FCC Documents
News  |  2/1/2013  | 
Google's highly anticipated networked glasses now await FCC approval.
Oracle Loses Bid To End HP Lawsuit
News  |  2/1/2013  | 
Oracle loses appeal to end Hewlett-Packard's lawsuit tied to Itanium server support.
Clinical Decision Support A Turnoff For Patients, Says Study
News  |  2/1/2013  | 
Patients rate doctors who use decision aids more negatively than those who diagnose on their own or after consulting experts.
Take BlackBerry 10 Seriously For Business
News  |  2/1/2013  | 
Too many people won't give BlackBerry 10 a fair chance because they're emotionally invested in other platforms, probably the iPhone. Those people are doing themselves and their companies a disservice. Observed dispassionately, BlackBerry 10 appears to be a compelling phone platform for business users, and if BlackBerry has earned anything over the years, it's the right to be taken seriously in meeting business needs.
Samsung Galaxy S IV: What To Expect
Slideshows  |  2/1/2013  | 
Samsung's Galaxy S phones have become the closest thing to the mythical "iPhone killer" of Android fans' dreams. Here's a look at the next version's likely features.
CEOs Voice Support For Cyber Legislation, With Caveats
News  |  2/1/2013  | 
Senate report indicates many Fortune 500 CEOs support comprehensive cybersecurity legislation that increases information sharing, but only if sharing is voluntary.
Health IT Startups Make VCs Swoon
News  |  2/1/2013  | 
Investments in the health sector exploded in 2012, with consumer-facing technologies and M&A activity especially robust.
BlackBerry 10: Right For You?
News  |  2/1/2013  | 
Use these smartphone decision points to compare BlackBerry 10 to its Apple, Android and Windows Phone rivals.
Apple Steals U.S. Smartphone Crown From Samsung
News  |  2/1/2013  | 
Apple took over the top spot in the fourth quarter. But its victory probably won't last long.
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