Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Featured Report: BYOD: Why the biggest security worry is the fool within rather than the enemy without


ZD Net

BYOD: Why the biggest security worry is the fool within rather than the enemy without
Oct,29,2014
by: Colin Barker 
The vast majority – 95 percent – of IT managers are prepared to admit that they are struggling to tackle all the potential security threats they face and 87 percent believe that the biggest threats came from mobile devices in the hands of careless employees, according to a new survey. Check Point's third annual security survey is focused this year on mobile devices. The company interviewed 700 IT professionals in the US, UK, Germany, Canada and Australia.  Read More


CIO Mobile

When it Comes to Mobile, IT is Out of Touch
Oct,29,2014

by:Matt Weinberger

"I used to be with it, but then they changed what it was. Now what I'm with isn't it and what's it seems weird and scary to me. It'll happen to you!" warned Abraham Simpson -- of the Springfield Simpsons -- way back in 1996. It's true, and like it or not, mobile is the new gamemaker in business -- if you haven't adopted a mobile strategy that enables productivity on the go, rest assured that your competitors have. And even if you have, there's an arms race to build better, more user-friendly applications, faster. If that doesn't cause enough stress, a new study by app development platform Appcelerator and IDC Research suggests that IT departments may not be as in control of the mobile agenda as they thought, with developers and IT pros reporting drastically different experiences. Read More





Wireless Week

The Vague, Undefined Promise of 5G
Oct,27,2014
by: Andrew Berg
The term 5G is as yet completely meaningless aside from the fact that the moniker is the obvious successor to the current status quo of 4G. But it's also grossly obtuse because we don't even know on what criteria the ITU will base its definition of 5G. I spoke with Chris Pearson, President of 4G Americas about a recently published white paper that addresses first steps for the development of and investment in 5G technology. "It's a question I'm asked a lot, and more often than not people are asking whether 5G is about speed," Pearson said. "My answer is no. It's going to be about improving and enhancing what we have today with LTE-Advanced as we look at what the mobile requirements are out in 2020.  Read More


RCR Wireless Week

Researchers: Mobile phone data ‘unprecedented solution’ to tracking people in disasters, epidemics

Oct,29,2014
by:  
A new study finds that mobile phone data can be used for human population mapping in situations such as disasters, conflicts and epidemics due to its high level of penetration around the globe. Researchers called the proliferation of cellphones “an unprecedented solution” to the lack of timely information about people’s movements during crises.The use of mobile phone data for epidemiological research has been increasing. The Economist recently called for call data records (CDRs) from west Africa to be released to researchers to provide them with some data to analyze in order to better inform the fight against Ebola. Even though cell phone penetration is relatively low in remote rural areas, the publication argued, “CDRs are nevertheless better than simulations based on stale, unreliable statistics.Read More

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Featured Report: How to Turn Web Visitors Into Actual Buyers


Mobile Marketer

Marketers’ use of mobile technologies does not match customer behaviors: Forrester

Oct,24,2014
by: Chantal Tode
Too few marketers are aligning their mobile strategies to how customers are actually using smartphones today, with the failure to take corrective action likely to have significant repercussions within two to three years, according to a new report from Forrester.  Only a small majority of marketers - 59 percent - know their customers’ usage and attitudes toward mobile phones, according to the report, “The State Of Mobile Technology For Marketers, 2014.” The failure to close the gap between how customers are using mobile and how marketers are using it will have real ramifications for marketers within two to three years by increasing opportunity costs, make brands irrelevant, leaving companies unprepared to evolve their business model, forcing them to stick with outmoded computing form factors and eating up budget.  Read More





Small business Trends


How to Turn Web Visitors Into Actual Buyers
Oct,26,2014
by: Annie Pilon
How often does your eCommerce business succeed in getting people to visit your site, but then fail to get them to actually buy something? Pretty much every online store experiences this sometimes. But if you have an overwhelming amount of visitors and very few shoppers, you may have a problem.The answer to that problem, according to some eCommerce experts, could lie in your website analytics. Scott Sanfilippo, co-founder of eCommerce consulting company Solid Cactus told BusinessWeek Read More


CIO


Mobile device and date use skyrockets, US gov't survey says
Oct,16,2014
by: Grant Gross
This smartphone thing may finally be catching on. U.S. mobile phone users are “rapidly embracing” smartphones and tablets, noted a report from the U.S.Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration. The report, however, is based on 2-year-old information from the U.S. Census Bureau. Still, the latest NTIA surveyof U.S. residents’ Internet and computer use shows some important trends and gives U.S policy makers “some valuable insights,” said John Morris, director of Internet policy at the NTIA. Read More



Click Z

Mobile, the Ultimate Shopping Assistant, Says Google
Oct,13,2014
by: Melanie White
The holiday shopping season has already begun. Who needs an in-store sales assistant when you can have your mobile?! Uh oh. It’s already happening. The fall leaves are yet to turn orange and yellow, but the red and green Christmas decorations are already making their way to stores. The holiday shopping season has begun and it's seeming to get earlier and earlier each year. But it isn’t just brick-and-mortar retailers that are getting into the festive spirit. Customers, too, are already thinking about what they’re going to buy their loved ones and they’re turning to online retail stores to do so. Read More


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Friday, October 24, 2014

Featured Report: Mobile EHR Users More Satisfied Than Desktop, Laptop Users


HealthDataManagement

Mobile EHR Users More Satisfied Than Desktop, Laptop Users
Oct,23,2014
by: Greg Slabodkin
A new survey of nearly 600 physicians reveals that those accessing electronic health records from mobile devices report higher levels of satisfaction and fewer challenges with their EHRs than non-mobile users. The annual survey, which research firm Software Advice commissioned polling firm Research Now to conduct, indicates that 58 percent of mobile users are "very satisfied" with their EHR versus only 28 percent of non-mobile users. In addition, mobile users are less affected by common EHR software challenges than non-mobile users. Just 39 percent of mobile users report that learning how to use their EHR system was challenging compared to 58 percent of non-mobile users.Read More



Modern Healthcare 

Castlight Health tool saves money for patients, JAMA study shows

Oct,22,2014
by: Darius Tahir 
Using Castlight Health's price discovery tool results in strong savings for customers shopping for the best deal in imaging—but not in clinician office visits or lab results, a study released in JAMA shows. The results provide an “early glimpse of the potential ability of greater price transparency to influence the choices patients make,” Princeton professor Uwe Reinhardt wrote in an accompanying editorial. The study, co-authored by two Castlight data analysts and Neeraj Sood, the director of research at USC's Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics who also is a paid adviser to Castlight, examined 253,757 households insured by 18 large employers between 2010 and 2013 and using Castlight Health's price transparency platform.  Read More


iHealthbeat

Government Indifference Must Not Stand in the Way of Mobile Health Innovation
Oct,22,2014
by: Morgan Reed


Outdated elements of health care regulation pose a serious threat to innovation. Without substantial changes, new technologies that can improve the lives of patients and the capabilities of their caregivers will remain out of reach to most consumers. Scores of mobile health companies have shared stories about federal regulatory requirements that fail to keep pace with advancing technology. These companies are providing critical services to patients and providers in both consumer and enterprise settings. They have become frustrated with factions within HHS that stand in the way of mobile health innovation. Read More



Healthcare IT News

Wearable tech must get smart with data
Oct,21,2014
by: Mike Miliard
For wearable technology to live up to the hype, especially when it comes to healthcare, it will have to be "interoperable, integrated, engaging, social and outcomes-driven," according to PwC. One in five American adults already own a wearable device, according to PwC's new series, "The Wearable Future," a rapid adoption rate that's only expected to increase. But in a related report from PwC's Health Research Institute, "Health wearables: Early days," data suggests many of the fitness bands and step-tracking smartwatches flooding the market have "under-delivered on expectations." To wit: 33 percent of consumers who purchased a wearable technology device more than a year ago now say they no longer use it, or do so infrequently. Read More



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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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