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Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in December 2012
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Feds Issue First Cloud Services Security Authorization
News  |  12/28/2012  | 
FedRAMP, which aims to make it easier and more cost-effective for government agencies to adopt cloud services, is now officially open for business with the authorization of Autonomic Resources ARC-P service.
Apple's Education Phenomenon: iPad
News  |  12/28/2012  | 
iPad's popularity with students and instructors helped Apple break its own education market sales records in 2012.
Amazon Outage Scrooges Netflix, Heroku
News  |  12/27/2012  | 
Amazon Web Services suffers a second holiday services disruption and the fourth outage of 2012.
Healthcare Execs Worry About Meaningful Use Stage 2
News  |  12/27/2012  | 
KPMG survey suggests training and change management are bigger barriers than technology implementation in achieving federal health IT standards.
5 Cloud App Trends To Expect In 2013
Commentary  |  12/27/2012  | 
We'll see more mobile options and embedded analytics, of course, but surprises will include growth in financial apps and big-data insights.
Why One SMB Sticks With Windows XP: Truckload Of Toner
News  |  12/21/2012  | 
For budget-constrained small businesses, the decision to upgrade from XP is complicated by older networks, peripherals, applications, and, in this case, a multi-year stockpile of printer supplies.
Medicaid Providers Rack EHR Incentive Dollars
News  |  12/20/2012  | 
GAO report shows that nearly 40% of eligible hospitals and a third of professionals got payments in 2011, despite slow start in many states.
CloudVelocity Seeks To Champion Enterprise Hybrid Cloud
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
Startup maps out applications, creates clones and moves them to cloud data center.
11 Amazing Apps Of 2012
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
Here are 11 applications that mattered in 2012 -- and a hint at what's to come. Each underscores meaningful software trends.
7 SMB Technology Predictions For 2013
Commentary  |  12/19/2012  | 
What's in store for small and midsize business technology in the New Year?
Maine HIE Prepares For Pay-For-Performance World
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
HealthInfoNet and Arcadia Solution's new partnership will marry insurance claims to clinical data in Maine's health information exchange.
London Firefighters Pursue Twitter Monitoring
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
London Fire Brigade moves to allow people to summon rescuers via Twitter, parallels "text to 911" efforts in the United States.
Health IT Certification Group Examines Accountable Care Organizations
News  |  12/18/2012  | 
Certification Commission for Health Information Technology looks to develop a framework for the technology ACOs will need to function.
Europe Weighs New Data Breach Rules For Critical Companies
News  |  12/18/2012  | 
Mobile networks, banks, energy companies and other critical infrastructure providers could be required to report all breaches to EU authorities.
Big Data Talent Quandary: In-House Or Outsource?
News  |  12/18/2012  | 
Data scientists are hard to find, but outsourcing may help, says Hewlett-Packard exec.
12 Expert Health IT Predictions For 2013
News  |  12/18/2012  | 
Better care coordination technology, the explosion of mobile health and the downfall of independent physician practices are just a few of the health IT predictions experts are making for 2013.
Salesforce.com Motivates Sales Teams With Work.com
News  |  12/18/2012  | 
Cloud vendor's sales apps are the first to gain new social recognition, reward and performance-management capabilities.
Google Escapes Antitrust Shackles
Commentary  |  12/17/2012  | 
FTC's antitrust case against Google appears to be winding down without Google being slapped with any penalties or restrictions. Be glad.
Cloud Computing: Best And Worst News Of 2012
Commentary  |  12/17/2012  | 
What were the key developments for enterprise cloud computing this year? Let's look at four big wins -- and three setbacks.
7 Ways Outsourcing Has Changed
Commentary  |  12/17/2012  | 
The old role of outsourcers -- doing repetitive stuff overseas because it is a lot cheaper -- is history. See what's coming to take its place.
Personal Mobile Heart Monitor Gets FDA OK
News  |  12/17/2012  | 
AliveCor specialized iPhone case and monitoring app lets users record data and wirelessly send to doctors.
5 Reasons Outsourcing Is Here To Stay
Commentary  |  12/14/2012  | 
The tech services industry is in the midst of a downturn, but outsourcing isn't going anywhere—it offers too many benefits.
6 Key BYO Skills For SMB IT Pros
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
The bring-your-own era will change the skill set required to manage SMB IT environments. Here are the roles you'll need to embrace to survive.
Halamka Knows Perils And Promise Of Healthcare BYOD
Commentary  |  12/13/2012  | 
One of the nation's top healthcare CIOs discusses Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's $200K project to secure personal devices used for work.
ONC: Physicians' EHR Capabilities Growing Rapidly
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
But ONC report on doctors' ability to show Meaningful Use clashes with another government report using the same data.
9 Bargain IT Tools For SMBs
Slideshows  |  12/13/2012  | 
Stretch your IT budget with open source and free products and services. Added win: Open source tools' opportunity for customization.
Oracle Acquires DataRaker For Utility Analytics
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Big data deal gives Oracle a cloud-based platform for analyzing vast datasets generated by electric, gas and water utilities.
IT Outsourcing Hits Nine-Year Low In Q3
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Companies held off on major tech projects during the period amid the weak global economy.
HIMSS Survey: Future Belongs To Mobile Technology
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Most healthcare IT managers believe mobile technology will have big impact on patient care, according to the latest Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society survey.
Should You Outsource Your Data Scientist?
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
If you can't hire a data scientist or develop one internally, you can outsource. But what are the downsides?
Health IT Bubble Is No Bubble At All
Commentary  |  12/12/2012  | 
Unlike the disappointing tech startups of the late 1990s, healthcare IT will continue to grow because it addresses problems the medical industry has yet to solve.
Tech And The City: New York's Future
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
U.S. cities stand to benefit in important ways from well-planned technology implementations, according to our survey. The possibilities include better quality of life for city residents.
SugarSync Adds Search, Collaboration To Cloud Storage
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
SugarSync CEO describes new features, takes questions on cloud security in the latest episode of InformationWeek Valley View.
12 Gifts For The End Of The World
Slideshows  |  12/12/2012  | 
Some believe the world will end on December 21, 2012; NASA insists it won't. We've assembled a list of a few useful tools for any outcome.
Kaggle Crowdsources The Data Scientist Problem
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
Why poll just one data scientist when you can tap the expertise of 65,000? See how Kaggle aims to make that easier in the latest episode of Valley View.
How The USO Makes Most Of Cloud
News  |  12/11/2012  | 
IT strategy behind the USO's mission to support American troops worldwide includes carefully-built business cases for cloud projects.
Indiana HIE Lets Public See Quality Metrics
News  |  12/11/2012  | 
Once shy about sharing data, leading health information exchange now posts public scorecard that compares doctors' success treating diabetes, heart problems and other conditions.
Google's Android Malware Detection Falls Short
News  |  12/10/2012  | 
Google's app verification service, introduced in Android 4.2, catches only a fifth of malware samples at best, a recent study reports.
13 Big Data Vendors To Watch In 2013
Slideshows  |  12/10/2012  | 
From Amazon to Splunk, here's a look at the big data innovators that are now pushing Hadoop, NoSQL and big data analytics to the next level.
Meaningful Use Doesn't Drive Doctors' EHR Selection
News  |  12/10/2012  | 
While 72% of office-based doctors now use electronic health records systems, many say their systems won't qualify for federal incentive payments.
3 Ways SMBs Can Leverage Big Data
News  |  12/10/2012  | 
ClickFuel CEO and former Monster.com executive Steve Pogorzelski shares his advice on big data and small business.
Savvis Cloud Storage Takes On Amazon, Google
News  |  12/9/2012  | 
Savvis Symphony Cloud Storage marries data center management expertise with CenturyLink's networking savvy to simplify data replication and increase disaster recovery reliability.
5 Healthcare IT Resolutions For 2013
Commentary  |  12/7/2012  | 
CPOE and clinical decision support won't help you get in shape or spend more time with the family, but they should be among your New Year's priorities.
Citrix Buys Zenprise: What's Next In BYOD?
News  |  12/7/2012  | 
Citrix's acquisition signals that standalone mobile device management vendors could become less common.
FCC Asks FAA To Relax Gadget Restrictions
News  |  12/7/2012  | 
FCC chairman asks aviation regulators to give airline passengers greater freedom to use electronic devices during flights.
Apple Mac To Be Made In USA
News  |  12/6/2012  | 
Apple shareholders may not be thrilled, but Apple's decision to make some Mac computers in the U.S. will bring more jobs, training to domestic workers.
4 Smartphone Upgrade Pitfalls For SMBs
Commentary  |  12/6/2012  | 
It's smartphone upgrade time, and my Android is falling apart right on cue. Here are some mistakes I'm hoping to avoid when choosing my next device.
Blame Screen Size: Mobile Browsers Flunk Security Tests
News  |  12/6/2012  | 
More than 90% of mobile device browsers now in use failed safety checks, find Georgia Tech researchers.
10 Medical Robots That Could Change Healthcare
Slideshows  |  12/6/2012  | 
From microbots that scrape plaque from arteries to personal assistant robots that help care for patients, medical robots are transforming the face of healthcare.
Social Networks Continue Push For Control
Commentary  |  12/5/2012  | 
The Internet was supposed to facilitate direct connections between individuals and disempower gatekeepers. Instead, it has become a massive man-in-the-middle attack.
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