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Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in September 2012
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FCC Unleashes Mobile Health Innovation Initiatives
News  |  9/28/2012  | 
Federal Communications Commission announces new measures to promote mobile technology in healthcare industry, including hiring its own healthcare czar.
EHR Savings Debate Grows
Commentary  |  9/28/2012  | 
Credible sources are raising serious concerns about the value of health IT. Some, but not all, of their criticism is warranted.
Six Tips For Navigating The MDM Jungle
News  |  9/27/2012  | 
As mobile device management and mobile application management choices become overwhelming, consider these key issues.
CIA Releases Official World Maps Collection Online
News  |  9/27/2012  | 
Recommended for teachers, students, journalists, and traveling public, CIA maps include political hotspots and related government officials.
Google Autonomous Cars Get Green Light In California
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
California becomes the third state to permit vehicles that drive themselves to operate on public roads.
Cisco Customers Discuss Its Future
Commentary  |  9/26/2012  | 
The shocker is that VMware is getting a look from 38% of Cisco customers who are in search of alternatives.
8 IT Mistakes: Must-Have Lessons From Top CIOs
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
Spare the euphemisms. Great teams embrace mistakes and get better.
Oracle Open World: Key Issues On Tap
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
Oracle applications executive Steve Miranda, via Twitter chat, suggests Fusion, Taleo, and RightNow will be focus of attention at next week's Oracle Open World conference.
Samsung Addresses Galaxy Exploit
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
Exploit that triggers certain Samsung Galaxy smartphones to reset poses fewer risks than initially reported.
NetSuite CEO: What's Next For ERP In Cloud
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
Watch video of our full interview with NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson on his 'complicated' relationship with Oracle, and much more.
HIMSS Asks Congress for Patient Identity System--Again
News  |  9/25/2012  | 
Health Information Management and Systems Society believes up to 14% of medical records have wrong, potentially dangerous info due to misidentification. New system might include biometrics.
Feds Want Wider Use Of Health Records Applet
News  |  9/25/2012  | 
'Blue Button' web applet that provides personal health records has been popular with U.S. veterans; White House now promoting use by private sector insurers.
5 IT Tips For State Health Insurance Exchanges
News  |  9/25/2012  | 
States confront huge technology challenges and opportunities with federally mandated HIXs. A new report offers guidance to ease the transition.
Foxconn Factory Riot Blamed On iPhone 5 Rush
News  |  9/25/2012  | 
Workers' advocates say Apple's shiny new gadget is being produced in unsafe conditions, sparking tensions between offshore assembly crews and guards.
Avatar Game Simulates Health IT Security Scenarios
News  |  9/25/2012  | 
IT experts see value in training tool for smaller practices, but interactive video also an effective training tool.
EHRs Under Fire For Inflating Medicare Bills
News  |  9/25/2012  | 
HHS, Center for Public Integrity say some healthcare providers are gaming the system to draw higher Medicare reimbursement. Doctors say electronic health records are simply enabling them to bill for things they had done for free in the past.
VCs To Startups: Get Thee To The Cloud
Commentary  |  9/24/2012  | 
Vegas data center confab shows technology, economics, and a cutthroat business environment shaping infrastructure hosting and services.
Feds Automate Sharing Of Sensitive Health Data
News  |  9/24/2012  | 
Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Veterans Affairs use new metadata technique to exchange substance abuse records without compromising patient privacy.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Adds Compliance Power
News  |  9/24/2012  | 
Microsoft builds new security tools into latest version of Exchange that are designed to stop compliance breaches before they occur.
Salesforce ChatterBox: 4 Facts SMBs Should Know
News  |  9/24/2012  | 
Should SMBs drop their existing cloud filesharing and storage tools for Salesforce.com's upcoming app?
Iran Denies Hacking American Banks, Censors Google
News  |  9/24/2012  | 
Iranian official says bank attack blame is a smoke screen for the U.S. to continue launching cyber attacks against Iran.
iPhone 5 Maker Shuts Plant Amid Labor Strife
News  |  9/24/2012  | 
Apple and contractor Foxconn are mum on whether facility's closure will impact production of iPhone 5, which is sold out across the country.
Next Valley View: NetSuite And More
Commentary  |  9/24/2012  | 
Tune in Sept. 26 for the next episode of our live Web TV series, including chats with NetSuite's CEO, a banking IT innovator, and some ambitious startups.
Salesforce.com's Next Steps To Become The Next Oracle
Commentary  |  9/24/2012  | 
Salesforce.com is still tiny compared to giants like IBM, Oracle, and SAP, but there's plenty of room for fast growth in new markets. Here's what it needs to do next.
Facebook Halts Facial Recognition In Europe
News  |  9/21/2012  | 
Facebook hopes to restore the service if it can reach an agreement with regulators about how to obtain user consent.
IT Tool Makes Conversion To ICD-10 Less Painful
News  |  9/21/2012  | 
ChartWise system reduces the burden on clinicians by making ICD-10 codes appear when users scroll over ICD-9 entries.
3 Ways SMBs Can Capitalize On Google's Dominance
News  |  9/20/2012  | 
Google is poised to overtake Facebook as the largest seller of display ads in the U.S., adding to its existing search and mobile dominance. Here's how small and midsize businesses can cash in.
Xerox Wins Contract For Nevada Health Insurance Exchange
News  |  9/20/2012  | 
Nevada awards $72 million to Xerox to build its health insurance exchange system--and to prepare the state for the onslaught of users.
CIO Profiles: Mark White Of Swank Audio Visuals
News  |  9/20/2012  | 
Ignore hyped technologies at you own risk, says this CIO.
How To Build A High-Performance IT Team
Commentary  |  9/20/2012  | 
In a tight job market, CIOs and other tech employers need to rethink their recruiting, training, and retention practices.
Salesforce.com Goes To Work.com
News  |  9/20/2012  | 
Salesforce.com and Facebook co-developed new Work.com app for goal-setting, employee feedback, and performance reviews.
GAO Urges Action On Mobile Device Security
News  |  9/19/2012  | 
Watchdog agency advises private sector and federal agencies to step up efforts to educate consumers against malware, other threats.
Does BYOD Make Sense For SMBs?
News  |  9/19/2012  | 
IT pros at small and midsize businesses are bracing for a wave of new devices when the iPhone 5 and would-be competitors start showing up in offices. Some aren't happy about that.
Salesforce.com Unifies, Extends Cloud Portfolio
News  |  9/19/2012  | 
At Dreamforce conference, Salesforce.com's marketing, development platform, and HTML5 announcements point to consolidation of acquisitions even as it adds new file-sharing, social, and collaborative capabilities.
Analytics Can Expand Health Insurers' Role
News  |  9/18/2012  | 
Insurers can help solve problems such as medication errors and duplication of services if providers share clinical and financial data, says new PricewaterhouseCoopers report.
Judge Denies Samsung Request To Lift Tablet Ban
News  |  9/18/2012  | 
Samsung wants to sell its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the U.S. again, but judge says jury's exoneration is not enough to lift injunction.
Oracle To Buy SelectMinds For Social Recruiting
News  |  9/18/2012  | 
Oracle's planned acquisition complements earlier purchase of Taleo and stokes competition with IBM, Salesforce.com, and SAP in talent management.
In-Q-Tel Invests In Cloud-Based Content Management
News  |  9/17/2012  | 
CIA's investment firm enters agreement with Huddle to adapt European cloud collaboration platform for U.S. government use.
Samsung Goes On Offensive Against iPhone 5
Commentary  |  9/17/2012  | 
Samsung releases attack ad pitting the Galaxy S III against the iPhone 5. Parodies of the ad are quickly conjured up by Apple and Nokia fans in response.
Free WebEx Competitor Gets Boost From VMware's Zimbra
News  |  9/14/2012  | 
AnyMeeting, which essentially does what WebEx and GoToMeeting do (but for free), wins new friends in Zimbra app gallery.
Google Chrome To Get 'Do Not Track'
News  |  9/14/2012  | 
Google browser users should see support for privacy setting that turns off tracking cookies related to ads, by year's end.
Microsoft To Patch IE 10 Ahead Of Windows 8
News  |  9/14/2012  | 
Microsoft plays it safe, promises fix to IE 10 Flash exploit prior to new OS's general release.
Craft Brewer Likes Taste of SAP Business One App
News  |  9/14/2012  | 
A small brewery dumps spreadsheets in favor of software built specifically for beer makers on the SAP Business One platform.
5 Alternatives To The Apple iPhone 5
News  |  9/14/2012  | 
Before you decide on an iPhone 5, check out the top smartphone alternatives.
CDC To Automate Hospital Infection Report Submissions
News  |  9/14/2012  | 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will use Direct messaging to enable facilities to transmit data without manually uploading files.
Federal Money Boosts IT Investment In Insurance Exchanges
News  |  9/14/2012  | 
Many states will use their portion of the $765 million grant to grow the IT capabilities of their health insurance exchanges.
Primerica Picks IBM Connections, Hearsay Social Platforms
News  |  9/13/2012  | 
Though financial industry regulations present obstacles, CIO says it's time to go social or get left behind.
Android Warning: 50% Of Devices Need Patching
News  |  9/13/2012  | 
Blame carriers for slow or nonexistent patches, even as the number of new, malicious Android apps has increased 41 times since last year.
SAP Co-CEO Explains Cloud Plan, 'Wacky' Hana
News  |  9/13/2012  | 
SAP's Jim Hagemann-Snabe takes on tough questions and rebuts Larry Ellison's barbs at the InformationWeek 500 Conference.
Army Commanders: Let Us Choose Big Data Apps
News  |  9/12/2012  | 
The Army faces a technology control debate as some commanders ask to choose their own big data intelligence apps, looking to prevent more troop deaths from IEDs.
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