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Archive for October, 2011

27
Oct

Food Tracking: More Cherries, Fewer Pits

Ever marveled at a meal in front of you and mused: “How many people helped bring this to my plate?” Unfortunately, after the recent deaths of 25 people from Listeria-contaminated cantaloupe, you’re probably also wondering: “Who’s touched this?” It’s a very good question.

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25
Oct

Cloud Computing Options, Not Evolution

There’s a common myth that cloud computing will transform everything we know about technology delivery and consumption. In the not-too-distant future, enterprises will have no data centers, no servers, no network, no nothing except for a bunch of endpoints – smartphones, tablets and virtual desktops.

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20
Oct

Social Media Analytics Power “Tweety Ball”

Move over “Money Ball” – “Tweety Ball” is here. The same real-time analysis of millions of tweets that helped pick blockbuster movies and spot retail fashion trends is now focusing on Major League Baseball, just in time for the World Series.

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13
Oct

Ganging Up on Disease

Bugs and viruses do it all the time: Gang up and attack in force. Might copying this simple but effective tactic offer our best hope for defeating the deadliest diseases — and the killer healthcare costs that inevitably follow? More and more medical experts think so.

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11
Oct

Marketers Struggling to Keep Pace with Socialization

It’s hard to imagine that one of the greatest marketing innovations of the Internet age is nothing more than the “Like” button on Facebook.

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6
Oct

Business Intelligence is Data to Action

Q1 Labs is a specialist in what’s known as “security information event management” – commonly known as SIEM. In the world of security risk and threat management, SIEM applications are used to make sense of the vast amounts of data collected by network sensors and intrusion detection systems.

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4
Oct

Health Care IT: The Need for Vision

From a technology perspective, the cornerstone of President Obama’s health care reform initiative is collaboration – the ability to pass information seamlessly between health care providers with speed and efficiency. In theory, this will expedite treatments, reduce errors and take down costs by eliminating time and redundant tests in the medical system.
Many in the technology community have interpreted this vision to mean automation of medical records. Digitizing health care recordkeeping, they believe, is the means for facilitating the speed and cost savings. No more will doctors be reliant upon paper-based records systems that are expensive to maintain and difficult to share.
Well, they’re partially correct.

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