Patient Privacy & Data Security: Utilizing IT Vendors To Meet HIPAA Compliance & Avoid Risks

In Security by Eric Vidal

Many Covered Entities don’t have the budget needed for the equipment, systems, technology, personnel, and other overhead costs associated with maintaining an on-site data center. The high cost of a HIPAA violation — whether it has financial or legal implications — simply isn’t worth it. Outsourcing data management to a third-party data center partner should simply be a top priority …

Top 10 Critical Questions to Ask Your Colocation Provider

In Security by Eric Vidal

Whether you’re moving your IT infrastructure to a colocation provider for the first time or looking to switch to a new provider, finding the right partner to keep your operations running 24/7/365 is a critical piece of the puzzle. Working with a colocation partner can lower operational and personnel costs, increase reliability, boost performance and re- directing resources. Download this …

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#CES2015: It’s All About the Big Data [#Podcast]

In SMACtalk by Daniel NewmanLeave a Comment

Sure Big Data isn’t a new topic. In fact the idea that we are making such a big deal about it is kind of funny because as enterprises we have been collecting, storing and inappropriately been using data for decades. Yes, we have more of it now, and more data means more challenges. However, our big data problem may not …

Can Productivity Tools Lead To Business Innovation?

In Technology by Daniel Newman3 Comments

I have spoken a number of times about small innovation being a big key to success in a fast moving society. While that’s true, we can’t ignore the fact that innovation, small or big, is not easy to achieve. Especially with distractions galore, it’s easy for productivity to jump the track. And today, businesses are more distracted than ever before …

Linking Social Listening & Big Data to make better business decisions SMACtalk Live Ep 5. (Podcast)

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Episode 5 of SMACtalk Live (Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud) had hosts Brian Fanzo & Daniel Newman welcoming special co-host Olivier Blanchard (@TheBrandBuilder) to discuss linking social listening and big data to make better business decisions.   Listen to the newest episode here or click the here to listen on iTunes! Topics discussed on this podcast episode:  Social Data: Changes to Facebook …

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Should Internet of Things Mean Anything To Your Business? 

In IoT by Daniel Newman1 Comment

With the rapid growth of wearables, and with more devices entering the online space every day, the “Internet of Things” (IoT) is a hot topic consuming business and tech conventions like wildfire. Though wearable gadgets like Google Glass have largely been brushed aside as superfluous devices, according to Pew Research, nearly 83% of tech experts believe that the use of …

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Social, Mobile, Big Data and Cloud Converge Into Ubiquity

In SMACtalk by Daniel Newman3 Comments

About this post: This past week Brian Fanzo and I officially launched our Podcast “SMACtalk” live. This post was inspired by the conversation we are having on (S)ocial, (M)obile, (A)nalytics, and (C)loud. From covering the future of work to the most useful applications of technology for business, we believe these topics are compelling and we are so excited to have …

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C-Suite Revolution: Customer Officers and Data Officers Emerge As the Next Top Executives 

In Business and Leadership by Daniel NewmanLeave a Comment

Over the past few years, there has been a ton of talk about the emerging roles of the CIO and CMO. A Forrester report has revealed that CIOs are responsible for transforming businesses and spurring innovation, while CMOs are demonstrating excellent practice and added value in accelerating the marketing achievements of their organizations. Despite the transformative impact that CIOs and …

Contextualizing Big Data For The Everyday Business

In Big Data by Daniel Newman5 Comments

Words like terabyte, petabyte, exabyte, and zettabyte among many others have entered the business lexicon holding the hands of big daddy – yes, we’re talking about big data here. As data is growing at a monstrous speed, businesses are left grappling on how to curate data or how to even make sense of it. According to a Gartner report, through 2015, …

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Social and Mobile Set To Inspire Workplace Transformation

In Mobility by Daniel NewmanLeave a Comment

Business has forever been a world of change. If we think of it – change has been the only constant factor given the proliferation of so many technologies since the last couple of decades. While change has occurred in all aspects, the workplace is where some of the most glaring transformations have taken place. Let’s take a look at two …