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Apple's App Rules Prompt Charges Of 'Greed'
But an email attributed to CEO Steve Jobs suggests it's only publishers who need to comply with new subscription selling requirements.
• Tablet Wars Heating Up
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HIMSS 2011: From Meaningful Use To Meaningful Care
The mad scramble among healthcare providers to deploy electronic health records to qualify for federal funding represents only one small step in a much larger technology movement -- one where the ultimate goal is improved patient care, not just more efficient processes. InformationWeek Healthcare's on-site coverage of HIMSS 2011, the industry's leading IT conference and exhibition (Feb. 20-24, Orlando, Fla.), provides insights into the progress being made as well as the many challenges ahead.
Global CIO: iPad Becoming Kingmaker For Enterprise Apps
iPad's success in business market underscores critical need for competitors to match soaring downloads of iPad-ready enterprise apps.
Healthcare Heads Toward The Cloud
Healthcare has been slower than most industries to embrace cloud computing, but that's starting to change.
Amazon Challenges Netflix With Streaming Service
Amazon Prime subscribers will gain access to streamed movies at no additional cost.
Virtual PBX Adds VoIP To Hosted Service
Provider's platform for SMBs includes VoIP lines rather than simply overlaying existing systems, though it can still deliver Virtual PBX Complete without adding phone service.
Microsoft, Athenahealth Collaborate On Amalga, HealthVault
The Microsoft and Athenahealth alliance will funnel cloud-based Athenahealth e-health record and practice management data to Microsoft Amalga and HealthVault platforms.
OddJob, Zeus Mitmo Trojans Target Financial Data
The malware aims for bank accounts and financial details, warn security researchers at Trusteer and F-Secure.
Health IT Execs To Boost Spending In 2011
Qualifying for Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record incentive funds is driving most hospital CIOs to increase their budgets and staff, found HIMSS survey.
Air Force Seeks Fake Online Social Media Identities
The military has issued a request for bids on software to let it spread messages and make online friends using non-existent identities on social media sites.
VA, DoD To Finalize Joint EHR Standard
Agreement on a common electronic health record should be in place within the next two months, the Veterans Affairs CIO told a Congressional committee.
FTC Internet Privacy Proposal Slammed By Ad Industry
“Do Not Track” settings planned by the Federal Trade Commission may not go far enough according the Center for Digital Democracy and U.S. Public Interest Research Group.
This Isn't The Update You Are Looking For
By Ed Hansberry
Even as Windows Phone 7 was launching late in 2010, everyone knew there was an update on the horizon that at a minimum would bring copy and paste to the platform. On Monday Microsoft started rolling out the first update for its mobile platform, but this won't have copy and paste, or anything else you will really use either.
Xerox Offers Mid-Range SMB Color Toner Printers
By Lamont Wood
High-price is justified by high print quality, says Xerox. The jury remains out on that, but the refill toner price is, as usual, no bargain.
Virtual PBX Offers IP Solution
By Paul Korzeniowski
Movement from traditional to IP telephony services has been taking place for several years. A leader in traditional voice services, Virtual PBX has now broadened its offerings, so they work better with IP.
Security Coming To Mobile And Embedded Devices
By George Hulme
Security firm McAfee expects 50 billion mobile and connected embedded devices by the year 2020. And guess who is promoting new tools promising to protect them. But is this a layer of protection we are going to need?
Hacks From China Strike Canadian Government
By George Hulme
CBC is reporting that attacks from IP addresses based in China have managed to successfully breach networks within the Finance and the Treasury Board of Canada, as well as Defence Research and Development Canada. The attack is the latest in a string of attacks aimed at high level government agencies.