10 Smart Government IT Trends

In a recent symposium on smart government, Gartner Research analysts suggested that social, mobile, cloud and information are converging and driving innovation that will help establish and develop smart governments. Gartner offers 10 related IT trends that will play a key role in the coming years (see Gartner Newsroom). What is smart government? It might […]

IT for Improving Customer Experience in Banking

The drive for improving customer experience in banking has pushed many financial institutions to embrace new roles for technology. Over the last two years, Bank of America has introduced a range of new services that integrate a range of mobile, communication, and interactive technologies. From back-end infrastructure upgrades to front-facing customer technologies, Bank of America is […]

Implementing a Mobile Device Policy

BYOD is fast becoming standard procedure for a range of public places like schools, businesses and even financial institutions. Medical facilities often struggle with implementing a mobile device policy. Some institutions have begun moving toward a policy, but then abandon the project in mid-stream because of the complexities, institutional politics, or other roadblocks. This doesn’t […]

The Future of Big Data in Healthcare

Big data in healthcare offers great potential for improving care, but healthcare agencies face challenges of improving infrastructure, analytics capabilities, and data security, according to “The Big Data Cure” report by MeriTalk.[1] MeriTalk surveyed 150 IT-related executives in Federal Agencies that focus on healthcare and healthcare research. The majority of respondents suggested that less than […]

Infrastructure Virtualization

Over the last several years, the benefits of virtualization have continued to extend into every layer of the business. Now more and more companies are talking about an integrated services platform that will position businesses to expand and adapt to new technologies, to changing demands, and to operational adjustments. Complete infrastructure virtualization will become a […]

Versatile Infrastructure to Meeting Changing Needs

Small to Medium Businesses (SMBs) can leverage the latest advances in technology to increase versatility and performance. In the past, many smaller businesses feared the large upfront investment required to update company infrastructure. Over the last several years, the rapid developments in virtualization technologies have made it easier than ever for SMBs to take advantage […]

Technology Adoption and Utilization in Healthcare

Technology adoption and utilization remains one of the primary challenges facing practicing physicians according to The Physicians Foundation, a non-profit seeking to advance the work of practicing physicians and help facilitate the delivery of healthcare to patients. In their 2014 watch list The Physicians Foundation has listed five critical challenges facing practicing physicians. Practice and Insurance […]

Making Big Data Pay

Successful business leaders are learning ways to leverage big data within the organization. According to an independent study by the the Economist Intelligence Unit, the business landscape is dramatically changing based on the massive level of data being collected each daily. While effective use of big data can be daunting, some businesses have effectively utilized […]