8 technologies driving health care M&As

Tech is good medicine for heath care acquisitions Image by Getty Images The U.S. department of labor forecasts that the healthcare industry will add 4 million new jobs by 2016. That should be a daunting prospect for anyone working in that industry — particularly given that the rising cost of healthcare (18 percent of GDP in 2016, up from 10 percent 30 years ago) means that employees don’t come cheap….

July 13, 2018

IDG Contributor Network: CIOs still have a way to go in supporting a mobile-first workforce

If there’s one thing we’ve confirmed in the past few years, it’s that employees are more talented, productive and successful when they work remotely. Innovative companies are using remote teams to disrupt industries and streamline their operations. I’ve previously discussed the incredible benefits that corporations can unlock when they empower a mobile workforce on a global scale. CIOs are being bombarded by the rest of the c-suite to empower their…

June 29, 2018

Smashing Security #084: No! My voice is not my password

June 28, 2018

Who’s been collecting the voice prints of millions of people saying “My voice is my password”? Why has it become tougher for law enforcement to scoop up cellphone data? And who’s been turning up your central heating? All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by John Hawes…


IDG Contributor Network: The rise of the next mobile economy and what businesses need to know

It’s no secret that advances in mobile technology have changed how millennials engage, socialize and experience the world around them. With the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting that millennials will make up 75 percent of the workforce by 2030, now more than ever enterprises must adapt to meet the needs of their employees and customers to drive new business models and revenue streams. In this new era of the…

June 25, 2018

Smashing Security #079: Mugshots, mobile mania, and back end gurus

May 24, 2018

A website which demands money if you want your mugshot removed, could “sharenting” lead to a rise in fraud and identity theft, and how could the FBI have overcounted encrypted phones so badly? All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, who are joined this week by special guest Maria Varmazis. Source:…


IDG Contributor Network: Why regression testing is crucial for every mobile banking app

Mobile banking is growing in prominence, which is why offering an app to your customers makes so much sense when it comes to maintaining competitiveness. Statistics show that the number of mobile banking users in the US will go up from 133.5 million people in 2014 to 161.6 million people in 2019. The tendency is for further growth in the years to come – mobile banking transactions are set to…

May 17, 2018

7 ways to embrace shadow IT and win

Fear not shadow IT, the software and services employees secretly use without explicit organizational approval. For decades, CIOs and IT managers have searched for ways of reliably ferreting out and squashing shadow technologies, realizing that the illicit tools create dangerous security, compliance and workflow vulnerabilities. Yet a small but growing number of IT leaders are beginning to view shadow IT in a new light. They’re coming to understand that studying…

May 3, 2018

Is your digital transformation mobile-first? It should be

Your mobile strategy — both for internal use and in support of your customers — is a bellwether of your approach to digital transformation. It is an opportunity to take more digital-native approaches across your technology portfolio, particularly on the front end where your employees and customers engage with you through computers, websites and mobile devices. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story) Source: http://www.cio.com

April 23, 2018

IDG Contributor Network: Best and worst practices in mobile expense management

Why do some organizations overspend on mobile technology while others manage their remote telecom expenses with maximum efficiency? Usually, the answer is simple: automation or lack of it. Many organizations have a Mobile Expense Management (MEM) process or solution in place, which is a great start to controlling costs – but it is only a start. As food for thought, I would like to offer a few examples of worst…

March 29, 2018