News & Commentary
Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in July 2011
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SAP And Oracle Battle, Customers Avoid Choosing Sides
Commentary  |  7/29/2011  | 
Will it be the apps vendor's innovation or the stack vendor's one-stop shop? IT hedges its bets.
Clinical Informatics Poised To Become Medical Subspecialty
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Physician informaticists will finally be recognized as board certified if the American Board of Medical Specialties approves.
DARPA Seeks Wireless Power For Soldiers In Field
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
A method to transmit power over short distances would reduce the need for batteries and cut the load that soldiers carry.
Social Media Engagement: Feds Need Better Policies
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Guidelines for use of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media are being developed by federal agencies, but the GAO says they must do more to address records management, privacy, and security.
In Case of Emergency, Check Twitter
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Facebook, Twitter, and similar social media tools can enhance disaster preparedness and emergency response, according to New England Journal of Medicine commentary.
Twitter Pushes Ads Into User Timelines
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
Promoted Tweets will now appear in the stream that users see, augmenting the Twitter search advertising the microblogging service introduced last year.
Hospitals Boost IT Spending Plans
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
The prospect of Meaningful Use dollars has spurred healthcare providers to spend more in tough economic times, according to a HIMSS Analytics report.
Telemedicine Reduces Rural Health Disparities, Says UnitedHealth
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
Major health insurer urges more broadband connectivity, fewer regulatory hurdles, and better reimbursement policies.
AMA Says ePrescribing Program Penalizes Docs
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
Aggressive timetable may decrease Medicare patients' access to healthcare, says American Medical Association, which calls for delays.
Keeping Corporate Data Off Mobile Devices With VDI
Commentary  |  7/27/2011  | 
By turning handhelds into the ultimate thin client, remote virtual desktops provide a crisp boundary between personal and enterprise apps and data.
Apple's iPad App Approval Rules: One SMB's Tale
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
ShareFile's native iPad app took two months to pass Apple's approval process. The CEO shares his insights into surviving the in-app purchasing test.
IT Leaders Fight New HIPAA Rule
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
CHIME and MGMA take exception to a proposed requirement to produce access reports within 30 days after a patient's request.
Facebook For Business Debuts, Watch Out Google?
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Not a new service; rather, it's a portal to help businesses understand social marketing.
Obama Talks, Congressional Websites Crash
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Several websites were unavailable or sluggish after an overwhelming public response to the president's call for Congress to resolve debt ceiling issues.
Apple iOS Bug Worse Than Advertised
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Off-the-shelf sniffing tools can exploit the threat, but users of older iPhones and iPod Touches won't see a fix.
SMB IT Pros Saddled With Support Tasks
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
IT managers at smaller firms struggle to devote more time to strategy, security, and new technology, HP survey says.
Telesphere Cloud Videoconferencing: Buy No Hardware
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Cloud-based service for enterprises and SMBs builds hardware leasing into monthly fee.
Sen. Al Franken Opposes AT&T, T-Mobile Merger
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Outspoken senator from Minnesota says deal would kill off thousands of U.S. jobs and raise cell phone prices.
Microsoft, Capgemini Partner On Azure Services
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Redmond looks to consultants to drive adoption of its Windows Cloud platform in vertical industries.
Google+ Name Rules Adjusted
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
Users believed to be violating the Google+ "common name" policy can expect a more attentive review process.
Feds Get Detailed Cloud Planning Advice
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
Private sector execs, academics suggest changes like updating laws and setting research priorities, share practical recommendations for CIOs.
3 Ways To Manage Underperforming Technology
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
Applying a people approach to technology could help boost performance. Here are three ideas for remediating the laggards.
4 People Lessons To Smooth SMB Tech Rollouts
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
SMBs suffering from underperforming technology might do well to apply these four people management principles to their machines and applications.
LogMeIn Helps iPads , Work Data Play Safely
News  |  7/25/2011  | 
Cloud-based service lets IT control corporate data accessed via mobile devices, starting with iPad and iPhone.
Intuit QuickBooks For Android Debuts
News  |  7/25/2011  | 
Intuit looks to give SMBs a faster way to invoice with QuickBooks Mobile and other business apps for Android smartphones.
Where The IT Jobs Are: Healthcare
News  |  7/25/2011  | 
Demand and pay for health IT talent surges, according to online career site Dice.com.
Feds Must Detail Data Center Consolidations By October
News  |  7/25/2011  | 
Agencies will have to publish their plans online by October 7, according to a new memo by outgoing federal CIO Vivek Kundra.
Google Buys PittPatt, Gains Facial Recognition
News  |  7/25/2011  | 
PittPatt's facial recognition technology is likely to enhance Google's set of social, image, and video services.
US-CERT Director Leaves Abruptly
News  |  7/25/2011  | 
Randy Vickers, head of the organization responsible for protecting the U.S. against cyber attacks, has resigned effective immediately.
IBM In $665 Million Outsource Deal With Manulife
News  |  7/25/2011  | 
Multinational insurer will hand off server, security, disaster recovery, and other critical IT operations to Big Blue.
Google+: We Screwed Up
News  |  7/22/2011  | 
Google's shutdown of Profiles created by businesses has Google+ users crying foul.
Could Social Media Flub Cost You $4.3 Million?
News  |  7/22/2011  | 
What can a social media mistake cost your company in fines, litigation, or loss of customer trust? A new survey reveals some interesting data points.
Eye Doctors Need Specialized EHRs
News  |  7/22/2011  | 
An American Academy of Ophthalmology report outlines flaws in most primary-care oriented EHRs and offers remedies.
Kundra Had Vision, Next Federal CIO Needs Speed
Commentary  |  7/22/2011  | 
The long-term plan for federal IT reform has only just begun to be implemented, so Kundra's successor will have to hit the ground running.
BlackBerry PlayBook Wins Security Clearance From Feds
Commentary  |  7/22/2011  | 
RIM's tablet is the first to pass the Federal Information Processing Standard, deeming it secure enough for use by U.S. government workers.
EHR Incentive Program: Hurt By Poor Checks, Balances?
News  |  7/22/2011  | 
Department of Health and Human Services finds states are unable to gather information tied to Medicaid electronic health record payment eligibility.
SAP BusinessObjects Customers Await New Platform
Commentary  |  7/22/2011  | 
Delays have pushed back the vendor's business intelligence suite 4.0 upgrade, but components including data services and a Microsoft Office analysis tool are finally available.
Android Lawsuits: Google Finds Its Voice
Commentary  |  7/22/2011  | 
Now that Apple has HTC on the ropes for patent violations in Android, Google has stated it will not let HTC lose this case.
OpenStack Founder's Startup, Piston, Eyes Private Cloud Security
News  |  7/21/2011  | 
With $4.5 million in funding and part of the NASA Nebula cloud brain trust, Piston jumps into the private cloud software market.
Google Tests AdWords Credit Card For SMBs
News  |  7/21/2011  | 
The online search giant is testing its own credit card as it intensifies its effort to attract more small business advertising customers.
Mobile Apps: Proposed FDA Rule Will Disrupt Industry
News  |  7/21/2011  | 
Regulations to classify apps as medical devices cover only a fraction of health-related apps, but many parties will be affected.
Capgemini's New Outsourcing Play: Social Media Management
News  |  7/21/2011  | 
International services firm offers labor, expertise for managing social media as a customer channel.
Block AT&T T-Mobile Merger Says Senate Antitrust Chief
Commentary  |  7/20/2011  | 
Members of Congress blast the proposed deal as anti-competitive, but Verizon COO thinks it'll go through anyway, with restrictions.
2 Ways SMBs Make Social Pay: Development, Recruiting
News  |  7/20/2011  | 
Your company may have thousands of likes and followers, but what's that worth? For social projects with proven ROI, think recruiting and referrals.
Verint Buys Vovici, Marries Survey, Social Data
News  |  7/20/2011  | 
Can now combine call center monitoring, social listening, and structured surveys in Voice of the Customer platform.
Lenovo's 3 New Tablets Pack Some Surprises
News  |  7/20/2011  | 
Lenovo jumps into the tablet wars with Android and Windows 7 devices--hearty competitors with a few special features.
EHR Maker Greenway Files For $100 Million IPO
News  |  7/20/2011  | 
Analyst says stock offering could be successful, based on Greenway's rapid growth and the quality of its electronic health record product.
Bill Seeks 'Parity' In Meaningful Use Incentives
News  |  7/20/2011  | 
Current HITECH policy disadvantages many multi-campus hospitals, says American Hospital Association, legislation's sponsors.
Many Android Apps Leaking Private Information
News  |  7/20/2011  | 
In study of 10,000 Android apps, Dasient finds more than 800 may be compromising data.
Cloud Computing: Solving The Backup Problem
News  |  7/19/2011  | 
New York's famed Museum of Modern Art and its 750 employees recently transitioned to Google Apps and deployed Backupify's cloud backup and archiving platform to ensure data integrity.
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