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Cybersecurity Must Be a High Priority for K-12 Schools

Cybersecurity Must Be a High Priority for K-12 Schools

Like businesses large and small, K-12 schools are relying heavily upon technology for their day-to-day operations. In the classroom, teachers are using a wide range of rich media curricula, and printed textbooks are being replaced by electronic versions. Tests are increasingly conducted online. Many districts allow students to use their own devices for learning and […]

Why Hospitals Are Seeing an Onslaught of Ransomware Attacks

Why Hospitals Are Seeing an Onslaught of Ransomware Attacks

High-profile ransomware attacks have plagued hospitals during the first half of 2016, forcing operators into damage control mode as IT teams scramble to beef up their security strategies. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), the number of ransomware complaints across all industries increased from 1,402 in 2014 to 2,453 in 2015 and […]

How Technology Helps Financial Organizations Address Today’s Challenges

How Technology Helps Financial Organizations Address Today’s Challenges

For the past several years, the financial services industry has grappled with market disruption, political uncertainty and increasing regulatory scrutiny. At the same time, financial services firms have seen dramatically changing customer demands, with consumers expecting higher levels of service in an omni-channel environment. Historically, financial services firms have not emphasized customer service, instead focusing […]

Why Healthcare Must Embrace Activity-Based Costing

Why Healthcare Must Embrace Activity-Based Costing

U.S. healthcare costs have steadily increased for years and now represent more than 17 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP). Lower reimbursements and chronic illness are considered primary culprits of increasing costs, although many experts blame a system that focuses too much on treatments and not enough on outcomes. However, an overlooked problem is […]

Time to Rethink the Role of Technology in State and Local Government

Time to Rethink the Role of Technology in State and Local Government

State and local governments continue to face two harsh realities – reduced budgets and reduced workforces. Yet the demand for important government services, and online delivery of those services whenever possible, continues to grow, and infrastructure improvements are long overdue. Thanks to an economy that continues to recover at a snail-like pace, there is little […]