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Content tagged with Analytics posted in July 2012
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Apple Earnings: All About iPad
News  |  7/25/2012  | 
Apple's latest quarterly earnings revealed tremendous iPad sales, solid Mac sales, and good iPhone sales, but fell short of analyst expectations.
DARPA-Funded App Collects Android Vulnerability Data
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
The brainchild of start-up Duo Security, the X-Ray service will let users know whether their smartphones have vulnerable systems software and allow Duo to collect population statistics.
Android 'Bootkit' Malware On Rise, Especially In China
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
The latest quarterly threat report from security company AVG reaffirms existing trends in the growth of Android malware, but notes a new type of threat increasing in the wild: "bootkits".
Oracle Appealing Trash Talk Wrist Slap
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Advertising industry self-regulatory group recommends that Oracle discontinue ads claiming Exadata performance advantages over IBM Power servers.
Remote Patient Monitoring Market To Double By 2016
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Tight budgets and emergency room overcrowding will contribute to the uptick in remote and wireless patient monitoring systems to track vital signs. By 2016, the U.S. market will top $20 billion, new research says.
Dell's Software Shift: 4 Big Questions
Commentary  |  7/24/2012  | 
As Dell embarks on an ambitious software journey, it must map out a plan to overcome early obstacles. Here are some key issues Dell must address.
Poor Data Management Costs Healthcare Providers
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Healthcare organizations collect massive amounts of data but often fail to translate it into actionable insights, Oracle report says.
Mobile Developers Prefer iOS Over Android
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Mobile developers would rather create apps for iOS than Android, according to the Appcelerator/IDC Q2 2012 Mobile Developer Report. Why? Android has done a poor job of courting the enterprise with mobile device management solutions.
Google IaaS Vs. Amazon EC2: New Benchmarks
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Zencoder's new benchmarks find that Google Compute Engine offers a powerful and competitive infrastructure-as-a-service option to Amazon.
ONC Releases Guidelines For Direct Clinical Messaging
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Many health information service providers can't forward messages to providers that use other HISPs. ONC aims to ensure security and common standards across all direct communications.
ICD-10 Deadline Uncertainty Breeds Healthcare Procrastination
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
American Hospital Association says if the government issues a final rule and deadline on the new diagnostic code set, reticent healthcare groups will work hard to meet it.
New FDA Law Paves Way For mHealth Regulations
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
By letting FDA proceed with developing regulations for mobile health apps, Congress assures mHealth industry that clarity is on the horizon.
X-Ray Shows If Your Smartphone Needs Security Fixes
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
DARPA-funded startup Duo Security's X-Ray service alerts you when your smartphone has vulnerable system software.
7 Habits Of Highly Successful Enterprise App Stores
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
What does it take to launch a successful enterprise app store? Get seven tips to help you evolve your application management tactics.
5 Reasons To Use An Enterprise App Store
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
BYOD policies are great--but now that mobile device management is a priority, what about the applications on those devices? Learn why an enterprise app store might be just what you need.
Microsoft Tops H-1B Visa Employer List
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Software and tech services companies dominate the 25 biggest corporate users of the labor-import program.
iPhone Sales Dominate AT&T's Wireless Business
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
AT&T's second-quarter earnings show strong growth in its wireless business, with 5.1 million smartphones activated between April and June.
Apple Wins EU Ban Of Smaller Samsung Tablet
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
German court bans Samsung from selling its Galaxy Tab 7.7 across the European Union, but allows Samsung to continue selling its Tab 10.1N.
Vidyo Free Cloud Service Bridges Videoconferencing Systems
News  |  7/23/2012  | 
VidyoWay will let users of Cisco, Polycom, Lifesize, and Microsoft Lync talk to each other. In the meantime, Vidyo starts the conversation about how much better off they would be using its technology.
Windows 8: No 99 Cent Apps For You
News  |  7/23/2012  | 
Cheapest Windows 8 apps will be 50% more expensive than least costly Apple apps, Microsoft reveals.
iPhone 5 Dock Smaller: Accessory Headache
Commentary  |  7/23/2012  | 
A smaller dock connector means the iPhone 5 will be incompatible with accessories made for Apple products going back nearly 10 years.
Samsung Galaxy S III: 10 Million Sold
News  |  7/23/2012  | 
Samsung reached its 10 million unit sales goal for the Galaxy S III smartphone more than a week early, an executive says.
Amazon High I/O Option Tackles Tough Cloud Workloads
News  |  7/20/2012  | 
High I/O Instance virtual server relies on solid-state memory for the kind of high throughput needed by online game suppliers, medical researchers, and intensive database users.
First Look: Windows 8 Office 2013 On Samsung Slate
News  |  7/20/2012  | 
The Samsung Slate hybrid with Windows 8 and the new Metro-enabled Office 2013 won't replace the iPad but it might be your next laptop.
California Gets Privacy Enforcement Unit
News  |  7/20/2012  | 
Mounting concern about how businesses use personal information collected online prompts California Attorney General to launch dedicated privacy enforcement group.
Shared Data Plans Complicate BYOD
Commentary  |  7/20/2012  | 
The end of per-device billing by AT&T, Verizon, and soon others means that accounting for BYOD in a company will become trickier. The answer probably is to change the nature of employee reimbursement.
Health IT Pros Face Salary Gap
Slideshows  |  7/20/2012  | 
Electronic medical records, compliance, and other initiatives are driving demand for health IT pros. But according to InformationWeek's 2012 Salary Survey, their compensation still trails that of IT professionals across all industries.
Google Buys Sparrow To Lift Gmail
News  |  7/20/2012  | 
Search giant's acquisition of email startup is about talent as much as product.
Police Make Wide Use Of Social Tools
News  |  7/20/2012  | 
Majority of law enforcement professionals turn to Facebook and YouTube to aid their investigations, research shows.
Physicians May Overestimate EHR Capabilities
News  |  7/20/2012  | 
Three-quarters of doctors surveyed say their electronic health records systems can help them show Meaningful Use, but other polls challenge that optimistic view.
Nexus 7 Arrival Incites 7-Inch Tablet Brawl
Commentary  |  7/20/2012  | 
Apple's 9.7-inch iPad set the gold standard on tablet size. Competitors have offered a variety of different screen sizes, but none have had as much impact as the Google Nexus 7.
Apple, Samsung Patent Fight Draws Blood
News  |  7/20/2012  | 
Apple and Samsung were each handed victories and defeats in court this week ahead of a patent trial scheduled to begin July 30.
Dell Outlines Big Software Ambitions
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
Dell software chief John Swainson explains how Quest Software acquisition is key to Dell's big plans for security, systems management, and business intelligence software.
Google Revenue Robust, CEO Recovering
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
CEO Larry Page may have lost his voice, but his company keeps delivering health revenue growth. Google says enterprise business has reached a tipping point.
Olympics Viewing Habits Shift To Smartphones, Tablets
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
How will you watch the Olympics? Chances are if don't watch it on your computer, you'll catch it on your smartphone, or tablet--or both--according to a new survey.
EHRs Need Accountable Care Features
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
Electronic heath records still lack the tools necessary to carry out population health management, including the ability to generate work lists, says Health IT guru Shahid Shah. Some of those missing tools might be required in stage 3 of Meaningful Use.
FBI To Add Tattoos To Biometric ID Capabilities
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
Agency solicits information on using tattoo databases as part of a broader effort to expand its biometric identification platform and services.
Why Big Is Bad When It Comes To Data
Commentary  |  7/19/2012  | 
Calling it "big data" doesn't do it justice. Gushing data would be far more accurate.
Half Of Verizon Wireless Subscribers Use Smartphones
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
Android sales surpass iPhone as Verizon's wireless unit reaches an important milestone during the second quarter.
Maritz's VMware Legacy Defies Doubters
Commentary  |  7/19/2012  | 
Maritz's competitive style led VMware to dominance in virtualization. You can bet that his new role as EMC chief strategy officer won't be a ceremonial one.
Windows 8 Launch Date Revealed
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
Microsoft announces a definitive date for the arrival of tablets and PCs running its new, touch-friendly OS.
Nokia's Ugly Lumia Truth In $1 Billion Loss
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
Nokia recorded a loss of $1 billion on combined smartphone sales of 10.2 million--only 600,000 of which were shipped in the U.S.
When Medical Informatics Clashes With Medical Culture
Commentary  |  7/19/2012  | 
What's the sense of having IT systems in place that can help cut medical costs if physicians ignore the price tag of the care they provide?
AT&T, Verizon Shared Data Plans: Which Is Better?
News  |  7/18/2012  | 
AT&T just joined Verizon in offering a shared data plan. Which is better for you? We compare plan tiers and device costs.
Internet Defenders Launch 'Cat Signal' To Protect Freedom
News  |  7/18/2012  | 
Modeled after Batman's bat signal, the Internet Defense League's cat signal will soon light the sky and later light up screens in the name of Internet openness.
Android Hacker: Jelly Bean Tougher To Crack
News  |  7/18/2012  | 
Android 4.1, code-named Jelly Bean, is first OS from Google to correctly randomize memory, making it tougher for attackers to get a foothold.
BYOD Warrior? Have Contingency Plans For Disaster
News  |  7/18/2012  | 
Smartphones fail. tablets get damaged, and Internet services go down. Knowing that you have a backup plan and that it works brings peace-of-mind. In this article we tell you how to keep yourself protected.
Uncle Sam Wants To Secure Your Smartphone
News  |  7/18/2012  | 
Draft NIST guidelines update cell phone and PDA security rules for the Android and iOS era.
AT&T To Offer Shared Mobile Data Plan
News  |  7/18/2012  | 
Like Verizon Wireless' Share Everything plan, AT&T's Mobile Share data plan will let multiple mobile devices belonging to one customer pull from the same data pool. All devices will have unlimited talk and messaging and mobile hotspot service.
Desk Phones: Are Their Days Numbered?
Commentary  |  7/18/2012  | 
Desk phones appear to be a dying technology. But are they? Dino Londis explores various scenarios in which the BYOD movement might change small business communications.
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