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  • Retail CIOs must balance security with innovation

    When Home Depot and Target experienced large-scale security breaches on payment systems in 2014, it hit those top retailers hard: Criminals stole millions of consumers' debit and credit card data; the companies lost hundreds of millions of dollars in fines and lost sales; and their brand reputations suffered.

    Written by Sharon Goldman06 Aug. 15 00:24
  • Digital enterprises are getting VERY personal with customers

    Typical medical laboratory reports could hardly be less personal. Whether they're for basic blood work or a battery of tests for serious disease, the black-and-white printouts of results--presenting a sea of cryptic abbreviations and numbers--remain largely indecipherable to the patients whose health depends upon them.

    Written by Stephanie Overby01 Aug. 15 02:38
  • EHR vendors slammed for interoperability struggles

    Senior officials in the healthcare sector took aim at the tech companies that provide electronic health records (EHR) yesterday, saying that many of those vendors employ proprietary standards and deceptive strategies to lock providers into their products and keep systems from communicating with one another.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin24 July 15 23:24
  • Inside the murky world of 'social media influencers'

    Marketing via "influencers" used to mostly mean professional athletes pitching expensive shoes or supermodels selling slick sports cars. Today, some brands put products in the hands of "Internet influencers," many of whom have even larger audiences and more reach than the brands.

    Written by Lauren Brousell10 July 15 01:52
  • Health IT could curb prescription drug abuse, but adoption lags

    WASHINGTON -- If health technology is ever going to achieve the goal of lowering the rates of prescription drug abuse, developers and policy makers will have to do more to encourage adoption of electronic prescribing systems among healthcare providers.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin12 June 15 00:18
  • IT pros say Google slowly infiltrating enterprise, education

    Google's impact on the enterprise market may not have been obvious at its annual I/O developers conference in San Francisco last week, but the implications of the company's growing involvement and interest in business applications are strong. Google's suite of apps for work and education continue to help organizations cut costs while improving communication, productivity and collaboration across teams.

    Written by Matt Kapko05 June 15 00:15
  • How to Cultivate a Strong Healthcare CIO-CMIO Relationship

    CIOs in every industry play tug of war with their executive peers. For healthcare CIOs, the game's often even more one-sided. In addition to pulling against the marketing, operations and finance departments, among others, they can face opposition from the medical side of the business.

    Written by Brian Eastwood18 Nov. 14 02:39
  • Why we live in an anti-tech age

    Though it seems as if we're sourrounded by innovative products, services and technologies, there's a growing counter argument that we're living in a dismal era. Science is hated. Real technological progress has stalled. And what we call innovation today really isn't very innovative.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau09 Oct. 14 04:46
  • 5 Things CIOs Should Know About Digital Signage

    Here are five things you need to know about digital signs, which will soon feature bandwidth-hogging video files that need to be linked to back-end systems and consumer smartphones.

    Written by Mary K. Pratt28 Aug. 14 04:15
  • Fitness Trackers are Changing Online Privacy -- and It's Time to Pay Attention

    Throughout the history of technology, few sectors have expanded and evolved as rapidly as today's burgeoning wearable tech market. Piles of unique and unusual, flashy and fancy -- often goofy and gimmicky -- new wearables are announced every week. There are smartwatches, smartglasses, intelligent socks and "onesies" for infants, rings for public transit payments and even "wearable tattoos."

    Written by Al Sacco15 Aug. 14 01:56
  • Why Hospitals Still Struggle to Sell Telehealth

    Telehealth stands among the healthcare industry's few technology success stories. It brings virtual care to underserved or remote locations. It gives facilities an opportunity to export expertise or, conversely, outsource costly operations. It cuts costs for healthcare systems as well as patients.

    Written by Brian Eastwood05 Aug. 14 00:14
  • Hire for Cultural Fit, Train for the Right IT Skills

    Hiring for the right cultural fit can be more important than focusing on technical skills alone and can help companies improve employee retention, engagement and loyalty.

    Written by Sharon Florentine03 April 14 00:17