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INFOGRAPHIC: EHR Software - The Future Of Healthcare Industry

INFOGRAPHIC: EHR Software - The Future Of Healthcare Industry | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

EHR software has been a revolutionary introduction in the healthcare industry. Not only does it help doctors with easy access to patient records and more accurate treatment delivery, but also aid patients with automatic billing at reduced costs. Adoption of EHR in the United States has gained a lot of momentum off late, and at this rate, patient care is going to have a safer and improved future. 

 

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EHR software has been a revolutionary introduction in the healthcare industry. Not only does it help doctors with easy access to patient records and more ....

 

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Trained cloud computing professionals – augmented need

Trained cloud computing professionals – augmented need | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

In the recent years, it is evidently proven that cloud computing is the next big frontier in building business credibility.

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Skill scarcity has now become the new hurdle in cloud computing efforts made by most of the businesses.

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Pay up: The free ride is over for corporate BYOD

Pay up: The free ride is over for corporate BYOD | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Some companies saw BYOD as a way to make employees pay to do their job, but a court ruling may end that abuse
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.... a California Court of Appeals ruling ...... will kill the practice of using BYOD as an excuse to make some employees buy personal equipment and pay for personal cell plans to do their jobs.

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Compression, Deduplication Come to Violin Concerto 2200 - Cloud Computing on Top Tech News

Compression, Deduplication Come to Violin Concerto 2200 - Cloud Computing on Top Tech News | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Violin Memory announced today that data deduplication and compression capabilities are now available on its Concerto 2200 solution.

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The data reduction appliance offers up to 672 TB of usable storage at a data reduction rate of 6:1.

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X as a service (XaaS): What the future of cloud computing will bring

X as a service (XaaS): What the future of cloud computing will bring | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

What is XaaS? Is this just more marketing fluff? Why do we need to define yet another model to fully describe cloud services? I contest that XaaS is a legitimate term, and that it is useful to describe a new type of cloud services — those that make use of IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS all neatly delivered in one package. Such packages are intended to fully displace the delivery of a commodity IT service.

 

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The organization providing DaaS would design, assemble, and manage the product out of best-of-breed offerings in this case.

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12 Twitter Marketing Tips From the Pros

12 Twitter Marketing Tips From the Pros | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Are you using the latest Twitter marketing tactics?

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We asked top Twitter pros to share the tips and tricks they’re using to make a difference in their own Twitter marketing.

 

In this article you’ll discover 12 Twitter marketing tips to help you get the most out of Twitter today.

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Chromebook Sales Will Rise As Businesses Adopt Cloud Tech

Chromebook Sales Will Rise As Businesses Adopt Cloud Tech | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Chromebook sales are rising. And their use in the business community is expected to contribute to their continued popularity. This research explains why.
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The research company Gartner found that last year, there were 2.9 million Chromebooks purchased. About 85 percent of those were purchased by education companies or schools, though.

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STME says hybrid IT calls for integration strategy in Middle East

STME says hybrid IT calls for integration strategy in Middle East | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Companies looking to adopt cloud computing, but are also keen to keep their existing IT infrastructure and on-premises applications will benefit from the flexibility that hybrid integration has to offer, says an executive from STME, Middle East’s leading solutions provider and systems integrator. However, in order to maximise the potential of hybrid IT, the right …
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Across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, cloud computing adoption is gradually taking off as per a recent industry survey. Between 2012 and 2017, the region is expected to have the highest cloud traffic growth rate in the world at 57% CAGR, ....

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SUSE Launches Cloud4, Latest Version of Cloud Computing Platform Based on OpenStack Icehouse Release

SUSE Launches Cloud4, Latest Version of Cloud Computing Platform Based on OpenStack Icehouse Release | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The Cloud4 platform will support multi-hypervisor cloud computing ecosystems with automated high availability (HA) capabilities.
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The statement of the company further maintained that, “SUSE Cloud now includes advanced VMware capabilities for image management and support for VMware Virtual SAN .........

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@CloudExpo | #Cloud Security Myths: Busted

@CloudExpo | #Cloud Security Myths: Busted | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

In a Feb 2014 survey, 94 percent of organizations surveyed reported running applications or experimenting with infrastructure-as-a-service.

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The Alert Logic State of Cloud Security Report concludes "It's not that the cloud is inherently secure or insecure. It's really about the quality of management applied to any IT environment."

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Interesting  article.  Cloud computing requires though (in addition  to overcoming the security barriers/perceptions and fears)  good Quality of Service - users want an experience as if resources are local- and also, good management capabilities on both ends (users and providers). One has to ask the question: what are the risks of NOT moving to the cloud...

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20 EMM Solutions for companies ready to embrace BYOD

20 EMM Solutions for companies ready to embrace BYOD | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Organizations can use EMM solutions to create a more controlled and secure environment. Here's a list of 20 EMM Suite's to deploy BYOD in your company
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EMM stands for Enterprise Mobility Management.

 

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The Switch from On-Premise Applications to the Cloud: Boeing’s Success Story

The Switch from On-Premise Applications to the Cloud: Boeing’s Success Story | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The Boeing Company has embarked on a “cloud-first” journey to transform the way IT Services are delivered to the customer.  Hear how they have been working on successful deployments in both the public and private cloud space and have recently launched several applications leveraging the hybrid cloud deployment model into two of the more recognized public cloud service providers.
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With hundreds of data center professionals in attendance on September 4, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue, there will be over 18 sessions discussing the latest on IT + Networks, App to Cloud, Power + Cooling, and Strategy + Design.
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Opinion: The inverted pyramid of IT infrastructure

Opinion: The inverted pyramid of IT infrastructure | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
I see the IT infrastructure as an inverted pyramid. At the bottom is the cheapest element, the data centre service.
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A well designed and built Tier 3 infrastructure, properly maintained with ISO approved processes and highly trained staff will ensure that outages are vanishingly rare.

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LEGAL: New report asserts how cloud and mobility will change legal landscape

LEGAL: New report asserts how cloud and mobility will change legal landscape | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A new report from legal IT provider Accesspoint Technologies and cloud vendor Databarracks has argued how cloud computing is “a great leveller” for law firms of all sizes.
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..... law firms need a smoothly running IT operation for three main reasons: case management on a day-to-day basis; better ability to predict future events; and being a greater repository of information for client or customer-based intelligence. He admits smaller law firms should have the advantage, observing that “big ships turn far more slowly.”

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Five ways Docker is taking over the world

Five ways Docker is taking over the world | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Docker is more than a fad -- it's a real-deal technology finding widespread adoption and creating its own ecosystem
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For any project to become that big a draw in so short a time is an eye-opener, but evidence suggests Docker's growth is the real thing -- the creation of a standardized software platform for delivering apps at scale.

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The Benefits of Cloud Computing for HR and Recruiting Professionals - Recruiting Trends

The Benefits of Cloud Computing for HR and Recruiting Professionals - Recruiting Trends | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Cloud computing remains an ambiguous concept for many business leaders and decision-makers. This is especially true for HR and recruiting professionals trying to determine the benefits of the cloud and whether cloud computing is right for them.

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By 2015, end-user spending on cloud services could be more than $180 billion—indicating a clear trend toward the cloud for businesses and other organizations.

 

Image courtesy of softwarestrategiesblog.com

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Power Of Cloud Disaster Recovery

INFOGRAPHIC: The Power Of Cloud Disaster Recovery | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud Disaster Recovery - Preventing a Cloud Disaster is one thing. Recovering from a disaster is a whole other area of concern.
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Today’s infographic provided by CloudVelox outlines some best practices and safeguards in order to help your business make more informed decisions.

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Frost & Sullivan: Healthcare Companies Use Cloud Technology the Most

Frost & Sullivan: Healthcare Companies Use Cloud Technology the Most | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A new Frost & Sullivan survey revealed almost half of the IT decision-makers in healthcare companies across the U.S. and Europe have moved the majority of their enterprise communications to the cloud.
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The research firm said earlier this year it expects the demand for healthcare cloud services to expand at a 29.8 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2018.

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Microsoft Azure Outages Felt Around the Globe

Microsoft Azure Outages Felt Around the Globe | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Disruptions to cloud services, websites, and virtual machines on the cloud application platform are being fixed, Redmond says.
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..... connectivity issues to some Azure services which may include Cloud Services, Virtual Machines, Websites, Automation, Service Bus, Backup, Site Recovery, HDInsight, Mobile Services, StorSimple, and possible other Azure Services in multiple regions.

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Mesosphere Comes To The Google Cloud Platform, Integrates Google’s Open Source Kubernetes Project

Mesosphere Comes To The Google Cloud Platform, Integrates Google’s Open Source Kubernetes Project | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Google and Mesosphere today announced a partnership that brings support for Mesos clusters to Google's Compute Engine platform.

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With this collaboration between Google and Mesosphere, Cloud Platform users will now be able to set up a Mesosphere cluster on Google’s servers in less than 10 minutes.

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Embracing Web Apps

Embracing Web Apps | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Like many of you, I find myself using web pages—or, more appropriately, web apps—throughout the day.

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........... finally, developers can (ostensibly) target a single platform—in this case HTML 5, which is really a combination of modern versions of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and other technologies .....

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Cloud Security Alliance Sets Research Agenda for Upcoming CSA Congress 2014

Cloud Security Alliance Sets Research Agenda for Upcoming CSA Congress 2014 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

The Cloud Security Alliance is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing.

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The group's first research report, Botnet Essential Practices for Cloud Providers, aims to develop and maintain a research portfolio providing capabilities to assist the cloud provider industry in taking a lifecycle approach to botnet prevention.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Using the Cloud to Build for Success, Savings and Growth

INFOGRAPHIC: Using the Cloud to Build for Success, Savings and Growth | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
By offloading IT infrastructure and administrative tasks to the cloud, companies are able to scale at a rapid pace.
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Is Your Company Ready For The Cloud: A 12-point Checklist

Is Your Company Ready For The Cloud: A 12-point Checklist | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
As cloud computing crosses the chasm from “pi in the sky” to mass adoption, companies are beginning to approach technology purchases with a “cloud first” or “why not cloud” strategy. But …
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The cloud can offer tremendous opportunities for strategic efficiencies, cost savings and enhanced decision-making capabilities for companies who are poised to take advantage of it. If you’re not ready now, use these 12 points as a framework for getting there.
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Computing in the Cloud

Computing in the Cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Logo Marketing & Design's web expert, Sarah Doney, explains how the advent of cloud computing means a silver lining for businesses and individuals alike.

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With vast storage space, the cloud can make highly sophisticated software available to users who would otherwise not have the processing power to run it. Pixlr, for example, offers most of the photo-editing features people require for free, without the complexity of the costly Photoshop used by our design studio.
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