Instead of running multiple different systems, the University of Concepción wanted to standardize on a single platform for all its technologies. This would allow the educational facility to more easily support future growth and ensure a consistent, reliable response.
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Bitcoin has become a new darling of the tech press, the subject of several weekly articles suggesting the virtual currency might soon transform Internet commerce and even the world itself. From my unique vantage, however, this euphoria seems largely contingent on a collective myopia that’s all too eerily familiar.
The flawed government contracting process for complex health IT projects -- dramatized by HealthCare.gov -- seriously needs to be reformed, said David Blumenthal, MD, president of the Commonwealth Fund, and former national coordinator of health IT. Blumenthal laid out his views in a post on The Health Care Blog (THCB) and an interview with InformationWeek Healthcare.
Over the past decade of measuring website traffic and customer preferences, both businesses and consumers have become more sophisticated. What mattered a few years ago is unimportant today. As a result, technology and marketing executives are grappling with how to revise their website metrics for today's market.
You've heard the expression, "Out of the frying pan, into the fire?" Amazon lives in the fire. The e-tailer wins by keeping things hot for its competitors, employees, and itself, according to a new book.
The very low-tech "scrum" project technique introduces "crowd talking" to projects and also sets the entire crowd to problem solving. So far, these new social-media-style meetings appear to have supercharged project execution.
Yahoo's new CEO can't go back to what Yahoo was; that's how it got to what it is! Instead she has to look at something that Yahoo has always rejected, which is a relationship with the telcos and cablecos. They'd love a partner in creating service applications.
Many CIOs are findng themselves in the midst of a "cloud honeymoon," with little empirical data available about how cloud should perform and with other C-level executives just happy to have cloud. But this is likely to end in the next 18 months, when the hard questions about cost savings, agility, and speed of deployment begin to emerge.
Executives always want to be in touch with the office. In response, airlines have been offering individuals broadband links. In fact, market research firm In-Stat expects revenue from such services to reach $1.5 billion in 2015. So, broadband has taken wings.
Skype recently acquired GroupMe, a startup developing tools to make mobile communications simpler. The move underscores dramatic changes in that market, ones that will change how executives communicate.
Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz has been removed, and the question is whether the company can succeed under ANY leadership. It has two problems: its Internet startup culture and its unwillingness to take advantage of potential partnerships with telcos and cable companies.
Eighty percent of companies without well-conceived data protection and recovery strategies go out of business within two years of a major disaster. (According to the National Archives and Records Administration - US congress approved research...
Alas, my post yesterday somehow disappeared, so I will make this short comment. Mary, this is a great topic, and I wrote about it, mentioning you and some of the comments here, in my article on the topic.... Please enjoy CURES For Security...
When nearly 1.5 million user login credentials were stolen from Gawker Media group and published online, the breach harmed security not only for Gawker but also for a number of other, unrelated websites. Knowing that most people use the same...
More websites and online businesses today are beginning to rely on smartphones as a second factor of authentication. Some online banks have been using SMS-based authentication for transaction verification but recently, major websites and businesses...