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Why Hospitals Are Seeing an Onslaught of Ransomware Attacks

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 complaints across all industries increased from 1,402 in 2014 to 2,453 in 2015 and […]

How Technology Helps Financial Organizations Address Today’s Challenges

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 higher levels of service in an omni-channel environment. Historically, financial services firms have not emphasized customer service, instead focusing […]

Why Healthcare Must Embrace Activity-Based Costing

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 too much on treatments and not enough on outcomes. However, an overlooked problem is […]

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

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 overdue. Thanks to an economy that continues to recover at a snail-like pace, there is little […]

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

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 chain. Manufacturers are able to go far beyond simplistic cost analysis to source materials, overcome the […]

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

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 manufacturing that leverages information to accelerate and customize production, interact more closely with customers, and develop new products […]

Why Retail Data Analytics and Security Go Hand in Hand

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 analyze this information and extract business intelligence from it. “Big data” is a [...]
The CMO and Shadow IT

The CMO and Shadow IT

As a CMO, I have a much stronger voice when it comes to IT spending than I did 10 or even five years ago. Having the right tools, services and applications is essential to analyzing big data, responding to customer needs, and quickly rolling out new products and services – all of which create competitive [...]