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That actually, is not the question. The real question is what and how much do you “cloud” in your enterprise.  Many already use cloud with SaaS offerings such as Concur, Office 365, and other back office applications that traditionally used to run in the data center years ago.  Moving traditional infrastructure and applications to the cloud has been slower because of numerous complexities.  Though technology is one of these complexities, it is the most easily dealt with. It’s the non-technical complexities that are the biggest hurdles to clear on everyone’s race to be “in the cloud.” Governance Governance is an issue that does not translate well from infrastructure to cloud. Traditional IT governance structures helped find a balance between technology goals and...

As an HDS partner, we are fortunate to get a “front row seat” to many announcements and great training from the company’s talented technologists.  The technology leader, CTO Hu Yoshida, is a favorite blogger to watch – his insights are invaluable for helping Edge Solutions set our direction for each coming year. As luck would have it, he recently posted the top ten trends that he thinks matter for 2016.  In addition to the blog, there is a webcast—as part of the HDS WebTech Series—with other leading technologists at HDS to watch on this topic. In summary, Yoshida sees the top trends falling into three key categories, including: A greater focus on applications and analytics, Infrastructure technologies continue to drive efficiencies, and ...

In healthcare today, there is a lot of discussion on how to improve patient engagement.  The goal is for patients and their caregivers to be better understand the implications of their diagnoses and the medical advice they’ve been given in order to drive improved compliance and outcomes. This clearly isn’t just a technology challenge.  Many physicians are highly trained in diagnosing and treating illness, but less adept at explaining the conditions to patients in ways they will understand and respond to.  The Affordable Care Act is increasing access to healthcare for millions of Americans who have previously not been able to receive regular care.  This population likely has higher rates of illness and lower understanding of how to navigate our complex...

The hype about DVR has come and gone. When TiVo first came out with its digital video recorder, it surged into popularity and revolutionized the way we watch TV. The fact that people could actually record their favorite shows and watch them later, rather than work around broadcast television’s rigid schedule, has left a permanent mark on the TV experience. But that’s old news now: the rise of online TV providers like Netflix, Hulu, and HBO GO has taken us from our TV sets to our tablets, allowing us to stream the extensive (but not infinite) supply of online television wherever we have internet. But broadcast TV is still alive and well, and it’s not dying anytime soon, thanks to the...