|By Bob Gourley||
|August 23, 2013 11:10 AM EDT||
By Ryan Kamauff
- Study: EHR adoption fueling health information exchange – “Health information exchange between hospitals and other providers increased 41 percent between 2008 and 2012, according to recently published research from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.” This jump in sharing can be hugely beneficial to doctors and healthcare professionals. The federal government is even implementing an incentive programs for facilities to use EHR. Via FierceGovernmentIT, more here.
- Army finishes migration to DoD enterprise email – “The Army announced that it has completed its large-scale migration of more than 1.4 million unclassified users and 115,000 classified users to the Defense Information Systems Agency-managed enterprise email, one of the service’s highest priority IT programs.” The Army expects this program to save them millions of dollars, and up to $380M through 2017. Via FierceGovernmentIT, more here.
- Report shows growth in Android-based malware – “Android-based malware achieved a 35 percent growth rate, according to the McAfee Threats Report: Second Quarter 2013.” This growth is higher than last years. Clearly Android users are the target of choice for malware distributors, so users need to be even more careful. However, most of the damage is done by users trying to get illegal (or free) software, and is self inflicted. Via ComputerWorld, more here.
- Google applies for location-based security patent for mobile devices – The latest patent application by Google shows promise for differing security settings based on your location. It could switch from slide to unlock at home to PIN unlock when away. This could also provide a great deal of security for BYOD users, locking down the work environment when the device is not in the office. Via Android Community, more here.
- Networking, security issues still irk large AWS shops – “Networking and security cloud challenges topped the list for most of the five panelists at an Amazon Web Services (AWS) meet up group this week, all of whom have at least 1,000 instances running on AWS.” AWS is having security group issues, which manifest when users change settings or implement new rules. This can lead to a large security hole in the AWS instance. There are also issues with ensuring compatible or identical security group rules among different data centers. AWS security issues will be increasingly important as more and more federal agencies adopt AWS. Via Search Cloud Computing, more here.
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security Awards HP Continuous Monitoring Services Contract – “HP today announced it has been selected as a technology provider by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM), Tools and Continuous Monitoring as a Service (CMaaS) General Services Administration (GSA) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). The one-year contract has a ceiling of $6 billion if all four one-year options are exercised. HP is one of 17 vendors chosen to make up the BPA.” Via Dark Reading, more here.
- How DHS views security – ‘The Department of Homeland Security has been an early adopter for years: cloud, mobility, agile acquisition. And as Margie Graves, the agency’s acting CIO, said, “We’ve got the scars to prove it.” Thursday, Graves shared some of those scars from integrating and securing new technologies at FedScoop’s fifth annual Lowering the Cost of Government with IT conference.” Via FedScoop, more here.
- Cloud security: understanding your data value pyramid – “The benefits of cloud computing are well known – cost saving, flexibility, instant scalability and an “anytime, anywhere” mentality all wrapped up in an appealing pay-as-you-go business model. But, does this new-world packaging simply become too hard to resist, putting organisations at risk of becoming addicted to the cloud at the expense of security?” This article offers good insight into some of the data issues faced by today’s IT decision makers. As well, it can help guide those looking to move to the cloud in the most appropriate cloud strategy. Via The Guardian, more here.
- Popular download management program has hidden DDoS component, researchers say – “Recent versions of Orbit Downloader, a popular Windows program for downloading embedded media content and other types of files from websites, turns computers into bots and uses them to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, according to security researchers.” This software has been downloaded 36M times in total, and over 12,000 times last week alone. This is horrifying, and makes me reconsider pretty much every program I’ve ever downloaded. Be careful folks! Via ComputerWorld, more here.
- WebRTC Summit at Cloud Expo Agenda Announced
- Google’s Enterprise Problem
- Building Video Calling with PubNub and WebRTC
- DataStax Announces New Startup Programme Offering Free Software, As Well As Free Training Courses For Cassandra Users And New Developer Tool
- Evaluation Report on Virtual Backup Software
- Get Ready to Think Out (C)loud With Cloud Sherpas’ Upcoming Webinar Series
- Series: Exchange 2013 and Lync 2013 Integration with AsteriskNOW PBX Pt. 1
- New PubNub App Template for WebRTC
- Strategic Enough to Matter, Code Halos and Mobile Apps
- GAMA : Quatre acteurs clefs, quatre stratégies différentes !
- Box and NSI Partnership Brings the Cloud to Businesses in the Middle East
- 7 Christmas Gifts For Your Business
- WebRTC Summit at Cloud Expo Agenda Announced
- OneLogin Raises $13M to Power Expansion
- Cloud Security Alliance Releases Cloud Controls Matrix, Version 3.0
- Survey Finds Large Enterprises Adopting WebRTC
- WebRTC Summit | WebRTC: Test then Disrupt
- WebRTC Summit Speaker Submissions Open
- WSO2 Expands Identity Management Capabilities Across Cloud, Mobile and Web Applications With the Launch of WSO2 Identity Server 4.5
- BMC Software to Exhibit at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley
- Twilio and LiveOps to Deliver WebRTC Deployments
- Oracle Demonstrates WebRTC Solution with CounterPath's Bria
- OpenStack for the Enterprise – Showcasing the OpenStack Ecosystem
- XIRSYS Launches WebRTC Hosting Service
- Where Are RIA Technologies Headed in 2008?
- The Top 250 Players in the Cloud Computing Ecosystem
- Dolphin Announces Open API With Over 50 Add-ons Including Dropbox and Wikipedia
- Personal Branding Checklist
- AJAXWorld 2006 West Power Panel with Google's Adam Bosworth
- Why Microsoft Loves Google's Android
- Google's OpenSocial: A Technical Overview and Critique
- Cloud Expo New York Call for Papers Now Open
- Wal-Mart To Sell $399 Ubuntu Linux-based Laptop with Google Operating System
- i-Technology Blog: Google Trends on Java, McNealy, AJAX, and SOA Give Pause For Thought
- i-Technology Blog: Is There Life Beyond Google?
- Android: Who Hates Google Over the Phone?