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Cisco Ports Nexus 1000V Virtual Switch to Microsoft's Hyper-V

Cisco Ports Nexus 1000V Virtual Switch to Microsoft's Hyper-V | Data Center |
Hooks UCS servers into Systems Center, fast-tracks Windows infrastructure… (Cisco Ports Nexus 1000V Virtual Switch to Microsoft’s Hyper-V - Hooks UCS servers into Systems Center,…
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EMC Tackles Big Data, Cloud Skills Gap Among IT Business Leaders - CIO

EMC Tackles Big Data, Cloud Skills Gap Among IT Business Leaders - CIO | Data Center |
EMC Tackles Big Data, Cloud Skills Gap Among IT Business Leaders
Clancy says that EMC conducted a global survey of more than 1,000 IT professionals in more than 600 organizations in February 2013.
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GE Joins EMC and VMware in a Joint Venture to Challenge Software Megavendors in the Cloud

Pivotal, a company recently spun out of assets of EMC and VMware, was introduced today as a power behind Pivotal One, a new cloud-enabled application platform (CEAP) for private cloud initiatives and public cloud providers. It will also run a public Platform as a Services (PaaS) for IT organizations and independent software vendors (ISVs) looking to deploy application services in a public cloud. Pivotal also announced its strategic partnership with GE which committed to take a 10 percent equity position in the new company.

Yefim Natis, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner, answered some questions on the outlook for, and impact of, Pivotal:

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6 Big Data Analytics Use Cases for Healthcare

6 Big Data Analytics Use Cases for Healthcare | Data Center |

CIO — BOSTON—The increasing digitization of healthcare data means that organizations often add terabytes' worth of patient records to data centers annually.

At the moment, much of that unstructured data sits unused, having been retained largely (if not solely) for regulatory purposes. However, as speakers at the inaugural Medical Informatics World conference suggest, a little bit of data analytics know-how can go a long way.


It isn't easy, namely because the demand for healthcare IT skills far outpaces the supply of workers able to fill job openings, but a better grasp of that data means knowing more about individual patients as well as large groups of them and knowing how to use that information to provide better, more efficient and less expensive care.

Feature: 13 Healthcare IT Trends and Predictions for 2013

Here are six real-world examples of how healthcare can use big data analytics.

1. Ditch the Cookbook, Move to Evidence-Based Medicine

Cookbook medicine refers to the practice of applying the same battery of tests to all patients who come into the emergency department with similar symptoms. This is efficient, but it's rarely effective. As Dr. Leana Wan, an ED physician and co-author of When Doctors Don't Listen, puts it, "Having our patient be 'ruled out' for a heart attack while he has gallstone pain doesn't help anyone."

Dr. John Halamka, CIO at Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, says access to patient data—even from competing institutions—helps caregivers take an evidence-based approach to medicine. To that end, Beth Israel is rolling out a smartphone app that uses a Web-based- drag-and-drop UI to give caregivers self-service access to 200 million data points about 2 million patients.

Analysis: Is Healthcare IT Interoperability (Almost) Here?

Admittedly, the health information exchange process necessary for getting that patient data isn't easy, Halamka says. Even when data's in hand, analytics can be complicated; what one electronic health record (EHR) system calls "high blood pressure" a second may call "elevated blood pressure" and a third "hypertension." To combat this, Beth Israel is encoding physician notes using the SNOMED CT standard. In addition to the benefit of standardization, using SNOMED CT makes data more searchable, which aids the research query process.


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d-Wise 's curator insight, April 25, 2013 11:36 AM

An interesting explanation as to why clinical data standards and adverse event naming conventions early on in clinical research are sooo important

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Big Data's Biggest Problem - Do EMC and Cloudera Offer the Solution?

Maybe you think that your company’s biggest Big Data problem is the volume, velocity, variety and variability of data coming at it.

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The Talent Gap

“We need to get as many people educated (on Big Data) as quickly as possible. Skills gaps are not good for the industry,” says Tom Clancy, Vice President of Education Services at EMC.