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Shadow IT Plagues Organizations, Undermining Cloud Security

February 21, 2019 - Shadow IT continues to affect organizations, which is undermining their cloud security and exposing sensitive data to breaches, according to a survey of 450 IT and cybersecurity professionals from a range of industries including healthcare. Shadow IT is the use of unsanctioned personal devices and cloud services and apps by employees. A whopping 93 percent of survey respondents said...


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Microsoft Azure Launches Healthcare API for FHIR Standard

by Fred Donovan

Microsoft Azure has launched a healthcare API for the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard, which will enable health system interoperability and sharing data in the cloud. The FHIR API and data store allows...

Healthcare Industry Is Key Sector Fueling UCC Market Growth

by Fred Donovan

The healthcare industry will be one of the key sectors pushing UCC market growth, which is forecast by Global Market Insights to grow at a 9 percent CAGR and reach $57 billion by the end of 2024. Unified communications and...

Healthcare Cloud Computing Market to See 22% CAGR Through 2022

by Fred Donovan

The global healthcare cloud computing market is forecast by Technavio to increase at a CAGR of 22 percent, growing by $16.4 billion from 2017 to 2022. Technavio said that growth in cloud-assisted medical collaborations is one of the key...

How to Plan for a Healthcare Muilticloud Environment

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Planning a healthcare cloud environment can be challenging, especially when so many options exist and there is no clear answer on which cloud technique will best serve each unique health IT infrastructure demand. More organizations are...

Benefits of Healthcare Public Cloud Managed Service Providers

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The demand for health IT infrastructure solutions that can scale to meet increasing data demands drives the need for flexible IT environments. The healthcare public cloud can help organizations scale up their infrastructure without...

What Does Potential VMware, Dell Merger Mean for Healthcare Cloud?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

VMware is poised to buy Dell in a reverse merger in response to the growing demand of cloud-based enterprise IT infrastructure. Dell and VMware both have their hands in healthcare IT, so what could this potential merger mean for health IT...

Strategies for Improving On-Premises Healthcare Storage Solutions

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Making the most out of on-premises servers is one of the biggest challenges facing healthcare storage today. Organizations need to develop strategies and find tools and solutions to make sure server space is not being wasted. Servers are...

Healthcare Software-Defined Networking Allows Cloud Utilization

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are implementing cloud-based, healthcare software-defined networking solutions to gain improved network flexibility and visibility. These solutions can also help entities better leverage the cloud for medical tools and...

Orgs Control the Cloud with Healthcare Infrastructure-as-a-Service

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) is becoming more popular as organizations see the value in hosting and managing their own IT infrastructure tools and systems. IaaS includes hardware and software components, giving...

What are Benefits of Healthcare Application Backend as a Service?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare applications are in high demand as organizations seek to provide clinicians with tools to give them more mobility and flexibility when treating patients. Backend as a Service (Baas) is one of the ways entities can build...

Choosing Between Healthcare Public Cloud, Private Cloud

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are presented with many choices when seeking out cloud computing technology for their health IT infrastructure. Healthcare public cloud and private cloud are two options entities need to consider. Organizations can deploy a...

Navigating the Benefits, Challenges of Healthcare Hybrid Cloud

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are adopting more digital tools into their health IT infrastructures, which calls for a more flexible IT environment. Entities are looking to have the security and access of on-premises data centers while benefiting from the...

Healthcare Edge Computing Supports Increased Data Processing Needs

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The more data organizations collect from connected medical, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, and medical monitoring devices, the more difficult it is for them to justify a centralized data repository for all healthcare data. Healthcare...

UPMC Embraces Advanced Health IT Infrastructure with New Hospitals

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) announced its plans to over-haul it’s health IT infrastructure by investing $2 billion to digitally transform its environment across UPMC’s many locations. UPMC intends to become...

Healthcare Object Storage Supports Growing Unstructured Data

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Entities are looking into object storage as a way to store massive amounts of data on-premises, according to Gartner’s latest Magic Quadrant report. For healthcare specifically, organizations are seeking healthcare object storage to...

Smaller Scale Object Storage Solutions Cut Back Costs

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

IBM announced new capabilities for its on-premise customers to manage compliance data with object storage. The new features make the cloud object storage system more accessible. The IBM Cloud Object Storage System is targeted at regulated...

HIT Outsourcing Remains Significant Despite Recent Dissatisfaction

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

A new Black Book survey highlights the benefits of HIT outsourcing for infrastructure solutions rather than hosting, monitoring, and maintaining them on-premises. Healthcare organizations are looking to cloud-based, as-a-service...

Backup and Disaster Recovery Evolves with HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Backup and disaster recovery solutions are one of the more important aspects of HIT infrastructure, as they help prevent organizations from losing valuable patient data in the event of a cyberattack. Gartner released its latest Magic...

Understanding Healthcare Private Cloud vs Hosted Private Cloud

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are rapidly adopting the cloud as its flexibility continues to prove its worth against the influx of clinical data and as cloud security measures improve. Many entities are more interested in a healthcare private cloud...

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