IBM has pledged to commit $1.2 billion to significantly expand its global cloud footprint, beefing up its SoftLayer infrastructure and other components.
Big Blue said the investment includes a network of cloud centers designed to bring clients greater flexibility, transparency and control over how they manage their data, run their business and deploy their IT operations locally in the cloud.
Despite 80 percent of respondents agreeing that bring your own device (BYOD) is the “new normal”, only 45 percent have a formal BYOD policy in their workplace and only 51 percent were considering Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) as a solution to access data from their mobile devices, according to a survey of more than 700 IT decision makers by managed cloud services provider NaviSite.
The fight over the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) has just begun.
On April 18, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill, which aims to ease information sharing between private companies and the government, a weak spot in the nation’s ability to defend itself against cyber-attacks.
Following a surge in rogue antivirus scams in 2011, the number of malicious programs disguised as security software has sunk below 2008 levels, according to data from ThreatTrack Security, an antivirus firm. Since 2008, fake antivirus scams have declined slightly, according to antivirus firms’ data. Ransomware, a more virulent form of scareware, may be replacing them.
Cleveland Clinic plans to use IBM’s Watson technology to help train medical students on how to solve health care challenges.
IBM’s Watson is headed to medical school. IBM and Cleveland Clinic are collaborating to use Watson’s deep question-answer technology to help train students on how to come up with proper diagnoses and treatments for patients.
Facebook use by hospitals is increasing and smaller hospitals are spending more time marketing their services on the site, according to research by a University of Missouri professor.
Hospitals “like” Facebook and smaller hospitals are spending more time on the social media site, according to research by a University of Missouri professor.
Now that the hoopla about the iPhone 5 is dying down, it’s time to discuss whether Apple’s newest phone is right for your enterprise, whether you’d be better off getting an iPhone 4S for less money or sticking with what you have now.
While technology companies are renewing their efforts to develop the infrastructure to create health insurance exchanges following the Supreme Court’s decision upholding “Obamacare,” the public is split on whether they would use HIXes, according to a study by Harris Interactive.