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October 31, 2014

Shifting Focus Back To Healthcare from IT

Posted by Eric Paternoster (View Profile | View All Posts) at 6:55 AM

Healthcare-IT2.jpg Healthcare organizations need to look beyond the traditional build vs. buy model and adopt a 'platform-oriented' approach to IT instead

US healthcare industry is in the midst of a perfect storm. Healthcare expenditures have risen to a whopping $3 trillion, about 17 percent of the entire gross domestic product (GDP) and are expected to increase further. Healthcare organizations are under tremendous pressure to improve health outcomes and lower costs amidst rapid consumerization in an active regulatory environment.

How can healthcare organizations re-focus on their core business or mission of healthcare? By re-thinking the approach to healthcare IT.

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October 29, 2014

In Retailing, When Up Is Down And In Is Out

Posted by Amitabh Mudaliar (View Profile | View All Posts) at 9:39 AM



Whether Alibaba can pose a threat to its US counterpart Amazon [Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAfupA1-hAw]

For those of you who were never fans of comic books when you were children, let me briefly describe one of the most interesting and colorful of characters.

His name is Bizarro, an arch-nemesis of Superman who is just as powerful as the superhero but does everything the opposite way. He flies backwards, talks backwards, and instead of being able to freeze a body of water with his super-cool breath, he instead uses his super-lungs as vacuums, sucking up everything in his path.

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October 27, 2014

Is The Death Of The Type-In Password Near?

Posted by Jagdish Vasishtha (View Profile | View All Posts) at 10:57 AM



What does Twitter's `Fabric' tool do for apps? [Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKmem1RwheI]

Finally! It took years and several high profile, wide-scale corporate security breaches, but American companies are finally being nudged into issuing credit cards with embedded microchip technology. To Europeans, this technology is nothing new. But the legacy technology characterized by the old magnetic strip put up quite a battle for an extended lifespan in America. We're all glad to see that organizations there are putting it to rest in favor of the technologically superior microchip.

It always seems that cyber-crooks are one step ahead of everyone else, so when consumer-focused organizations take the digital security of its patrons very seriously, it's a positive step for global commerce. In that same spirit I heard the news that Twitter will very soon be offering a new tool for developers that could one day spell the end of the traditional type-in password. I think we can all agree that type-in passwords, like magnetic strips on credit cards, are antiquated. They can also be a pain in the neck. How many times have you visited a Web site only to be forced into clicking on the "Forget Your Password?" link?

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