Update on the Adoption of Health Information Technology – HIS Talk

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology recently released its report to Congress regarding the adoption of health IT and efforts to facilitate the electronic use and exchange of health information. This industry is rapidly… Read More

What Happens When a Server Goes Down – Website Pulse

When a server goes down, it is crucial to pinpoint and resolve the problem as quickly as possible. This article notes important things to keep in mind when running into performance issues: Today’s business relies on technology more… Read More

3 Surefire Ways to Fail in the Cloud – Info World

David Linthicum describes three common mistakes organizations make when moving to the cloud. One key consideration is the performance of the applications and data that the company selects to migrate: If you run into any issues — such… Read More

Cloud Computing: Are Your Own Antique Systems Holding you Back? – Tech Republic

Steve Ranger explains that adoption of cloud computing is often held back due to legacy systems that are still running in many enterprise IT infrastructures. He cites a survey which found that there is a need for a… Read More

VA Envisions an App-Based Future for Health IT – Fierce Mobile Government

Trends expected in telehealth, health IT and healthcare as a whole were discussed recently by the Veterans Affairs Department’s director of web and mobile solutions. Most notably, she predicts that deployments of mobile health applications will increase in… Read More

Notes from Velocity 2013: What People are Saying About User Experience, RUM, and Mobile Performance – Web Performance Today

The recent Velocity conference focused on upcoming trends for performance solutions. Tammy Everts provides her takeaways, highlighting an emphasis on the user experience as well as real user monitoring: Everywhere I went, I heard people talking about ‘the… Read More

The CIO Position: Why You Need to Eat Your Own Dog Food – Search CIO

SearchCIO’s Editorial Director Christina Torode finds that many healthcare and financial services companies have open CIO positions, due to the increases in the use of information technology that these organizations are currently undertaking. She also looks into trends… Read More

IT Can't Fix Complex Healthcare Problems – Information Week

The healthcare industry is undergoing a large amount of change as it adopts new technologies and tools for managing patient information or communicating between various healthcare services. However, these IT innovations must be accompanied by a change in… Read More

Mobile App Revolution Means New Management Tools for IT – Tech Republic

Noting Gartner’s recent projections for an increase in mobile application projects, Mary Shacklett discusses three key focus areas for IT departments. She highlights the need for securing, distributing and managing mobile apps through management tools and performance testing:… Read More

Healthcare IT Predictions from Sean Mehra – Healthcare IT Connect

Health entrepreneur Sean Mehra offers his predictions for the future of healthcare IT. Included are growth in the amount of information that is available and a need to manage that information, resulting in improved care, better system performance… Read More

IT Operations is King: How to Find the Best People – Tech Republic

This TechRepublic article explains that while it is important for IT Ops professionals to be experts in specific areas, they must also understand the IT department and business as a whole: An IT operations employee should also be… Read More

It's Time to Rebrand Enterprise IT Expertise – Search CIO

A key takeaway from the recent MIT Sloan CIO symposium was the need for IT to work with business to provide visibility into and solutions for performance problems. Nicole Laskowski of SearchCIO explains this is especially important as… Read More

9 Reasons Sys Admins Hate You – IT World

System administrators make sure your IT environment runs smoothly, but they often face challenges to accomplishing this goal efficiently. One common issue is a lack of visibility into what exactly a user experienced before he or she faced… Read More

11 Ways to Make Healthcare IT Easier – Network World

The recent Health IT Summit, hosted by the Institute for Health Technology Transformation, emphasized the challenges faced by healthcare technology professionals as stage 2 of the government’s meaninful use program gets closer. These challenges include complying with HIPAA,… Read More

O’Reilly Velocity Highlights: Web Performance Drives Business Value – Silicon Angle

The recent Velocity conference focused on the trends that are shaping web application performance, including the cloud, mobile and big data. Maria Deutscher also noted its emphasis on the increasing convergence of Operations and development in ensuring better… Read More

Why, How to Build an Intelligent Integrated Enterprise – Search SOA

It is important for enterprises to be responsive and knowledgeable when addressing performance issues and customer inquiries. During the recent Red Hat Summit, SOA and integration expert Pierre Fricke explained how to accomplish this goal: IT and business… Read More

12 Clever Cloud Tools for Devs and Ops – InfoWorld

Both IT Ops and developers must consider ways to better manage cloud projects. This list from InfoWorld provides tools to ensure the process runs smoothly: Time is money, and servers are bought by the hour now.That explains the… Read More

This Is An Important Discussion Of Problems We Have Still Not Solved: EHR Usability and Interoperability – Australian Health Information Technology

As health records and the various technologies used to maintain these records become more complex, it is increasingly important for healthcare professionals to effectively manage and monitor these systems. This article highlights the fact that usability and interoperability… Read More

Mobile Boom Means More Work For IT – Information Week

With the increase in mobile usage on the business side, IT is now coming to the forefront. Michael Fitzgerald notes that now is the time for CIOs to get involved in mobile applications and use mobile platforms for… Read More

The Hidden Bottleneck – APM Digest

Bob Wescott explains how a performance bottleneck may hide a second bottleneck further downstream. As a result, it is important to carefully monitor the entire transaction path to detect issues at all levels: When the load on any… Read More