Choosing a mobile app that tracks health or offers help in emergency situations can prove challenging. The U.S. government's recent digital initiative has prompted federal agencies to create free apps for clinicians and patients.
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The Environmental Protection Agency's AIRNow is especially useful to those living in large cities, where air quality is often poor due to ozone and fine-particle pollution. The iPhone and iPad app provides real-time information on air quality, including location-specific forecast reports and air quality maps from AIRNow's website. Users can also get an explanation of health effects and what actions to take when the air quality level is code orange, for instance.
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?
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