News & Commentary
Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in March 2011
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ShareFile Adds Native Android, Apple Apps
News  |  3/31/2011  | 
The file sharing and storage vendor used PhoneGap to build the optimized mobile applications, with BlackBerry, Windows Phone, and tablets to follow.
Montana Reinstates Electronic Health Record Incentives
News  |  3/31/2011  | 
Intense lobbying from the governor and healthcare providers led the state legislature to overturn previous rejections of federal EHR funding.
Salesforce.com Acquisition Points To Marketing Ambitions
Commentary  |  3/30/2011  | 
Radian6 brings social media monitoring capabilities to the SaaS-vendor’s CRM suite, but Marc Benioff makes no bones about the broader application potential.
Why Dell Is Wrong About The iPad
Commentary  |  3/30/2011  | 
A Dell executive recently lambasted Apple's iPad as too expensive for business technology users. His math doesn't add up.
SMBs Boosting IT Spending, Hiring
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
Small and midsize business technology budgets are growing at the fastest rate since 2009, while one in three firms said they plan to hire IT staff during the next 18 months, according to a Spiceworks survey.
Google Settles FTC Privacy Suit Over Buzz
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
Internet giant agrees to 20 years of third-party audits, as well as implementing programs to protect users' personal data and contacts.
Direct Project Rapidly Advancing Health IT Interoperability
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
More than 60 healthcare and health IT organizations are supporting the federal government's push for authenticated, encrypted health information to be shared with trusted recipients over the Internet.
Oracle, Moffitt Collaborate On Cancer Informatics System
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
Moffitt Cancer Center is using Oracle technology to build a scalable, secure data analysis platform to support personalized cancer care and research.
Internet Pioneer Paul Baran Dies At 84
News  |  3/29/2011  | 
Baran helped develop key technology for the modern Internet and went on to launch seven companies, five of which went public.
Kerio Launches Cloud Collaboration For SMBs
News  |  3/29/2011  | 
Workspace offers Web-based collaboration, file sharing, and document management tools based in part on social media principles.
IBM To Support Australia's National Broadband Plan
News  |  3/29/2011  | 
$205 million deal calls for Big Blue to provide government-backed NBN with key software and consulting services.
Aetna Taps Healthline For Patient Portal
Commentary  |  3/29/2011  | 
Insurers and healthcare providers are increasingly using Web portals to comply with meaningful use, give patients ready access to medical data and other relevant information.
Medicare Previews EHR Incentives Attestation System
News  |  3/29/2011  | 
Healthcare providers and hospitals are being prepped to apply for Medicare meaningful use funds starting April 18, said the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Java Inventor Joins Google
News  |  3/29/2011  | 
James Gosling comes aboard as his former employer, Oracle, battles Google over the use of Java in Android.
India's Satyam Hit With Asset Freeze
News  |  3/28/2011  | 
Still dealing with fallout from a 2009 fraud scandal, the offshore outsourcer insists it has enough free cash to continue operations.
ONC Solicits Feedback On Health IT Strategic Plan
News  |  3/28/2011  | 
Public comments are due April 22 on the plan, which outlines how the federal government will implement health IT initiatives over the next five years.
Wall Street Reform Will Bring Huge Technology Changes
Commentary  |  3/25/2011  | 
IT organizations will need to adapt quickly to the Dodd-Frank law’s myriad requirements. Download our Cheat Sheet for a (relatively) quick summary.
Consumerization Of IT: How To Support All These Gadgets
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
Should you offer no IT support for employees' consumer tech, or embrace it and do all you can?
Tablets, Web Apps Lead 'Consumerization' Of IT
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
Forrester Research finds much less support for allowing employees to bring their own PCs to work.
SMB Tablet Adoption To Grow 1000% By 2015
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
Apple iPads are leading the rapid rise in tablet PCs among small and midsize businesses, reported AMI-Partners study.
Firefox 4 Secures HTTPS
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
Like Google Chrome, Mozilla's upgraded browser implements HTTP Strict Transport Security, enabling Web sites to specify when only HTTPS pages should be used.
Meaningful Use Workgroup To Review Timing Options
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
The recommendations and deadlines for MU Stage 2 are too tough, and a subcommittee of ONC's HIT Policy Committee is going to look for ways to ease the burdens.
Budget Ax Threatens Key Federal IT Initiatives
Commentary  |  3/25/2011  | 
Taking the Congressional hatchet to funds for cloud computing, data center consolidation, transparency, and IT oversight is risky business, and appropriators should reconsider.
Consumerization Of IT: How To Support All These Gadgets
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
Should you offer no IT support for employees' consumer tech, or embrace it and do all you can?
Cloud Security Challenges Include Audit Trails, Preventing Attacks
News  |  3/24/2011  | 
How to build an effective Security Operations Center to cope with new threats in the era of virtualization and cloud computing will be a major topic at the upcoming Connections Conference in Las Vegas in April.
Business Intelligence Goes Mainstream At info360
Commentary  |  3/24/2011  | 
The biggest event in content management and records management adds BI to the topic list.
Internet Explorer 9 Fast, Powerful, Intuitive
Slideshows  |  3/24/2011  | 
The browser wars are back and bigger than ever. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Opera are all providing innovative, fast, and streamlined experiences for surfing the Web. And now, with the release of Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft joins in with arguably the best Web browser the company has ever released. With a revamped interface, improved security and privacy options, and much better performance, IE 9 compares well with competing browsers. Traditionally a laggard in performanc
Rejected By Apple, Radiation App Targets Jailbreakers
News  |  3/24/2011  | 
But is Tawkon's radiation measurement app really anything more than entertainment?
HP Wins $176 Million Nevada Health IT Contract
News  |  3/24/2011  | 
Under the five-year deal, HP will act as the state's fiscal agent, strengthen its Medicaid operations, and help position it for healthcare reform.
NComputing Intros Bundled Desktop Virtualization For SMBs
News  |  3/24/2011  | 
"Office in a Box" packages devices, software, and pre-certified peripherals to encourage desktop replacement for everyday productivity tasks.
IBM Introduces Pre-Engineered Technology Services
News  |  3/23/2011  | 
Big Blue claims the standardized approach to server, storage, service desk, and unified communication projects can reduce the time of deployment and reduce management costs.
IBM Seeks To Depose Indiana Governor
News  |  3/23/2011  | 
Big Blue wants to grill Republican Mitch Daniels over his decision to cancel outsourcing contract.
Evolvent Awarded Military Health IT Contract
News  |  3/23/2011  | 
Among its task orders, the firm will transition IT systems to comply with new ICD-10 and prescription administrative standards and develop technologies to help service members with TBI and PTSD.
Nimble CEO Outlines Vision For Social CRM
News  |  3/23/2011  | 
Jon Ferrara, the co-founder of Goldmine, describes how Nimble Contacts unifies communications streams such as email, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google Calendar in a Web-based dashboard for sales and customer service people.
DHS Introduces E-Verify Self Check
News  |  3/22/2011  | 
People can now check their own employment eligibility status with the Dept. of Homeland Security database online and correct any inaccuracies.
GSA: Cloud Computing Is Safer Than You Think
News  |  3/22/2011  | 
GSA assistant commissioner Mary Davie tries to dispel cloud computing 'myths' and says a phased deployment strategy will raise the chances for successful projects.
Database Tracks State Healthcare Reform Initiatives
News  |  3/22/2011  | 
The National Conference of State Legislatures Web site is cataloging actions and legislation pertaining to the Affordable Care Act, enabling comparison among states.
Intermedia Adds Online Backup For SMBs
News  |  3/22/2011  | 
Mozy partnership enables the hosted Exchange services provider to break into the data protection business for mobile and virtual offices.
Infusionsoft Upgrades SMB Marketing Automation Tool
News  |  3/22/2011  | 
The developer focuses on simplifying lead generation and campaign creation with the latest release of its cloud-based software.
Xerox's ACS Unit Buys CredenceHealth
News  |  3/21/2011  | 
The acquisition of CredenceHealth's clinical surveillance tools will expand ACS's line of Midas cloud-based healthcare software.
Google Says China Is Hindering Gmail
News  |  3/21/2011  | 
The company's decision last year to refuse to censor its search results in China continues to have repercussions.
Guerra On Healthcare: Cutting Ties With An EMR Vendor
Commentary  |  3/21/2011  | 
If you find yourself in the unenviable position of breaking up with your electronic medical record provider, honesty, forthrightness, and transparency go a long way.
Western Digital Releases 6TB External Drive
News  |  3/18/2011  | 
My Book Studio Edition II storage system for the Mac adds a third more storage; the drive ships with software and instructions to reformat for Windows.
Prospects For Meaningful Use Stage 2 Progress Questioned
News  |  3/18/2011  | 
Members of a President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology workgroup said the lack of standardized universal exchange language message wrapper compromise feasibility.
38% Of SMBs Depend On Mobile Apps
News  |  3/18/2011  | 
An AT&T survey finds that GPS/mapping, social media, and document management are the most popular apps for smaller businesses.
Google Mandates SSL For Developer APIs
News  |  3/18/2011  | 
API requests for Google Documents List, Google Spreadsheets, and Google Sites will be required to use secure sockets layer connections.
Nuix Integrates E-Discovery With Lotus Notes
News  |  3/18/2011  | 
The software pulls data via Domino Extensible Language (DXL), IBM's preferred method of data-extraction for Lotus Notes, across both email and other Lotus Notes databases.
EHR Adopters: Confident, Or Cocky?
News  |  3/18/2011  | 
Healthcare providers have an almost singular focus on putting electronic records in place this year and are highly optimistic about getting it done.
Bill Would Add Mental Health To EHR Incentives
News  |  3/18/2011  | 
Licensed psychologists, clinical social workers, and behavioral health facilities would have access to federal electronic health record stimulus funding under the proposed Senate legislation.
Firefox 4 Arrives Next Week
News  |  3/17/2011  | 
"The thing that we've got that nobody else has is we answer to nobody but you," says Mozilla's director of Firefox.
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