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Ruckus, TrackR Release Wi-Fi IoT Device Tracking Solution

January 10, 2017 - Ruckus Wireless along with TrackR has announced a joint solution that leverages Bluetooth low energy (BLE) technology combined with Ruckus ZoneFlex across access points (APs) to enhance the indoor and outdoor location services of TrackR’s Crowd GPS network. The solution uses an organization's existing wireless infrastructure to provide advanced asset movement detection in real-time...


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Ruckus, TrackR Release Wi-Fi IoT Device Tracking Solution

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Ruckus Wireless along with TrackR has announced a joint solution that leverages Bluetooth low energy (BLE) technology combined with Ruckus ZoneFlex across access points (APs) to enhance the indoor and outdoor location services of TrackR’s...

Visibility, Control Key for Healthcare Wireless Networks

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As a result of a growing reliance on wireless networks to support mobility and connected medical devices, healthcare organizations are facing many challenges bringing their legacy networks up to speed to support the influx of connected devices,...

Protecting Health IT infrastructure from DDoS Attacks

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The adoption connected medical devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) by healthcare organizations increases the responsibility for protecting health IT infrastructures against distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks becomes.  DDoS...

DB Networks Launches Artificial Intelligence-Based DAM Solution

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

DB Networks announced its agentless database activity monitoring (DAM) solution which employs artificial intelligence (AI) so organizations can achieve both compliance monitoring and database security without giving up control of their data for...

MCH Odessa Deploys Gigabit Wireless Network for Future IoT

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Medical Center Health (MCH) Odessa, has deployed an Aruba gigabit wireless network with ClearPass to serve their 400+ bed regional medical center to improve network efficiency and prepare for Internet of Things initiatives. MCH Odessa includes...

Guest Networks, IoT Deployments Challenge Health Networks

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The constant use of healthcare wireless networks by clinicians, IoT devices, and patients making large-scale network deployment a complicated process.  Large-scale wireless deployments are difficult to manage and maintain. Hospitals and...

Health Data Security Needs to Generate IAM Market Growth

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The increasing number of cloud applications and mobile devices in healthcare organizations calls for tighter health data security as users access data both within an organization and remotely.  According to Grand View Research, the identity...

Accountable Care Implementation Driving Health IT Market

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The accountable care solutions market is growing and expected to reach $18.86 billion by 2021 as a result of the continued push for value-based care.  The accountable care market includes healthcare analytics, EHRs, population health, claims...

Increased Cloud Demands Call for Health IT WAN Evolution

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Wide area networks (WAN) connect clinicians and other medical professionals to their organization’s data center to retrieve documents and records needed to perform their jobs. As technology continues to advance in the healthcare industry,...

New Technologies Require Solid Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The healthcare IT solutions market is projected to reach $228.79 billion by 2020 and lead to significant changes to the industry’s IT infrastructure.  Research firm MarketsandMarkets estimates that the global health IT market including...

IT Infrastructure Skill Shortage a Challenge for IT Leaders

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As IT infrastructure continues to grow, the demand for qualified and experienced IT staff continues to be a major challenge for CIOs.  That’s another major takeaway from a recent Harvey Nash survey of more than 3,000 CIOs and IT professionals...

Lack of Threat Intelligence Tools Weaken Health Data Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Higher levels of EHR adoption and the increasing amount of data stored digitally make cybersecurity a top priority for health IT infrastructure. However, findings from a recent survey find that most health IT security professionals consider threat...

NETSCOUT to Support HL7 Health IT Standards with nGeniusONE

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

NETSCOUT announced their support of HL7 health IT standards in an effort to provide health data interoperability between different health IT systems. Its nGeniusONE Service Assurance platform now provides proactive monitoring and troubleshooting...

WiGig Solutions to Expand Bandwidth of Healthcare Networks

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The increased generation of electronic data and the steady proliferation of connected medical and IoT devices put pressure on health IT wireless networks. Wireless networking vendors are working to make wireless gigabit (or WiGig) available to...

Data Theft, Social Engineering Threaten Health IT Networks

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare chief information and information security officers indicate data theft and social engineering attacks are top network security concerns, according to new research. A survey conducted by the College of Healthcare Information Management...

What Does Blockchain Mean for Health IT Infrastructure?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The healthcare industry continues to explore the value of blockchain technology for improving its approach to security and interoperability. Blockchain could be the future of electronic health information exchange, but how does it work? Bitcoin...

Impact of Consumerization of IT, BYOD on Healthcare IT

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The consumerization of IT movement encourages healthcare organizations to embrace technology used by clinicians and patients in their personal lives to access the secure healthcare network. Lifestyle changes over the past decade have driven end...

Are Software-Defined Data Centers Growing in Health IT?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

A software-defined data center is an evolving technology that virtualizes components of an organization’s data architecture, saving on cost and space. So is it a good fit for health IT infrastructure? A software-defined data center (SDDC),...

NAC Denies Unauthorized Devices Access To Health IT Network

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations allowing mobile devices to access IT infrastructure need to manage which devices are granted rights to their network. Network access control (NAC) protects the network by passing devices through security clearance protocols...

ONC Final Rule Key to Evolution of Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) recently issued the final rule updating the Health IT Certification Program to include Enhanced Oversight and Accountability providing oversight and developer accountability...

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