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Microsoft Visual Studio understands much more than Windows

Microsoft Visual Studio understands much more than Windows | Decide Consulting | Scoop.it
Visual Studio 2015 provides a way for a developer to write a single application to run across multiple Windows platforms, such as mobile, desktop and even Microsoft's experimental HoloLens environment.
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Walmart: The Big Data Skills Crisis And Recruiting Analytics Talent

Walmart: The Big Data Skills Crisis And Recruiting Analytics Talent | Decide Consulting | Scoop.it
As the amount of digital information generated by businesses and organizations continues to grow exponentially, a challenge – or as some have put it, a crisis - has developed.There just aren’t enough people with the required skills to analyze and interpret this information – transforming it from raw numerical (or other) data into actionable insights – the ultimate aim of any Big Data-driven initiative.One survey recently carried out by researchers at Gartner found that more than half of the business leaders they queried felt their ability to carry out analytics was res
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Bernard's article provides some interesting insight into the recruiting process. Sometimes the resume skill set is not indicative of raw talent and aptitude. If you're looking for a direction in IT, know that the need for data scientists is on the rise.

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MIT proves flash is as fast as RAM, and cheaper, for big data

MIT proves flash is as fast as RAM, and cheaper, for big data | Decide Consulting | Scoop.it
MIT researchers built a server network for large-scale databases that proves RAM is not always the best memory for the job as it's vastly more expensive and isn't even faster than flash.
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The Top 10 Reasons Why Rejecting ‘Job Jumpers’ Is Dumb, and a Missed Opportunity - ERE.net

The Top 10 Reasons Why Rejecting ‘Job Jumpers’ Is Dumb, and a Missed Opportunity - ERE.net | Decide Consulting | Scoop.it
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At Decide we live by efficiency and relationships. Is your hiring or recruiting process limiting your opportunity? Let us help open those doors.

 

Having a stigma against 'job jumpers' could cause you to miss out on great hiring opportunities.

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Next-gen gene sequencing and big data: From solid disease modeling to clear treatment options

Next-gen gene sequencing and big data: From solid disease modeling to clear treatment options | Decide Consulting | Scoop.it
Coupled with next-generation gene sequencing, big data is illuminating solid and far more detailed disease modeling and subsequently, clearer, better treatment options too.
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Big data analytics and bioinformatics are revolutionizing the way Doctors diagnose and treat patients.

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Costly Recruiting Mistakes

Costly Recruiting Mistakes | Decide Consulting | Scoop.it
Recruiting top quality people to your business is a challenging task and one made even harder by the current ultra-competitive nature of the market, whereby candidates are king. If you are going to...
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Our advice: be genuine, clear, thorough, and follow your gut instincts.

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Mobile Health Use Among Rural, Urban Health Clinics Low in 2013 - iHealthBeat

Mobile Health Use Among Rural, Urban Health Clinics Low in 2013 - iHealthBeat | Decide Consulting | Scoop.it
A Commonwealth Fund survey finds low mobile health adoption among rural and urban community clinics and centers in 2013. Facilities cited several barriers to adopting mobile technology, including a lack of funding and human and technical resources. MobiHealthNews, Commonwealth Fund survey.
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mHealth at your fingertips. We're helping CHCs overcome patient health barriers. http://decideconsulting.com/prevcareplus/

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How Big Data Is Changing Healthcare

How Big Data Is Changing Healthcare | Decide Consulting | Scoop.it
If you want to find out how Big Data is helping to make the world a better place, there’s no better example than the uses being found for it in healthcare. The last decade has seen huge advances in the amount of data we routinely generate and collect in pretty much [...]
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Creating our own medical miracles... Big data is the future of our health. Find out why.

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Taking patient engagement into the future

Taking patient engagement into the future | Decide Consulting | Scoop.it
(SPONSORED) Healthcare organizations throughout the US are striving to engage patients in their care. A recent survey suggests that even though these organizations are embracing the concept of patient engagement, their leaders aren't certain that current efforts are fulfilling the vision.
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ONC Releases Report to Congress on Health Information Blocking | News | HIMSS

The report, requested by Congress in December’s “Cromnibus” legislation, asked that ONC study the extent of this so-called information blocking including ways to address it and the number of EHR vendors, hospitals and doctors who practice it and report its findings back to Congress.
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Competitors collaborate to make HIE work

Competitors collaborate to make HIE work | Decide Consulting | Scoop.it
In a major metropolitan experiment, a regional health information exchange is aggressively pursuing the goal of connecting 100 percent of providers and 90 percent of hospitals by 2016.
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Apple Watch more novelty than data-driven gadget

Apple Watch more novelty than data-driven gadget | Decide Consulting | Scoop.it
Apple Watch looks cool--anything Apple makes always does. But its introduction yesterday failed to clearly define its use in personal or business terms. Without a clearly defined purpose unique to the Apple Watch and separate but complementary to other devices, it's hard to imagine a reason to buy it--or to track data from it.
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Survey: Use of Insurers' Mobile Apps Linked to Consumer Satisfaction - iHealthBeat

Survey: Use of Insurers' Mobile Apps Linked to Consumer Satisfaction - iHealthBeat | Decide Consulting | Scoop.it
A J.D. Power survey of individuals in 134 different health plans finds that consumers who use mobile applications to communicate with their health plans are more satisfied with their insurance than those who do not. The apps have helped to boost plans' overall customer ratings, according to the survey. MobiHealthNews.
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IBM's machine-learning crystal ball can foresee renewable energy availability

IBM's machine-learning crystal ball can foresee renewable energy availability | Decide Consulting | Scoop.it
IBM researchers have developed a self-learning weather model and renewable forecasting technology that will help optimize how solar, wind and hydroelectric power are integrated into the nation's grid.
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JavaScript rules the school, but C++ climbs in popularity

JavaScript rules the school, but C++ climbs in popularity | Decide Consulting | Scoop.it
C++ is the biggest gainer in language popularity so far this year, but JavaScript remains stalwart.
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How Healthcare Big Data Analytics Is Tackling Chronic Disease

How Healthcare Big Data Analytics Is Tackling Chronic Disease | Decide Consulting | Scoop.it
Healthcare big data analytics may be the key to large-scale chronic disease management as patients continue to develop long-term care needs.
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It's no small task.

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Interoperability, Low Costs Make Cloud-Based EHRs a Favorite

Interoperability, Low Costs Make Cloud-Based EHRs a Favorite | Decide Consulting | Scoop.it
Cloud-based EHR systems are gaining steam as interoperability and population health management become major concerns for small providers
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Five Population Health Use Cases for the Internet of Things

Five Population Health Use Cases for the Internet of Things | Decide Consulting | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things has major implications for population health management and chronic disease care
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Hadoop demand falls as other big data tech rises

Hadoop demand falls as other big data tech rises | Decide Consulting | Scoop.it
Hadoop isn’t living up to its hype -- which means that both Hadoop vendors and their customers need to widen their array of big data technologies
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Precision Medicine Flourishes with Healthcare Big Data Analytics

Precision Medicine Flourishes with Healthcare Big Data Analytics | Decide Consulting | Scoop.it
Precision medicine is on the rise thanks to a number of initiatives and research projects harnessing healthcare big data analytics.
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This a great example of how big data is actually being used in HIT. See the "industry roundup."

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Decide Mobility - Mobile Healthcare | Decide Mobility

Decide Mobility - Mobile Healthcare | Decide Mobility | Decide Consulting | Scoop.it
Decide Mobility - Mobile Healthcare and healthcare apps
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mHealth apps should be consumer-driven, be a part of the patient engagement revolution.

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Big data analytics causes bottleneck in global capital markets ecosystem

Big data analytics causes bottleneck in global capital markets ecosystem | Decide Consulting | Scoop.it
New research by the Tabb Group found that an analytics created bottleneck, i.e. an absence, insufficient number of, or underperforming analytics in financial institutions, is beginning to have a negative impact on the global capital markets ecosystem. 
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Big data is no longer just an idea... it's a necessity.

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4 hot big data jobs

4 hot big data jobs | Decide Consulting | Scoop.it
Yes, data scientists are still very much sought after and that will be true for several years. But this post is about four other types of big data jobs that are now also hot.
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CompTIA: SMBs Value Innovation in Technology Partners | Information Technology Associations and Organizations content from The VAR Guy

CompTIA: SMBs Value Innovation in Technology Partners | Information Technology Associations and Organizations content from The VAR Guy | Decide Consulting | Scoop.it
CompTIA’s latest study shows SMBs value innovation above all else when choosing outside IT firms.
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Report: Big data driving revenues, restructuring 43% of companies

Report: Big data driving revenues, restructuring 43% of companies | Decide Consulting | Scoop.it
According to a new report by Capgemini and EMC, 61 percent of those surveyed say big data is now a driver of revenues and 43 percent say they have or are restructuring their businesses around big data. A majority (65 percent) fear irrelevance if they don't embrace it.
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