News & Commentary
Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in March 2012
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Joslin Diabetes Center, Sermo Expand Online Collaboration
News  |  3/30/2012  | 
Diabetes Center will partner with Sermo, one of the largest social networking sites for U.S. physicians, to improve patient care.
Apple Supplier Foxconn Will Reduce Working Hours
News  |  3/30/2012  | 
Fair Labor Association association finds significant issues with factories in China operated by Apple supplier Foxconn, which said it would reduce hours for some workers.
No Hands-Free Phones In Cars: Why Stop There?
Commentary  |  3/30/2012  | 
Let's outlaw distracting passengers in the name of safety. Or perhaps we can regulate a one-gag-per-passenger rule.
FBI's New Sentinel System: Exclusive Look
Commentary  |  3/30/2012  | 
Our first look at the FBI's $451 million case management system reveals a user interface and features with the look and feel of a PC application.
White House Shares $200 Million Big Data Plan
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Obama administration announced plans to fund R&D push for big data analysis, for applications ranging from health to defense.
10 Essential Android Apps For SMBs
Slideshows  |  3/29/2012  | 
No glitz, no glamour, just results: These 10 budget-friendly Android apps help SMB users simplify everyday tasks and power through to-do lists.
CIO Profiles: James A. Goetz of Convergys
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
The Convergys tech chief is using real-time analytics to improve customer service.
SuccessFactors Jam: Sweeter Than Salesforce.com Chatter?
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
SAP's recently acquired cloud business extends a Chatter-like social networking platform to 15 million subscribers at no charge.
Cloud Vendor Brings CFOs Closer To ERP Data
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Host Analytics adds business intelligence capabilities so top execs can better anticipate future revenue.
Google Apps Vault Promises Easy E-Discovery
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Understanding and managing corporate correspondence can be simple and affordable, Google contends.
Is That Healthcare Website Making You Sick?
Slideshows  |  3/28/2012  | 
Many healthcare websites provide valuable information that can help prepare you for the next doctor's visit. But some serve up misinformation that just might land you in the hospital. Here's how to tell the difference.
IT Decisions Hang On Supreme Court Healthcare Ruling
Commentary  |  3/28/2012  | 
Supreme Court's ruling on the constitutionality of healthcare reform legislation could influence the direction of health IT.
Outsourcing Or Automation: No Difference To Unemployed Workers
Commentary  |  3/28/2012  | 
Some 750,000 U.S. tech and business workers are going to get the pink slip between now and 2016. Does it really matter if their jobs go offshore or are replaced by machines?
Some States Slow To Pay Medicaid EHR Incentives
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Some are making strong efforts to spread health IT, but a dozen are not yet paying providers for EHR adoption.
India Lodges Complaint Over H-1B Visa Rejections
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
U.S. makes it too difficult for foreign tech pros to enter the country on H-1B and L-1 visas, Indian commerce minister says.
AstraZeneca Pilots Microsoft Lync For Better Collaboration
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
R&D, supply chain operations, and the communications budget gain from Microsoft's unified communications suite, says pharmaceutical CTO at Enterprise Connect.
Avaya Gives Peek At Future Of Collaboration
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Awareness beats presence, Avaya says, outlining its vision for next generation collaboration tools at Enterprise Connect. Think technology that understands who's most relevant, based on your current work, not just who's online.
FBI CIO Exits, With Sentinel Project Nearly Done
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Chad Fulgham, a former Wall Street tech exec, says software development for FBI's delayed Sentinel case-management system is now complete.
BlackBerrys Can Replace Eyeballs For Security Scans
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Secure biometrics via BlackBerry, anyone? NFC-equipped BlackBerries can stand in for your eyeball when using Iris ID Systems' IrisAccess platform.
6 Ways To Stop Baby Boomer, Millenial Conflict
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
IT leaders can thwart battles between the generations using these smart strategies.
Dear FTC: Privacy Power Trumps Privacy Rules
Commentary  |  3/26/2012  | 
As it tackles consumer data privacy, the FTC needs to think less about limiting what companies can do, and more about empowering consumers themselves.
Parlez-Vous CIA? Agency Website Speaks 5 Languages
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
CIA.gov now available in Arabic, French, Spanish, Chinese, and Russian.
Google Ordered To Delete Defamatory Autocompletions
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
Google says Japanese court issues limited demand that covers a specific set of queries affecting a single plaintiff.
FTC Calls For Data Privacy Laws
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
Federal Trade Commission requests legislation on privacy and data brokers and continues to push for a Do Not Track program.
Cloud Security Frameworks: A Journey or a Destination?
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
A viable cloud security framework, on the surface, it seems pretty basic and should mirror whatever security framework(s) your company has built around your legacy business systems.
Feds Update Terrorism Data Sharing Guidelines
News  |  3/23/2012  | 
National Counterterrorism Center gets more leeway to access and analyze data collected about possible terrorist activities.
Healthcare Industry Not Ready For ICD-10: Survey
News  |  3/23/2012  | 
Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) report confirms that many health organizations wouldn't have met Oct. 1, 2013 deadline.
Angry Birds Space Mirrors Real Rocket Science
Commentary  |  3/23/2012  | 
Did you know Rovio's Angry Birds Space was developed in collaboration with NASA through a Space Act Agreement? The game illustrates microgravity, a concept fundamental to current NASA experiments.
SAS Introduces Big Data Visual Analytics Platform
News  |  3/23/2012  | 
Hadoop-based storage combined with visual data-exploration and predictive analytics capabilities make new SAS platform stand apart in in-memory computing.
Most Smartphones Lost At Night
Commentary  |  3/23/2012  | 
LookOut Mobile says two-thirds of lost devices vanish from pubs and bars at night.
SMBs Use Gamification To Convert Fans Into Cash
News  |  3/22/2012  | 
Here's how two SMBs are using simple games to produce profits from online prospects.
How To Make Information Security Everyone's Problem
Commentary  |  3/22/2012  | 
Use self-interest and propaganda to change employees' attitudes about endpoint security.
RIM Loses Canada To Apple
News  |  3/22/2012  | 
So much for hometown loyalty: Canadian businesses are increasingly trading their Research In Motion BlackBerrys for Apple iPhones.
White House 'Green Button' Initiative Eyes Electricity Savings
News  |  3/22/2012  | 
Effort to help people manage electricity usage expands, with backing from nine utilities, a developer challenge from the DOE, and third-party Web and mobile apps.
NYC To Apply For .nyc Domain
News  |  3/22/2012  | 
Aims to generate revenue and bolster city’s profile for business, tourism, and other activities.
Will Google Big Query Transform Big Data Analysis?
News  |  3/22/2012  | 
Search giant unveils cloud-based analytics service that will speed advertising data analysis and help companies sidestep the big-data skills gap.
Moxie Brings Workforce And Customer Collaboration Together
News  |  3/22/2012  | 
Software maker says CRM and enterprise social communities can help each other.
5 Ways To Land A Hot Programming Job
News  |  3/22/2012  | 
As more and more large enterprises outsource their IT jobs, here's how you can jostle for a programming position at a killer startup.
270,000 More IT Jobs Headed Offshore
News  |  3/22/2012  | 
Offshore outsourcing will continue at brisk pace for next four years, then ease up as automation replaces offshoring as a way for companies to save money, a new study says.
How To Navigate Intersection Of MDM, Cloud Email
Commentary  |  3/21/2012  | 
As mobile workforces meet cloud software, IT leaders may get confused about where to go with mobile device management tools.
11 Telemedicine Tools Transforming Healthcare
Slideshows  |  3/21/2012  | 
We haven't figured out how to teleport patients into medical offices. But telemedicine technologies link patients and clinicians in ways Ray Bradbury would admire.
6 Pros And 3 Cons Of Microsoft's Cloud Strategy
Commentary  |  3/21/2012  | 
Options to deploy CRM and ERP in the cloud or on-premises deserve praise, but will Microsoft move fast enough and give Apple and Android platforms sufficient support?
8 Things Tablets Still Can't Do
Slideshows  |  3/21/2012  | 
Have we really entered a post-PC world? The new Apple iPad and its tablet rivals still come up short on a few important measures.
New iPad Gets Mythbusters Treatment
Commentary  |  3/21/2012  | 
Apple forgot to make the new iPad impervious to lasers, assault rifles, and hard drops, according to entertaining new videos.
Deadbeats 2.0: How SMBs Use Cloud To Get Paid
News  |  3/21/2012  | 
How two SMBs automate everything from friendly reminders to the not-so-friendly collections process.
Global Telemedicine Market Headed For $27 Billion
News  |  3/21/2012  | 
BCC Research report says global demand continues to grow, while U.S. market is thriving thanks to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
NComputing Offers Virtual Desktop Images For Windows PCs
News  |  3/20/2012  | 
Company promises VDI for Apple's iOS and Google Android mobile devices next.
Can Personalized Medicine Improve Drug Safety?
Commentary  |  3/20/2012  | 
Personalized medicine programs can find better treatments based on patients' genetics. Why can't the same tools be used to predict--and prevent--adverse drug reactions?
HP Combines PC, Printer Groups
News  |  3/20/2012  | 
Hewlett Packard merges two humbled business units for greater operational efficiency. It may now be harder for investors to assess the health and margins of each operation.
IBM Sues Another Former Exec
News  |  3/20/2012  | 
Lawsuit against former federal services VP Thomas Romeo is fifth time Big Blue has hauled a former exec into court in recent years for alleged breach of contract.
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