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Who’s Responsible for the Security of Data in the Cloud?

On June 8, 2017, security researchers discovered a data repository on the Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) that could be accessed by anyone on the Internet.

The repository contained the names, addresses, account details and personal identification numbers (PINs) of up to 14...

Consolidated Billing Helps Optimize the Cloud Spend

Back in 2009, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) drafted a formal definition of cloud computing. The definition states that the cloud has certain essential characteristics, including on-demand self-service, broad access, resource pooling and rapid...

The Growing Cybersecurity Threat to Medical Devices

It’s chilling to think that a heart monitor, blood gas analyzer or MRI scanner could be infected with malware, but the threat is very real. Malware called MEDJACK (short for “medical device hijack”) was recently found on equipment at 10 U.K. hospitals.

First discovered in...

Cybersecurity Must Be a High Priority for K-12 Schools

Like businesses large and small, K-12 schools are relying heavily upon technology for their day-to-day operations. In the classroom, teachers are using a wide range of rich media curricula, and printed textbooks are being replaced by electronic versions. Tests are increasingly...

How Much More Data Can Your Healthcare Infrastructure Handle?

Thanks in large part to the shift to electronic health records and more widespread adoption of connected devices and equipment, healthcare organizations are generating a ton of data. To enhance care and improve outcomes, this data must be easily accessible to doctors and other...

Why Hospitals Are Seeing an Onslaught of Ransomware Attacks

High-profile ransomware attacks have plagued hospitals during the first half of 2016, forcing operators into damage control mode as IT teams scramble to beef up their security strategies. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), the number of ransomware...

How Technology Helps Financial Organizations Address Today’s Challenges

For the past several years, the financial services industry has grappled with market disruption, political uncertainty and increasing regulatory scrutiny. At the same time, financial services firms have seen dramatically changing customer demands, with consumers expecting...

How Hospital Bed Management Tools Improve Patient Flow

According to the journal Health Affairs, 31 cents of every healthcare dollar is spent on hospital care. That adds up to approximately $750 billion per year. Clearly, any inefficiencies in the delivery of hospital care has a significant impact on healthcare costs, as well as...

Why Healthcare Must Embrace Activity-Based Costing

U.S. healthcare costs have steadily increased for years and now represent more than 17 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP). Lower reimbursements and chronic illness are considered primary culprits of increasing costs, although many experts blame a system that focuses...