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BYOD Security Tops Doctors' Mobile Device Worries
News  |  10/31/2012
Bring-your-own-device trend leads healthcare providers to question mobile device management and security effectiveness, KLAS study finds.
EHR Vendors React Favorably To CMS E-Measure Specs
News  |  10/31/2012
Association representative says government is moving in right direction to facilitate reporting of clinical quality measures.
Text Messaging Between Clinicians Increasing In Hospitals
News  |  10/31/2012
Hospitals that are worried about security and privacy risks can purchase technology to fill the gaps. The bigger problem is getting staff to follow policies and procedures.
Stimulus Funds First, Layoffs Second?
News  |  10/31/2012
CRN's investigation into how tech companies used Recovery Act funds yielded some unsettling results. Watch this Valley View video for the details.
California Targets Mobile Apps For Missing Privacy Policies
News  |  10/31/2012
Mobile app developers that don't post conspicuous online and in-app privacy policies will face $2,500 fine per download.
Huawei Hits Back At U.S. Security Investigation
News  |  10/31/2012
Executive dismisses U.S. report tying Huawei to security threats, saying it's a case of "Americans being Americans."
4G World: The Need For More Spectrum
Commentary  |  10/31/2012
The wireless industry may run out of spectrum in three years, and it needs government help to find more to realize the promise of mobile broadband.
Amazon, Equinix Data Centers Vs. Hurricane Sandy
News  |  10/31/2012
As Hurricane Sandy battered the Northeast, Amazon Web Services and Equinix data centers held up for most customers.
Hurricane Sandy Surge Challenges NYC Data Centers
News  |  10/30/2012
As Hurricane Sandy raged Monday night, several NYC data centers had to convert to use of diesel generators--and found unexpected problems as the storm surge roiled backup plans.
Windows Phone 8: Star Features
Slideshows  |  10/30/2012
Microsoft pulled out all the stops to introduce its new mobile OS -- but will it be enough to tempt iOS and Android users?
DoD, VA To Expand Health Data Exchange Pilot
News  |  10/30/2012
Year-long test has already signed up 56,000 veterans; plug-and-play testing for nationwide exchange to play role in expansion.
Taptera: 'Beautiful' Apps For Mobile Users
News  |  10/29/2012
Startup offers suite of mobile apps for employees, including productivity tools and more. Watch our Valley View elevator pitch session with Taptera CEO.
Hearsay Guards Against Social Media Trouble
News  |  10/29/2012
Hearsay Social helps businesses plug into social media while still controlling compliance and governance. Learn more in our Valley View video.
Hurricane Sandy: Mobile, Social Tools Help Emergency Management
News  |  10/29/2012
Everbridge emergency alert system is being used by several cities in the path of Hurricane Sandy and offers a mobile app and social media monitoring capabilities to give emergency responders a better picture of a crisis.
Cancer Social Network Supports Meaningful Use Goals
News  |  10/29/2012
Breast cancer patients and survivors show more engagement in their care, a key Meaningful Use stage 2 goal, with the help of social network MyBCTeam.
Ceglia To Face Facebook Fraud Charges
News  |  10/26/2012
The government says Ceglia forged evidence to support his claim to own most of Facebook.
5 Emerging Enterprise Technologies
Commentary  |  10/26/2012
If you are not watching these developments, your business is missing out. Here's what Gartner's annual top 10 tech trends list missed.
DOD Pushes Military's Mobile Strategy Forward
News  |  10/26/2012
Defense Department is serious about getting smartphones into soldiers' hands, according to new mobile device management and app store vendor solicitations.
Apple Mocks Samsung In Court-Ordered Ad
News  |  10/26/2012
A U.K. judge's observation that Samsung's tablets aren't as cool as the iPad gets featured in Apple's required notification.
Valley View: Cisco, Oracle And Drama
News  |  10/26/2012
The sparks fly in October's episode of Valley View, our monthly live Web TV program. Watch the full show here.
How The Feds Drive Cloud Innovation
Commentary  |  10/26/2012
NASA, the Department of Defense, and other federal agencies are shifting toward more strategic and complex cloud applications, as they try to drive down costs amid flat IT budgets.
Feds Test Patient E-Consent For HIEs
News  |  10/25/2012
For health information exchanges to gain a foothold in the U.S., patients need to get on board. A recent pilot project spearheaded by the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT leads the way.
Windows 8: 4 Upsides For SMBs
News  |  10/25/2012
What can Microsoft's new OS deliver to small and midsize businesses? Consider the mobile device angles, for starters.
Why Sears Is Going All-In On Hadoop
News  |  10/24/2012
Sears pushes the cutting edge with some big data techniques, while trying to sell its big data services. Can emerging tech drive change in old-school companies?
Microsoft Apologizes For Lack Of Browser Choice
News  |  10/24/2012
Microsoft insists a technical error is to blame for its failure to provide users with a browser choice screen in Windows, as instructed by the European Commission.
BlackBerry Loses Its Grip On Federal Government
Commentary  |  10/24/2012
RIM's BlackBerry platform has maintained a strong following in government for years, but that is changing.
Windows 8: A Win For Enterprise Security
Commentary  |  10/24/2012
Windows 8 makes securing enterprise PCs and tablets easier--and shows that the future of enterprise Windows security is proper control of applications.
6 Lies About Big Data
News  |  10/24/2012
Our 2013 Big Data Survey shows we're not lacking facts, figures, or tools to wrangle them. So why do just 9% of respondents rate themselves as extremely effective users of data?
Apple's Tim Cook: What Analysts Miss
Commentary  |  10/24/2012
Apple's manufacturing power is now entrenched in China. Expect that to change as the new CEO helps reinvent the company, again.
Feds Take Critical Look At Meaningful Use Payments
News  |  10/24/2012
Office of Inspector General investigating whether providers' EHR use has resulted in Medicare overcharges.
Windows 8: 4 Hurdles For SMBs
News  |  10/24/2012
Windows 8 has a lot to like, but the road to adoption--especially early adoption--could be rocky for some small and midsize businesses.
Mostashari: Make EHR Use More Meaningful
News  |  10/23/2012
Providers should go beyond checking off boxes to earn incentive money, and seize opportunities to streamline data and serve patients, national coordinator advises CHIME execs.
Apple Vs. The Swiss Railways Patent
Commentary  |  10/19/2012
Apple's not been convicted of anything by a jury, even if a clever Swiss attorney could make up a color graphic that makes the two clock faces look exactly the same.
Why GM's Hiring 3,000 IT Pros From HP
News  |  10/19/2012
Move answers a key question that had been hanging over GM CIO Randy's Mott's strategy.
Kontiki: A New Approach To Enterprise Content Delivery
News  |  10/18/2012
Startup offers video-based solutions for employee training, communication, and more. Watch our Valley View elevator pitch session with Kontiki's CEO.
Just Joking: An Irreverent Look At Tech News
Commentary  |  10/18/2012
Don't let anyone tell you IT isn't funny. Check out these videos from Valley View and InformationWeek 500.
IBM Security Tools Add Hadoop Monitoring
News  |  10/18/2012
A Hadoop intelligence tool stands out as IBM updates its security portfolio to address security issues related to big data, analytics, cloud computing, mainframes, and mobile devices.
Windows 8: Are PC People Out Of Touch?
Commentary  |  10/18/2012
Keyboard and mouse users have little reason to celebrate when Microsoft's new OS rolls out. Does that make me a dinosaur?
MyKinergy Takes Top Prize In Health IT Challenge
News  |  10/17/2012
Health app claims $25,000 "Blue Button" prize for its cloud-hosted patient engagement tool.
IT Has Changed, But IT Budgets Haven't
News  |  10/17/2012
IT's role is shifting to focus more on innovation and driving revenue. So why are budgeting practices so stuck in the past?
Report: Get Patient Data Out Of Silos
News  |  10/17/2012
New study from PwC says improved insurer-provider communication will lead to better patient care.
IBM Sales Off Sharply In Third Quarter
News  |  10/17/2012
Big Blue sees revenue decline in key areas as sales fail to meet analysts' expectations.
How To Be Transparent With Customers: Expert Tips
News  |  10/16/2012
Often spoken of but seldom achieved, transparency is one of the most important elements of becoming a social business, say Pivot Conference speakers.
Patient Engagement: One Secret To True Healthcare Reform
Commentary  |  10/16/2012
Genuine healthcare reform can't happen until facilities and doctors get patients more involved in their own care. To do that, patients need fast access to more data.
Apple, Other Ultrathin Notebooks Get Green Grade
News  |  10/12/2012
EPEAT says Apple, Lenovo, Samsung, and Toshiba notebooks meet its environmental standards.
More Visas For Indian Tech Workers?
News  |  10/12/2012
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner makes comments viewed in India as a sign that that the U.S. may eventually increase the number of visas available to tech professionals.
Cisco Piles Pressure On Huawei
News  |  10/12/2012
Cisco exec's blog highlights discrepancies in Chinese vendor's interpretation of the Cisco vs. Huawei intellectual property dispute.
Study: Accountable Care Organization Savings May Evaporate
News  |  10/11/2012
ACOs will need more robust IT and better care coordination to reap the benefits of the Medicare Shared Savings program, according to Health Affairs report.
National Library of Medicine Sets Meaningful Use Standards
News  |  10/11/2012
NLM, in collaboration with the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, will provide vocabulary sets for clinical measures found in MU Stage 2.
White House Wants Ideas For Next Moonshot
News  |  10/11/2012
Think big: The Office of Science and Technology Policy and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency are looking for the next 'grand challenge.'
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