Gartner says by 2017 the typical IT organization will spend up to 30% of its budget on risk, security and compliance
On some level it may seem incongruous to many IT organizations but as security challenges mount, enterprises should take a look at their protection systems and look to simplify them — not make the more complicated — to battle hackers.read more
Amid technology upheaval in almost every industry, there is one trend that appears clear: IT departments are fighting more external and internal competition than ever before, and colleagues that are IT’s customers today could end up coming after their budget and jobs tomorrow.read more
Is the CIO the right person to lead the digital business transformation? At Gartner’s Symposium/ITxpo in the heart of Walt Disney World this week, Gartner analysts repeatedly beat the drum that CIOs must seize the reins of digital business.read more
The survey showed that as the implications of digitalization play out, it is becoming clear that hardcoded business and operational models will not suffice and that a more adaptable approach is required.
Gartner analysts presented these findings during the sold-out Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, which is taking place in Orlando, Florida, this week. The worldwide survey gathered data from 2,944 CIO respondents representing more than $250 billion in CIO IT budgets in 84 countries. The Gartner report, “Building the Digital Platform: The 2016 CIO Agenda,” represents the most comprehensive examination of digital business opportunities and threats, and CIO strategies to address them.read more
More than half of the physicians who bill Medicare in the U.S. are currently being penalized 1 percent of their 2015 payments as a result of the meaningful use program, according to Steven J. Stack, MD, president of the American Medical Association.
“Imagine, in a world where a 2-year-old can operate an iPhone, you have graduate-educated physicians brought to their knees by electronic health records,” Dr. Stack told WBUR in Boston. “When you have more than a quarter million physicians being penalized by the government, by a single program, I think that most people will understand the math. It’s not the 250,000-plus physicians that are the problem, it’s most likely the single program they’re being punished by.”read more
In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell offered to sell his patent for the telephone to Western Union for $100,000. After careful consideration the company rejected Bell’s offer.
They replied that they could see no good reason why people would want to speak to each other through such a device considering the quality of the transmitted speech. Western Union believed using the telegraph represented a superior alternative since a person could easily send a clear and readable message to anyone in any city in the country simply by sending a messenger to the telegraph office with a clearly written message. Although we consider this shortsightedness amusing, it represents a bias we all share.read more
Shares of Exact Sciences Corp. plunged Tuesday morning after the U.S. Preventive Services Task Forceissued a preliminary recommendation, saying it considers the company’s non-invasive colon cancer test as an “alternative test.”
The Madison company’s stock dropped more than 40% in morning trading. The shares, which closed at $18.53 on Monday, dipped nearly as low as $10 Tuesday morning.read more
‘Protecting patients’ private information from cyber criminals while still making it readily available…is a complex challenge’
To all the healthcare info security folks out there: You may have a big trust issue on your hands. As, according to a new survey, the lion’s share of adults are seriously worried about the security of their health records.read more
Jack Dorsey’s future as chief executive of Twitter will ride on the answer to a single question: Can he persuade the world’s Facebook-addled masses to take a fresh look at the bewildering 140-character messaging service that he co-founded in 2006, a service that millions have already tried and abandoned?read more
A new partnership between aviation giant Boeing and Carnegie Mellon University hints at the power of fields such as artificial intelligence and big data to transform huge, multi-billion-dollar industries. As part of a three-year, $7.5 million deal that will establish a new Aerospace Data Analytics Lab, Boeing and the Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science will work on a range of new projects that will apply the principles of AI and big data to improving the quality of Boeing’s aerospace activities.read more