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  • Massachusetts Hospital Agrees to $750,000 Settlement in Data Breach Lawsuit

    South Shore Hospital in South Weymouth, Mass., has agreed to a $750,000 settlement for a 2010 data breach involving lost backup files containing health information for 800,000 individuals. The hospital informed the Massachusetts attorney general's office of a breach in July 2010 and the state filed a lawsuit on May 21, 2012. The grounds for the lawsuit were "unfair or deceptive conduct" in violation of the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act and failure to safeguard patient information under the federal Health Insurance Portability and ...

    Posted at May 30, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • IBM Targets Big Data With Tech from Platform Computing Buy, New Storage Systems

    IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced several enhancements to its Smarter Computing initiative , including the introduction of a broad array of performance and efficiency enhancements to its storage and technical computing systems to focus on handling Big Data. As part of its ongoing Smarter Computing effort, IBM on June 4 announced a new strategic approach to designing and managing storage infrastructures with greater automation and intelligence, as well as significant performance enhancements to several ...

    Posted at June 4, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • IBM Powers PremierConnect Collaboration Platform for Doctors

    IBM will provide the technology backbone for a new virtual community from Premier, a health-care performance-improvement alliance of 2,500 hospitals and 84,000 other health care facilities. PremierConnect, the new platform the alliance launched on June 7, allows doctors to collaborate and share insight on data and strategies for treating patients. Hospitals, physician offices and outpatient clinics will share data using the platform. About 200 hospitals and health systems own the Premier ...

    Posted at June 9, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Social Media, Mobility Top Priorities for Midmarket CEOs: IBM

    A growing number of midmarket CEOs worldwide see the creation of a more collaborative work environment with a higher level of openness and transparency as a top priority, according a study from technology giant IBM. The number almost doubled in comparison to IBM’s last study, with 45 percent of CEOs recognizing the need for a more open business environment, with social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and others having a major impact on ...

    Posted at June 14, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Citrix Podio Collaboration Platform Integrates With YouSendIt

    Citrix, which in April bought Podio to expand its cloud-based collaboration capabilities, is now extending the reach of the online collaboration platform. Officials with Citrix Online’s Podio unit announced June 18 that Podio is now integrated with YouSendIt, adding another file sharing and storage service to its lineup of cloud-based file-sharing apps that it supports. The move creates what Phil Chambers, director of product development for Podio at Citrix, called the most open cloud-based collaborative platform, ...

    Posted at June 19, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment