Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Featured Report: A Microsoft smartwatch could be here within weeks


ZD Net

A Microsoft smartwatch could be here within weeks
Oct,20,2014
by: Liam Tung
Microsoft's long-rumoured smartwatch could be announced within weeks, giving the company a device to square up to wearables from Apple and Google's Wear partners. According to Forbes, Microsoft could launch the device within the next few weeks, with a focus on health. According to the report, the device will passively track its user's heart rate, and give the company a platform for building health and other apps on. Read More



The VAR Guy

CompTIA: More Companies Taking Ownership of Branding, Marketing
Oct,20,2014
by: Michael Cusanelli 
IT channel companies are becoming more self-reliant on their own branding, marketing and sales activities, according to a new study by CompTIA. The increase of in-house marketing and sales activities is chiefly being driven by the rising importance of new services such as cloud computing, changing customer demand and a more varied lineup of competitors, according to the company. CompTIA surveyed 350 IT companies for its fourth annual State of the Channel study, which examined the size, shape and growth factors affecting the channel. Read More

Fierce Wireless

Verizon again leans on tablets for postpaid subscriber growth in Q3
Oct,21,2014
by: Phil Goldstein
Verizon Wireless (NYSE: VZ) added more postpaid subscribers in the third quarter than financial analysts had expected, and the growth was again largely driven by tablet activations, not phones. Just as it did in the second quarter, in the third quarter Verizon relied heavily on tablet activations for the vast majority of its subscriber additions. In the third quarter Verizon added 1.53 million retail net connections, including 1.52 million retail postpaid connections. Of those though, Verizon added just 457,000 postpaid phones and leaned heavily on 1.1 million postpaid tablet activations in the period. In the year-ago quarter Verizon had 483,000 postpaid phone adds. Read More



Wireless Week

Report: Lenovo Crafting Bid for BlackBerry
Oct,20,2014
by: Andrew Berg
BlackBerry stock got a nearly 8 percent bump in early trading Monday as new rumors surfaced that Lenovo may acquire the Canadian smartphone maker. According to Benzinga, which cited a source familiar with the matter, Lenovo could make a play for BlackBerry as early as this week. Lenovo is apparently eyeing a $15 per share price for BlackBerry but the deal could go as high as $18 per share, according to Benzinga. Read More


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Monday, October 20, 2014

Featured Report:Mobile ads pushing more purchases


Marketing Sherpa Blog

Marketing Strategy: What is your “Only Factor”?
Oct,17,2014
by: Austin McCraw
Warning: I am about to offend someone. It could be you. It might not be. Either way, I wouldn’t continue reading unless you’re up for having your notion of marketing challenged and you have the time to leave a ranting blog comment — just in case you end up feeling the need to. Let’s talk about marketing strategy for a moment. That’s right. Put down your proverbial to-do list, and let’s talk about the force behind the success (or failure) of all your marketing campaigns — your value proposition.   Read More


Mobile Marketing Daily


Mobile Said To Take Budget From Print, TV

Oct,17,2014
by: Mark Walsh
Marketers plan to increase mobile ad spending this year at the expense of print, television and digital display media, according to new findings  by research firm Advertiser Perceptions. More immune to mobile budget poaching were social media, digital video and search.Among the 300 agency and marketing “decision makers” interviewed online in July, findings revealed that print will suffer the most from growing mobile ad budgets, with 41% citing that category as a source for mobile ad dollars. Another 34% indicated they would shift money from TV advertising to mobile, while 32% will tap digital display budgets. Nearly four in 10 (38%) said an overall expansion in ad budgets would fund more mobile ad spending.  Read More

Dex Media

Local SEO: How to Know When You’re Winning
Oct,10,2014
by:  
You’re paying good money to a search engine optimization (SEO) expert or taking your own valuable time to do it yourself, so how is SEO paying off for your local business? No, we’re not asking if you’re top-ranked on Google; that’s increasingly tough to measure, as Google serves up more personalized results to its users and keeps changing the layout of its pages (for instance, one bit of prime real estate, the “7-pack” of local business listings, disappeared for many searches last summer). Read More


BizReport

Study: Mobile ads pushing more purchases
Oct,16,2014
by: Kristina Knight
Mobile devices have been shown to push more interaction from shoppers in-store - from product research to coupon downloading - but one new study indicates there is a shift in m:commerce. The study, from Marin Software, indicates mobile is shifting from influencer to converter.  New data out this week from Marin Software shows mobile devices are now pushing more conversions. According to researchers smartphones and tablets now account for about one-third of conversions on Google (30%) and Facebook (35%). Some interesting takeaways from the report include Read More

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Featured Report: Telehealth Use Growing Amid Pressure for Convenient, Affordable Care Alternatives


iHealthBeat

Telehealth Use Growing Amid Pressure for Convenient, Affordable Care Alternatives
Oct,14,2014
by: Lisa Zamosky
Delivery of care remotely with the use of telecommunications is a rapidly growing segment of the health care market.According to the American Telemedicine Association, there are about 200 telemedicine networks in the U.S., with 3,500 service sites. A host of private companies sell telemedicine services that offer around-the-clock access to physicians who can provide remote medical exams and prescribe medications.  Read More





Consultant Live

Good Medicine is What Does Work, Not What We Think Should Work

Oct,16,2014
by: Pat Bass III

Medicine is what helps or heals our patients, even if we, as a treating physician, do not believe in it or think it should have worked.To say I have not been an early adopter in the areas of complementary and alternative medicine would be an understatement.  My medical education did not cover any of these areas and in a busy practice and administrative life, I struggle to keep up with what I considered legitimate treatments, therapies, and diagnostic testing.  Read More




Modern Healthcare

Reform Update: Measure ranks docs on how much patients improve

Oct,15,2014
by: Melanie Evans 
Patients of top-performing doctors were cared for at less expense and left the hospital earlier and in better health than those treated by doctors at the bottom of a new measure of physician value. Demand for ways to rank individual doctors on results is growing and the measure, based on teacher evaluations, highlights the intensity of efforts to develop effective ratings. Read More



MobiHealthNews

RWJF initiative to explore health data in communities
Oct,16,2014
by: Jonah Comstock 
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has begun an initiative to explore how health data can best serve not just individuals, but communities. The new initiative, called Data for Health, will be led by an advisory committee co-chaired by David Ross, director of the Public Health Informatics Institute, and Dr. Ivor Horn, medical director of the Center for Diversity and Health Equity at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Read More




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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Featured Report: From Sprint to Microsoft:The 5 biggest job cutters in wireless in 2014




Fierce Wireless

From Sprint to Microsoft: The 5 biggest job cutters in wireless in 2014
Oct,09,2014
by: Phil Goldstein
Last week the U.S. economy marked a major milestone: The official unemployment rate dipped to 5.9 percent, the first time it has been below 6 percent since the summer of 2008. Indeed, some companies in the wireless industry that shed thousands of jobs in recent years are now on the mend. For example, BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) CEO John Chen said earlier this summer the company has finished its three-year-long restructuring efforts as it seeks to refocus on the enterprise market, and would begin targeted hiring. Additionally, Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) has seen its finances recover after announcing more than 15,000 job cuts in the past three years. Read More





ZD Net

iPad: Art object or enterprise tablet?
Oct,15,2014
by: Jason Perlow
Yesterday, I talked a bit about my yearly ritual of trading in my iPad for the latest and greatest model, and why as IT professionals it may make sense to think about our device purchases as leased equipment that depreciates heavily and is turned in for the newest technology, rather than holding onto it indefinitely, as a consumer might. The iPad is, at the end of the day, a consumer device. But you would have to be completely unaware of the increasingly common use cases in which scores of CxOs and other executives and IT pros are bringing them into the workplace for use with all kinds of productivity workloads now, whether they are BYOD outright or are actual corporate assets.  Read More




Fierce Wireless

Samsung starts supporting Nokia's HERE mapping platform on its Galaxy devices
Oct,08,2014
by: Phil Goldstein
Nokia's (NYSE:NOK) HERE mapping platform is now available for download on Samsung Electronics' Galaxy smartphones, marking the first time Nokia is bringing its core mapping software to devices that run on Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG) Android. Nokia announced a licensing deal with Samsung for HERE at the end of August. The HERE app is available in Samsung's Galaxy App Store and will run on Galaxy devices running Android 4.1 and beyond that have 1 GB of RAM or more. The app will also come preloaded on new Samsung Galaxy smartphones. Read More




Computer World

Microsoft keeps Windows 10 promotion to a minimum for consumers 

Oct,13,2014
by: Gregg Keizer
Microsoft's Sept. 30 rollout of Windows 10 was focused on enterprise customers because the company doesn't want consumers to hold off on holiday purchases of computers, said Michael Silver of Gartner. Computers with the new operating system won't ship until mid-2015. "Early in 2015 we'll introduce the consumer chapter and talk much more about other device types and more consumer features," Windows chief Terry Myerson wrote in a blog post Sept. 30.  Read More





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Monday, October 13, 2014

Featured Report: 7 Quick Marketing Tips for Attracting Holiday Business


ZD Net

For enterprise, mobile devices about to become irrelevant
Oct,12,2014
by:  Larry Dignan
 Samsung has revved up a services engine to better target enterprises and sell Galaxy tablets and smartphones. Apple has paired up with IBM to drive enterprise sales of iPhones and iPads. And Microsoft has Nokia, Surface and other devices. But a funny thing is happening on the mobility front when it comes to real business: The actual device is becoming irrelevant.  Read More



Marketing Sherpa

How reputation affects success (and 5 ways to improve it)

Oct,07,2014
by:Daniel Burstein
For an ecommerce transaction, trust is essential. While ecommerce has grown significantly, it still requires more confidence for a customer to purchase from an online retailer (where the value of the product and reliability of the store is conceptual) than a brick-and-mortar retailer (where customers can touch and feel a product and take it home instantly). We wanted to test this theory and see how reputation affects overall ecommerce success. In thisMarketingSherpa Ecommerce Benchmark Study survey Read More



Dex Media

7 Quick Marketing Tips for Attracting Holiday Business
Oct,07,2014
by: 
The final weeks of 2014 are upon us, ready or not. It’s 11 weeks until Christmas, and savvy shoppers are already making plans to take advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Even if you don’t have a retail business or sell gifts or holiday-related items, you’re probably thinking of ways your business can capitalize on holiday activity. Read More


Mobile Marketing Watch

Infographic Shows the ‘Good and Bad’ of Social Media Marketing
Oct,10,2014
by: Michael Essany
Just because everyone, it seems, is using social media marketing for their business doesn’t mean that everyone is using it effectively. “Despite the growth of social media marketing,” says Kimberlee Morrison of SocialTimes , “CMOs still have some questions. Social has the potential to connect brands with consumers the world over, but only for those who understand how to use the medium.”   Read More



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Friday, October 10, 2014

Featured Report: Connected healthcare device sales to surpass $3B by 2019

HealthDataManagement

HIEs Continue to Face Barriers to Interoperability
Oct,09,2014
by: Greg Slabodkin 
While health information exchange organizations are growing in maturity, they continue to face cost and technical challenges that remain key barriers to interoperability, according to the eHealth Initiative’s 2014 health data exchange survey. The annual survey, which the eHealth Initiative has been conducting for the past 11 years, tracks the growth and progress of electronic health data exchange efforts across the United States. Of 267 identified HIEs, 125 respondents fully completed the survey—74 community-based HIOs, 25 statewide efforts, 26 healthcare delivery organizations—and an additional 10 gave partial responses.  Read More



Modern Healthcare

CMS posts long-awaited Pioneer ACO quality and financial results
Oct,08,2014
by: Melanie Evans 
The CMS published for the first time the quality and financial performance for individual Pioneer accountable care organizations, a small, select group enlisted for Medicare's most ambitious test of the payment model. First year financial results show health spending slowed as much as 7% (PDF)among some ACOs and accelerated as much as 5% for others. In the second year, health spending slowed as much as 5.4% among those that reduced patients' medical bills and accelerated as much as 5.6% where costs escalated.  Read More


MobiHealthNews

Study: Connected healthcare device sales to surpass $3B by 2019
Oct,09,2014
by: Aditi Pai
 Connected healthcare device sales will exceed $3 billion globally by 2019, according to a report from analysis firm Juniper ResearchJuniper explains that the connected healthcare devices it looked at include blood pressure cuffs, oximeters for diabetes, and sleep monitors for sleep apnea.  According to the research firm, this growth can be partially attributed to the result of Apple and Samsung’s newly launched health platforms, HealthKit and SAMI. Samsung unveiled its Samsung Architecture Multimodal Interactions, or SAMI, in May. It described the platform as a “data broker” that future third party health tracking devices could upload data to. This data could then be used by app developers to create new apps. Read More


Modern Healthcare

Health officials tell medical technology group to 'prove it'
Oct,08,2014
by: Sabriya Rice
“Prove it.” That was the resounding message to medical-device manufacturers during the annual Advanced Medical Technology Association conference in Chicago this week. Innovation is needed to advance medicine and better patients' quality of life, but gone are the days of sticking higher price tags on products that only provide incremental improvements, the leaders of health insurance companies, health systems, quality improvement and consumer organizations told the industry. Read More 




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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Featured Report: AT&T Fires Employee for Security Breach


ZD Net

Microsoft's Windows 10: More on the 'under the covers' security, Store features
Oct,02,2014
by: Mary Jo Foley
Now that the Windows 10 preview bits are available for any interested parties to test, many -- but not all -- of the coming new features in the operating system have come to light.  On October 1, Microsoft officials blogged in a fairly vague way aboutsome of the coming features of potential interest to enterprise users. But these "under the covers" features were not explained or analyzed in detail -- at least up until now. Read More


Wireless Week

AT&T Fires Employee for Security Breach
Oct,07,2014
by: Andrew Berg
AT&T is cleaning up the mess after an employee violated the company's security guidelines. In a letter sent to affected customers and obtained by Seeking Alpha, AT&T said that it had determined that in August an employee had wrongfully accessed customer accounts and would have been able to access customers' account information, social security number and driver's license number. AT&T confirmed that 1,600 customers were affected by the breach. As a result, AT&T is offering customers reversal of any charges that may have resulted from the situation, as well as a year's worth of free credit monitoring through CSID. According to a report from Reuters, about 1,600 customers were affected by the breach.  Read More


Forbes

Developers Looking To Increase Smartphone Revenue Should Target Phablets
Oct,06,2014
by: 
Developers looking to maximise their revenue should be targeting larger screened smartphone and phablets, suggests new data from  mobile marketing platform provider Localytics. Users spend more time in moreapplications on larger screened hardware. That bodes well for iOS 8 developers targeting Apple’s new 5.5 inch screened iPhone 6 Plus smartphone. Read More


Fierce Developer

Report: 49% of app users would be willing to pay a monthly subscription
Oct,06,2014
by: Shane Schick
While nearly half of all consumers are willing to pay a monthly subscription for an app they love, nearly as many said they would be willing to pay less than $25 a month, according to a recent study from Branchfire. The Chicago-based firm based its research on a survey conducted July 8-10, 2014, among 2,042 adults (aged 18 and over), of which 1,298 own a tablet or smartphone. The survey was conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Branchfire via its Quick Query omnibus product. Read More

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