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Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in October 2011
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Push Tech To Private Market Faster, Fed Agencies Told
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
White House orders agencies to transfer technology and funds to the private market more quickly, hoping to fuel a new group of startups.
Windows 8 Upgrade Plans: Exclusive Research
Slideshows  |  10/31/2011  | 
A majority of enterprises have upgrade plans for Windows 8, though it won't be available until next year. See what else IT pros have to say about Microsoft's "reimagined" operating system.
Domain Name Land Grab Poses Risks For SMBs
Commentary  |  10/31/2011  | 
Small and midsize businesses may lose out as ICANN begins to create new top-level Web domains. But you can take steps to protect yourself and your brand.
Anonymous Eyes Mexican Cartel Attack
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
Security experts warned that the hacktivist group's plan to name people who assisted the cartels would lead to their executions.
Accellion Pushes SharePoint-Friendly File Sharing
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
While cloud startups like Box joust with Microsoft, Accellion makes a case for SharePoint compatibility for file sharing and on-premises options.
Mac Discrimination: Bad For The Enterprise
News  |  10/30/2011  | 
Companies should stop discouraging their employees from using Macs and adopt policies that promote technology choice, finds Forrester report.
Healthcare Providers Fear Disruptions With 5010 Standards
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
Attendees at Medical Group Management Association conference urged to learn ANSI X12 version 5010 data format to prepare for medical coding changes in 2013.
Google TV Tries Again, Adds Android App Support
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
Google TV's new software is ready and will soon be available for Logitech and Sony hardware.
EHR Privacy Rule Threatens Research, Federal Advisers Say
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
Health IT Policy committee urges HHS to sidestep patient consent rule when electronic health record data is used in quality improvement research.
FCC's Broadband Plan: What Would Steve Jobs Think?
Commentary  |  10/28/2011  | 
Would you spend $4.5 billion to put a 486 PC in every farmer's barn? That's basically what the FCC is proposing to do, and the lack of consideration of new models of telecom is troubling.
Smartphone Sensors Pose Security Threat
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
Newly discovered vulnerability shows a phone's accelerometer can detect vibrations from key presses on a nearby keyboard.
HP Mines Data To Predict Consumer Behavior
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Pilot project was right 90% of the time when social media data was combined with company data.
GAO: Federal IT Spending Reports Not Accurate
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Office of Management and Budget can't accurately track federal IT spending, GAO says, urging OMB to improve its reporting guidance to agencies and departments.
Feds Use Internet To Improve Customer Service
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Agencies disclose plans to use technology to improve services to citizens and an Obama administration executive order.
Auto Dealer Tries Mobile Apps To Drive Sales
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Can iOS and Android mobile apps sell cars? A dealership for Hondas and Toyotas explores that question and learns some surprising lessons.
CIO Profile: Michael Capone Of Automatic Data Processing
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
This tech chief was greatly influenced by one of the first people to carry the title of CIO--his father.
Oracle's Mark Hurd: We Know CIOs
Commentary  |  10/27/2011  | 
Responding to OpenWorld critics, Hurd makes the case for why customers need to put more of their eggs in the Oracle basket.
IBM, Georgia Tech Point Data Modeling At Kids Health
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Project seeks to identify factors contributing to health outcomes of pediatric patients with asthma, autism, and diabetes.
Mobile Device Management On The Edge
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
Our survey shows we're moving at a breakneck pace toward pervasive mobility. Here's how to stay safe.
U.S. CIO VanRoekel Outlines What's Next For Fed Tech
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
In his first public speech since taking his post in August, Obama's CIO said he will build upon his predecessor Vivek Kundra's work to create innovation.
Google Chrome 15: What's New
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
'New Tab' page showcases Web apps in the way that mobile phones showcase native apps.
E-Transaction Standards Deadline Worries Grow
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
Medical Group Management Association fears that cash flow will stop because many practices aren't ready for new transaction standards.
Athenahealth To Pay Some Malpractice Insurance Premiums
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
The jury's out on whether electronic health records increase malpractice lawsuits, but vendor pledges to help cut risk for some customers.
4 Tips: Prep Your Facebook Page For Holidays
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
Will your company's Facebook page help you take advantage of the holiday shopping rush? Consider these tips for SMBs and fine-tune your strategy.
CIA: Cloud Solving Our Petascale Data Problem
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
Central Intelligence Agency CIO Gus Hunt says cloud computing will save money, produce better intelligence gathering and analysis, and even improve information security at the agency.
Q&A: Blumenthal Talks EHRs, Healthcare Reform
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
President Obama's former national coordinator for health IT, Dr. David Blumenthal, shares his thoughts on progress with meaningful use of electronic health records, and what's next for healthcare reform.
Pocket Guide To Securing Mobile Devices
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
With workers bringing their own smartphones and tablets into the company, IT security needs to focus on creating a more secure environment, not on securing each device.
Electronic Records May Increase Malpractice Lawsuit Risk
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
EHRs may reduce medical liability for some errors, but could create new forms of medical liability and expose existing liability issues, says report.
Oracle Vs. The World
Commentary  |  10/25/2011  | 
Oracle has its foot on the gas pedal, pushing the company faster than ever. But to what destination?
Verizon Winning 4G Race
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
Verizon Wireless's Long Term Evolution 4G network now covers 186 million Americans. How do its rivals stack up?
Nokia Trades Windows Phone Innovation For Speed
Commentary  |  10/25/2011  | 
When Nokia World kicks off in London on Wednesday, look for the company's first Microsoft Windows Phone devices. But don't look for unique.
Should Mobile Medical Apps Require FDA Approval?
Commentary  |  10/25/2011  | 
The new FDA guidelines may create headaches for developers, but there is an upside for doctors and patients.
Medicare Safety Data Criticized As Flawed
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Hospital groups, Joint Commission president say use of claims data invalidates comparisons published on HospitalCompare website.
Hospitals Move Slowly On Meaningful Use
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
But growing number of CIOs tell CHIME they are confident their facilities can win federal dollars.
Oracle Social Network To Challenge Salesforce Chatter
News  |  10/21/2011  | 
Oracle add social networking collaboration features to Oracle Cloud.
3 Marketing Automation Tips For SMBs
News  |  10/21/2011  | 
Read this expert advice before investing in software to handle sales and marketing processes.
Meaningful Use Stage 2 More Doable Than Round One
Commentary  |  10/21/2011  | 
The feds seem to have learned from the problems they created with stage 1 criteria. Now they're doing their due diligence.
Medicare Eases Final Rules For Accountable Care Organizations
News  |  10/21/2011  | 
Feds cut measurement requirements in half and encourage, but don't mandate, electronic health records and health information exchanges.
Telehealth Faces Challenges Worldwide
News  |  10/20/2011  | 
In developing countries, low cost wireless biometric sensors and cell phone technologies are being developed to monitor and screen patients.
3 Lessons Learned From Duqu Malware
News  |  10/20/2011  | 
Emergence of a Trojan based on Stuxnet sourcecode highlights security challenges businesses continue to face.
5 Twitter Facts SMBs Need To Know
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
Here's expert advice on how and why to pay attention to Twitter followers who are already customers.
GSA Loses $2.5 Billion Cloud Contract Fight
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
The end result may let the feds require U.S.-only, government-only clouds.
NetSuite Goes More Global With OneWorld ERP
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
Tax-compliance and language updates equip the vendor's SaaS application suite for more countries and headquarters locations.
Federal IT Budgets Flat Through 2017
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
TechAmerica says civilian and defense agencies will face tough choices in how they spend their IT dollars and need to focus on cost-cutting and efficiency initiatives.
Hospital Rooms Get Smart
Commentary  |  10/19/2011  | 
IBM and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center have created smart hospital rooms that use advanced IT tools to make medical and nursing care more intelligent, faster, and safer.
Microsoft's Ballmer Trashes Android, Touts Skype
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
At the Web 2.0 Summit Tuesday, Steve Ballmer took aim at Google, calling Android an OS for computer scientists. But that's not all he had to say.
Opposition Grows To Meaningful Use Metadata
News  |  10/18/2011  | 
Federal advisers say it's premature to include metadata standards in Meaningful Use Stage 2.
$25 Million Awarded For Behavioral Healthcare IT
News  |  10/18/2011  | 
Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will fund technology to coordinate treatment for people with mental health and substance use disorders.
Firefox 8 Beta: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  10/18/2011  | 
Mozilla now upgrades Firefox every six weeks. Get up to speed on the most significant changes in the beta of Firefox 8.
Are EHR Incentives A Waste Of Money?
News  |  10/18/2011  | 
Critics charge that Meaningful Use incentives only reward longtime users of health IT rather than encourage new electronic health record adoption.
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