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Ebola Misdiagnosis: Experts Examine EHR Lessons
Commentary  |  10/23/2014  | 
Putting fault aside, facts of the case align with a common pattern where the use of EHRs contributes to medical errors. What should this unusual case teach us about EHRs and routine?
Hadoop: 5 Undeniable Truths
Commentary  |  10/23/2014  | 
Yes, you still need a traditional data warehouse after beginning work with Hadoop. Here are four more fundamental points to know about the big data platform.
Google Vs. Microsoft: Email Wars
Commentary  |  10/23/2014  | 
Google's Inbox pushes its next-gen email concept at consumers. Microsoft's Delve is doing the same thing with business customers. Will it cause IT headaches when the services butt heads?
Throwback Thursday: Kaypro II Stole My Heart
Commentary  |  10/23/2014  | 
You never forget your first PC -- especially when it weighs 29 pounds and boasts a jaw-dropping 64 KB of RAM.
5 Big Data Trends Government IT Can't Ignore
Commentary  |  10/22/2014  | 
Government IT leaders must stop sitting on the big data sidelines, waiting to make a play.
Why CIOs Should Be More Involved In Acquisitions
Commentary  |  10/22/2014  | 
Here are five important reasons CIOs need to have a voice during mergers and acquisitions.
Shellshock & Why EHRs Need Updating
Commentary  |  10/22/2014  | 
Nearly half of all security breaches occur in healthcare, and outdated medical records systems make data more vulnerable. An up-to-date EHR system can help solve security concerns, save money, and improve patient care.
Why Outlawing Encryption Is Wrong
Commentary  |  10/22/2014  | 
Putting data encryption solely into the hands of government employees won't prevent bad things from happening -- and it might encourage wrongdoing.
7 Questions To Ask When Delivering Cloud Apps
Commentary  |  10/21/2014  | 
What's your goal when you make the decision to deliver your applications over the Internet?
Remaking Healthcare To Improve The Patient Experience
Commentary  |  10/21/2014  | 
Technology must help, not hinder, the connection between patients and healthcare providers.
If Microsoft 'Loves Linux,' Why Not Red Hat?
Commentary  |  10/21/2014  | 
Microsoft says it loves Linux. Enterprises love Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Is there a way to give this love triangle a happy ending?
How Docker Changes Cloud Security
Commentary  |  10/21/2014  | 
Docker's shared Linux kernel architecture isn't secure enough for multitenancy applications. This popular new container technology is, however, a great choice for banking, retail, and online apps.
Who Makes Your Health IT Decisions?
Commentary  |  10/21/2014  | 
With the right IT governance, your organization can make better decisions about where to invest for more effective use of technology.
Helsinki Incubator Shows Value Of Physical Space
Commentary  |  10/20/2014  | 
Helsinki Think Company, a new initiative that offers meeting space for entrepreneurial-minded students, proves that nurturing tech startups is not a virtual exercise.
Cloud ROI: 6 Takeaways To Consider
Commentary  |  10/20/2014  | 
From cloud brokering to talent management, these conclusions will keep cloud decisions focused on business needs.
Internet Of Things Will Turn Networks Inside-Out
Commentary  |  10/20/2014  | 
If IoT is ever going to work, networks will have to grant access to devices that we'd refuse outright today.
Cartoon: Hacked-Off Printer
Commentary  |  10/20/2014  | 
Our cartoonist takes on opinionated peripherals.
This Week In 60 Seconds: Google Phones, Mobile Trading & More
Commentary  |  10/18/2014  | 
Our one-minute video wrap-up looks at mobile trading, new Nexus smartphones, tablets from Google, and other hot stories.
Geekend: The Ethics Of Making Robots Like People
Commentary  |  10/17/2014  | 
The pinnacle of artificial intelligence is to copy people, but is it ethical?
IT Is Slow? Not Our Fault
Commentary  |  10/17/2014  | 
Everyone's telling IT to hurry up. Bah! Compared to other parts of the organization, IT is greased lightning.
iPad Air 2 Vs. Surface Pro 3: No Comparison
Commentary  |  10/17/2014  | 
Comparisons between Apple's iPad Air 2 and Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 are both inevitable and misguided.
Salesforce.com Wave Analytics Cloud: Pros & Cons
Commentary  |  10/17/2014  | 
Salesforce.com Wave is a big bet that's already generating demand, but will it live up to the billing? Here are six Wave pros and cons.
ICANN: Reforms Needed Before US Hands Over Control
Commentary  |  10/17/2014  | 
US Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) says we must still address questions about accountability and transparency to ensure an open, secure, stable Internet.
3 Common & Costly CIO Mistakes
Commentary  |  10/17/2014  | 
CIOs are often undone by sticking with old systems too long and failing to market themselves. Here's how to right the ship.
How Johns Hopkins Delivers Coordinated Care
Commentary  |  10/16/2014  | 
Johns Hopkins Community Health Partnership uses Salesforce.com CRM to deliver a coordinated care model that engages an entire community for better health.
4 Healthcare IT Lessons From Dreamforce 2014
Commentary  |  10/15/2014  | 
Healthcare providers, medical device manufacturers, and data analytics firms explore innovative ways to engage patients.
Salesforce.com Dreamforce Turns Cultural Confab
Commentary  |  10/15/2014  | 
Dreamforce mixes Hillary Clinton, will.i.am, The Beach Boys, and philanthropy with a smattering of new-product news and customer testimonials. Is it really a tech event?
9 Tech Companies As Ben & Jerry's Flavors
Commentary  |  10/15/2014  | 
Get ready for Amazon Rainforest Crunch and IBM Big Blueberry Bonanza.
What IoT Can Learn From Industrial Apps
Commentary  |  10/15/2014  | 
The Internet of Things might be hot, but it's not new. Machine data exchange is the core of modern automated production plants and industrial installations.
Where Government Leads: Designing For User Choice
Commentary  |  10/15/2014  | 
When used to benefit the individual, "choice architecture" helps citizens make better choices. It means thinking hard about software defaults.
Mend The Broken Doctor-Patient Relationship
Commentary  |  10/14/2014  | 
Americans have lost faith in the healthcare industry. A more realistic view of the profession, coupled with the right technology, can help restore that trust.
Busting The Myth Of Uncontrollable Healthcare Costs
Commentary  |  10/14/2014  | 
Healthcare expenses are as manageable as any other business expense, with the right data.
DevOps Culture Clash: Think Process
Commentary  |  10/14/2014  | 
Even the most charismatic leader can't just tell people to change from a silo-based culture to DevOps. You have to gradually introduce new goals, one pilot project at a time.
The Amazon Test: Companies Pay Up To Pass
Commentary  |  10/13/2014  | 
Is your technology up to consumer web standards? New CEB data shows companies investing more in customer-facing tech projects.
HealthCare.gov: Lessons From Continuous Software Delivery
Commentary  |  10/13/2014  | 
A tight cycle of development, design, and testing is the best way to keep a big project (even a supposedly Agile one) from blowing up.
Windows 10 On ARM: 7 Observations
Commentary  |  10/13/2014  | 
Microsoft reps have been tight-lipped about the future of Windows on ARM devices but the company has many reasons to remain invested in non-Intel architectures.
A Petri Dish For Healthcare Innovation
Commentary  |  10/13/2014  | 
Peek inside the Innovation Lab's framework for healthcare pros and collaborate on disruptive ideas via the Innovation Centers Summit Workshop.
Cartoon: Unstructured Data Fatigue
Commentary  |  10/13/2014  | 
It's been a long hard day in the data mines.
5 Ways Data Science Teams Can Raise Their Profiles
Commentary  |  10/10/2014  | 
What to do when your team of data scientists is isolated from the rest of the company.
Source Escrow, Meet Grumpy IT Guy
Commentary  |  10/10/2014  | 
Today's gripe: The source code escrow service shake-down.
Geekend: How Idiots Fool Themselves & Us
Commentary  |  10/10/2014  | 
How do know-nothing blowhards get promoted beyond their ability? By making us think they are smarter than they are.
Pink Architecture: New Technology Leadership
Commentary  |  10/10/2014  | 
Want success with enterprise architecture? Maybe you need a woman's touch.
Healthcare Insurance Regs Must Keep Up With Tech Advances
Commentary  |  10/10/2014  | 
Antiquated rules could get in the way of improving people's health and lowering their healthcare costs.
Who Should Be InformationWeek’s 2014 Chief Of The Year?
Commentary  |  10/10/2014  | 
Tell us the technology leaders who are changing your company or industry.
Internet Of Things Devices: 4 Traits For Survival
Commentary  |  10/10/2014  | 
Darwin's survival of the fittest, adapt-or-die principle applies to technology, too.
10 Real Reasons Microsoft Skipped Windows 9
Commentary  |  10/9/2014  | 
Many people are speculating why Microsoft skipped from Windows 8 to 10. Consider these colorful possibilities.
Internet Of Things Needs Government Support
Commentary  |  10/9/2014  | 
The US risks being left behind as other countries invest in ubiquitous computing. Here's a seven-point framework to bolster the US's support of IoT technologies.
Healthcare Software Development: We Can Do Better
Commentary  |  10/9/2014  | 
Yes, users do know what they want from software. And developers must listen.
How To Avoid 'Technical Success, Business Failure'
Commentary  |  10/8/2014  | 
Here are six reasons such failures happen, along with fixes -- and some real-world examples of technical successes gone wrong.
EHRs Must Find Zebras Among The Horses
Commentary  |  10/8/2014  | 
EHRs should be adaptive, so that when something like the Ebola outbreak occurs, the overworked ER doc has help catching the one critical piece of information that wasn't as relevant a year ago.
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