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Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in November 2012
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Feds Pull Plug On 'One Stop' Cloud Portal
News  |  11/30/2012  | 
The General Services Administration plans to decommission Uncle Sam's Apps.gov site, which was supposed to make it easy for agencies to acquire software as a service.
EHRs Can Thwart Prescription Drug Abuse, Says Study
News  |  11/30/2012  | 
New government-sponsored report suggests embedding access to state-level substance abuse data in physician and pharmacy systems.
Dwolla Shakes Up Online Payments
News  |  11/30/2012  | 
Online payment darling Dwolla adds three new services as it tries to speed up merchant and consumer acceptance of its electronic transactions.
Apple iTunes 11: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  11/30/2012  | 
Take a closer look at Apple iTunes 11 and see how the venerable music application and e-commerce interface has been redesigned for the better.
5 Ways Microsoft Can Save Windows 8
Commentary  |  11/30/2012  | 
Microsoft's new OS holds plenty of potential, but so far consumers aren't loving the radically redesigned desktop. Microsoft should consider these changes.
Gaza Ceasefire Doesn't Hold Online: New Anonymous Hack
News  |  11/30/2012  | 
War of words and hacked websites continues, even as the Palestinian territories receive upgraded state status from the United Nations.
Amazon's Vogels Challenges IT: Rethink App Dev
News  |  11/29/2012  | 
Amazon Web Services CTO says promised land of cloud computing requires a new generation of applications that follow different principles.
GE Isn't Running An Industrial Internet Charity, Folks
Commentary  |  11/29/2012  | 
GE CEO Jeff Immelt expects strong revenue growth from new software products and services that tie machines to the Internet to allow better data analysis.
Inspector General Slams Medicare Oversight Of EHR Program
News  |  11/29/2012  | 
Office of Inspection General asserts that lack of prepayment audits of Meaningful Use leaves the Medicare program vulnerable to abuse.
Researchers Steal Cloud Computing Power Via Browsers
News  |  11/28/2012  | 
Security researchers demonstrate that cloud computing can be taken at no cost, if you know where to find the processing cycles.
Google Street View Hits The Slopes
News  |  11/28/2012  | 
Google Street View captures a variety of images and locations and distances itself from privacy concerns.
Obama Victory Re-Energizes Health Information Exchanges
News  |  11/28/2012  | 
Frost & Sullivan report predicts that market for health information exchanges will grow 30% to 40% or more in the next year.
Amazon Debuts Low-Cost, Big Data Warehousing
News  |  11/28/2012  | 
Amazon Redshift service promises ten times faster query performance than conventional on-premises data warehouses, at one-tenth the price.
Feds Fall Short On IT Project Management
News  |  11/28/2012  | 
Government agencies, including Health and Human Services, do a poor job of following federal IT investment guidelines, reports Government Accountability Office.
Windows 8: Let's Not Plan The Funeral Yet
Commentary  |  11/28/2012  | 
Even in tech time, it seems silly to sound the death knell so soon on such a significant overhaul. Did you really expect instant success?
Future Cities: IT Priorities For Urban Transformation
Commentary  |  11/28/2012  | 
City planners and their IT teams are setting big goals -- and facing big challenges -- in the development of tech-enabled "Future Cities," our survey results show.
Google Play Ends Anonymous App Reviews
News  |  11/27/2012  | 
Google links Google+ profiles to Google Play reviews, hopes to make comments more trustworthy.
Black Friday, Cyber Monday: 4 SMB Lessons
News  |  11/27/2012  | 
SMBs should mind these tech-focused takeaways from the annual shopping craze.
Bank DDoS Strikes Could Presage Armageddon Attacks
News  |  11/27/2012  | 
DDoS attack traffic could overwhelm not just targeted websites, but also every intervening ISP, warns Arbor Networks.
New Patient Engagement Guidelines Stress Electronic Tools
News  |  11/27/2012  | 
National eHealth Collaborative offers healthcare organizations self-assessment tool to measure their success in this area.
Samsung Slammed Over Labor Abuses
News  |  11/26/2012  | 
New Samsung guidelines at China supplier factories are insufficient to protect workers, says labor watch group.
Google Encourages Action Against UN Internet Proposals
News  |  11/21/2012  | 
Google fears that upcoming conference could give governments too much control over Internet governance, launches an online campaign to keep everyone in the loop.
Award-Winning IT Vendor Simplifies Adverse Event Reporting
News  |  11/21/2012  | 
Using unified Web and mobile apps, KBCoreSM collects and analyzes information to improve reporting and promote patient safety, winning the Office of National Coordinator's challenge.
8 Essential Black Friday Apps
News  |  11/21/2012  | 
Braving the Black Friday crowds? Don't even think of leaving the house without these applications on your smartphone.
Black Friday: 5 Tips For Online Traffic Surges
News  |  11/21/2012  | 
Black Friday should remind SMBs to prepare for spikes in website traffic, not just during the busy holiday shopping season but throughout the year.
Do Accountable Care Organizations Improve Patient Care?
News  |  11/19/2012  | 
Report suggests ACOs may improve quality of care and drive down costs, but analysis calls that conclusion into question.
McKesson To Standardize Next-Gen Healthcare Payments
News  |  11/19/2012  | 
IT powerhouse will use bundling automation software to promote payment approach that's being piloted by insurers across the country.
Feds To Use Social Media For Biosurveillance
News  |  11/19/2012  | 
Office of Health Affairs teams with Accenture Federal Services to gather information from Facebook and Twitter to protect against disease outbreaks and bioterrorist attacks.
6 Risks Your BYOD Policy Must Address
News  |  11/19/2012  | 
Strong company policies are a must for managing legal and other risks of personal devices used in the workplace. Are you addressing all the issues?
Stage 3 Meaningful Use Proposals: Too Ambitious?
News  |  11/19/2012  | 
Most objectives merely build on stage 2 -- but some new criteria might generate pushback, consultants say.
BYOD: Is Mobile Device Management The Answer?
Commentary  |  11/19/2012  | 
With so many doctors bringing their smartphones and tablets to work and patient data breaches reported all the time, IT managers need to make the right choices.
Windows Phone 8 Hit With Random Reboot Bug
News  |  11/19/2012  | 
Windows Phone 8 smartphone owners report crashes and reboots affecting their devices. Nokia says it is investigating; HTC has yet to respond.
RIM CEO: App Store Size Doesn't Matter
News  |  11/19/2012  | 
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins, pitching BlackBerry 10 in the weeks leading to its release, insists RIM is playing it smart with its app store.
Modria's Fairness Engine: Justice On Demand
News  |  11/16/2012  | 
Dispute resolution technology could replace courtroom clashes, at least when the stakes are low.
Federal IT Dashboard: Agencies Overstating Progress?
News  |  11/16/2012  | 
New GAO report concludes that some agencies use the transparency tool to paint a rosier picture of IT projects than reality warrants.
Windows 8: 8 Big Benefits For SMBs
Slideshows  |  11/16/2012  | 
Windows 8 adoption carries some possible trouble and many potential benefits for small and midsize businesses. Use these factors to decide if it's worth the risk.
Hurricane Sandy Lesson: VM Migration Can Stop Outages
News  |  11/16/2012  | 
When a hurricane or other disaster threatens, why not just move critical systems out of the way? It can be done -- but not at the last minute.
10 Great Windows 8 Apps
Slideshows  |  11/16/2012  | 
Transitioning to Windows 8 isn't easy, but these apps can help.
Microsoft's Ballmer Touts Tablets, Phone, Cloud
News  |  11/15/2012  | 
Microsoft CEO discusses strategy to compete on multiple fronts: enterprise IT, consumer devices and application software.
iPad Heist At JFK Highlights Mobile Tech Risks
News  |  11/15/2012  | 
Two thieves made off with 3,600 iPad Minis in a brazen robbery at New York's JFK Airport, demonstrating that crooks can strike in unexpected ways. Here are tips to protect your smartphones and tablets.
SMBs Spending on IT, Not New IT Hires
Commentary  |  11/14/2012  | 
Small and midsize business IT budgets continue to grow but hiring remains stagnant. Here's why IT folk should embrace the trend.
Monster Chooses Splunk For Big Data Security
News  |  11/14/2012  | 
Popular job search website looks to Splunk, rising big data star, to meet its online security and compliance goals.
Google Says Government Surveillance Growing
News  |  11/13/2012  | 
Demands for Google user data and content takedowns are on the rise, some of which are not legitimate.
Inside Zenprise's Newest BYOD Tools
News  |  11/13/2012  | 
MobileManager 8, and Zensuite attempt to boost usability along with security.
Time To Deliver On Federal IT Reform
Commentary  |  11/13/2012  | 
First four years of the Obama Administration were marked by the beginnings of significant changes in federal IT. Execution will be the name of the game during the next four.
EHRs Among Today's Top Health IT Hazards
News  |  11/12/2012  | 
Inaccurate patient information, mobile distractions and med device interoperability are putting patients at risk, says recent report from ECRI.
Interoperability: Quick Route To Better Care
News  |  11/12/2012  | 
Critic chides policymakers for downplaying standards and usability in Meaningful Use Stage 1 at American Medical Informatics Association meeting.
IBM Expands Mobile Security, Management Suite
News  |  11/12/2012  | 
With new BYOD and app development tools, IBM wants customers to look at mobile as an opportunity, not a risk.
Medicare Electronic Submissions System Makes Slow Start
News  |  11/12/2012  | 
Only 5.5% of the records requested by Medicare auditors went through the Electronic Submission of Medical Documentation system as claims attachments during the first program year.
Apple Will Pay For Paltry Samsung Apology
News  |  11/12/2012  | 
U.K. judge, irritated with Apple's halfhearted compliance with the court's decision, orders it to pay Samsung's legal fees.
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