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November 26, 2012
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  • Tech changes find their place in health care IT
    Technologies such as voice recognition, touch-screen displays and machine automation are bringing about change in several industries, including health care IT. "The big thing in radiology is how can we go through as many studies as we possibly can. Turn-around time is incredibly important, as is the accuracy of the report," said Rasu Shrestha of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Network World (11/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  Technology & Trends 
  • Profit margins are taking a back seat with SaaS vendors
    Gaining customers and product-improvement efforts are top goals for software-as-a-service providers, which have pushed profit gains down the priority list, Kevin Kwang writes. "The companies focus on bookings growth and cash, and then invest everything they can back into the business to drive further growth," says Jillian Mirandi of Technology Business Research. "In the fast-growing SaaS market, vendors want to expand their customer footprint before their competitors do." ZDNet (11/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • KPMG: Time for upper management to take the reins on cybersecurity
    Senior executives at Britain's largest firms are failing to take the lead on cybersecurity strategy, says Stephen Bonner of KPMG. He says many boards are content to pass the buck to departments lower on the food chain. "It may be tempting to allow IT to dictate cyberstrategy, but to do so is to delegate responsibility for the business's whole security, as well as that of every customer and supplier," Bonner says. (U.K.) (11/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  IT Channel 
  • HP chief: We're with Autonomy for the long haul
    Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman has told staffers and Autonomy clients that HP has no intention of pushing Autonomy or its products off to the side amid an accounting scandal at the HP acquisition. "We remain 100% committed to Autonomy and its industry-leading technology," Whitman said in a webcast for Autonomy customers. Computerworld UK/IDG News Service (11/22), Reuters (11/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  IT Workforce 
  • Your employees should never hear these words
    Don't remind them how much better off they are compared with employees at other companies, and don't point out that you pay their salary, Alan Hall writes. "A good boss will praise in public and if a constructive reprimand is necessary, provide it sparingly, privately, and with benevolence," Hall writes. Forbes (11/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • The value of IT investment becomes clearer for CFOs
    Chief financial officers are realizing that IT can be used for business and strategic advantage, according to a Gartner survey of U.S.-based CFOs. Top IT-investment priorities are information and financial analysis, followed by information management and knowledge sharing. The survey also found that an increasing number of CFOs are becoming involved with the IT department. (Australia) (11/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy Watch 
  • U.S.: We didn't launch a cyberattack on France
    A French newspaper report says the U.S. conducted a cyberattack on the country's government computing systems right before France's presidential election, but Department of Homeland Security officials say the report is false. "We categorically deny the allegations by unnamed sources that the U.S. government participated in a cyber attack against the French government," DHS spokesman Matthew Chandler wrote in an e-mail. CSO (11/23), InformationWeek (11/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  CompTIA News 
  • Nominate for the IT Hall of Fame
    CompTIA's IT Hall of Fame recognizes IT channel game-changers and IT innovators who served as IT pioneers or uniquely helped the channel grow. Learn more here and nominate today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • New IT channel training options are now available from CompTIA
    CompTIA has introduced new training options for IT channel companies looking to expand into new markets and optimize their business operations. Get the catalog here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CompTIA wins big at CRN Channel Awards 2012
    CompTIA was named Channel Service Provider of the Year at the CRN Channel Awards 2012. The awards represent the pinnacle of achievement in the U.K. market, rewarding outstanding performance in the IT channel. Learn more here and here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CompTIA IT SmartStat: Nov. 26, 2012
    46% of businesses say that human error is more of a factor in security incidents today compared to two years ago. CompTIA IT SmartStat LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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