The healthcare industry currently finds itself at high risk for ransomware attacks. In fact, healthcare has the fifth highest number of ransomware attacks among all industries. But what makes this sector a uniquely attractive target?
Healthcare institutions are highly dynamic and complex places where medical practitioners, patients, and equipment need to be tracked and kept secure. At the same time, the medical sector is also under pressure to continuously maintain compliance while enhancing the level of care and patient satisfaction.
As a result, the industry is embracing the digital disruption that’s transforming the world. This digital revolution in healthcare will be driven by the Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile technology that’s heavily dependent on wireless networks.
Providing laptops, tablets, or other networked devices for students during their K12 learning experience offers substantial benefits to the students and administrators. The students receive a concrete supplemental learning tool with real-world applications. Teachers and administrators can use the presence of technology to increase efficiency in tracking and promoting progress for students. However, these positive outcomes rely heavily on the effective implementation of a one to one program.
The healthcare industry is all ready to embrace the “digital disruption” that is redefining nearly every industry. Technology not only changes the way healthcare organizations operate, it has the ability to change the way that healthcare is delivered. The idea of customer-centric healthcare systems, where patients have better access to information and better quality care, is driving the adoption of digital services that include mobile health records, telemedicine, and integrated-care apps.
Deployment of hybrid cloud environments has been on the rise in the enterprise space over the past few years. IT leaders within these organizations often want the control and security a private cloud or on premise solution delivers, along with the flexibility and scalability a public cloud can provide. Combined, a hybrid cloud approach provides the benefits of both worlds—where mission-critical IT operations can be kept on-site or in a private cloud while other workloads and applications can be offloaded to a public cloud environment.
The Internet-of-Things (IoT) is no longer a trend – it’s here, with real life applications both in the consumer and enterprise space. The benefits on the enterprise side are significant, ranging from smart buildings that help reduce costs in the commercial real estate space to driverless trucks and connected devices that allow for monitoring of available resources and inventory; the applications are endless and traditional business models are being transformed.
$209 million—that’s how much the FBI estimates that cyber criminals behind ransomware attacks extorted from businesses in just the first three months of 2016. Over the course of the year, ransomware attacks hit record highs, targeting hospitals, banks, and educational institutions like the Horry County school district in South Carolina.
Collaboration technology is key to establishing a Digital Workplace, especially in the enterprise space. Remote teams are becoming an acceptable norm, and immediate communication is the standard for collaborating with clients, employees, and suppliers. As a result, companies are turning to collaboration solutions like Slack and Cisco Spark to achieve productivity efficiencies, better customer service, effective communication with remote teams, and more.
Innovative technologies enable businesses to gain new levels of efficiency each year, and 2016 was no exception.
In 2016, Gartner cited device mesh, adaptive security architecture, and Internet of Things (IoT) platforms as key trends, with connectivity being a key theme throughout their list of top trends.
As a greater number of devices, machines, and apps gained the ability to connect with one another, greater system infrastructures and adaptive security solutions had to be developed to protect the ever-widening web of connected devices.
Working for a legal firm that bills by the hour, you know that time is quite literally money. Every hour your associates can’t work due to technical difficulties equates to revenue loss. In fact, if a firm with 50 staff members and an average billable hourly rate of $175 is down for even a day, the company could lose up to $70,000 in billable revenue.
Prevent costly productivity losses and carve out a long and prosperous career for yourself by critically assessing your current disaster-recovery plan.