NFL CIO: Tech isn’t the problem with health info sharing

Every one of the 32 NFL teams has 60 players that often receive medical care from hospitals or other facilities they’ve never visited before. So imagine how difficult it might be to share an electronic medical record (EMR) when you’re a player on the visiting team and you need treatment at an out-of-region facility or […]

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How big data is changing the CFO role

As IMA found in its recently released 2014 Salary Survey, salaries remained stagnant or declined for accounting and finance professionals in traditional areas of responsibility, such as taxation and audit. The finance function is evolving and CFOs are expected to know more about the trends affecting businesses today, including big data and technological innovations. I […]


Why CIOs can’t sell enterprise collaboration tools

Enterprise collaboration is a dubious pursuit. You can almost sense its impending failure the minute it gets introduced to a workforce and becomes just another tool that employees are supposed to use. It doesn’t help when CIOs downplay the value of collaboration tools by simply procuring something that meets the lowest common denominator and enables […]

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ERP in the era of cloud computing

Today’s business landscape involves rapidly changing markets as well as employees and customers who are increasingly connected. As a result, the pressure is on for businesses to be more agile and flexible, and to be able to measure ROI in weeks, not years. Because of this, business leaders need to focus on finding improved, streamlined, […]

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IBM unbolts vast threat database to fight cybercrimes

IBM today took cybersecurity threat sharing to a new level – it opened its vast library of security intelligence data to public or private entities building defenses against cybercrimes. IBM’s X-Force Exchange features 700 terabytes of raw aggregated data and offers cloud-based access to volumes of IBM and third-party threat data from across the globe, […]


Will containers kill the virtual machine?

Two years ago when Frank Macreery started Aptible to help companies host sensitive healthcare data in the cloud, as CTO he decided that containers would play a pivotal role in the company’s operations. “Running our service just on top of VMs (virtual machines) would be ugly,” he says. “I couldn’t envision doing it without containers.” […]

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Cloud, Internet of Things force data center evolution

Organizations will need to change the structure and role of data centers in order to support the emerging digital world created by trends such as cloud computing, mobility and the Internet of Things, according to Gartner Inc. “For over 40 years, data centers have pretty much been a staple of the IT ecosystem,” Rakesh Kumar, […]


What Facebook’s newest data center can teach us

Over the past year, Facebook has thrown some interesting wrenches into the gears of the traditional networking industry. While mainstream thinking is to keep most details of your network operations under wraps, Facebook has been freely sharing its innovations. For a company whose business model is built on people sharing personal information, I suppose this […]

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7 ways to save money with hybrid cloud backup

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter’s approach. Disasters that affect data aren’t necessarily the type that Hollywood glorifies in blockbusters. The scenarios that could bring your business to a standstill might be caused by cyberattack, human error, blizzard or hurricane, […]