IT

Last month at the Washington Auto Show, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said he’s considering a plan to collect data about car accidents involving bicyclists and pedestrians. Nearly 5,000 pedestrians were killed in 2012, the most recent year the data is available—a new high. Tens...

Nobody ever started a business intending to fail. Yet, within five years half will. It's foolish to expect that all of these businesses could somehow succeed. Still, many successful and innovative businesses fail not because there was anything wrong with their product or service but...

A year after President Obama ordered modest changes in how the nation’s intelligence agencies collect and hold data on Americans and foreigners, the administration will announce new rules requiring intelligence analysts to delete private information they may incidentally collect about Americans that has no intelligence...

Senior IT leaders and CIOs considering integrating new SaaS applications with on-premise systems will have to solve thousands of problems along the way. But don’t let that be a showstopper. Even though SaaS is relatively new, most of the implementation issues have been solved before and...

The White House has announced that as part of its nearly $4 trillion 2016 budget, it will carve out a sizable piece for a new initiative dedicated to precision medicine, which officials say will even include interoperability standards. The Obama Administration will put aside $215...

Children's hospitals have a unique perspective on patient engagement, says Deborah Wells, an IT strategy consultant at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "We have been involved with patient and family engagement probably longer than most adult facilities," she says. Along the way, Wells has gotten some...

Nearly twelve years ago, there was a notoriously controversial comment made that “IT doesn’t matter.” Since Nicholas Carr's article first appeared, technology has played an increasing role in business - particularly in the manufacturing space I am in. However, what about us as technologists today?...

The terrorists who attacked the Paris satirical media organization Charlie Hebdo hoped to silence its voice. Instead, 3 million issues were printed following the attack, compared to 60,000 before the attack. Welcome to the Law of Unintended Consequences. Is this law a reflection of human...