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10 New Make-or-Break Priorities for the CIO
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As the move toward digital innovation continues, CIOs are increasingly challenged from all angles and with new responsibilities and new technologies.
By Kevin Hansel, CIO of SailPoint , 3/7/2017
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How to Avoid Big Data Mistakes
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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If data is important to your company, then creating a data governance program is as essential to the business as an accounting program.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/27/2017
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Healthcare's Looming Disruption: How Can IT Prepare?
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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A new Gartner Maverick report says that annual physical medical exams and primary care doctors are about to be disrupted by IoT medical devices and algorithm. Here's how IT must shift to accommodate the change.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 10/31/2016
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Federal Source Code Policy Requires Agencies To Share Code
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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The objective behind the White House's Federal Source Code policy is to ensure all agencies make custom-developed source code available for re-use across government. The aim is to make the government work more like developers in the private sector and to encourage sharing and collaboration.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/9/2016
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Microsoft Targets Legal Marijuana Industry With Azure Offering
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading
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Microsoft will partner with cannabis tech startup KIND Financial to develop software for tracking the legal growth and sale of marijuana.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 6/18/2016
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Robots: Not The Job Stealers We Feared
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Automation and digitalization are unlikely to wipe out as many jobs as once feared, but significant changes will arise, finds a new report.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/23/2016
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MarkLogic 9 Enhances Security, Adds Optic API
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Pitching itself as the NoSQL database for the enterprise, MarkLogic unveiled version 9 of its platform at its user conference. It adds a host of new security features, plus new data management capabilities to help organizations wrangle structured and unstructured data.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/13/2016
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Microsoft Azure Expands Into Canada, South Korea
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Microsoft is investing $15 billion to establish the Azure Cloud as a worldwide presence. Canada and South Korea are part of its expansion roadmap.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/12/2016
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Intermountain Healthcare Balances IoT Adoption And Security Vigilance
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Intermountain, a Salt Lake City healthcare provider, innovates with Internet-connected patient devices, but clamps down on security exposures when it sees them.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/6/2016
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Horizon Prioritizes Data And Patient Experience
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading
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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey implemented a fee-for-value healthcare delivery model that uses new technologies to gather data and improve member experience. More than 80 business processes were created or modified, transforming systems for enrollment, claims processing, billing, customer service, provider portals, sales, and benefit monitoring. These efforts earned the company the No. 3 spot in the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 5/2/2016
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CrescentCare CIO: How Analytics Improves Patient Outcomes
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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CrescentCare Health in New Orleans has expanded beyond its original charter as the NO/AIDS Task Force to serve the broader community. CIO Seema Gai is leading the charge to incorporate data analytics to improve patient outcomes.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/23/2016
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CHIME, HeroX Patient ID Challenge Gains Momentum
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
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CHIME launched a prize to fix a stubborn data problem in the healthcare industry. More than 300 companies and individuals have registered to receive more information about the contest, with judging set to begin in May.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 3/14/2016
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Healthcare.gov: Hard-Earned Lessons For CIOs
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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It's been just over two years since the controversial and troubled launch of Healthcare.gov, a marquee project for a new age of digital government, implementing a politically controversial policy of affordable healthcare insurance for everyone. As of today more than 6 million people have been enrolled through this system. InformationWeek caught up with Healthcare.gov's technology lead to talk about lessons learned.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/2/2016
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Computer Science For All: Obama Unveils Initiative For US Students
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Computer science is no longer an optional skill, says President Barack Obama. The new Computer Science for All initiative represents an extension of ongoing efforts by the White House to improve the availability of, and access to, K-12 education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 2/2/2016
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DOJ Sues VW Over Emissions-Cheating Scandal
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Volkswagen and its subsidiaries Audi and Porsche used "defeat devices" to make polluting vehicles appear to meet clean air regulations, the US Department of Justice claims.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 1/5/2016
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Healthcare IT: Hot Trends For 2016, Part 2
Esther Schindler, Writer and Translator
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In the second of this two-part series on healthcare IT, we look at the influx of healthcare data and what it will mean for practitioners and IT professionals. In part one, we explored the ways in which advances in patient-focused data collection, wearables, and the Internet of Things will change how doctors and patients communicate.
By Esther Schindler Writer and Translator, 12/31/2015
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Healthcare IT: Hot Trends For 2016, Part 1
Esther Schindler, Writer and Translator
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In the first of this two-part series on healthcare IT, we look at the ways in which advances in patient-focused data collection, wearables, and the Internet of Things will change how doctors and patients communicate. In the second part, we look at the influx of healthcare data, and what it will mean for practitioners and IT professionals.
By Esther Schindler Writer and Translator, 12/30/2015
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TechHire Grants Aim To Make More IT Workers
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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The Department of Labor is offering $100 million to organizations that can teach needed tech skills.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 11/18/2015
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FCC: No Ban On Open Source Firmware
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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The FCC has issued revised rules to clarify its effort to modernize how it regulates radio-frequency devices.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 11/16/2015
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Microsoft Promises Secure Data Center Services In Germany
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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Through a partnership with a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, Microsoft will bring secure data centers online in two German cities, while circumventing US laws on data collection.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 11/11/2015
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