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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...

Why Technology Must Be a Priority in K-12 Education

Technology in K-12 schools used to consist of filmstrip and overhead projectors, ditto machines and calculators. Today, instead of sending little Johnny to the library to get the heavy overhead projector that has to be rolled through the halls on a cart, you simply open an...

Time to Rethink the Role of Technology in State and Local Government

State and local governments continue to face two harsh realities – reduced budgets and reduced workforces. Yet the demand for important government services, and online delivery of those services whenever possible, continues to grow, and infrastructure improvements are long...

Why Technology Is Crucial for the Future of Manufacturing, Part 2

In the previous post we discussed the impact that transformative technologies are having on the manufacturing industry. These technologies are already being used to improve business models, security and collaboration, and overcome the challenges of a complex, global supply...

Why Technology Is Crucial for the Future of Manufacturing, Part 1

When Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council identified six critical issues facing manufacturers in 2016, a common theme emerged in most areas. Advanced technologies will be needed for manufacturers to embrace Manufacturing 4.0, a next-generation approach to...

Why Retail Data Analytics and Security Go Hand in Hand

Big data analytics has become a top priority for retailers. E-commerce, mobile and social applications have allowed retailers to collect vast amount of information on customer preferences, buying habits and more. Retailers are looking to harness the power of big data to...