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June 24, 2016
Handing off most of its software business to private equity firms is one more step toward Dell's mega-purchase of EMC, and it gives users both clarity and concerns.
June 23, 2016
Microsoft's new Ready for Windows website aims to help businesses migrate to the new operating system by listing applications that are compatible with Windows 10.
March 09, 2016
Patching systems can be time-consuming and troublesome, so one expert suggests crowdsourced vulnerability patching to make the process faster and easier.
February 23, 2016
Customers are getting even more demanding, so it's time to make mobile BPM a priority. Expert George Lawton explains the process, the challenges and why it's so important.
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CloudVelox is a software provider that offers migration and disaster recovery tools for cloud computing environments, including Amazon Web Services (AWS). CloudVelox's software is intended to minimize the manual processes typically required to migrate applications and data to the public cloud. Continue Reading
Qualys CTO Wolfgang Kandek discussed the hot topic of responsible vulnerability disclosure policies, and the friction between Google and Microsoft, at RSA Conference 2015. Continue Reading
Virtual machine-specific backup software and VM backup functionality from traditional vendors have changed virtual server backup for the better. Continue Reading
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In recent CRM news, cloud-based CRM provider Salesforce suffered an outage, but also made a deal with Amazon and purchased Demandware. And after years of independence, Marketo got purchased. Continue Reading
In this issue of Storage magazine, we examine object storage's scalability, resiliency, accessibility, security and manageability. Object storage is the foundation of cloud storage due to its greater scalability and resiliency over traditional file-based storage, and now a growing list of vendors in the object storage market are delivering object products intended to replace overtaxed NAS systems.
Pricing and capacity make the public cloud a viable alternative to local backups. Where you run your apps and what data you need to back up are key factors when balancing the pros and cons of running backups locally or using the cloud as a backup target or a tier in a hybrid arrangement.
Traditional storage platforms aren't up to the task of maintaining data lakes, which are most commonly associated with Hadoop architectures. But storage vendors now offer HDFS support that enables Hadoop processing using more traditional storage infrastructures.Continue Reading
It's tough to see the future of cloud storage services without acknowledging hybrid cloud benefits. Continue Reading
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Virtualization and the rise of multi-core CPUs have led software vendors to rethink licensing models. While some are forced to adjust, others continue to resist. Continue Reading
Gone are the days when companies relied on swagger and intuition to generate sales. Organizations now use basic metrics to determine sales performance, although most aren't tapping into more advanced data that can better pinpoint which prospects might make a purchase. With sales intelligence software, salespeople can sift through leads, gain insight into their prospects' needs and preferences, and develop deeper relationships with customers.
In the first part of this handbook, executive editor Lauren Horwitz reveals how one company is using a lead-scoring and analytics tool to rank prospects and hand off only promising leads to its sales team. Another company's sales intelligence software provides managers with information on how their reps interact with prospects. Next, Horwitz focuses on a roofing company that's using sophisticated sales technology to close prospects on-site and more than double its revenue. To close, marketing consultant Steve Robins advises that predictive lead-scoring software can help companies determine the likelihood that a prospect will buy.Continue Reading
An extension of Capacity Provisioning Manager into the hardware eases mainframe capacity planning headaches. Continue Reading
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Many small physician practices aren't ready for ICD-10 yet, and, in some cases, it's because their vendors don't have ICD-10-ready services. Continue Reading
In recent months there has been a nationwide push toward electronic healthcare systems -- specifically, EHRs and the use thereof. But despite assurance from federal entities, hospitals and healthcare providers continue to struggle with getting systems and organizations to work together. It’s called health data interoperability, and it’s widely viewed as key to the success of electronic healthcare and patient engagement.
In this three-part guide, written by SearchHealthIT’s Shaun Sutner, we’ll figure out why interoperability has thrown healthcare providers for a loop. First, Sutner looks at patient portal technology. The patient-to-doctor communication programs -- important to electronic healthcare goals -- are throwing a wrench in interoperability efforts. Next, Sutner underlines the goals of former ONC head Karen DeSalvo. Following her keynote address at the 2014’s American Health Information Management Association Convention and Exhibit, DeSalvo said that meaningful use remains a top priority -- despite a recent push toward interoperability. Sutner finishes with some highlights from his interview with Lixin Tao, chairman of the computer science department at Pace University. Tao promotes Health Level Seven, or HL7 -- the international computer protocol for exchanging healthcare data -- for organizations struggling with interoperability issues. Continue Reading
Video: Sophos' Chester Wisniewski assesses the threat landscape and details why information security basics are needed to slow evolving attackers. Continue Reading