IDG Contributor Network: The incredible, shrinking shelf life of healthcare technology strategy

As CIOs and industry executives grapple with the rate of change of technology, CEOs – especially in healthcare – grapple with an increasing number of unknowns in the environment that could disrupt their businesses. A survey by consulting firm Deloitte in May 2017 makes a telling statement: While CEO-level themes have remained largely the same since 2015, the urgency levels have ratcheted up. The study indicates that while CEO’s are concerned with protecting margins and managing the transition to population health and value-based care in an uncertain policy environment, they are also very concerned with technology and cybersecurity risks. The increasing consumerization of healthcare has become a CEO-level issue in a sector that barely cared about the healthcare consumer till recently.

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SAP seeks to speed analytics with AI technology

SAP wants to speed up how analytics adapt to change. It’s doing that by embedding SAP Predictive Analytics’ machine learning capabilities in S/4Hana.

“When you take something rules-based, you are not able to adapt predictions to new data,” said Mike Flannagan, SAP’s senior vice president for analytics, ahead of the company’s Sapphire Now customer conference in Orlando.

“The power of machine learning is you are able to continually update the model. Your model is running against all the data it has seen so far.”

But there’s another stumbling block to that: the computing power required for machine learning systems. “Most business apps aren’t robust enough to handle the machine learning computation,” said Flannagan. S4/Hana, on the other hand, is fast enough to embed machine-learning prediction in a core ERP system, something that was previously only possible with rules-based prediction, he said.

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IDG Contributor Network: Blockchain technology: hype or reality?

There’s been a lot of coverage in the technology press recently about an emerging technology garnering a lot of interest in multiple industries: blockchain, and it’s ecosystem. There are still some limitations with the technology before it is widely accepted and deployed, but in some industries (for example, banking), initial testing has proven to be successful. Today’s CIO should take a closer look at this technology, as there are some real benefits that are starting to come to light through these tests and initial deployments

Even though there are disadvantages, and gaps requiring closure, the fast developing blockchain ecosystem is addressing these for closure to drive further blockchain adoption and deployment

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IDG Contributor Network: Quarterly reporting seasons shows how the technology world is fundamentally changing

Having been following the technology industry since the dawn of the cloud age (which was, after all, only a decade or so ago) I’ve been privy to some pretty interesting conversations. Indeed, when it comes to the adoption of cloud, Gandhi’s quote springs to mind: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” I remember eight years ago or so sitting in a conference where large traditional technology vendors were busy telling people that cloud wasn’t real, that it was dangerous, that no real enterprise could ever trust it.

Fast forward a few years and with the increasing success of cloud vendors, the traditional organizations changed their tune and started slapping the word “cloud” on top of their existing products. I’ve been pitched stories about some things called the cloud that were far from cloudy.

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Level 3 Communications and Akamai Benefit From Breakthrough Technology

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Razer Revolutionizes Gaming Peripherals with the World's First Cloud-Based
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Technology used in Cloud Servers

Cloud server technology, computing power increased management demands effective and easy server cloud. Cloud computing is an Internet infrastructure to demand self-service where users pay as and when, and use only what they need. It is controlled by a browser application or API. With the technology of the clouds, all server instances fully scalable and continuous monitoring. Within minutes you can get more disk space, bandwidth, memory, and there will be no impact on your operating environment. Virtualization software that comes with the cloud provides an easy management and mobility. Just like a standard server dedicated servers clouds root access, memory, files, processes, configuration files, IP addresses, system libraries and programs.


simple and effective management of the cloud is the result of cloud environments, for easy navigation. Users have all the information and the control of a single panel allows for easy deployment and management of cloud environments. No matter how large or complex deployment, users, manage and monitor their servers for many service providers from a single dashboard. Both the hardware and servers virtualized multi-tenant, the instrument panel makes the management of this hybrid infrastructure, very easy.


When the cloud of management, users manage systems, not individual servers. When the effective management, users can perform a simple tracking script, so you can keep track of what they want. Cloud-platform provider of management for users superb control and transparency, and can solve problems, verify, manage and maintain applications throughout the life cycle of deployment. In addition, users can create and manage access rights and rights of access through multi-level production systems. They can also set user IDs to monitor the use and cost of the project reviews, and department.



allows you to resize horizontally by balancing load across multiple web interfaces. They have a management function of the template makes it easy to balance the load. You can also identify new servers clouds identical for tests without sacrificing your original cloud. A dedicated server includes the construction of a new server, installing the software, then copy data to new hardware. It can be expensive because you have to employ redundant hardware in months or years.


Cloud hosting services provide all the necessary tools to manage their servers. It is easy to perform tasks such as browsers of your backup, restore, firewall, monitoring, scale and private network. With dedicated servers, hosting services can be very expensive because you have to pay each payment, such as leasing a PBX. In addition, with each rental, you will have a monthly contract or annual contract. When it comes to choosing a server for your business web site, you should check the value of the servers in the cloud, since they are highly profitable and high-performance servers that can meet the demands of the enterprise server. Furthermore, the quality of hosting services that are determined to ensure that all needs are met server.


Cloud storage is a system of online storage where data is stored on virtual servers rather than dedicated servers. Hosting companies have large data centers and people are saved and people are often also a storage space in the lease as well. Storage resources in the cloud is also virtualized data center operators based on customer needs and pool storage resources, clients can use resources according to their needs.


Often, a gateway to cloud storage can be used for offices and the customer, which makes the device to operate at a normal storage device. The gateway servers are translated into standard cloud hosting API-based storage protocol data block or file-based storage protocol.



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