Pros and Cons of Open Source Software in Healthcare

Over the past decade, health IT has evolved from an administrative mechanism to a clinical tool for improving the quality and efficiency of healthcare. Such cutting-edge technologies as the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud, big data, and artificial intelligence have made their way into the healthcare industry, and the rapidly growing scope of information shared has generated the need for accessible, affordable, and widely supported software development tools and technologies. Continue reading

Top 5 Misconceptions about Big Data

Big data is a big deal in today’s world of technology. According to the IDG Enterprise 2016 Data and Analytics Survey, over 70% of businesses agree that big data has the potential to fundamentally change the way they do business and create new revenue opportunities in the next one to three years, while 53% of companies are currently implementing or planning to implement data-driven projects within the next 12 months.

Everyone is talking about Big Data. But what exactly is it and how does it work? Though the term is widely used and accepted, there is still no rigorous definition, which leads to serious misconceptions about what big data actually is.

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5 Hot Software Development Skills to Be Outsourced in 2017

Technology is one of the industries most affected by outsourcing. In the mature technology markets like the US, Canada or Western Europe, battle for talent is among major trends. As the software development skills shortage intensifies, many tech companies look overseas – not only for lower costs, higher quality, greater flexibility, and better time to market, but also for valid experience and rare and niche skills.

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Digital Transformation: History, Present, and Future Trends

The world is changing faster than ever. The Internet of Things (IoT), mobility, cloud, big data, augmented reality, blockchain, and social media are driving companies to the next level of digital customer engagement and IT-enabled business processes, products, and services. In virtually every industry, digital technologies are bringing about unprecedented transformation and changing our work and lives in ways we have never anticipated. Continue reading

Health InfoSec: How to Stay Ahead of Cyber Threats

The healthcare industry was a major target for cybercriminals in 2015, the worst year in history for healthcare data breaches. Thus, it comes as no surprise that in 2016, information security is considered the top health IT concern. Patient data protection has become a critical business priority for all healthcare organizations, regardless of their size or scope, as every vulnerability puts their reputations and financial performance at risk. Continue reading