Data security study is a bombshell for healthcare

Data security study is a bombshell for healthcare

Anyone responsible for healthcare data security should read the Ponemon Institute’s 5th Annual Study on Privacy and Security of Healthcare Data, released a few weeks ago. That report should have caused alarm bells to go off – not just because of the skyrocketing number of reported incidents but also the endemic apathy that is numbing executives to the dangers facing their ePHI.

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Why application monitoring is critical for your business

Why application monitoring is critical for your business

Application performance monitoring is the key to ensuring that the hard-earned app is delivering the business value it was designed for. APM is the IT discipline that focuses on application monitoring and management. One source well summarizes the …

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Top 5 Performance Problems in .NET Applications

Top 5 Performance Problems in .NET Applications

This article builds on these topics by reviewing five of the top performance problems you might experience in your .NET application. Specifically this article reviews the following: There are times in your application code when you want to ensure that only a single thread can execute a subset of code at a time.

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Scaling the Stack Overflow Monolithic App by Obsessing Over Performance

Scaling the Stack Overflow Monolithic App by Obsessing Over Performance

At QCon New York 2015, David Fullerton presented a deep-dive into the monolithic  MS SQL architecture that powers the Stack Exchange web applications, which includes the Stack Overflow website that serves over 4 billions requests per month. Fullerton argued that by focusing on performance, scalability was included ‘almost for free’; and that by minimizing the number of external application services, the need to pay ‘SOA tax’ has been avoided.

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Out With the Old, In With the New: Rapidly Navigating Changes in APIs

Out With the Old, In With the New: Rapidly Navigating Changes in APIs

If you’ve built your company’s online infrastructure around the skeleton of an API (or multiple APIs), it’s essential to always be prepared for unexpected changes that can dramatically impact your software. Users of Twitter’s “Firehose” data feed encountered such a problem in April after the social media staple announced that they would be phasing out their API in favor of a more licensable model.

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Original Author: taylor

Health Records Privacy and Security Concerns Outweighed by Patient Willingness

Health Records Privacy and Security Concerns Outweighed by Patient Willingness

New research shows that despite health records privacy and security concerns, patients are more willing to share their personal data. This is great news for managed service providers (MSPs) currently providing clients with innovative electronic health record (EHR) systems. However, the responsibility falls upon MSPs to keep security top of mind in an industry in which sensitive data is constantly being transferred.

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Original Author: Marissa Tejada

10 Cloud Security Best Practices You Don’t Want To Skip

10 Cloud Security Best Practices You Don't Want To Skip

As more companies make the jump to the cloud, the importance of building strong cloud security operations grows. Just as with any industry, implementing the technologies with industry best practices will help yield the best result in the long term. As part of Cloud Security Week, CRN asked security experts what they see as the most important best practices in the growing market for cloud security offerings. Take a look at what they had to say.

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Original Author: Sarah Kuranda

Cloud fears fizzle, mission-critical deployments sizzle

Cloud fears fizzle, mission-critical deployments sizzle

Not long ago, the prospect of outsourcing mission-critical applications to a cloud service provider made IT managers cringe. Despite promises of agility, scalability, and the elimination of infrastructure management headaches, there were serious concerns about security and regulatory compliance. But these fears have largely proven unfounded.

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Original Author: John S. Webster

Healthcare IT makes improved customer service an urgent priority

Healthcare IT makes improved customer service an urgent priority

Imagine waiting an hour for a table at a restaurant even though you had a reservation. If the food was fabulous, you might return to give the place another chance, but if you were stuck with another long wait on your second visit, there’s no way you’d go back. Imagine the same scenario at your doctor’s office. Long wait? You decide you won’t be returning, and instead start booking your routine health appointments with your neighborhood convenient care clinic.

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Original Author: Julia King

How to Accelerate Government IT with a DevOps Boost

How to Accelerate Government IT with a DevOps Boost

DevOps is a software development and IT management method that brings software engineering, quality assurance, and IT operations together as an integrated team to collaboratively manage the full application lifecycle. The MeriTalk study examined the cultural and structural barriers to cloud adoption, and potential positive impact from DevOps practices within a government environment.

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Original Author: David H Deans