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December 28, 2012
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  • A look at the pluses and minuses of clouds for health IT
    Cloud-based services are helping the health IT sector save money, boost research, share data, create health information exchanges and improve medical-team efforts, this unbylined article asserts. Concerns include how to choose a partner, and security and service-level agreement issues that enterprises need to focus on as clouds gain ground, the article argues. Health Tech Zone (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  • Why small businesses have big edge with Big Data analytics
    Big Data analytics can be as useful for smaller businesses as it is for large enterprises, Patrick Gray writes. Because smaller business have smaller piles of data than their large competitors, they will be able to derive actionable intelligence faster, providing them with an edge. "It's generally easier to institute new processes and procedures in a small organization, and make and execute rapid decisions based on data, than it is in most large organizations," he notes. TechRepublic/Big Data Analytics blog (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  IT Channel 
Is Pricing Low Your Strategy to Success? Think again.
Pricing is the heart of a business. It affects everything you do and is affected by everything you do. Economists talk of supply and demand as key factors behind pricing—successful entrepreneurs manipulate demand by making their products more desirable. These six steps will help you determine the right price for your product or service, read the article and learn how to get pricing right.

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  • The pros and cons of Big Data outsourcing and insourcing
    Big Data outsourcing can be an alluring option, but it may not be the most sustainable or cost-effective strategy, Jeff Bertolucci writes. "It's definitely the biggest challenge right now. It's about finding the right talents, and finding them in abundance," said Arindam Dutta of Hewlett-Packard. InformationWeek (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Combating Identity Theft in a Mobile, Social World
Mobile connectivity threats extend from consumers to the business environment. But who is really responsible for securing sensitive information? Smart business leaders are becoming proactive on the matter. Learn how to get protected in this white paper. Download the white paper now.

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The ROI of Privacy with TRUSTe Solutions
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  • CompTIA IT SmartStat: Dec. 28, 2012
    42% of businesses that believe their staff is deficient in security expertise believe there is a deficit in the area of data loss prevention. CompTIA IT SmartStat LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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