Cloud computing must have been brushing up on its bedside manner.
HIPAA requirements now stipulate everyone in the health-care industry must
begin migrating patient records and other data to cloud computing. By 2015,
all medical professionals with access to patient records must utilize
electronic medical and health records (EMR and EHR), or face penalties.
A recent study by MarketsandMarkets revealed the health-care cloud computing
market, which is only currently about 4% of the industry, is expected to grow
to nearly $5.4 billion by 2017. The cloud migration process, however, can be
daunting for health-care organizations since they have to move an incredible
amount of data, according to an article on Forbes.com.
Cloud service providers are now offering a variety of new ways to access
information via cloud applications and microsites designed for mobile
devices. To ... (more)
Just as a team is only as strong as its weakest player, the more robust a
mobile broadband service, the more beneficial it is to accessing and running
applications in the cloud.
There's a strong connection between cloud computing services and mobile
broadband, including 4G services.
Mobile broadband provides a connection to anyone anywhere within its coverage
area. And the latest mobile broadband technology, Long Term Evolution (LTE),
often referred to as 4G, provides a mobile broadband connection that is
sufficiently fast for most cloud applications, according to an article on ... (more)
Hewlett-Packard doesn't shy away from taking a few cheap shots every now and
again, and its latest line of servers, called Moonshot, proves it.
HP has introduced a new line of servers that could be considered a major game
changer in terms of power consumption and the cloud.
HP's new servers consume 89 percent less power and cost 77 percent less to
purchase than comparable HP servers. The new line of servers, called
Moonshoot, could help CIOs uncover greater savings from cloud computing,
according to an article on PCMag.com.
"Finding more cost-efficient servers is key and vital to ... (more)
As you go, so goes your company. At least in terms of which cloud apps you
use that find their way into the workplace.
Showing that work imitates life, a CDW report surveyed 1,242 IT professionals
and found that a major driver of corporate cloud adoption is users'
experiences of consumer services.
Nearly three quarters of respondents (73%) claimed that, in their company,
employees' use of personal cloud apps has "significantly influenced" the
decision to move wholesale to the cloud. Similarly, just over three in five
(61%) cloud-using organizations agreed that employee personal d... (more)
The cloud is changing not only how businesses access applications and provide
services to their customers, it's changing the way they view their own
employees, according to a recent report.
With the impact of cloud computing on data access and the availability of
cloud storage, job descriptions are also undergoing change as businesses move
to the cloud. This change is transforming IT departments as well as the
company as a whole. IT workers are now expected to search for cost-effective
cloud computing applications, according to an article on CloudTimes.org.
With cloud computing, ... (more)