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Flash Memory Summit 2013 Reveals Future of NAND Flash, Predicts the End of Hard Disk Drives

In the relatively short and fast-paced history of data storage, the buzz around NAND Flash has never been louder, the product innovation from manufacturers and solution providers never more electric. Thanks to mega-computing trends, including analytics, big data, cloud and mobile computing, along with software-defined storage and the consumerization of IT, the demand for faster, cheaper, more reliable, manageable, higher capacity and more compact Flash has never been greater. But how long will the party last? Continue reading

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Why Six Republican U.S. Senators are Right, and Wrong, about HITECH and EHR Interoperability

A whitepaper published by six Republican U.S. Senators brings up several valid points about lack of interoperability, potential misuse of funds and fraud, issues with security and long term program viability, a lack of oversight and a rush to move smaller less well funded healthcare providers through Healthcare IT adoption requirements to qualify for ObamaCare meaningful use dollars. However, the paper fails to produce any viable suggestions to improve on what CMS and the ONC have so far put in place. This post makes several practical, cost effective suggestions for improving interoperability at the provider level first. Continue reading

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Information Governance: Rx for Electronic Healthcare Records Interoperability Dilemma

The healthcare industry could benefit enormously from the implementation of information governance programs and solutions. Healthcare, like every other industry, is inundated with data – now generically referred to as Big Data. In particular, unstructured data (mostly text) found in documents, emails and SOAP notes is a huge challenge for providers to manage as that data is often locked into distributed systems and formats that are difficult for health systems to access because they lack the ability to exchange data. Continue reading

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Information Governance Reshaping eDiscovery Landscape: A Major Theme at Legal Tech 2013

For better or worse, now that organizations of all sizes are feeling the impact of Big Data, the broader Legal Tech community appears to have finally understood that IG is more than a catch phrase. Information governance is a necessary evolution that enables organizations to transform the way they manage information risk, lower costs and derive value from their data. Meanwhile, with a plethora of vendors now jumping on the IG bandwagon, buyers and partners need to educate themselves. Continue reading

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IBM Extends ILG Suite and Big Data Governance with StoredIQ Acquisition

On December 19th, 2012, IBM announced its intention to acquire unstructured data management solution provider StoredIQ. This should come as welcome news to litigation support and compliance professionals, line of business execs looking to derive value from large volumes of organizational data and IT managers who are increasingly overwhelmed by a deluge of data, the bulk of which is duplicative, inaccessible, irrelevant, uncategorized and unprotected. Continue reading

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