HIMSS 2014 is in the books. It was a massive event with over 38,000 attendees learning from their peers about leveraging health IT (HIT) to improve patient outcomes, lower the cost of care and increase patient satisfaction. At the overall conference, it was impossible to escape the prominent themes including:
- Patient Engagement
It’s no secret that computing and network security have changed radically. Today, the risks are enormous — and continue to escalate.
In many cases hackers and attackers use a variety of methods, including social engineering, to break into systems and steal data. These attacks – which may occur over weeks, months or years — often fall into the advanced persistent threat (APT) category.
Bring your own device (BYOD) means something different to everyone you talk to. Is it company issued mobile devices, is it the employee’s mobile devices, or is it employees bringing their personal laptops to work?
When it comes to sports stadiums and arenas, you may have the right team in place, but do you have the right technology?
It is time to evaluate your environment, and consider how new technologies can improve your business. Not only can your business improve internally, but the fan experience can be elevated. Fans expectations have changed and those expectations are driving a new way of sports consumption. Are you able to deliver what the fans are demanding?
Has your organization succumbed (or hopefully embraced) the move to mobility? Have they gone as far as to support a bring your own device orBYOD initiative, allowing staffers to use their personal smartphone or tablet for work purposes? How has the support through the entire process been?
Attending the 2014 Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Conference & Exposition in Austin got me thinking about my own schooling. There was no such thing as a cellular phone, tablet or ’phablet,’ much less anything that could be considered a smart device – other than a teacher and an overhead transparency and book projector.
If you have been paying attention over the last year or so you have probably noticed wearable technology popping up all over the place. It seems like everyone is wearing some form of fitness tracker these days. While the purpose of a fitness tracker is rather clear, the same cannot easily be said of other wearables such as smart watches and glasses. Recently I was afforded the opportunity to participate in the Google Glass Explorer program and as I close out my first 30 days with the device, I wanted to take to the CDW Solutions Blog and share my experience with everyone.
When I speak with IT managers across the industry, one message comes through loud and clear: Ubiquitous mobility is a top priority and will only grow in importance.
Why? Organizations boost the productivity of their people, forge closer relationships with customers and constituents, and roll out new applications and services — all through innovative mobile solutions.
People love Google+ Hangouts for meetings. People also love big LCD screens in conference rooms for meetings. What if they both moved to California and got married?
We’re in luck – today Google announced “Chromebox for meetings” – their first foray into the world of room-based video conferencing, with CDW as a launch partner.
The hot trend in web design these days is Responsive Web Design (RWD). What is RWD? In short, it allows you to create a single design that scales up or down to fit a resolution on a device. Take Rockford Public School’s new responsive SharePoint 2013 site for example. The layout will change depending on which device you’re using to browse the site. From a huge desktop monitor with a resolution of 2560×1440, to a small smartphone of 320×480, this site will adapt and fit to your screen.
This CDW blog also uses RWD. Check out this post on your laptop, tablet, and mobile phone to see the differences.