Am 10. und 11. September fand in Berlin der 14. Ministerialkongress von Bearing Point statt. Rund 200 Teilnehmer sprachen auf der Veranstaltung ausschließlich von der Verwaltung für die Verwaltung über die Chancen der Verwaltungsmodernisierung. Auf dem Kongress sprachen wir mit Jon Abele, Partner und Leiter des Geschäftsbereichs Öffentliche Verwaltung bei Bearing Point. …mehr
Premium-Inhalt. When CIOs debate the difficulty of installing electronic medical records, they inevitably point to Kaiser Permanente. The $40 billion healthcare organization has been deploying electronic medical records (EMR) in various pockets of its provider and insurance network for more than a decade and decided to link them all into one companywide system. System outages, physician rebellion, privacy issues Kaiser has dealt with it all. CIO Phil Fasano, who joined Kaiser in 2006, talks about weathering the ups and downs.
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Premium-Inhalt. Twitter's the talk of the Web this week, with word that its could be worth as much as . That'd bring the company's total value to a whopping -- an awful lot of zeros for a startup based on brevity.
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Premium-Inhalt. AT&T activated Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) on iPhone 3G and 3GS phones starting mid-day Friday nationwide, with some early users reporting transmission problems on AT&T's .
Premium-Inhalt. Amidst the ongoing debate about healthcare reform in the United States, there's a burning question that many Americans have: Why the heck can't we email our doctors to talk about symptoms, medication, or treatment? For that matter, why aren't healthcare providers and their patients using social networking or other communications and information-sharing platforms? At MIT's yesterday, one of the speakers, Dr. Ronald Dixon, explained that the technology is not always at fault. Rather, it's a cultural issue -- and a business conundrum -- that's holding back many hospitals and doctors' offices from using even basic Internet tools to communicate with patients.
Premium-Inhalt. Security forces with black masks and machine guns on the streets of China's capital are just the more visible side of a security clampdown in the country this month: there is also its secretive battle to control the Internet.
Premium-Inhalt. The folks at the Government Accountability Office have not been all that s and today they issued another on the future of the .
Premium-Inhalt. Dell hopes to beef up its IT services after it revealed plans to buy Perot Systems this week. Dell hopes the purchase will give Perot Systems an international presence and provide the PC manufacturer with more customers for its hardware. The European Union's antitrust probe against Intel became interesting this week when the E.U. released e-mails detailing the deals the chip maker made to control the market. Finally, Google's Android celebrated its first birthday this week. Instead of cake, we have an analysis on how it is faring in the competitive and crowded mobile-phone space.
Premium-Inhalt. Google has enhanced its search results by providing links to different sections of Web pages, in addition to the traditional main Web page link.
Premium-Inhalt. SAP said this week that midsize companies that purchase the Business All-in-One suite or SAP ERP will also receive its CRM (customer relationship management) application.
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Premium-Inhalt. Freecom on Thursday introduced one of the earliest devices based on the USB 3.0 standard: a portable hard drive that provides faster data-transfer rates compared to drives based on the older USB 2.0 standard.
Premium-Inhalt. Datacenter and IT managers are not paying attention to the process of measuring and monitoring energy use in datacenters, according to a poll conducted by Gartner. Gartner said that unless users create dashboards, they will not be able to reduce energy costs and meet compliance requirements.
Premium-Inhalt. Citrix Systems announced the availability of the NetScaler VPX virtual appliance and unveiled the Citrix Ready Open Networking Program to support it. The new program establishes a partner ecosystem to support Citrix NetScaler VPX. With the introduction of the Open Networking Program, Citrix is making it easier for ISVs, enterprises and cloud infrastructure providers to create virtual networking solutions they can integrate with partner solutions, said the vendor.
Premium-Inhalt. Brocade announced that it has strengthened its DCX Backbone family with the introduction of two new modular solutions namely, the Brocade FX8-24 Extension Blade designed to connect datacenters to enhance business continuity and disaster recovery. It has also introduced the Brocade FCoE10-24 Blade, which provides FCoE capabilities for server I/O consolidation in the datacenter.
Premium-Inhalt. , the creator of , knows beautiful, well-designed iPhone apps. It's been behind the very slick book reading app, and the stellar GPS app . So it's no surprise that this unit conversion application is a piece of iPhone beauty and useful to boot.
Premium-Inhalt. HP this week unveiled updates to its HP-UX Unix OS and Serviceguard high-availability software, offering capabilities in data protection, data privacy, and business continuity.
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Premium-Inhalt. AT&T on Friday accused Google of violating the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules by blocking Google Voice calls to some rural areas.
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Premium-Inhalt. Publishing an own iPhone game got a lot easier on Friday. Gendai Games announced the launch of GameSalad's Early Access Program, granting its members the ability to create and publish games to the App Store.
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Premium-Inhalt. Health care is suddenly an information technology hotbed, thanks to the $787 billion federal stimulus package. President Obama wants hospitals and doctors' offices to computerize medical information to cut waste and curtail the mistakes that cost billions of dollars and thousands of lives every year.
Premium-Inhalt. Operating IT budgets rising. Tech job postings multiplying. Billions of dollars lining up for investment. Eager vendors swarming like bees to a hive. No one has quite figured out, for example, exactly what meets the "meaningful use" standard that the stimulus money requires.
Premium-Inhalt. This week on the PC World Podcast, editors Tim Moynihan, Robert Strohmeyer, Ginny Mies, and Nick Mediati are ready to party! Sort of. Listen in to hear them discuss Microsoft's mind-boggling Windows 7 launch party videos, the HTC Hero Android phone for Sprint, and the mysterious Microsoft Courier tablet PC.