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Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in April 2013
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Microsoft Updates Cloud Agreement For HIPAA Rules
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Microsoft responds to new HIPAA regulations that make cloud service providers "business associates" of healthcare providers and health plans.
SMBs Love Mobile, Struggle On Strategy
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Mobile use skyrockets in small and midsized businesses, says SMB Group annual survey. But what about measuring results?
IBM Makes Enterprise Mobile Security Move
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
IBM partners with mobile security vendor Arxan Technologies to secure apps created with its Worklight platform against malware and other attacks.
10 Breakthrough DARPA Technologies
Slideshows  |  4/29/2013  | 
From next-generation aircraft to smarter missiles, projects launched by DARPA's Tactical Technology Office push new limits. Take a closer look.
British Police Haven't Solved Tech Problems
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Police languish with old BlackBerrys and no easy way to coordinate tech efforts while the government's promised central crime-fighting organization is no where in sight.
Canada Doctors Reap ROI From EHRs
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Medical practices and the Canadian government save millions per year after transitioning to electronic health records, study says.
Education Data: Privacy Backlash Begins
News  |  4/26/2013  | 
Privacy and education experts sound alarms about the movement to capture and analyze more and more student data, even as edu tech companies decry ulterior motives.
Google Reports Censorship Surge
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Governments around the world are telling Google to remove more information.
Google Floats Antitrust Concessions To EU
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Without admitting guilt, Google proposes changes to its business practices in Europe.
Box Expands Healthcare Offerings
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Cloud storage service announces new healthcare partner applications, customers and security compliance.
Boston Hospital CIO Reflects After Bombing
Commentary  |  4/25/2013  | 
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka blogs on risk planning and data sharing in wake of the Boston Marathon bombing.
British Startup Targets 'White Van Man'
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Powered Now offers tablet-based administration solutions to U.K.'s small service businesses.
DataCell Wins WikiLeaks Donation Case
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Iceland's Supreme Court upholds ruling against Valitor, a local processor of Visa and MasterCard payments that declined to credit donated funds to DataCell client Wikileaks.
U.K.'s Prized Creative Industry At Risk, Study Says
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
British creative industry must ramp up technological innovation or risk being left behind, says think tank.
European Students Need Better Tech Training, Study Says
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
IT is distributed unevenly across schools, with 20% of secondary students never using computers for school work, reports European Commission.
White House Shares Earth Observation Plans
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
Feds plan to leverage resources to better track environmental, planetary systems and resources.
Skykick Tackles Microsoft Office 365 Migration Headaches
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
Startup promises to reduce the pain for IT providers that help SMBs move from on-premises Exchange environments to Office 365.
Dictating While Driving: As Dangerous As Typing
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
Study shows that drivers who use voice-to-text services to dictate text messages are just as impaired as those who type them.
Google To U.K.: Don't Snipe About Our Tax Rate
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Google CEO dismisses complaints of low corporate taxes, says Britain should be grateful for the economic boost the company provides.
Military Uses Big Data As Spy Tech
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
U.S. intelligence agencies use semantic analysis software to find potential security threats from massive volumes of incoming data.
Big Data For Mom-And-Pop Shops
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Startup Tranzlogic brings big data-style analytics like those used by giant retailers to small and midsize merchants.
Will Doctors 'C' The Way To Accountable Care?
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Health IT vendor Lumeris develops "Nine C's" framework to help primary care physicians achieve healthcare reform goals.
Pentagon Reverses Decision On Cyber Medal After Outcry
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
Following a review, Defense Secretary Hagel discontinues medal that would have recognized drone operators and other cyber warriors.
Google Wants To Pay More For Clean Power
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
To encourage energy utilities to offer major customers clean power, Google suggests businesses pay an optional tariff.
IT Strategies For Future Cities
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
How mayors and CIOs in five U.S. cities are using technology to create more efficient, sustainable urban areas that are good for business and great places to live.
Federal CIOs Launch Shared Services Catalog
News  |  4/18/2013  | 
New resources offer step-by-step road map for agencies looking to cut costs by sharing information technology and other services.
HP Unveils Online 'STEMx' Courses For Teachers
News  |  4/18/2013  | 
HP Catalyst Academy will offer teachers MOOC-driven "mini-courses" on traditional STEM disciplines, plus other high-tech subjects.
Android Smartphone Sellers Should Patch, Refund Or Perish
Commentary  |  4/18/2013  | 
FTC should crack down on wireless carriers and smartphone manufacturers that put their customers at risk by failing to update Android devices.
DOD Moves Forward With Cloud Broker Plans
News  |  4/17/2013  | 
DISA gets "initial operating capability" to act as Defense Department's cloud services broker, as DOD strives to simplify military groups' acquisition of cloud services.
ACLU Seeks Carrier Smackdown Over Android Updates
News  |  4/17/2013  | 
ACLU urges FTC to let consumers return carrier-supplied Android devices for full refund or exchange within two years if they don't get regular security updates.
EHR Incentive Program Is Off Track, Senators Say
News  |  4/17/2013  | 
Report says Obama administration should "reboot" program and delay later stages of Meaningful Use.
U.K. Accounting Software Supports Tax Filing Via Cloud
News  |  4/17/2013  | 
IRIS launches OpenCloud Tax software to help business clients securely submit financial data to the government through the cloud.
U.K. Eyes IT Savings From Open Standards
News  |  4/17/2013  | 
New panel of IT leaders from industry and public sector tasked with helping government cut IT costs by adopting open standard solutions.
European Lawmakers Upset ISPs, Game Makers
News  |  4/16/2013  | 
Brussels proposes changes to copyright protection legislation, delays planned tax breaks for British game developers.
Educational Software Gets Graded
News  |  4/16/2013  | 
Edu Star platform aims to give teachers, schools and developers empirical rankings of education tech tools, accelerating application innovation and deployment.
Healthcare Industry Makes Little Progress On ICD-10
News  |  4/16/2013  | 
Unless healthcare providers, software vendors and insurers catch up quickly, there will be significant disruptions in October 2014 when the new code set becomes law.
Healthcare Directed Exchange Gets Big Government Push
News  |  4/15/2013  | 
Requiring electronic health record systems to allow direct communications, plus access to health information service providers, might help providers meet Meaningful Use stage 2 criteria.
EU Accepts Google Antitrust Proposal
News  |  4/15/2013  | 
Google escapes serious sanctions, but will change the way it displays some search results in Europe.
Banks Must Ditch Legacy IT
Commentary  |  4/15/2013  | 
Banks with decades-old IT systems are struggling to adjust to the changing regulatory and financial landscape.
H-1B: Ripe For Reform
Commentary  |  4/15/2013  | 
20% of H-1B petitions granted last year went to just four firms, all outsourcers. That's just one of several proofs that the controversial visa program is hurting U.S. tech.
U.K. Investigates Disappointing LTE Auction
News  |  4/15/2013  | 
National Audit Office launches probe into whether the government failed to maximize revenue from February's 4G spectrum auction, which netted only 67% of predicted proceeds.
U.K. IT Industry Offers Strategies To Improve NHS
News  |  4/15/2013  | 
National Health Service must become more like online travel and retail sites to thrive in the 21st century, says Intellect report.
Big Data: Start Small, Think Big
News  |  4/15/2013  | 
A toe-in-the-water approach to big data makes more sense than jumping in with both feet, says CEO of IT management software firm ManageEngine.
HP Brings Mobile Cloud Services To Enterprise
News  |  4/12/2013  | 
HP's cloud services will add a set of mobile device services that includes file sharing capabilities to challenge Dropbox.
Distance Learning Regulation Needs Simplification, Officials Say
News  |  4/12/2013  | 
Former education secretary Richard Riley heads effort to make it easier for students to take online classes by standardizing state regulations.
Donated EHRs May Be Allowed Until 2016
News  |  4/11/2013  | 
Proposed government regulation would let hospitals subsidize EHRs and related services for independent doctors through 2016, instead of 2013.
Federal IT Budget To Increase In 2014
News  |  4/11/2013  | 
DOD tech budget is flat, but major civilian agencies will see more investment.
Google Sued By British Street Mapping Service
News  |  4/11/2013  | 
Steetmap suit claiming Google uses "uncompetitive" practices follows announcement by six data protection authorities that they will sanction search giant for privacy noncompliance.
British Bank Faces Probe After IT Glitches
News  |  4/11/2013  | 
After two major IT failures last summer, the Royal Bank of Scotland now faces regulatory investigations that could result in further penalties.
IT Salary Survey 2013: 11 Career Insights
News  |  4/10/2013  | 
IT salaries begin to thaw, with median pay for staffers at $90,000 and managers at $120,000.
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