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Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in March 2013
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Veterans Affairs BYOD Plans On Hold
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
Department of Veterans Affairs will delay bring-your-own-device until it solves legal questions involving privacy with personal mobile devices used for work.
National Patient ID System: Debate Stoked
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
Hoping to spark a national conversation on information exchange, a prominent health IT advocate has started a WhiteHouse.gov petition to have Congress lift ban on HHS national patient identification system.
Federal CIO Announces PortfolioStat 2.0
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
PortfolioStat program outlines best practices for agencies to reduce IT spending.
Topol Gives Colbert a Dose of 'Destruction'
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
Scripps cardiologist and noted proponent of wireless health technologies Eric Topol shows off gadgets to comedian's audience.
MS Touts Education Wins For Windows 8, Office 365
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
Microsoft brags about 10 school and university adopting Windows 8, plus three new university customers for Office 365 Education.
Tell Me Again: Why Rush Into Windows 8?
Commentary  |  3/27/2013  | 
Windows Blue might signal a bold new future for touch computing, but it doesn't exactly inspire a quick upgrade to Windows 8 for traditional users like me.
Amazon CloudHSM Aims To Ease Security Worries
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services adds security appliance to keep encryption keys out of common infrastructure, help public cloud users comply with strict compliance regulations.
MobilEcho Secures Corporate Docs For iOS Users
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Acronis file management tool now works with MobileIron AppConnect to lock down and improve access to corporate files for remote workers.
Google Objects To 'Ungoogleable'
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Swedish Language Council removes word coined to describe a term that search engines can't find -- "ogooglebar" in Swedish -- after Google complains.
Hope Battles Fear Over Student Data Integration
Commentary  |  3/26/2013  | 
Education data might accomplish more to improve learning if we can overcome concerns about its potential misuse.
Platfora Brings Business Intelligence To Big Data
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Startup releases platform for slice-and-dice analysis and exploration of data in Hadoop clusters.
Android Malware Infects Activists' Phones
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Targeted, data-stealing attack launched via Tibetan activist's email account leads to Chinese server in Los Angeles, says Kaspersky Lab.
Allscripts Drops Suit Against NYC Public Health System
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
N.Y. health system disputed the claim that it will overpay for rival Epic Systems' electronic health record system.
Healthcare Workarounds Expose EHR Flaws
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Doctors and staff often fall back on paper documents to compensate for poorly designed electronic health record systems, says study.
FDA To Track Illicit Product Trade Online
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
FDA will monitor 10,000 sites a year to uncover illegal marketing and selling of FDA-regulated products from drugs to tobacco.
How Netflix Is Ruining Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  3/25/2013  | 
A laser focus on Amazon Web Services and seeming disregard for next-gen best practices could spell lock-in, and derail real IaaS competition.
British Government's 'Digital By Default' Plans Challenged
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
Drive to offer all government services via the Internet sparks Parliamentary fear that millions of non-Internet users will be left behind.
Big Data's Dark Side
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
Big data has the power to revolutionize society, but also to become Big Brother, warns new book.
Anti-Amazon E-Petition Gains Momentum
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
British grassroots campaign aims to force Amazon to stop "unfair practices" and pay more local tax.
New Web Domain Names: Should You Pass?
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
Plenty of organizations remain in the dark about the flood of new Internet addresses about to become available later this year. Here's what you need to know.
HP Shareholders Meeting Marked By Dissent
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
Shareholders raise heated questions about HP board's Autonomy investigating committee; narrowly fail to oust controversial board members.
Congress Weighs Online Privacy Law Update
News  |  3/20/2013  | 
Email access is one issue on the table in Electronic Communications Privacy Act revision. Balancing constitutional guarantees with the needs of law enforcement won't be easy.
Accenture's 7 Tech Trends Driving Digital Business
Commentary  |  3/20/2013  | 
From customer relationships to cloud, and why mobile isn't one of them.
The End Of BYOD As We Know It?
Commentary  |  3/20/2013  | 
Will IT need to limit which devices can connect to the corporate network? It feels like we're heading for separate Internets, aligned with mobile OSes and their respective clouds.
Office 365: Why A Law Firm Switched
News  |  3/20/2013  | 
A lawyer-slash-IT chief explains how his 14-person law firm is realizing good ROI after its move to Microsoft Office 365.
Gartner Skeptical On BlackBerry Comeback
News  |  3/20/2013  | 
The Z10 is about to debut in the U.S., but BlackBerry will struggle to reclaim as much as 5% of the smartphone market, analysts say.
NASA Curiosity Rover Hit By Software Snafu
News  |  3/19/2013  | 
Back-to-back computer glitches have put Mars mission's science observations on hold for nearly three weeks.
10 Space Technologies That Help On Earth
Slideshows  |  3/18/2013  | 
NASA nurtured many innovations, from a portable communications system to an ultrasound machine for telemedicine, that have made the leap from space to Earth.
European IT Services Market Bumps Along Bottom
News  |  3/18/2013  | 
U.K. was one of few bright spots in dismal global IT services market in 2012, Ovum says.
Monitoring Vs. Spying: Are Employers Going Too Far?
Commentary  |  3/18/2013  | 
The email brouhaha that erupted at Harvard recently did not meet my definition of spying. If your company monitors, do it with reasonable cause.
Watching Workers: Where's The Line?
Commentary  |  3/15/2013  | 
Counting keystrokes might be called for in a data entry context. But tracing the location of a company-issued smartphone during a worker's off-hours isn't going to fly.
How I Solved My Windows Tablet Question
News  |  3/15/2013  | 
Lockheed IT pro Doug Lampe explains why an unusual tablet has all but replaced his traditional laptop in the office -- and why Microsoft's Surface team should pay attention.
HTC Crashes Samsung Galaxy S 4 Event
News  |  3/15/2013  | 
HTC shows up at Samsung's Galaxy S 4 launch party to pitch the One and do a little trash-talking.
Google To Close Reader In Product Purge
News  |  3/14/2013  | 
Petition to save Reader has more than 64,000 votes, but Google won't budge.
Google Play Bans Ad Blocking
News  |  3/14/2013  | 
Ad blocking violates the Android developer agreement, Google claims.
Open Education: Take Back The Curriculum
News  |  3/13/2013  | 
Textbooks and course materials distributed like open source software are becoming a serious force in both primary and higher education.
Pharmacy Company's Rx For Chaos: More Cloud
News  |  3/13/2013  | 
Pharmacy benefits manager AWPRx succeeds with a small team in the complicated world of workers' compensation insurance. CEO Jay Roy explains how cloud plays a big role.
ATF's Gun Tracing System Is A Dud
Commentary  |  3/13/2013  | 
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is using 1960s era technology to manage a 21st century problem. When will this get fixed?
BlackBerry Z10 U.S. Launch Prepped
News  |  3/13/2013  | 
AT&T is the first U.S. carrier to announce a firm launch date for the BlackBerry Z10.
Equinix Opens $60 Million Seattle Data Center
News  |  3/12/2013  | 
New facility enables Equinix to serve as cloud workload transfer point. Will AWS be a future customer?
iPhone, iPad Configuration Files Security Hole Shown
News  |  3/12/2013  | 
Mobile configuration files used by carriers could be repurposed to steal data and remotely control an iPhone or iPad, security firm warns.
What Will Salesforce.com Buy With $1 Billion?
Commentary  |  3/12/2013  | 
Salesforce.com is raising money to fund acquisitions. We're thinking digital marketing and big data companies might be on the target list.
3 Reasons Your Top IT Pros Leave
News  |  3/12/2013  | 
Here's why your best people might be looking for another job -- and expert advice on how to keep them.
8 Tools Changing Business Technology Resiliency
Commentary  |  3/11/2013  | 
Cloud gateways, emergency communications tools and disaster recovery as a service are changing the way businesses run their continuity programs.
White House Supports DOD Spectrum Research
News  |  3/11/2013  | 
White House support for military research into spectrum sharing furthers White House efforts to open spectrum for commercial use.
Informatics Pioneer Says Healthcare Needs Better Systems
News  |  3/11/2013  | 
Dr. Lawrence Weed continues his longstanding advocacy for computer-aided healthcare and revamping medical education.
EHR Interoperability A Hot Topic At HIMSS
News  |  3/11/2013  | 
EHR interoperability is more likely to come from horizontal integration than vertical health IT integration, experts say.
Most U.S. Doctors Would Limit Patient EHR Access
News  |  3/8/2013  | 
Many physicians are willing to let patients update their own medical records, but don't want to give them full online access, says Accenture study.
BYOD Threats Concern British Privacy Regulator
News  |  3/8/2013  | 
Information Commissioner points to risks from employee-owned devices, releases guide to help businesses avoid data breaches, fines.
Cell Phone Spam Doesn't Pay, FTC Says
News  |  3/8/2013  | 
FTC has filed 8 civil lawsuits against cell phone spammers, accusing them of promoting award scams.
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