Daily Report: Medicare Is Faulted on Shift to Electronic Records

The use of electronic medical records has been central to the aim of overhauling health care in America. Advocates contend that electronic records systems will improve patient care and lower costs through better coordination of medical services. The privacy protection of those records has been a primary concern. But as Reed Abelson of The New York Times reports, the conversion… Read more →

Please stop the madness: The Mac’s Fusion Drive isn’t about caching

There was some hubbub surrounding the release of machines with Apple’s Fusion Drive Core Storage-based management software. And much confusion. The word “caching” crept into the stories and posts. The caching label appears to be sticking and that is incorrect. I ran a search for “Fusion Drive” and “caching” and  found plenty of recent stories… Read more →

Apple releases Thunderbolt fix for MacBooks, similar concerns target iMac

Apple this week released Thunderbolt Firmware Update v1.1, which the company said addresses an issue with mid-2012 MacBook Pros not working properly with bus-powered Thunderbolt devices. But other Macs may be having problems and with Thunderbolt storage. For many months, posts on the Apple Support Communities have reported erratic performance with some Thunderbolt storage products… Read more →

Is India ready for the cash transfer scheme?

On Tuesday, the government revealed the outline of its ambitious direct cash transfer scheme which Finance Minister P Chidambaram termed a big political game-changer. The opposition parties called it the government’s move to bribe voters ahead of the 2014 general elections. But even if it is an election ploy, this is one scheme that holds… Read more →

Microsoft Faces ‘Year of Reckoning’ in Mobile Software, IDC Says

Kimihiro Hoshino/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s chief executive, discussing Windows phone software. In its top 10 predictions for 2013, published on Thursday, the technology research firm IDC declares that next year will be high noon for Microsoft‘s mobile software. It makes that prediction based on data and a point of view. A crucial constituency, IDC says, is… Read more →

Microsoft Faces ‘Year of Reckoning’ in Mobile Software, IDC Says

Kimihiro Hoshino/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s chief executive, discussing Windows phone software. In its top 10 predictions for 2013, published on Thursday, the technology research firm IDC declares that next year will be high noon for Microsoft‘s mobile software. It makes that prediction based on data and a point of view. A crucial constituency, IDC says, is… Read more →

Microsoft Faces ‘Year of Reckoning’ in Mobile Software, IDC Says

Kimihiro Hoshino/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s chief executive, discussing Windows phone software. In its top 10 predictions for 2013, published on Thursday, the technology research firm IDC declares that next year will be high noon for Microsoft‘s mobile software. It makes that prediction based on data and a point of view. A crucial constituency, IDC says, is… Read more →

Cloud is begging for governance, analyst argues

Increasingly, cloud is seen as playing a disruptive role in outsourcing — with on-demand cloud services enabling the rapid acquisition of functions that companies turned to traditional outsourcing arrangements to cover. That cloud is essentially digital outsourcing.  However, one analyst argues that despite such discussions, cloud is not well-suited to outsourcing at all. Bruce Guptill,… Read more →