Major Players Bid for Slice of Federal Health Records Pie
The ambitious health information technology program now under way at the U.S. Department of Defense has garnered attention from some of the major e-commerce companies in the U.S. The DoD soon will evaluate bids for its 10-year, multibillion-dollar program to enhance its health IT capability, with an emphasis on electronic health records.
Yes, children (and adults) enter stores just to wreck electronics
The story that has been going around is that the new iPhone 6 Plus hardware can literally be bent out of shape. This claim has gained a large amount of traction, and Apple has responded to say that the issue is rare, with a low number of actual complaints. It's also hard to watch, and I'm not sure anyone involved with filming or uploading this little adventure realized how far it would go, or ...
Alibaba Group Announces Strategic Investment in Shiji Information Technology
Alibaba Group announced that Taobao Software Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Alibaba Group, has agreed to invest RMB2.81 billion in Beijing Shiji Information Technology Co.
SAM Is A Wireless Electronics Kit That Wants To Make Coding Connected Objects Super Simple
Meet SAM, a wireless electronics kits that’s aiming to make it easier for kids or indeed anyone with an idea for a connected project to get building — using a series of Bluetooth connected pieces and a drag and drop software interface for linking the hardware together. Read More
IT leadership and the cloud: a Computing-IBM Tweet-up
Three experts from IBM give their views on what makes a successful cloud strategy – in no more than 140 characters
Mining Bitcoin With Pencil and Paper
I decided to see how practical it would be to mine Bitcoin with pencil and paper. It turns out that the SHA-256 algorithm used for mining is pretty simple and can in fact be done by hand. Not surprisingly, the process is extremely slow compared to hardware mining and is entirely impractical. But performing the algorithm manually is a good way to understand exactly how it works. Read more...
Two Pennsylvania Information Technology Projects Selected to Receive National Awards
HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett announced today that PennDOT and the Department of Public Welfare have received 2014 State IT Recognition Awards from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO). The winners were announced on Sept. 29 at the organization's national conference in Nashville."Pennsylvania is proud to be a ...
CEO shares EMC’s ‘Inside Perspective’
CEOs of information technology companies from around the country are set to descend on campus as part of a lecture series called “Leadership in Technology.”