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Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in May 2012
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State Health Insurance Exchanges Choke On Health IT
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Politico: Politics aside, IT could be biggest barrier to 2014 readiness.
5 Qualities IT Leaders, Paratroopers Share
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
FireHost CEO Chris Drake says years of jumping out of a plane prepared him to be a technology leader.
Watch Out: I've Become The Boss Of Me
Commentary  |  5/31/2012  | 
Cloud services are helping to create a new wave of super-powered, cell-sized businesses. Thanks to us, you may have to manage quite differently.
Cloud Pricing: Amazon, Microsoft Keep Cutting
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
Look for cloud computing prices to continue falling as vendors compete for enterprise IT workloads. Second in our series on cloud computing pricing.
Cloud's Thorniest Question: Does It Pay Off?
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
Many CIOs have their doubts. In this series, we examine why cloud costs remain so hard to judge.
State Of Data Centers: Hot, Crowded, Virtual
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
With just 8% of respondents to our 2012 survey expecting to build new facilities and constrained budgets the No. 1 impactful trend, it's clear enterprise IT's transformation to service provider is in full swing.
Maine Health Information Exchange Adds Medical Images
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
HealthInfoNet, Maine's health information exchange, becomes first in the nation to support statewide sharing of X-rays, CT scans, and other medical images.
Clinical Goals Drive Paperless Hospital's IT Choices
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
Danish hospital plans for an all-digital future, seeks technology that addresses healthcare delivery needs of the 2020s.
TSA Buys Into iPhones, iPads
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Transportation Security Administration budgets $3 million for iPhones, iPads, and other Apple gear for IT security testing, mobile app development, and other uses.
How Colligo Helped Novartis Trust iPads On SharePoint
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Penetration testing found only Colligo met Novartis' rigorous criteria for allowing iPads to access sensitive corporate data on SharePoint.
Google Apps Clears Key Security Hurdle
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Google Apps for Business wins ISO 27001 certification, potentially opening the door to wider adoption in government and regulated industries.
Mass. Safety Net Hospitals Land $628M For Transformation
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Health IT infrastructure improvements will be part of healthcare delivery changes supported by federal and state funding.
Facebook's Advertising Problem
Commentary  |  5/25/2012  | 
GM says Facebook ads don't work. While search was made for advertising, social will be harder for marketers.
Angry Birds Malware Sparks $78,000 Fine
News  |  5/25/2012  | 
British regulators crack down on Latvian company behind the RuFraud malware scheme that placed 27 fake versions of Android apps, including Angry Birds Space, on Google Play.
How To Improve Communication Between Clinicians
Commentary  |  5/24/2012  | 
Although mandated to communicate better with patients, some healthcare providers also are looking for tech tools that get info to staff faster.
Facebook IPO: Strangest Of All Time?
News  |  5/24/2012  | 
Technology glitches, insane valuations, secret disclosures, and high-frequency trading have all played a part in the Facebook IPO soap opera.
Feds Face 'Big Data' Storage Challenge
News  |  5/24/2012  | 
Federal data centers are filling up with data as terabytes accumulate into petabytes. Agencies must adapt their storage architectures and policies to optimize it all.
North Carolina Fights Medicaid Fraud With Analytics
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
In two years, IBM data mining software has identified $191 million in potentially false Medicaid claims.
3 Goals Of White House 'Digital Government' Plan
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Federal agencies required to make services available to mobile users within 12 months and to release more government data through Web APIs.
Facebook's Tech-Snarled IPO: What We Know
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Four lawsuits have arisen following Facebook's troubled initial public offering. NASDAQ's trading systems are not the first to suffer IPO day technical woes.
5 Mobile Metrics That Matter For SMBs
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Seeing low usage of your mobile apps? Tons of uninstalls? Focus on these numbers to improve your SMB mobile strategy.
IBM: Sorry, Siri. You're Not Welcome Here
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
IBM bans Apple's Siri voice assistant from its networks due to potential security risks.
Researchers 'Map' Android Malware Genome
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
New initiative promotes sharing of Android malware research worldwide, beefing up mobile anti-malware tools
SAP Ariba Deal: Not All About Cloud
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
SAP bids for leading trading network, but look beyond the cloud hype in the $4.3 billion deal. Ariba competes with specialized supplier-management and trading firms, not Salesforce.com.
U.S. Tech Worker Shortage Looms, Study Warns
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Tech-industry backed group says U.S. is losing the global battle for tech talent to countries that welcome skilled workers with open arms. But not everyone is convinced of a talent shortage.
With SpaceX In Flight, What's Next For NASA
News  |  5/22/2012  | 
The Dragon spacecraft faces a series of tricky tests and maneuvers as it heads to the International Space Station.
Emerging Wireless Medical Technology Gets FCC Blessing
News  |  5/22/2012  | 
FCC proposes increased spectrum capacity for Medical Body Area Network (MBAN) devices, paving the way for doctors to use patient-worn devices to monitor vital signs.
Tesla's Electric Sedan Hits The Road In June
News  |  5/22/2012  | 
Model S luxury sedan boasts the longest range of any all-electric car.
E-Prescribing Reaches Tipping Point
News  |  5/22/2012  | 
Surescripts survey finds 58% of office-based physicians now issue prescriptions electronically. Meaningful Use e-prescribing requirements have played a large role in the technology's adoption.
London Police Test Smartphone Data Dump Kits
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
British police train their own forensic specialists to test suspects' mobile devices in the station, saving the time and expense of using specialized forensics labs.
Google Must Make 4 Antitrust Fixes
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
European Commission demands proposals to address its anti-trust concerns, which include results placement and copying content from other search engines without permission.
Web-Based Insurance Exchanges Attract $1 Billion+
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
Recent federal investments in state health insurance exchanges bring total grant funding to more than $1 billion. Needed next: strong security.
Cable Giants Open 50,000 Wi-Fi Hotspots
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
Five cable companies, including Comcast and Time Warner, have agreed to let subscribers roam freely on Wi-Fi networks operated by one another.
SAP Swallows Sybase, CEO John Chen's Role Uncertain
Commentary  |  5/21/2012  | 
Sybase will be an SAP brand, not a separate subsidiary, in an integration that eliminates the longtime Sybase CEO's current role.
4 Ways Facebook Can Woo SMBs
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
Facebook's ad revenue depends largely on the combined pool of smaller advertisers. Here's what the company can do to better serve SMBs.
Cloud's Tough Enemy: Chargeback Pushback
News  |  5/18/2012  | 
Chargeback has always been hard for IT, but cloud computing forces the issue. At the same time, pushback from business users continues.
Mobile App Development: How To Choose Your Partner
Commentary  |  5/18/2012  | 
From technology boutiques to consultancies, your choices for mobile development services partners keep multiplying. Consider this advice from Forrester Research.
Hybrid CIOs: The Future Of SMB IT?
News  |  5/17/2012  | 
David Hemendinger is both COO and CIO of the midmarket firm Summer Infant--and likes it. Here's why he thinks a hybrid COO/CIO/CTO role will become an increasingly common IT strategy at SMBs.
Senator Wants 55,000 Green Cards For Tech Grads
News  |  5/17/2012  | 
Sen. John Cornyn proposes replacing visa lottery with program that allocates more permanent resident visas to foreign STEM students at U.S. universities.
Why Google's Nexus Plan Makes Sense
Commentary  |  5/17/2012  | 
Google is preparing to revamp how "pure Android" smartphones are sold in a move that will surely appeal to diehard Android users.
5 Ways IT Leaders Can Get More Staff Feedback
News  |  5/16/2012  | 
Criticism is hard to take, but it can be even harder for employees to offer. Here's how to encourage your IT staff to open up and build a stronger team.
IPv6: This Time, It's For Real
News  |  5/16/2012  | 
On June 6, 2012, IPv6 support will be turned on and left on. Here's why enterprise IT needs to care--and some bad news from our exclusive trending research.
One Year ICD-10 Delay Just Right, CHIME Says
News  |  5/16/2012  | 
College of Healthcare Information Management Executives says the government's recommendation to postpone compliance with the new medical billing code system until 2014 strikes the right balance.
HTC Smartphone Blockade Racks Up Victims
Commentary  |  5/16/2012  | 
Certain HTC smartphones have been blocked at U.S. Customs, putting the hurt on AT&T and Sprint. Does Apple care that its patent war is damaging its own customers?
Doctors' Tablet Use Almost Doubles In 2012
News  |  5/16/2012  | 
Apple's iPad has emerged as the dominant tablet platform, according to Manhattan Research survey.
Facebook's 11 Biggest Technology Bets
News  |  5/15/2012  | 
When Facebook stock goes on sale later this week, investors will be banking on open source. What other key technology pieces will Facebook use to grow its business?
5 Steps To A Strong SMB Mobile App
News  |  5/15/2012  | 
It's easier than ever to create a mobile app, but just because you build it doesn't mean anyone will come. Here's how to get consumers to actually use your apps.
Can IT Be Trusted With Personal Devices?
Commentary  |  5/15/2012  | 
Mobile device management as a path to security is a fundamentally flawed strategy. You must manage the data.
Windows 8 Lets Parents Track Kids' Internet Use
News  |  5/15/2012  | 
Microsoft's Windows 8 Family Safety tool generates reports that keep parents informed about their children's online activities.
SAP Faces Uphill Battle On Database, Mobile, Cloud
Commentary  |  5/15/2012  | 
SAPPHIRE conference spotlights a young, three-pronged strategy that remains a work in progress.
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