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Healthcare Insurance Regs Must Keep Up with Tech Advances

November 26, 2014 by Joshua New

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The promise of Apple's HealthKit: as adoption of wearables increases and health insurers rely more heavily on biometric data, consumers and industry alike will benefit from better healthcare outcomes and lower costs. However, this healthcare advance won’t happen unless insurance regulations keep up with the technology.[read more]

Police Body Cams to Use Government Cloud to Store Data

November 15, 2014 by Natalie Lehrer

Police body cams

Vievu, an innovator of police body cams, has announced that they have plans to begin selling cloud connected body cams that is fully compliant with government cloud regulations. The cloud body cams allow police officers to avoid the hassle of dealing with traditional storage means.[read more]

How Do IT User Personas Affect Efficiency?

October 27, 2014 by Jaime Spector

IT user personas. 

An IT manager is probably not going to be doing too much when it comes to handling standard support tickets. Instead, managers need to be made aware of key reporting data pertaining to performance within the service desk. Tools that showcase and prioritize authorizations and requests for help on complex tickets can also help managers quickly identify issues that need their attention and respond efficiently.[read more]

From Wearable to Invisible Technology

October 26, 2014 by Rick Delgado

Wearable tech.

I’m not suggesting now is the time to throw away your iPhone, or return your new Fitbit. These tiny, new devices are still a while from completion and adoption. Still, it’ll be interesting to see their different uses and which industries will take the innovation even further. Not to mention, it would be pretty cool to have a dragon tattoo computer on your arm.[read more]

Press Start to Learn: How Gamification Is Changing Education

October 16, 2014 by Rick Delgado

Gamification.

Gamification is the use of game mechanics and design elements for things outside of games. Finding ways to make education more fun has always been part of a teacher’s job, but with a greater understanding of gaming principles, that job is being made easier.[read more]

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How Does the New iPhone 6 Use Cloud Storage?

October 7, 2014 by Rick Delgado

New iPhone 6 and cloud storage.

The new iPhone 6 is out and already receiving some impressive reviews from publications and Apple fans. The device, along with its counterpart the iPhone 6 Plus, has been selling extremely well, with more than 10 million units sold in the first week of release.[read more]

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What CEOs Need in Their BYOD Tool Chest

October 3, 2014 by Rick Delgado

BYOD.

There’s the question that bring your own device (BYOD) is here to stay. A year ago, many were predicting widespread adoption of BYOD policies, allowing employees to use their personal devices for work. The promise of a happier workforce and more productivity certainly drove many to including BYOD in their companies.[read more]

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The Societal Shift of Self Driving Cars

September 18, 2014 by Shawn Gordon

Self driving cars.

We are currently approaching a cross roads in transportation that we really haven’t seen since the transition from the horse drawn carriage to the internal combustion engine automobile. Namely, the self driving car. Google, quietly and with no fanfare, until announcing in August 2012 that they had logged over 300,000 miles of accident free autonomous driving.[read more]

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Multi-Channel Retail: Where Big Box Meets Big Data

July 22, 2014 by Charles Settles

Retail and big data.

Amazon’s highly publicized unveiling of their Prime Air project was seen as a warning shot across the bow of logistics giants UPS and FedEx, but Walmart would do well to pay attention too. As noted in part one of this two-part series on multichannel-retail, Walmart’s dominance is as much because of their investment in distribution as it is because of their low cost of goods sold.[read more]

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For the Greater Good: Cops Embracing Google Glass

July 12, 2014 by Philip Cohen

Cop wearing Google Glass.

At least two law enforcement agencies are trying or plan to try Google Glass so far. The New York City police department acquired a few pairs to try out, and a number of law enforcement and other government agencies in Massachusetts are interested in the program.[read more]

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Big Data Is Changing Every Industry, Even Yours!

July 1, 2014 by Bernard Marr

The Big Data Guru column.

For a business, the ability to have its production, stock control, distribution and security systems all connected and talking to each other will mean greater efficiency and less waste. Every area of industry is learning to reap the benefits of big data analysis, and it looks certain that finding innovative methods of gathering, recording and analyzing data is going to play a big part of business in the foreseeable future.[read more]

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How MDM Solutions Are Taking Enterprise by Storm

June 27, 2014 by Philip Cohen

MDM solutions.

Many companies are adopting a Bring Your Own Device policy in the workplace. This allows employees to use their smartphones, tablets and wearable devices in the office on the company network for work-related productivity. Though this keeps employees happy and helps decrease company technology costs, all this connectivity leads to new mobile management concerns.[read more]

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5 Signs Your Company Is Ready for BYOD

June 12, 2014 by Rick Delgado
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Ready for BYOD?

With the proliferation of smartphones and tablets, the business world has found itself scrambling for ways to tap into the benefits of such technology. This has been seen in efforts such as mobile app development. Perhaps even more significant, however, is the concept of “bring-your-own-device” or BYOD.[read more]

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MDM Industry Becoming New Standard for IT

May 30, 2014 by Jessica Oaks

Mobile device management.

As more businesses implement a bring your own device (BYOD) policy, companies are turning to mobile device management (MDM) to maintain and secure company data. MDM is now becoming an industry standard for IT. MDM is a strategy that uses software to manage, monitor, secure and support mobile devices used by employees.[read more]

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Ramifications of IT Infrastructure Everywhere

May 20, 2014 by Paul Barsch

Risky Business column.

Most people don’t notice that information technology pervades our daily lives. Some IT infrastructure is in the open and easy to spot, however plenty of IT infrastructures are nearly invisible as they reside in locked network rooms or heavily guarded data centers. Let's take off the covers of this often invisible underpinning and examine just a few ramifications of IT infrastructure everywhere.[read more]